June, 2014

 

Marinade never tasted so good with The Shed’s Hoggin’ It All variety.

Go hog wild with the perfect balance of sweet and heat. This marinade includes honey, pineapple juice concentrate, mustard, onion powder and chipotle pepper. It is gluten-free.

The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint has three locations in two cities: Gulfport and Ocean Springs, Miss. Brad Orrison and his sister Brooke built a barbeque joint out of items he found while dumpster diving. The Shed is a family affair, with most of the members of his family working on some aspect of the business.

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Spread the News—MELT Organic is Here to Stay

With a promise to provide you with “truly good for you” fruit and plant-based organic oils, MELT Organic is a butter improvement company that’s giving dairy-based spreads a run for their money.

The Boise, Idaho-based company is dedicated to helping its consumers experience better health by only using organic oils in its products. In this Q&A, MELT Organic Healthy Consumer Products Leader Meg Carlson talks about the company’s future and why honey is a natural part of a MELT spread.

How are MELT Organic spreads unique?

MELT Organic spreads are North America’s first line of luscious butter improvements that are truly good for you. MELT Organic is made with a Perfect Blend™ of the healthiest fruit- and plant-based oils featuring virgin coconut oil – a stable, healthful, saturated fat and a rich, fruit-based source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) – smoothly blended with flaxseed, hi-oleic sunflower, palm fruit and canola oils. As our flagship product, Rich & Creamy MELT is a luscious butter improvement – an Organic ‘Butter 2.0®‘ – that is an alternative to traditional butter. Rich & Creamy MELT Organic cooks, bakes and melts just like butter, but with half the saturated fat and fewer calories.

Each square of MELT Organic is truly good for you: certified organic, non-GMO (Non-GMO Project Verified), kosher and made with Fair Trade Fair for Life certified organic virgin coconut oil and Rainforest Alliance certified palm fruit oil. The MELT Organic line of spreads is also soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and trans fat-free. Each serving is a rich source of the ‘good fats’ with an ideal balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 ALAs (that are optimally metabolized with virgin coconut oil), and has 425 mg of Omega-3 ALA (or 26% RDA) and Vitamin E (or 15% RDA).

Tell us about the Honey MELT. Where did the inspiration come from to incorporate honey into your product?

Honey MELT was the logical next step. If you’ve ever slathered honey and butter on corn bread, waffles or toast you’ll understand. Honey MELT is perfect for everyone who loves the sweet combination of honey and butter but wants a non-dairy alternative. Honey MELT has half the saturated fat of butter and one gram of sugar per serving.

What does MELT love about working with honey?

What’s not to love about honey?! It is nature’s most perfect food. The flavor and scent of organic wildflower honey is unparalleled.

Do you have any future plans to add more spreads with honey to your product line?

Our newest flavor, Chocolate MELT Organic, features organic wildflower honey. Honey enhances the velvety richness of Chocolate MELT and lightly sweetens the product.

What are MELT’s future plans?

We plan to become the leading healthy oils company in the world. Our team has the drive and desire to make that happen. We want to be part of impacting the world in tremendously positive way.

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Santa Barbara Bar Coconut Almond Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

 

Santa Barbara Bar Coconut Almond

If you like coconut, be sure to try this bar from Santa Barbara, the Coconut Almond. Sweetened with honey, these bars are made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates and chia seeds. The Coconut Almond bar contains no soy products, no refined sugar and provides four grams of dietary fiber and eight grams of protein.

Founder of Santa Barbara Bar, Peter Gaum, grew up in a small town in the southern part of Germany, where he developed a taste for fresh, homemade food. After arriving in the United States in 1988, he developed two wholesale bakeries in Santa Barbara. For more than 20 years Santa Barbara Bar has produced quality products with natural ingredients.

 

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