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Undercover’s Chocolate Quinoa Crisps are a guilt-free and gluten-free snack

Undercover's Chocolate Quinoa Crisps are a guilt-free and gluten-free snack

Finding a better chocolate treat is hard to swallow sometimes – literally. I have tried many snacks and bars that use great ingredients to make their product a healthier choice and then the taste is severely lacking. Not Undercover chocolate Quinoa Crisps! My entire house loves these as a gluten-free snack choice.

Undercover Quinoa Crisps are a better chocolate treat in so many ways. These are gluten-free, certified peanut and tree-nut free. The products are free from all of the other top ten food allergens including wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soybeans, fish, shellfish, sesame and poppy seeds. Their milk chocolate does contains milk. They are made in a SQF Level 3, Kosher facility.

gluten-free snack

The chocolate is Rainforest Alliance Certified and is so delicious. These are more than just snacks, as they are packaged in bags or tins to be given as gifts. There are so many flavors and each with real and natural ingredients like fruits and extracts.

To try these for yourself, find them in stores near you, visit the Undercover store locator.

Natural Foods

These Delicious Stash Tea Limited-Edition Fall Flavors Are Back

Stash Tea’s Limited-Edition Fall Flavors Are Back

What are your favorite fall and winter flavors? I love pumpkin and maple flavors. Gingerbread in the winter is my absolute favorite. I look for these fall flavors in a calming cup pf coffee and tea this time of the year. The Stash Tea limited-edition fall flavors are back and ready to join you at your table.

What are some of these flavors?

Maple Apple Cider Herbal Tea – We made our Maple Apple Cider tea more apple-y, more cider-y, and more maple-y than ever before! These tea bags are packed with cinnamon along with the natural flavors of tart fresh apple, sweetened with a hint of maple syrup flavor. These Fall flavors combine with smooth rooibos to create a cheerful and warming tea that transports you back to the moment you stepped off the chilly hayride at a pumpkin patch and had a warm apple cider.

Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal Tea – Stash pairs cinnamon tea with vanilla and a tasty twist of an earthy, light blend of rooibos and chamomile flowers as the base. While spicy, warm cinnamon and sweet vanilla are the main players in this herbal tea, all the ingredients come together to give you something that tastes just like Fall.

Pumpkin Spice Decaf Black Tea – You’ll notice forward notes of bold black tea and a smooth aftertaste of pumpkin. Hints of cinnamon and spices will engage your senses as you sip. This blend is the perfect accompaniment to a slice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. The possibili-teas are endless; you could even try combining it in your favorite pumpkin bread recipe.

Cranberry Pomegranate Herbal Tea – As you brew up this tea, the delightful cranberry and pomegranate aromas dance in your cup. Stash blended these flavors on a rooibos base to keep the tea caffeine-free and added some hibiscus, for a slight tart finish. From brewing to sipping, this cranberry pomegranate tea will make your spirits bright and ready for the colorful Autumn season.

I bet you can’t wait to try at least one of these flavors and you will want to stock up while they are available. I love picking extra boxes of these flavors up to have for gift basket additions.

Want a cider tea latte recipe from Stash?

Maple Apple Cider Tea Latte

Serves 1 person 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil and pour 1/2 cup into a glass.
  2. Steep 3 Stash Maple Apple Cider tea bags for 3 minutes, then remove tea bags.
  3. Froth 1 cup your choice of milk.
  4. Pour frothed milk into the glass. Stir a bit to combine.
  5. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon and voilà!

Find Stash Tea’s Limited Edition Fall Flavors at a nearby store or online.

Natural Foods

Authentic four-layer homemade cakes from Daisy Cakes for Holiday desserts

Authentic four-layer homemade cakes from Daisy Cakes for Holiday desserts

If you are looking for a delicious, home-baked Holiday desserts to serve or gift then Daisy Cakes is for you. This family-owned cake brand is made with farm fresh ingredients and packaged with that Southern love for you to enjoy. My cakes arrived packaged very well and in dry ice. They arrived without disruption to any of the cakes themselves.

Look at the beautiful layers of this 4-layer Peanut Butter Chocolate cake! When this cake arrived to me I put it in my deep freezer for about a week. On the morning of my nieces birthday party I pulled out of the freezer and set it on the counter. It traveled to the restaurant and was still beautiful after our meal. The flavor was like it has just been iced. There was zero effect due to being shipped to the Pacific Northwest and frozen for some time. We were all obsessed with the flavor of this peanut butter icing!

Daisy Cakes have these 4-layer cakes, poundcake, minikins (cake in a jar), pie, and gluten-free and vegan varieties. With a teenager in the house, I couldn’t keep the minikins very long in the house. These make great gifts!

They arrive frozen and you keep them frozen. For the larger cakes, you just pull one out of the freezer a few hours before you will eat it and for the mini cakes, just pull one out as you finish up dinner and eat then it will be ready for you. Visit Daisy Cakes and get your ordered for an easier Holiday meal!

Natural Foods

SeaBear Smokehouse – the Washington based seafood brand has gift packs

SeaBear Smokehouse - the Washington based seafood brand has gift packs

SEABEAR comes straight from the Pacific Northwest waters to bring seafood and gift packs to consumers and enjoy. There is no middle man or chain, just fresh natural seafood to enjoy. From smoked salmon and oysters to ready eat pouches, you will find something to gift or enjoy yourself.

Anacortes, Wa is a small town on the Pacific waters and it is here that SEABEAR prepares its seafood in small batches. You get super-premium pure, natural, & sustainable seafood and this party pack makes a great gift for any sea-foodie!

There are so many products to choose from and the gift packs are great for the Holidays. I have the Party In A Box which includes 3 varieties of their signature smoked salmon (King, Sockeye and Pink Salmon- 6oz each)); 2 pouches of Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard and Artisan Crackers from Beechers (get the Wa state connection in this box?)!

This salmon is so delicious and fresh. These ready-to-eat smoked seafood is great from package to plate for guests. Visit the SEABEAR shop to find seafood gifts for the Holidays. Don’t forget to add their chowders to your cart!