Must Have: Precidio Design Reusable Snack in the Box & Drink in the Box

Raise your hands if you love snacks and keep some in your purse, at home, and at work for when you’re feeling peckish. Of course, we usually carried our snacks around in baggies, which not only can open up in your purse, your snacks can get crushed. The same thing goes for reusable water/juice bottles. We’re not saying to put your beverage in baggies (perish the thought), but many water bottles tend to be a bit bulky or take up a lot of space in your bag. In comes Precidio Design and their range of stylish, reusable, BPA, BPS and Phthalate free drink and food storage products. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique and Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique containers are the coolest on-the-go containers to hit the market.

The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique features two separate chambers that each holds 6 ounces of your favorite dry snacks. Using USA-made Tritan, the body and the Tritan pop-up lids let you easily pour out the snack from each chamber individually. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique keeps your snacks from being crushed or mushed and works as portion control so you don’t eat more than you planned.

The Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique features a new slim and sleek way to carry your drink. Also made from tough USA-made Tritan™, this range of drink boxes are extremely durable. They boast a pop-up lid that won’t leak or squirt, so is safe in a bag or purse, and an integrated straw that is made from medical-grade food safe silicone. Its one-hand operation makes it perfect for use while working, studying or working out at the gym. Just snap this unique juice/water box’s secured lid closed to protect from spills! Love infused water? Add fruits slices, berries, mint or other flavors in your Precidio Design Drink in the Box for a tasty, low-sugar drink.

The Precidio Design Unique storage containers are available in four designs: Black on Black, Black lid with a Clear body, White on White, and White lid with a Clear body. You can choose to show off your healthy snacks or drinks, or discreetly carry your favorite treats and beverages. Both Precidio Design storage containers are easy to disassemble, are dishwasher-friendly, and will look new for more than 1500 dishwasher cycles (3-5 years!). The 12oz Drink in the Box Unique container is available for $14.99 each, while the 6oz Snack in the Box Unique retails for $9.99. Both are available now on www.amazon.com.

Have Gluten Sensitivity? Try NEW Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

We’re taking a short break from NYFW to bring you some delicious snacks. There are some things you come across that are so good, they leave you speechless. For us, that’s the two newest additions to the Brownie Brittle product range, the Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle bites. After tasting these delicious snacks, we almost couldn’t express in words how delicious they are. Bite after bite of their deliciousness had us ooohing and aaahing and before we knew it, the bag was empty. These smooth, creamy, chocolate-covered morsels are truly heaven, and they’re perfect for those chocolate lovers with gluten sensitivity.

If you’re a chocolate chip lover like we are, the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle will have you floating. We enjoyed these bite-size treats mixed in with our favorite yogurt for an unforgettable experience. You’ve probably enjoyed the amazing original and organic range of Brownie Brittle, you’ll be happy to know the new gluten-free versions are still packed with the delicious flavors you know and love.

The other gluten-free flavor has also completely captured our souls and taste buds. If you’re looking for a sweet snack with a hint of sea salt, you’ll love the Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie Brittle. When the craving hits, the combination has to be just right, and this flavor combination is beyond satisfying.

With such great flavors, it’s difficult to choose just one of Sheila G’s tasty snacks, both flavors are divine and what’s even more amazing is that they can be mixed with just about anything, that’s why we make sure to purchase multiple bags for those nights spent at home with a great book.

Once in a while, you come across something so good that you shouldn’t keep it to yourself. You must share it so that others can also enjoy a bit of heaven. Trust me when we say treat yourself to some of Sheila G’s Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle today, you’ll enjoy them whether you’re gluten-free or not.

Who’s Ready-To-Eat? Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals

We’d love to say we prepare lovely meals and meal prep for the week but there is not nearly enough time in the day. Instead, we satisfy our foodie appetites with dinner out with friends when our budget allows, and savory, ready-to-eat quick meals like the Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals. They are perfect for those of us who have no time to cook, or are just looking for a quick, healthy meal or snack.

These gluten-free, preservative free, and non-GMO meals are not only jam packed with nutrients, they are conveniently packaged for on-the-go ease. The Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals are available in four delicious flavors, Artichoke & Roasted Piquillo Peppers, Mango & Jalapeno Peppers, Basil Pesto, and Spicy Jalapeno and Roasted Peppers, that are vegan (the Basil Pesto is vegetarian).

The Basil Pesto Quinoa Meal will wake up your taste buds with a delicious blend of basil and pine nuts; the Mango & Jalapeno Quinoa Meal is the perfect balance of sweetness and hint of fire; and if you really love spicy food, the Spicy Jalapeno, and Roasted Peppers Quinoa Meal will blow your taste buds away. Whether you’re vegan (vegetarian) or a carnivore, you’ll love these prepackaged quinoa meals (they make great side dishes by the way). And if you are vegan, the Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals are excellent sources of amino acids, various B vitamins, and protein. The ready-to-eat quinoa meals come in microwavable BPA-free containers, need no refrigeration, can be enjoyed hot or cold and comes with a mini spoon.

The next ancient grain to get excited for is Farro, an excellent source of vegan protein, fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients like magnesium and iron. Launching this fall from Cucina & Amore is their range of Farro with Quinoa Quick Meals in three mouth-watering flavors, Grilled Vegetables & Herbs, Roasted Pepper & artichoke, and Artichoke, Lemon & Roasted Garlic. These healthy, innovative products will help keep you feeling fuller longer, making it easier to manage your weight, as well as help to improve protection against diseases.

What are your thoughts on these healthy Italian dishes? Will you be trying these Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals?

Breakfast is Ready: NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats

The most important meal of the day doesn’t have to be a quick bite on the go. It can be a delicious and hearty breakfast featuring the best ingredients like free-range, non-GMO eggs and artisan meats. When it comes to these simple and healthy ingredients, look no further than NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats. We had the pleasure of being introduced to these wonderful and hearty products a few weeks ago. Using these great NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats, we’ve satisfied both our healthy meal guidelines and our almost insatiable foodie appetites.

NestFresh Eggs

NestFresh believes in the humane treatment of egg laying hens, which is why they only offer cage free eggs, organic eggs and pasture raised eggs. The NestFresh hen is 100% cage free and enjoys a more natural way of life. Trust us when we say, the treatment of NestFresh hen is reflected in the absolutely delicious taste of these eggs. Not only did they have a richer flavor, they just tasted fresher too. We found our NestFresh Eggs at the Fairway Market on 26th Street in NYC, but you can also find them at Whole Foods, ShopRite, Kings, etc.

Godshall’s Quality Meats

What goes better with eggs than bacon, and Godshall’s Quality Meats is just what you need. Known for their premium, real wood smoked meat specialties, like their Turkey, Chicken and Beef Bacon, Godshall’s has been satisfying households since 1945. To keep up with our healthier routine, indulged in Godshall’s Quality Meats’ newly launched products: Artisan Butcher Turkey Breast, Uncured Turkey Bacon Crumblz, and Fully Cooked Uncured Turkey Bacon. All Godshall’s products were all natural and flavorful. The Fully Cooked Uncured Turkey Bacon boasts the same real meat, real wood Smoked Turkey Bacon taste, with No Nitrates or Nitrites! The Uncured Turkey Bacon Crumblz was a revelation on salads, pizzas, in our soups, and of course, it was perfect with the NestFresh Eggs.

Talk about flavorful! The combination of NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats blew our taste buds away. Although the above was a simple dish, every bite was a delight and met all our expectations of a healthy, hearty meal. We highly recommend you give these two brands a try and make sure they gain a spotlight during your breakfast. Godshall’s Quality Meats are available at Sam’s Club and Acme Supermarket.

IHOP Premieres French Toasted Donuts for a Limited Time

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At IHOP, it can also be the most delicious. IHOP continues to break the rules of breakfast with three distinctive dishes hot off the test kitchen griddles. Elevating the breakfast treat that is french toast by combining it with donuts, IHOP is taking breakfast to another level of delicious. The IHOP French Toasted Donuts feature classic donuts dipped in sweet vanilla batter and then French toasted. The new lineup is available in three decadent, mouthwatering flavors ranging from savory to sweet.

“At IHOP, we’re always looking for fresh new ways to excite our guests and bring unexpected flavors together,” said Chef Nevielle Panthaky, Vice President, Culinary at IHOP. “This is a delicious mash-up of the classic donut everyone knows and loves, dipped in a creamy vanilla batter, French toasted to a light golden brown and topped off with flavors such as maple glaze and hickory-smoked bacon. And who better to do it than IHOP, the brand that has owned all-day breakfast for almost six decades?”

Bacon & Maple French Toasted Donut

The Bacon & Maple French Toasted Donut is a Bavarian cream filled donut, dipped in vanilla French toast batter, griddled, then topped with rich maple glaze and savory hickory-smoked bacon crumbles.

Strawberries & Cream French Toasted Donut

The Strawberries & Cream French Toasted Donut is a Bavarian cream filled donut, dipped in vanilla French toast batter, griddled, then topped with strawberries in a juicy glaze and powdered sugar.

Apple Fritter French Toasted Donut

The Apple Fritter French Toasted Donut is a warm apple fritter dipped in vanilla French toast batter, griddled, then topped with sweet cinnamon apples, powdered sugar and whipped topping.

We had the pleasure of getting an exclusive first taste of all three of these decadent breakfast donuts at an event with Chef Nevielle Panthaky, VP of Culinary at IHOP. It was an evening of ultimate decadence as we satisfied our almost insatiable appetite for these sinful breakfast treats. We also had the opportunity to recreate or create our own French Toasted Donut, thanks to the wide variety of available toppings made available to us.

The French Toasted Donuts are available from July 31st through September 24th at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide. The new menu items can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a combo meal with the choice of eggs, bacon, sausage or ham, and more.

Pereg Natural Foods Debuts New Super Foods and Ancient Grains

Attending the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC has always been an amazing and informative experience. We’re always introduced to new, innovative foods and food products, or rediscover healthy ingredients that have been around for centuries. Take for example the recent launches from Pereg Natural Foods, producers of all-natural products that includes ancient grains and ancient grain blends, gluten free pasta, couscous, rice, gluten-free cereal and much more. Responding to the ongoing demand for natural, farm-to-table and healthy foods, Pereg Natural Foods introduces a new range of new super foods and ancient grains.

The new launches include a new line of Kaňiwa (baby quinoa), as well as new blends and flavor-infused varieties of Freekeh, Teff, Farro, Basmati Rice and Quinoa, as well as other all-natural, and kosher certified products. Some of the new launches are pictured.

Baby Quinoa


Dark reddish-brown in color and about half the size of a tiny quinoa seed, kañiwa cooks up quickly to resemble a smaller version of red quinoa. Unlike regular quinoa, kañiwa doesn’t have saponins, the coating that gives quinoa a somewhat soapy, slightly bitter flavor if not rinsed properly. Kañiwa is actually easier to process due to the absence of saponins. (Note that all quinoa from Pereg is pre-rinsed and ready to cook from the package.) Another advantage kañiwa has over quinoa is that it’s an even better source of iron. Kañiwa is also an excellent source of complete protein and amino acids and is gluten-free. This grain cooks up with a crunchy texture and offers a nutrient rich food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Retail: 5 oz. boxes ($3.57); Re-sealable 16 oz. bags ($5.50).

Freekeh Grain


Pereg’s Freekeh is available in green roasted, ginger sesame and vegetable flavor blends. Freekeh is young, green wheat that is roasted over an open flame to give this grain a delicious slightly smoky flavor and chewy texture similar to bulgur. Freekeh is lower in fat than brown rice, higher in fiber than quinoa or brown rice, also a great source of calcium. It can be used in soups, casseroles or enjoyed seasoned up as a side dish; freekeh makes a great alternative to rice or couscous. Retail: $3.99

Teff Porridges


Pereg’s Teff porridges are available in brown or ivory varieties as well as mixed with nuts and berries or with chocolate. In addition to being gluten-free, Teff is higher in protein than wheat, is a great source of iron, calcium and amino acids. This ancient whole grain has a pleasantly sweet nutty flavor, and the small size makes it easy to digest. Whole brown and white teff can be toasted and used to add a little crunch to salads and muffins; boiled teff can be prepared with milk or water for a sweet porridge or spiced up as a side dish; raw teff can be ground into flour and baked into injera bread, a traditional Ethiopian dish. Pre-seasoned, flavored teff porridge makes a delicious breakfast, side dish, or even a healthy dessert. Just add water and boil this easy to prepare any time of day meal. Retail: $3.99

Farro Side Dishes


Farro side dishes from Pereg are offered in plain, or blended with mushrooms or new roasted garlic flavor. Farro is a hardy ancient grain and is a variety of wheat savored for its rich texture and mild flavor.It is a healthful grain that’s an excellent source of fiber, protein, magnesium, and iron. Farro is deliciously seasoned up as a side dish as an alternative to rice or quinoa, tossed with some protein and vegetables in a hot or cold salad, in soups or stews. For an extra boost of flavor try boiling farro in vegetable broth instead of water. Retail: 5 oz boxes, $3.99; Roasted garlic 12 oz canister, $5.99

Basmati Rice
In addition, Pereg will feature new flavors of Quinoa side dishes, including ginger sesame, quinoa with lentils, quinoa with nuts and berries, and quinoa with roasted garlic in 6 oz boxes retailing at $3.99. New re-sealable 16 oz bags of grain from Pereg will include buckwheat, black lentils, baby quinoa, brown and ivory teff.

Pereg products are available at select retailers throughout the US and Canada, and directly to you on www.pereg-gourmet.com.

Noosa Yoghurt Launches NEW Mates Premium Mix-ins

Some things are made for each other, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, Earth, Wind, and Fire, etc. You couldn’t imagine life without them. Noosa Yoghurt, Australian makers of the uniquely thick and velvety, 100% natural yoghurt, with a distinctively sweet and tangy flavor, has launched a new range of yoghurts that are also made for each other. The NEW Noosa Yoghurt Mates Premium Mix-ins are the perfect snacks, whether you want a delicious breakfast treat, afternoon snack, or dessert swap.

Noosa Yoghurt has introduced this brand new lineup of mix-in-style yoghurts, pairing thick, velvety Noosa whole milk yoghurt with high-quality, toppings like crunchy granolas, roasted nuts, pretzels and premium chocolate to create a satisfying taste for any time of day. These new mix-in-styles are so indulgent, the flavors are reminiscent of French toast, candy bars, and ice cream. The five mix-in yoghurt flavors include Banana Chocolate Peanut, Coconut Almond Chocolate, Honey Cranberry Almond, Honey Pretzel Peanut, and Maple Ginger.

Banana Chocolate Peanut

Banana makes its long-awaited Noosa debut in a tasty way. Noosa Yoghurt 5 new banana blended yoghurt is accompanied by generous chunks of Guittard dark chocolate, crispy banana chips, and roasted, salted peanuts. Mix it all together for a sweet and salty treat that’ll bring joy to your spoon.

Coconut Almond Chocolate

Creamy coconut Noosa pairs with Guittard dark chocolate Chunks, toasted coconut crisps and a hearty dose of almonds for a sweet slightly tangy bite that’s sure to delight.

Honey Cranberry Almond

Noosa’s classic honey yoghurt is complemented by crunchy granola, juicy cranberries, roasted almonds and pepitas for this sweet, satisfying combination.

Honey Pretzel Peanut

Noosa’s velvety honey yoghurt is paired with Guittard dark chocolate chunks, crunchy pretzel bites and honey roasted peanuts Get a little bit of everything on your spoon and invite your taste buds on a salty-meets-sweet flavor adventure that’s sure to satisfy.

Maple Ginger

Maple has made its way into the Noosa family and is joined by its best mate, ginger! Blended maple flavored greets crunchy granola. gingersnap streusel and candied ginger for a taste you have to experience to believe. This pairing is ready to be discovered by your spoon.

Noosa Yoghurt Mates Premium Mix-ins are available now in 5.5 oz tubs that retail for $2.49 each.

Get Free Patrón Ice Cream on National Tequila Day

Calling all tequila lovers and ice cream fans! Do you love tequila? Do you love ice cream? While we have plenty of tequila cocktails and cocktail recipe ideas to share with you for National Tequila Day, with this post, we will be telling you how you can get your hands on some free tequila ice cream….yes we said free tequila ice cream. We hope you’re ready to enjoy some Patron tequila ice cream to be exact! As fans of this cool boozy treat, we are sharing this as an alternative way to enjoy and honor the distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant. So if you’re ready for free, delicious fun on National Tequila Day, keep reading on.

What do you call it when an ice cream parlour sells nothing but boozy ice cream? A “Barlour” of course! And that’s where we’re directing you to for a scoop of Patron tequila ice cream. In honor of National Tequila Day, Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour is offering one time only complimentary scoop of its Tequila Mexican “Hot” Chocolate ice cream (the decadent cup of deliciousness you see above and below), infused with Patrón Incendio, to the first 200 customers.

On Monday, July 24th, also known as National Tequila Day, from 4pm – 8pm, if you’re one of the first 200, aged 21 and over (these are all alcoholic ice creams after all, which contains up to 5% ABV), you will enjoy this perfect blend of artisanal, handcrafted ice cream with a perfectly mixed Patron tequila cocktail. We anticipate the line at Tipsy Scoop, located at 217 E 26th Street in NYC, will be a very long one, so we advise you and your friends to get there early.

As you’re celebrating National Tequila Day, please remember to always drink responsibly…..or in this case, eat responsibly, and to never drive while intoxicated.  If you’re one of the lucky 200, share your Tequila Mexican “Hot” Chocolate ice cream photos using #NationalTequilaDay. Enjoy!