Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Heavenly Treat: Fiber One Caramel Sea Salt 90...

A Heavenly Treat: Fiber One Caramel Sea Salt 90...

Our Review of #FiberOne Caramel Sea Salt Bars.


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Target Fiber One Bars Campaign

Target Fiber One Bars Campaign

I received Fiber One Bars, in exchange for honest review from  PlateFull Co-Op . The bars are only sold at  Target . I received a box of Caramel Sea Salt Bars. I loved the bars. Just the right amount of sweet and salty. The Fiber One Bars are 90 calories each. The caramel bar is also soft-baked, like a cake or a crumble. Target also sells lemon, chocolate fudge, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chip,  and cinnamon coffee cake soft-baked bars, in addition to the meal,  chewy and protein bars.  Buy a pack of fiber one bars, next time to go to Target. :-)


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Target Fiber One Bars


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Gluten Free? No Need to Sacrifice Flavor


During Celiac Awareness Month this May, enjoy the gluten-free flavors of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and new breakfast recipes
Waukegan, Ill. (April 21, 2014) – In the United States, approximately 1 in 100 people have celiac disease and millions more are gluten intolerant, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. Of this number, 2.5 million Americans are living with celiac disease but are undiagnosed, putting them in danger of additional long-term health conditions should the disease not be properly diagnosed.
The impact of these numbers and the importance of supporting the awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivities do not escape Craig Nielsen, CEO of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. “These days, almost everyone knows or cooks for someone with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivities. Fortunately, all Nielsen-Massey products are gluten-free, so gluten-free eaters don’t have to sacrifice taste,” says Nielsen. “In respect for the millions of people living gluten-free lifestyles, we have created two new gluten-free breakfast recipes just in time for Celiac Awareness Month. Try making these recipes this month for your gluten-free loved ones.”
Breakfast is perhaps the most challenging meal of the day for those with celiac disease, as it is dominated by wheat-based foods such as pancakes, doughnuts, bagels and cereals. The following recipes for Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla Cream and Gluten-Free Hotcakes with Maple Orange Syrup use healthy ingredients such as quinoa, apples, almond meal and Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract for breakfast options that are delicious yet hearty and gluten-free. Eat the Breakfast Quinoa on its own for a healthy weekday breakfast that is also dairy-free, or pair it with the Vanilla Cream for a slightly indulgent twist. Prepare the Gluten-Free Hotcakes as well for a weekend brunch that will satisfy everyone.

Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla Cream
Serves 4
Quinoa
Ingredients
1 cup traditional quinoa, rinsed and drained
1½ cups water
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 small Fuji apple peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
Directions
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add quinoa and water. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer then add coconut milk, vanilla extract, raisins, brown sugar, cardamom, cinnamon and salt. Cover and cook until done, about 20-25 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add apple pieces about 3 minutes before removing quinoa from heat.
Vanilla Cream (Yield ½ cup)
Ingredients
½ cup half-and-half
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Directions
In a small bowl, whisk ingredients until combined. Serve each bowl of Breakfast Quinoa topped with 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Cream.

Gluten-Free Hotcakes with Maple Orange Syrup
Makes about 1 dozen
Maple Orange Syrup
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
⅛ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract
Pancakes
1 cup brown rice flour
½ cup finely ground tapioca flour
½ cup finely ground almond meal flour
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
For Maple Orange Syrup
In a glass measuring cup, combine maple syrup, vanilla and orange extracts. Pour into a syrup dispenser; set aside.
For Pancakes
In a large bowl, add flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir to combine. Add vanilla extract, butter, eggs and buttermilk; stir to combine.
Lightly coat a griddle with cooking spray and heat to 350⁰F. Pour batter, about ¼ cup per pancake, onto griddle and cook until done, about 2-3 minutes per each side.
Visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more gluten-free recipes, including:
About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are All-Natural, Allergen-Free, and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thank You, Pittsburgh, For The Greatest Cake...

Thank You, Pittsburgh, For The Greatest Cake...

Sometimes, we find something so delicious that even though we want to keep it all to ourselves, we feel it's our duty to share it with you. This is one of those times. So behold, without any affiliation or advertising ties, the newest food we're excited to share with you: Living in New York City, we have had the opportunity to eat some really good food. Between the epic chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side and the famed kouign amann from Dominique Ansel's...Read More


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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Discussion Guide Review & Giveaway Ends 05/01/14 at 7 PM EST

Family Discussion Guide
The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes that include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power.  This guide will help parents start (or continue) conversations with their children that will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that matter.  The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers.





About Spiderman 
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.  But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

 
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Barre Fitness with Jessica Smith DVD Review

 
Tone, sculpt and stretch your body from head to pointed tow with this ballet-inspired workout program.
This DVD includes three workouts that can be done separately or all together for one complete session!

Cardio Ballet (20 Minutes) - Forget the boring treadmill, burn calories with the grace of a ballerina! This fat-burning ballet inspired session works up a surprising sweat in a small amount of space, no equipment required.

Barre Burn (20 Minutes) - Lift, shape and define your entire body with this cardio sculpting barre workout. A sturdy chair and a set of light hand weights (2-8 pounds depending on level) are recommended.

Floor Barre (20 Minutes) - Cinch, tighten and stretch - without ever leaving the ground - with this total body conditioning routine. A mat and a soft ball or pillow are recommended for this workout. 
 
Jessica Smith is one of my favorite instructors.  She has a quiet and calm nature that is soothing.  I really like this DVD.  There are three complete workouts.  Each one is  perfect for a quick workout when you only have 20 minutes or you can do all three together for a whole hour workout.  I really like them all.  The cardio routine gets my heart rate up and gets me sweating.  The Barre Burn does a fantastic job of getting my muscles working and heated up.  I used the 5 pound hand weights.  I hope to work up to the 8 pound hand weights.  The Floor Barre workout is my favorite.  I like to workout on the floor.  It seems relaxing but it challenges and works too!  I really love this DVD and you should get it because I know you will love it too.