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La Tourangelle Amazonian Nutriblend Oil

La Tourangelle is an authentic and traditional producer of specialty oils, handcrafting a wide range of delicious artisan nut oils both in California and France. La Tourangelle nut oils sold in North America are made in an artisan mill located in Woodland, CA following the 150-year-old methods of its French sister oil mill.

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Driven by  passion for the best nut oils, La Tourangelle has established partnership with handpicked selection of like-minded high quality oil producers, chosen to bring you the best artisan oils from around the world. Whether it’s pumpkinseed oil from Austria, sesame oil from Japan or Fairtrade virgin coconut oil from the Philippines, La Tourangelle only works with oil makers who share its belief in respecting nature, fruits and the people handling them. La Tourangelle is multifaceted: local and global, organic and Fairtrade, Californian and French – but always driven by passion to bring you the best possible artisan oils from around the world. 

I was first introduced to La Tourangelle last summer at the Summer Fancy Food Show and recently had the chance to try another one of their high quality oils.

Organic Gourmet Super Food – La Tourangelle has created a unique, 100% organic blend to get the best of both worlds: gourmet food & supplement. The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ could be considered a supplement oil thanks to its high level of vitamin E and omega 3. The blend has yummy, nutty aromas and earthy undertones and by using it daily, you will benefit from essential nutrients. It is made with a blend of Organic Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Refined Coconut Oil, and Organic Sesame Seed Oil.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is an excellent source of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E providing 20% of the FDA’s recommended daily intake. Contains 2.70g of Omega 3 to compensate for the low intake of omega 3 in the western diet (omega 3 is important in the prevention of heart disease). These natural and vegetable nutrients are particularly desirable in vegan and vegetarian diet. The Sacha Inchi seeds produce a rare and exceptional virgin oil. It is really considered as a super food by nutritionists.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is suitable for medium-high heat, with a smoke point of 375°F. It is ideal for cooking boosted breakfasts, smoothies, vegan and vegetarian dishes. For the meat-eater, it pairs very well as a finishing oil with beef and poultry.

La Tourangelle has also enjoyed tremendous growth in the past year and is the 8th largest cooking oil brand in the U.S. as well as the fastest growing! Tasty classics at the booth will be, Avocado Oil, Sesame Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the newest super oil to be added to the collection, Amazonian Nutriblend Oil, a super oil known for its sacha inchi oil ingredient, omega threes and its ability to double as a supplement.

The La Tourangelle mill and warehouse does not process anything that contains gluten, such as wheat or grains. They process only nut or seed based oils, thus no gluten enters our production. They are in the process to obtain the certification.

You can purchase The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™  online via amazon for $13/bottle or directly from La Tourangelle website ($14.99). You can also purchase these oils in health food stores throughout the country. Click here to find a store location nearest you.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Davidson’s Organics tea-infused jellies and chocolates

Davidson’s Organics, the first certified organic, fair trade, and specialty tea company in the US, introduces organic tea chocolates and tea-infused jellies to its product line of over 400 tea varieties. The new products were launched this year, the same year Davidson’s Organics celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. 

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Tea lovers with a sweet tooth will love the new tea chocolates. The tea chocolates are a meritage of Indian and South American delicacies, combing third-generation cacao beans from Esmeraldas, Ecuador with traditional tea leaves from Darjeeling, India. Davidson’s tea chocolates maintain the integrity and health benefits of the tea, as leaves are sprinkled throughout a 65 percent cacao Arriba blend.

Flavors include Earl Grey Lavender, Classic Chai and Coconut Vanilla. Earl Grey and Classic Chai are both made from black tea, rich in antioxidants and caffeine. The rooibos base of Coconut Vanilla can be used as a stress and insomnia reliever. This infusion combines a South American delicacy with a timeless tea tradition, creating a luxurious treat for all tea and chocolate lovers to delight in. The tea flavor is definetly there, but in no way overpowering.

Davidson’s tea jellies are made from brewed organic tea blends, organic cane sugar, and pectin. They complement fine cheeses, meats, crackers and deserts.

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Flavors include Earl Grey, Classic Chai, White Pomegranate and Coconut Vanilla. The rooibos base in White Pomegranate is said to have cancer preventing properties.

Every tea, every spice and every herb used in any of Davidson’s blend derives from small tea producers or small disenfranchised farmers throughout the world. All products are Certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Kosher. So, what product will you try first?

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour

Last week I posted about Hearthy Foods gluten free pies. Today, I want to talk about another product from Hearthy Foods. As you know I love pumpkin – pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry, just to name a few. And I just learned of a fun new pumpkin product – Pumpkin flour! Until last week, I didn’t know pumpkin flour existed and I was very excited when Hearthy Foods sent me their pumpkin flour to try! 

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour is an excellent rich dietary source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus and magnesium, nutrients that are essential for heart health and muscle recovery.  It is an easily digestible source of potassium, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene. Also, Pumpkin Flour has Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

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Pumpkin Flour is a sweet and irresistible flour perfectly suited to replace all-purpose flour. You can add it to any recipe – use in bread, pancakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, muffins, waffles, ice creams or smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition and flavor. Most recipes suggest substituting pumpkin flour for up to 1/4 of the amount of regular flour. I used it in cookies by replacing half the all purpose flour with pumpkin flour. I loved the sweet pumpkin flavor it gave the cookies!

Hearthy Pumpkin Flour is Gluten Free, Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Organic and non-GMO.

You can purchase Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour online via Amazon and Hearthy’s online store. Hearthy also makes almond flour, apple flour, banana flour, carrot flour, oat flour and potato flour. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Moroccan Magic Argan Oil & Essential Oil Lip Balm

With winter, comes chapped lips. Every single year. I can’t tell you how many chap sticks and lip balms I’ve tried throughout the years, but I was very excited when I finally tried Moroccan Magic...and it works!

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are all natural, organic and made without gluten ingredients. I do not like to eat foods with artificial ingredients and keeping those ingredients and chemicals off my body – and lips! – is very important too.    

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Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are available in four varieties:

  1. Rose
  2. Peppermint Eucalyptus
  3. Lemon Thyme
  4. Coconut Almond

My favorite is the rose! It has a delicious smell :) It is smooth and hydrating and stays on for a long time, but does not get greasy or leave that icky feeling on my lips after being on for a long period of time. 

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are made with organic sunflower oil, organic beeswax, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Coconut Oil,Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Blend, Organic Thyme Essential Oil, and Organic Calendula Blend. These ingredients have so many great benefits including; 

  • Deep Moisturizing
  • Silky Smooth
  • Lightweight Finish
  • Anti-Aging
  • Cooling
  • Repairing
  • Protective

You can purchase Moroccan Magic Lip Balms online and at Whole Foods Markets in NY, NJ and CT. These make great gifts and stocking stuffers! 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Wild Planet Releases Its First Family Size Can of Sustainable Tuna

Tuna has been a family favorite staple for decades. I grew up eating tuna fish sandwiches, an still have tuna fish 2-3 times each month for lunch. It’s affordable, versatile, and makes a quick and easy meal!

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But what do you do when you need to feed a family? The standard 5 oz can is just not big enough. Luckily, Wild Planet Foods recently released family size Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna. 100% pole and line caught, Wild Planet’s new family size Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna are packed in larger 7.5oz cans— an additional 2.5 ounces of tuna as compared to traditional 5oz cans! A highly nutritious and natural source of protein, vitamins and heart-healthy Omega 3, Wild Planet’s Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna offer a healthy, great tasting and convenient meal for the entire family.

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Wild Planet’s Wild Albacore Tuna and the Wild Skipjack Tuna are the first family size products available in Wild Planet’s line of eco-friendly foods. Each can contains only two ingredients—100% pure tuna and a touch of sea salt—and is Non-GMO Project certified, OU Kosher Pareve, and gluten free.

In addition to its family size products, Wild Planet launched a few other new products:

Skinless & Boneless Wild Sardine Fillets. Hand-filleted using fresh fish only, the Skinless & Boneless Wild Sardine Fillets feature delicious Moroccan sardines that are sustainably sourced in the Atlantic Ocean. Flavorful, mild and firm, these sardines are an important source of protein, calcium, iron, and Omega 3, with an average of 13g protein and 970mg EPA/DHA Omega 3 per serving.  

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Organic Roasted Chicken Breast. The new Organic Roasted Chicken Breast is the first non-seafood item in Wild Planet’s line. While this is a new category for the company, the addition fits harmoniously with Wild Planet’s mission to provide consumers with food options that are healthful for the body and wildly good for our planet. Wild Planet’s Organic Roasted Chicken Breast features USDA Certified Organic Free-Range Chicken raised on an organic diet — featuring Non-GMO corn grown on land that is free of chemicals fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. 

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And like the tuna, the Organic Roasted Chicken Breast contains only two ingredients — chicken seasoned with sea salt. There is also a no salt added version available. Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast provides 40% more chicken than other 5 oz. can offerings, due to the fact that only Wild Planet roasts their chicken without the addition of added water, liquids or fillers that are commonly found in other brands. This new Organic Roasted Chicken Breast can be used to make sandwiches, soups, burritos, and is an especially great salad topper. 

Wild Planet products can be found in retail supermarkets, natural supermarkets and specialty, gourmet, and natural food stores across the country. You can also purchase Wild Planet products online

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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UpNature Raw Organic Honey

Raw honey is the most original sweet liquid that honeybees produce from the concentrated nectar of flowers. Collected straight from the extractor; it is totally unheated, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey. A lot of honey found in the supermarket is not raw honey but “commercial” regular honey, some of which has been pasteurized (heated at 70 degrees Celsius or more, followed by rapid cooling) for easy filtering and bottling so that it looks cleaner and smoother, more appealing on the shelf, and easier to handle and package. Pasteurization and heating kills yeast, destroys enzymes which are responsible for activating vitamins and minerals in the body system, and rids honey of its delicate aromas.
UpNature’s Raw Organic Honey is unheated, unfiltered and unpasteurized so that the nutrients and enzymes remain intact. This delicious Raw Organic Honey comes from honeybees that scour sweet nectar only from natural wildflowers, away from any exposure to GMO’s or pollutant. The hives and plant area is protected by beekeepers to help the forest thrive. Not only GMO free, it is also certified organic, Kosher, all natural, pure, and made without any additives or chemicals.

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UpNature Raw Organic Honey has never been filtered or gone through any kind heating process. All of its nutritional value remain intact so it’s not just a typical sweetener. This Raw Organic Honey brings you nature’s best quality multifunctional product with rich and delightful taste.

UpNature Raw Organic Honey is perfect as a spread on toasted gluten freebread, pancakes or sliced fruits. It can brighten your morning by blending it smoothly with hot tea. It can also be used as a dressing recipe for green salads or fruit salads. It can be used on countless dishes, desserts and beverages.

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You can purchase UpNature Raw Organic Honey on Amazon here – free shipping for Prime members!  

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Alter Eco Organic Fair-trade Chocolates

Alter Eco is a pioneer of globally crafted organic foods, including delicious Swiss-made chocolate bars and truffles, Bolivian Royal quinoa, heirloom Thai rice and Mascobado cane sugar. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free.

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Alter Eco’s newest chocolate flavors including, the Dark Salted Burnt Caramel chocolate bar, Sea Salt Truffles and Salted Caramel Truffles!

Alter Eco organic, fair trade truffles are crafted with the pure, good-fat-rich superfood, coconut oil and with no preservatives, no soy lecithin and no palm kernel oil. These little bundles of yummy decadent joy have everything you love in a truffle but now with everything that’s good for you and the planet. The new Sea Salt Truffles are both salty and sweet. There is a subtle crunch of Ecuadorian dark chocolate studded with mouth-watering Fleur de Sel de Guérande. Then the smooth-as-silk creamy chocolate center melts just melts in your mouth.

Alter Eco’s Large Dark Chocolate Bars are available in 11 flavors:

  • Dark Salted Brown Butter
  • Dark Cacao
  • Deep Dark Sea Salt
  • Dark Twist 
  • Dark Quinoa
  • Dark Almond
  • Dark Velvet
  • Dark Chocolate Toffee
  • Dark Mint
  • Dark Blackout
  • Dark Salted Burnt Caramel

You can purchase at Whole Foods Market and natural food stores nationwide. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for this review and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.

 

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Ecofarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit

Why buy vegetable seed packets that are often produced in bulk when you can give yourself or anyone else a fresh beautiful heirloom seed kit with real Organic Vegetable seedsIt’s a perfect gift for mom, sister, co-worker or friend. Just about anyone who enjoys gardening will enjoy this kit.

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EcoFarms products are created with two goals in mind–quality & innovation. Ecofarms hand packed organic vegetable seeds are sold in small quantities.  

IMG_0068I love gardening and I have been gardening since I was a little girl. I still go home every spring and help my mom plant the vegetable garden the backyard of my childhood home. The past few years have produced weak crops. Many of our plants justdidn’t grow, produced very little, or were eaten by bugs – or animals! Gardening is a great activity that bring’s families closer together and this gardening gift kits come presented in a fresh beautiful box to excite people about the activity. It’s the perfect small gift. Teach your family or friends about growing their own food for themselves and experience some of the best varieties of vegetables ever grown on the planet.

This kit includes TEN of the best variety of seeds ever sown. Ecofarms hand packs each tube with enough organic seeds to create a beautiful home garden. The seeds have a high germination rate because they pack the boxes in small lots and since these heirloom kits rarely sit on the shelves for more than a few weeks– they are always fresh.

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The kit includes a basic instruction card for getting your plants going and includes the following 10 varieties of seeds:

Tendersweet Carrot (50-70 seeds)
Red Burgundy Onion (50-70 seeds)
Golden Beauty Corn (7-12 seeds)
Long Purple Eggplant (40-50 seeds)
Delikatesse Cucumber (10-15 seeds)
Brandywine Tomato (15-20 seeds)
California Wonder Pepper (30-40 seeds)
Calabrese Broccoli  (50-60 seeds)
Great Lakes 118 Lettuce (30-40 seeds)
Utah 5270 Celery (50-60 seeds)

Not only are the seeds organic, they are non-GMO project verified. Choosing heirloom seeds preserves endangered food heritage traditions and encourages biodiversity in food crops.

The good thing about heirloom seeds is that you can save them for a few years without any issues. If you can’t plant the seeds now, the best way to store this kit is to keep the seeds in the tubes and put the pods or the whole box into a ziplock bag. Make sure that you squeeze all the air out of the bag before you close the bag. Once you push all the air out, seal the bag and put it in the freezer. As long as they stay frozen they will last for a few years. Onion seeds are the only ones in this kit that will not last as long as the others. Usually onion seeds are good for 1 or 2 years of storage. After that you won’t get the same germination rate as fresh seeds. The main thing that hurts seed storage is a fluctuation in temperature and moisture. Both of those factor’s will reduce the time you can save the seeds for. Since most people do not go into their freezer more than once or twice a day or keep it open to give them a chance to defrost, the freezer will be the best spot to keep them. When the time comes for planting, take out the pods and leave them out for a day before putting them into the soil. They need to reach room temperature before you plant them. 

You can purchase Ecofarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seed Kit on Amazon

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. All my opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Celebrating National Breakfast Month with a Pete and Gerry’s Egg GIVEAWAY

September is National Breakfast Month and what better way to celebrate than with eggs! Not only are eggs GLUTEN FREE, they are versatile, lending themselves to a variety of creative recipes, and they are also a delicious source of protein. When choosing your eggs, it’s important to pick an option that’s good for you, your family, and the hens. A standard you can trust? Certified Humane Free Range.

Pete and Gerry’s Certified Humane Free Range Organic Eggs helps me start my morning off right all month long. Pete and Gerry’s eggs come from small family farms like theirs. These are real farms, not factories that simply use the farm label. All the farmers follow the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety, and environmental sustainability. That’s not just good for the hens and our planet – it’s better for us too!

I love eggs. I eat eggs multiple times a week – scrambled, over easy, omelettes, frittatas – you name it and I eat it! I love omelettes but sometimes the classic American way can get boring. Have you ever had a Japanese omelette, also know as tamagoyaki. This rolled egg dish is super easy and fun to make! I have a special TeChef non-stick pan for making this, but if you do not have one, you can use any small pan that you have! 

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This Japanese style omelette is rolled into a log shaped form composed of thinly cooked layers of egg with only three ingredients – eggs, gluten free tamari and salt! 

Tamagoyaki / Japanese Omelette
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1/4 tsp salt
  3. 1/4 tsp tamarin or gluten free soy sauce
  4. 1 Tbsp Mirin or 1/4 tsp sugar - optional
  5. 1 tsp oil
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Mix eggs, salt, soy sauce and Mirin in a bowl.
  3. Heat a pan at medium high temperature and add oil.
  4. Pour a thin layer of egg mixture in the pan, tilting to cover the bottom of the pan. After the thin egg has set a little, gently roll into a log. Start to roll when the bottom of the egg has set and there is still liquid on top. If you let the egg cook too much, it will not stick as you roll the log. Now you have a log at one end of the pan. Pour some more egg mixture to again cover the bottom of the pan, with the roll of egg at the end. After the new layer has set, roll the log back onto the the cooked thin egg and roll to the other end of the pan.
  5. Repeat adding egg to the pan and rolling back and forth until the egg is used up.
  6. Remove from the pan and cool for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Slice the ends of the log off and then slice the log into 1/2″ pieces. You should see a nice spiral pattern in the cross section of the egg.
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When I want a quick breakfast I like to make eggs over easy. With egg rings, it’s even easier to make perfectly circle eggs! Your friends, and fiancé, will be impressed – trust me!

IMG_0035What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? No matter what way you prefer, I know you all love a good giveaway! Pete and Gerry’s is offering 2 free product coupons to one lucky reader!! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below. 

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This giveaway ends on September 8, 2016 at 11:59pm. Open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for this review and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Annie’s Gluten Free Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

Growing up mac n’ cheese was something every kid ate. It was such a treat when I was allowed to have a box of that delicious, warm and creamy mac n cheese. For the past decade I have not had box of mac n cheese, but today that has changed. 

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Everyone knows Annie’s, a national brand that specializes in natural and organic products. But did you that Annie’s makes gluten free AND dairy free mac n’ cheese? Annie’s offers Organic Vegan Gluten Free Elbows & Creamy Sauce. The pasta is made with organic rice complete With a decadent sauce made with pumpkin and sweet potato. This pasta dinner is the way vegan comfort food should taste.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Rice Pasta (White And Brown Rice Flour), Organic Pumpkin Powder (*Organic Maltodextrin, *Organic Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Sweet Potato Powder (*Organic Maltodextrin, *Organic Corn Starch, *Organic Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Corn Starch, Organic Tapioca Starch, Sea Salt, Organic Mustard Powder, Organic Flavor, Organic Paprika, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder.

Not only is it vegan, this pasta contains NO artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives and is non-GMO. 

If you can tolerate dairy, Annie’s offers three additional gluten free mac n’ cheese products: 

  • Gluten Free Rice Shells & Creamy White Cheddar
  • Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar
  • Gluten Free Quinoa Rice Pasta & White Cheddar

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While I don’t eat dairy, Jeremy does and he loved the gluten free rice pasta and cheddar. 

You can find Annie’s Organic Vegan Gluten Free Elbows and Creamy Sauce in retail locations throughout the country and you can purchase it online, via Amazon

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for this review and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.