premium organic tiger nut flour

If you are looking for flour that’s Gluten Free, Organic, NUT FREE, Non Allergenic, Non-GMO then you have just found it!


Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour is milled from fine Raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts and bakes 1-1 just like ordinary Flour. What’s so great about this flour, is that because it is ground so fine, you can use it as a smoothie mix too. Just put a few spoonfuls with fresh fruit or vegetables, together with some ice and a little water and throwing it all in a blender for terrific smoothies.

So you might be a little confused right now. Tiger Nuts are actually NOT nuts, they are a tuber that grows below the ground’s surface. They have all of the nutrients and energy benefits of nuts and then some, but without the stuff that can adversely affect allergies. hey are packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients, and deliver a serious dose of energy. And because they have so much fiber, they make you feel full, which of course helps curb your appetite.


I recently experimented with baking with this flour for the first time. I love chocolate chip cookies and this recipe was hit! I served the cookies to our friends who were over during the Patriots game last night and by the end of the night all of the cookies were gone! 

Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies
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  1. 1/2 cup Tiger Nut flour
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1 cup almond butter
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies start to brown
  5. Cool for 5 minutes before serving
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You can purchase Tiger Nut Flour online for $13.99.

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.


Gluten Free Holiday Appetizers featuring RW Garcia

Tis the season of eating, which can be tricky for those with dietary restrictions or anyone trying to eat more clean or more healthy this time of year. 

Family-owned snack brand RW Garcia offers several lines of artisan chips and crackers that have a clean ingredient deck, are Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten-free, giving everyone peace of mind to eat freely and enjoy. Hosting a party this holiday season? Keep a box in your cupboard just in case or, if you will be a guest at someone else’s party, do as I do and bring a box to any holiday party and know there’s safe, healthy food on the table. 

The brand’s 3-Seed Cracker varieties include Harvest, Kale, Sweet Beet and Sweet Potato, which are deliciously crunchy, beautifully bright and great either on their own or paired with dips and spreads. These crackers are a delicious alternative to traditional crackers, combing healthy ingredients and great taste.


Jeremy and I are hosting a new year’s party this year, still a few months away, and I was testing some recipes with him over the weekend. If you are looking for something that is simple, yet flavorful and impressive, than I think you will enjoy this.

Simply top a Sweet Beet cracker with a thin slice of avocado and smoked salmon. Sprinkle with a little dill or top with scallions. 


Two additional recipes that are super easy to make and will surely wow your guests are:

Holiday Cracker Appetizer

Fig Jam
Sliced Manchego cheese
A pinch of lime zest

Top the cracker with the slice of cheese, add a small dollop of fig spread and top with a pinch of lime zest.

Nacho Apple Cheese Salsa

1 small apple, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 habanero pepper, finely diced
¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Top each cracker with a tablespoon of the mixture and top with a piece of cilantro.  

What are you favorite appetizer recipes to serve at your holiday party?

RW Garcia products are available nationally at Safeway/Vons, Costco, Kroger, Wegmans, Stop&Shop, Giant Carlisle, Harris Teeter and other grocery chains and specialty stores.

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.


It’s Slow Cooker Season!! // featuring Jennie-O ground turkey


Get out your slow cookers! Grilling season may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up taste. It’s time for tasty, even easier meals, made in your slow cooker. Whether your schedules are filling up with sports or after school activities, an easy slow cooker recipe will help you get a good meal on the table in no time. And when you use JENNIE-O® Turkey in your favorite recipes, you get all the comfort food taste without the guilt.

I prefer cooking with ground turkey or ground beef most of the time. It’s leaner, lighter and healthier. And I love using my slow cooker! I can turn it on, set the timer and have dinner ready exactly when I want it to be! JENNIE-O® Turkey can be used in so many ways – from meatballs to tacos to chili to full plated meals, the possibilities are endless! One of my personal favorite fall dishes is Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili.



Turkey and Butternut Squash Crock Pot Chili
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  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 small onion, chopped,
  3. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  4. 1 pound JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey
  5. 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  6. 1 can tomato paste
  7. 1 cup chicken broth
  8. 2 cups butternut squash, chopped
  9. 2 tablespoon chili powder
  10. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  11. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey, 1 tablespoon chili, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon paprika, salt and pepper and cook until browned.
  2. Transfer turkey mixture to crock pot
  3. Add tomatoes, butternut squash, chicken broth, and the rest of the spices. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
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Looking for more easy, healthy and delicious turkey slow cooker recipes? Head over to JENNIE-O® for more fall recipe ideas!

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.


Minute® Ready to Serve Rice & Chicken of the Sea Salmon Pouches

Tracking PixelThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

In recognition of National Salmon Day on October 8, 2016 (the day before I get married!), Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon Pouches and Minute® Ready to Serve Rice have partnered together to make meal-planning easy.


both offer portability and portion control and are ideal for lunch or a snack.

Minute Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch (or really any time of the day!) because you can eat it on the go. In just 60 seconds, you have a fully cooked, perfect single portion of rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are several flavorful and wholesome varieties, including; Basmati Rice, Black Beans & Rice, Chicken Rice Mix, Fried Rice*, White Rice, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Brown Rice & Quinoa, Brown & Wild Rice, Jasmine Rice, Mutli-Grain Medley and Yellow Rice Mix. *Fried Rice is the only flavor that is not gluten free.  


Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon pouches are portable, too. Just like Minute Ready to Serve Rice, they’re wholesome and convenient, creating a tasty lunch alternative. Both are a wholesome and nutritious option with built-in portion control. Both products are conveniently packaged: Minute Ready to Serve in two individual single-serve cups and Chicken of the Sea Salmon pouches is available in single serving 2.5 ounce pouches. Pairing Minute Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea Flavored pouches together makes for a delicious twist on the standard sandwich, salad or rice bowl. It makes an easy go-to lunch at the office since both products don’t need to be refrigerated and require little to no clean-up. 

If you have a little bit more time on your hands, or want some variety in your daily meals, there are so many different ways you can incorporate Minute Ready to Serve Rice and Salmon of the Sea Pouches into delicious, nutritious, quick and easy recipes. My favorite is Salmon Rice Cakes. 


Salmon Rice Cakes
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  1. 2 2.5 oz Lemon Pepper or Sriracha Salmon Pouches
  2. 1 cup Minute Ready to Serve Rice
  3. 1/3 cup chopped onions
  4. 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  5. 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 teaspoons paprika, divided
  8. 1 garlic clove, chopped
  9. Salt and Pepper, to taste
  10. 4 Tablespoons dairy free butter or olive oil
  11. 1 lemon
  12. 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  13. 3 Tablespoons Mayonaise
  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Combine salmon, rice, onions, carrots, basil, egg, 1 teaspoon paprika, garlic, juice of 1/2 a lemon, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Heat butter in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Form 4 to 5 patties
  5. Cookies the patties until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes on each side.
  6. While the patties are cooking, make the sauce. Combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Serve on top of Salmon Rice patties
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This recipe is also very easy to make and takes 15-20 minutes from start to finish. You can serve with a salad or on it’s own for a wholesome gluten free meal!

From September 25 thru October 8, the “Salmon Loves Rice Sweepstakes,” will take place where you can use the hashtag #NationalSalmonDay on both companies social media platforms to answer salmon trivia questions for a chance to win an Alaskan cruise and Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches and Minute Ready to Serve Rice products!

Join the Twitter party on September 27 at 11 a.m. ET to get ideas on some fun ways to pair Minute Ready to Serve Rice with Chicken of the Sea Flavored Pouches. Just search for the hashtag #SalmonLovesRice during the party!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.


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! 


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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  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
  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.


Summer Entertaining Recipes featuring Simply7 Snacks

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official kick-off to summer parties, BBQ’s and weekend beach trips! I wanted to share a few light and easy summer entertaining recipes featuring Simply 7 Snacks, and let you in on Simply7’s newest kale chips!! 

Simply7’s better-for-you snacks include Quinoa, Hummus, Lentil and Kale Chips and their newest innovation, and Organic Veggie Chips, which just launched this month. The new Veggie Chips are my favorite! The chips do not leave any residue on my fingers or funny taste in my mouth like some other veggie chips I’ve tried. 

Simply7 chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free, Kosher Certified, and have no trans-fats, preservatives or artificial flavors, making them an ideal addition to any recipe or as a standalone snack. Simply7 snacks have fewer calories and fat than traditional potato chips, and deliver a tasty crunch that will satisfy chip cravings all summer long.

Below are some easy recipes that pair especially well with Simply 7 Snacks! 


Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa


  • 2 – 15 oz. cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 10 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper, diced
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips


  1. Roast the corn in a pan on medium heat until golden.
  2. Combine the corn and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  4. Garnish with a pinch of paprika and fresh cilantro before serving. Serve with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

Zesty Lemon Hummus



  1. In a food processor, combine the oil, beans/chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and black pepper; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Add lemon zest and additional sea salt to taste.
  3. Serve with Simply7 Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

Lime Cilantro Guacamole


  • 4 ripe Hass Avocados
  • 1/3 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ cup small-diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Simply7 Kale Chips or Organic Veggie Chips


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocados until smooth.
  2. Puree the garbanzo beans in a food processor with a dash of salt.
  3. Combine the avocado and garbanzo puree with the lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, paprika, onion, cilantro, sea salt, black pepper and cumin.
  4. Fold in the tomatoes and jalapeno and mix well.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Dill Pickle, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

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Summer Citrus Ceviche


  • 8 ounces fresh white-fleshed ocean fish (halibut, grouper, sea bass, red snapper)
  • 8 ounces skinned, deveined shrimp
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp. finely diced Serrano pepper
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced jalapeno, seeded
  • 2 tsp. minced red onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. finely diced yellow bell pepper
  • ½ medium tomato, seeded and small diced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Simply7 Kale Chips or Organic Veggie Chips


  1. Cut the fish and shrimp into 1/4 –inch diced pieces.
  2. Combine in a glass dish with lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, Serrano pepper, jalapeno, onion and garlic. Toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Gently fold in the bell pepper, tomato, cilantro, olive oil and spices.

Serve in a bowl, or martini glass and garnish with lime wedges. Pair with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Sea Lemon and Olive Oil, Kale Dill Pickle Chips, or Organic Veggie Chips.


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.


Cucina Antica Foods Gluten Free Pasta Sauce

What’s spaghetti without sauce? If you are buying one, you are usually buying the other, right? But which – and how – to choose is the real question. 

Finding a healthy pasta sauce is not always easy. With so many brands and flavors its hard to know how to choose. When I buy pasta sauce I look for sauces that are made with clean ingredients, low in sugar and lower in sodium that most brands, have no added sugar, preservatives and are not too sweet. 


Cucina Antica cooking and pasta sauces are made with real tomatoes, not paste or puree.  The sauces contain no preservatives, no added sugar, no added water, and they are low in sodium for a healthy, wholesome meal. The sauces are low in sodium, with 220-240mg per serving, with the exception of the Pumpkin Sauce that has 350mg, which is still well below many that clock in at 500mg.  Each sauce is low in sugar (1-2g per serving). Basically, Cucina Antica checks off everyone of my requirements in a pasta sauce. 

Shredded Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
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  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 cup chicken stock
  3. salt
  4. pepper
  5. 1 Tablespoon garlic
  6. 3 cups Cucina Antica pasta sauce
  1. Combine chick, chicken stock, salt, pepper and garlic in a crockpot. Set to low and cook for 2-3 hours.
  2. Shred the chicken and drain the crockpot.
  3. Return the chicken to the crockpot with Cucina Antica sauce and cook for another 1-2 hours.
  4. Serve over spiralized zuchinni noodles or your favorite gluten free pasta
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All of Cucina Antica sauces are gluten free, all natural, and vegan, except the La Vodka and Tuscany Pumpkin sauces.


 You can purchase Cucina Antica pasta sauces at Whole Foods, Fairway Market, Shaw’s, Roche Brothers, and hundreds of grocery stores and health food stores nation wide. To find a retail location nearest you, click here.
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.

April is National Soyfoods Month

When the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released, it became the latest scientific panel to encourage the consumption of more plant-based proteins. With more and more experts stating that plant proteins are better for your body and better for the planet, consumers are starting to listen. According to market research firm NPD Group, 50% of those seeking more protein in their diets say that plant protein is the best source of protein.

To celebrate April’s National Soyfoods Month,I’ve teamed up with the Soyfoods Association of North America to show you how versatile the mighty soybean is – packed with high quality protein and produced in an earth-friendly way.

“All plant proteins are not created equally. It’s important for consumers to understand the differences between them as more products hit the grocery store shelves,” said Nancy Chapman MPH, RD, executive director of the Soyfoods Association of North America. “Soy is the only plant protein that is highly digestible and comparable to beef, milk, fish and egg protein in terms of protein quality.Like animal protein, a complete protein has all nine essential amino acids in the ratios needed for human growth and health.”

Other benefits of the Mighty Soybean include:

  • Environmentally Friendly: In terms of sustainability, soy uses fewer natural resources such as water and land than any other protein. Soybeans offer 941 pounds of protein per acre of land.On average, land requirements for meat-protein production are 10 times greater than for plant-protein production.
  • Heart Healthy: Soy is a lean protein and contains less saturated fat than most other protein sources and naturally has no cholesterol. It is the only protein recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its role in reducing cardiovascular disease.
  • Best for Kids: Soymilk is the only dairy alternative that meets U.S. Department of Agriculture child nutrition requirements for protein, calcium, vitamins A and D and potassium.

Throughout the month of April, the Mighty Soybean will be promoted in supermarkets across the U.S. via cooking demonstrations, coupons, in-store displays, discounts and recipes. The Soyfoods Association will also be encouraging consumers to share how the Mighty Soybean fits in their family meals online at

Below is a super simple yet flavorful baked tofu recipe. You can serve this baked tofu with your roasted veggies, anything you have on hand will work, over rice or greens. That’s the other thing about tofu, it is so versatile and can be served with just about anything and it will still taste delicious! 



Baked Tofu and Veggie Bowl
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  1. 1 (14 oz.) package of House Foods firm tofu
  2. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  3. 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce or tamari
  4. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  5. 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 2 teaspoons peeled minced fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger
  8. 3 tablespoons water
  9. 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
  10. 1-2 cups vegetables for baking (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
  11. raw vegetables, diced (avocado, tomato, cucumber)
  1. 1. Drain the tofu, wrap it in a paper towel, then place it on a plate. Put another plate on top of the tofu and place a heavy can of beans or tomatoes on top of it. Let stand 15 minutes. Rewraps tofu with new, dry paper towel and repeat process one more time.
  2. 2. Unwrap the tofu, wipe it dry, and cut it into 1-inch cubes.
  3. 3. In a large, zip-top freezer bag, mix the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, onion powder, ginger, water, and hot sauce. Add the tofu and toss the cubes in the marinade. Lay the bag on a plate and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, or up to 8 hours, turning the bag a few times while marinating. The longer the better.
  4. 4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC.)
  5. 5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain the tofu (the marinade can be reserved, refrigerated, and used for a dipping sauce or dressing for another dish). Transfer the vegetables and tofu cubes to the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning the cubes several times during baking, until they are crisp and browned, about 45 minutes.
  6. 6. Tofu can be served warm or at room temperature over a bowl of rice or mixed greens with the roasted and fresh veggies.
  7. 7. To make the dressing, boil 1 cup of carrots. transfer carrots and 1/4 cup of the water to a blender or vitamin and blend until smooth. Add in fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and mix. Serve with salad or rice bowl.
  1. Pressing the tofu to extract the water, and wiping it dry, helps the tofu absorb the marinade.
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Tips for turning to soyfoods to power your plate.  

  • Try soymilk as a more sustainable alternative to cow’s milk. Fortified soymilk has a very similar nutritional profile (the most nutrient-rich of the plant milks, in fact) to cow’s milk, and its mild flavor is perfect for topping cereal, blending into smoothies, stirring into coffee and mixing into baked goods.
  • Switch out chicken with tofu in your favorite recipe, such as stir-fry, cacciatore, pasta dishes, and casseroles. Just drain the tofu (you can use a tofu press for best results) and dice it. Remember tofu takes on the flavor of the sauces it is prepared in, so maximize the flavor of your dish by marinating or using a dry rub.
  • Pack cooked, chilled edamame as your go-to healthy snack in kids’ lunchboxes, office brown bags and picnic baskets.
  • Try a veggie burger for your next weekend BBQ.
  • Give your weekend breakfast a healthy makeover with tempeh bacon served with grilled veggies and gluten free toast.
  • Swirl silken tofu into smoothies, dips, puddings, or pie fillings for a creamy alternative to cream cheese, yogurt or sour cream.
  • Sprinkle soy nuts into your trail mix, granola or yogurt. 

I love Silk dairy free yogurt alternative topped with mixed berries. 


The versatility of soyfoods is evident in the brands and organizations that sponsor National Soyfoods Month. Industry partners include: House Foods tofu; Silk soymilk and dairy alternatives; SOYJOY whole soy and fruit bars; Sunrich Naturals edamame; Yves meat alternatives; DuPont Nutrition and Health; and the United Soybean Board, Kansas Soybean Commission, Maryland Soybean Board and Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

For more information about April’s National Soyfoods Month, including myth-busting facts, nutrition information, tips, and endless possibilities for recipes, please visit

About: Soyfoods Association of North America The Soyfoods Association of North America is a non-profit trade association that has been promoting consumption of soy-based foods and beverages since 1978. The Soyfoods Association is committed to encouraging sustainability, integrity and growth in the soyfoods industry by promoting the benefits and consumption of soy-based foods and ingredients in diets. 


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Soyfoods Association of North America in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.


Roasted Salmon with Edamame “Mash”

This simple edamame “mash” can be paired with any seafood – salmon, scallops, halibut, swordfish, etc. It is easy to make and you can easily substitute the edamame for any bean on you have on hand (fava, peas) and the basil can be swapped for your favorite herb (parsley, cilantro work well too!). If you have a special olive oil in your pantry, this is the time to use it.

Edamame Mash
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  1. 1 cup cooked shelled edamame
  2. 1/3 cup chicken stock
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. juice of 1/2 a lemon
  5. about 1/4 cup chopped basil
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ginger,
  8. salt and pepper
  1. Cook edamame according to package directions
  2. Mix all ingredients, minus the olive oil, in a blender. Once blended, add in olive oil and mix again.
  3. Serve chilled topped with your favorite fish or seafood!
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Trans-Ocean Crab Classic // Gluten Free Imitation Crab & More!


Until last week, I had no idea that there was a gluten free imitation crab product that existed. I haven’t had a California roll in over 6 years, and I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Trans-Ocean makes gluten free imitation crab. So now I can make my own California rolls at home!  

Trans-Ocean has been making surimi seafood (imitation crab meat) in Bellingham, WA since 1985. For most of those years, they have used wheat-containing ingredients in many products. But a few years ago, they became aware that some people were buying only their Crab Classic Chunk Style and Lobster Classic products because they were made without wheat ingredients and thus, satisfied their gluten-free diet needs. After speaking with people who suffer from celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, they made a change to their wheat-containing products. 

Effective Fall 2014, their production plant became a dedicated, 100% gluten-free facility and all of their products are now gluten-free! You’ll find a gluten-free banner on all packaging. Be assured, products have the same delicious flavor and high quality that has made them America’s #1 brand of surimi seafood.

Trans-Ocean offers a variety of gluten free imitation crab and seafood products: 

  • Crab Classic Flake
  • Crab Classic Chunk
  • Crab Classic Leg
  • Crab Classic Shred
  • Crab Supreme
  • Lobster Classic
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Smoked Salmon 

Crab Avocado Cucumber Stack

Crab Classic is made from a mix of wild and sustainable Alaska Pollock, certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as a responsibly harvested seafood, and king crab meat. Fully cooked and ready-to-eat, Crab Classic is perfect for quick and easy salads, appetizers, hot dishes and more. After trying a few of the different styles of Crab Classic, I have to say that I am a fan!  The crab tasted good, not too salty and not fake at all. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and I’ve made Jeremy eat quite a few crab dishes this week! One of my favorites is below!



Crab Avocado Cucumber Stacks
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  1. 1 pkg (8 oz) Crab Classic, Chunk Style
  2. 1 avocado, firm but ripe, diced
  3. 1 cucumber, diced
  4. juice of one lemon
  5. 1 green onion, finely chopped
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine the avocado, lemon juice, green onion, salt and pepper
  2. Place a 3-inch-wide round biscuit cutter in the center of an individual plate.
  3. Press 1/4 cup of the cucumbers in the bottom of the cutter using the back of a spoon.
  4. Next, stack the layer of avocado on top of the cucumbers.
  5. Lastly add the Crab Classic to the top layer.
  6. Top with green part of the scallions.
  7. Gently lift the cutters up and away from the plate to reveal the tower.
Gluten Free Boston and Beyond


We also tried the shrimp and made it with pasta and marinara sauce. Simple, yet delicious! 


Trans-Ocean, is a strong supporter of sustainable fisheries management. As such, they have sought certification for the Trans-Ocean brand seafood products from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Trans-Ocean has been at the forefront of promoting MSC as a mark of quality and environmental responsibility to the consumer market. In addition to supporting the long-term sustainability of the ocean’s resources, Trans-Ocean also extends great effort to minimize the environmental impacts of their processing operation.

You can find Trans-Ocean products at grocery stores nationwide


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.