7 Easy, Make-Ahead Super Bowl Party Snacks

The 50th Super Bowl will kickoff in just two weeks, and while the snacks and company are always the main event for us, we want to make this 50th Super Bowl filled with easy, no-fuss snacks that can be prepared ahead of time.

There won’t be any scrambling to get appetizers on the table while friends are arriving, you won’t miss the best commercial of the year, and you definitely will be there for every touchdown, tackle, and turnover (if you care).

Here’s 7 easy, make-ahead super bowl party snacks:

1. Sauteed Onion and Yogurt Dip via Saveur
Make this dip the night before the Super Bowl and serve with your favorite vegetables, chips, or snack.

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

2. Organic Oven Stoked Mexican Chocolate Pecans
These Oven Stoked Mexican Chocolate Pecans are salty, spicy, sweet, and addicting. This is our go-to party pleasing snack. Pass these straight from the oven into a bowl and serve. #Touchdown

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

3. Chocolate Trail Mix Power Balls via Young and Rungry
Grab some organic Trail Mix and make these the night before the Super Bowl for guests that are doing Whole30 or eating healthy this new year.

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

4. Organic Oven Stoked Black Truffle Rosemary Almonds
These savory organic almonds are flavor-filled and will make your kitchen smell of the best aromas. Everyone wins.

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

5. Cuban Sandwich with Zucchini Pickles via Bon Appetit
We believe the picture says it all.

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

6. Blueberry Vanilla Almond Granola via Fit Living
Grab some organic sundried blueberries and make this tasty organic granola to ease the pain when your team turns over the ball.

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7. Organic Oven Stoked West African Curry Cashews
These West African Curry Cashews are delightfully spicy, delicious, and healthy. Did we mention they’re easy to make too?

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

7 Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl 50 Party Snacks

Make these snacks ahead, sit back, and enjoy the snacking  game.

We’d love to see what you’re making for the Super Bowl – let’s connect!
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We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Foodies We Love: Laurenne Ross

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Happy New Year! Here at the Allgood Provisions’ office, we are so excited for what 2016 has for all of us. And what better way to ring in the new year than with a foodie that we love?

Introducing, Laurenne A .Ross, U.S. Alpine skier from Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She now lives in Bend, OR. and she grew up skiing out of Mount Bachelor for Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation. As a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team since 2006 and an A Team member for 2015-2016 season, Laurenne races in all World Cup Super-G’s, Downhill’s, and Super-Combined’s throughout the winter season, across the globe–from Lake Louise, Alberta to Val d’Isere, France.As if that wasn’t cool enough, Laurenne still finds time to train, play guitar and sing, knit, read, draw, paint, blog and take photographs. We were honored to speak with the Olympian herself:

What’s been your favorite memory as a part of the US Alpine Ski Team?

My favorite memory as a part of the US Alpine Ski Team was at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I remember standing in the start of the first race at the top of the mountain, and feeling an inspiring wave of energy wash over me. I’ve never felt such a strong rush in the start gate before, and pushed out of the gate feeling on top of the world.

What foods do you enjoy to fuel up for a race?

To fuel up for a race I try to stick to natural, unprocessed foods that contain a lot of raw energy. I like to have enough fat in my diet so that the energy lasts, but quickly accessible energy is important too. Organic nuts and organic dried fruit seem to be the perfect fuel-up combination.

While on the road, what is your go-to travel snack?

My go-to travel snack on the road is candied ginger. It’s refreshing flavor and travel benefits are unbeatable. I tend to get a bit motion sick driving around Europe, twisting and speeding through the mountain passes, and ginger assuages this. It’s also a wonderful snack to have when my body needs a digestion boost.

If you’d like to see what Laurenne is up to, see what she’s saying on her blog.

Happy 2016!

Do you know someone that lives a healthy, active lifestyle that loves food and deserves the limelight? Nominate them to be featured on our blog by emailing [email protected]

Deer Valley Skifest

For the past two weeks, we have had such a great time participating in the 24th annual Deer Valley Skifest. Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., stars from television, film, and the olympic games came to Deer Valley for a magical experience to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance.

And what exactly is the Waterkeeper Alliance? Waterkeeper Alliance connects, supports, and champions clean-water programs for waterways and their communities worldwide. With nearly 200 local Waterkeeper programs and more to come, the grassroots organization is dedicated to protecting the planet’s water from pollution.

We kicked off the weekend watching the professionals hit the slopes, and cheered them on with JB Smoove, Kate Walsh, Perrey Reeves, Shahidah Omar, Rachel Harris, Christian Hebel, and the other sponsors by our sides!

Deer Valley Ski Fest | Allgood Provisions

Deer Valley Ski Fest | Allgood Provisions

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by our booth and cheered with us.

Deer Valley Skifest | Allgood Provisions

Deer Valley Skifest | Allgood Provisions

Deer Valley Skifest | Allgood Provisions

Deer Valley Skifest with Entourage’s Perrey Reeves | Allgood Provisions

For us, one of the most exciting parts of this Deer Valley Skifest was the replay that aired on CBS. We know that sounds crazy, but we able to re-live all the fun times we had two weekends ago. AND we scored our first television commercial on CBS. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, here it is!

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit.

Now, it’s time to gear up for the holidays. We’re getting ready by filling our kitchens with the aroma and our stomachs with the taste of our Oven Stoked series. See here to get fresh roasted nuts in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Team
We are so excited to introduce to you the talented new member of our Allgood team, Tori. She’s passionate about making a positive impact on the world, and that is evident to anyone that knows this Park City local.

From working in ski apre bars to working in environmental non-profits like Recycle Utah to co-founding her own company with her siblings, Tori has a combination of customer-service, humanitarian, and start-up jobs that give her a diverse set of skills that will enhance how we operate at Allgood Provisions.

For you to get to know Tori better, we put her in the hot seat:

What’s your perfect way to enjoy a free day?
Getting outside and exploring!  Depending on the season, I’m either on my mountain bike or skis, I love getting my heart rate up and then going downhill, fast.  I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, cooking a tasty meal, practicing yoga and going to live music shows.  If puppies and a glass of wine make there way into my day, well…that’s a stellar day!

What’s your favorite snack?
I really love trail mix, you get the best of salty and sweet, a boost of energy, and all the health benefits from the high antioxidants and protein. It’s also a durable snack, it easily smooches into my camelback or jacket pocket, never losing it’s integrity!

If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
If I could only show you my excel sheet of places I want to travel, it’s massive!  Tomorrow.. I think I would jump on a plane to Chile and soak up the sunshine in the southern hemisphere while catching some waves!

Thank you so much Tori, we are so excited to have you!
I’m really excited to be a part of the Allgood Provision Team because I see an opportunity where business can promote a healthy active lifestyle.

For more information about Tori’s startup, visit SpreadStoke.com – a collaborative multi-media blogging platform offering a place on the internet for action sport athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and passionate wanderers’ to share their stories, ideas, trip reports, video edits, and photography with a like-minded community.

5 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes to Try

 

5 Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try | Allgood Provisions

5 Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try | Allgood Provisions. Photo by: Dani California Cooks

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? We’re finding it next to impossible to believe that November is past the mid-month mark! But alas, here we are, and we are so excited to spend time with loved ones around the Thanksgiving dinner table.

If Thanksgiving Day has been sneaking up on you, we’ve done some recipe hunting to save you time:

1. This Collard Green Salad with Cashews and Lime from Bon Appetit Magazine has us dreaming of a flavor-filled, lighter side to accompany our favorite main dish (turkey, and more turkey).
-Substitute our organic Maple Roasted Cashews for an extra punch of flavor.

2. Blistered Green Beans with Tomato-Almond Pesto, need we say more? This alternative to green bean casserole has a fresh, spicy note to keep guests going back for seconds.
-Save a trip to the grocery store and get your organic Roasted Almonds here.

3. Maybe replacing the green bean casserole is a non-negotiable, but you still want something with a kick on the table. Try this Brussels Sprout Leaves with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds.
-We recommend Allgood Provisions’ Organic Roasted Almonds to perfect this recipe.

4. This Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Pistachios by Dani California Cooks will put color and crunch on the Thanksgiving Table. We think this dish might help fight the Thanksgiving-food-hangover.
-Make sure you have a bag of organic Pistachios on hand to complete this dish.

5. Warm Apple and Dried Cherry Crisp  is equally delicious and easy to prepare, which makes it the perfect go-to Thanksgiving Dessert. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and you’re in business.
-Check our organic Dried Utah Cherries here.

Bonus:
-This Nutty Chocolate Toffee Bark is the perfect gift to bring as a guest for the host or hostess.
-These 4-Ingredient Cranberry Chocolate Energy Balls by The Blissful Balance are the perfect snacks to have in the kitchen Thanksgiving Day to keep the cooks fueled and full of energy!

5 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes to Try | Allgood Provisions

5 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes to Try | Allgood Provisions. Photo by The Blissful Balance

Let’s chat:
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
 
What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?

INTRODUCING: The Oven Stoked Series

Oven Stoked Series
What if there was a food that could be ready-to-eat in 15 minutes, would have a delicious, wholesome flavor, and would fill your home with the nostalgic aroma of Fall?

Now, we are so pleased to introduce to you the Oven Stoked series to fill that void described above. Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate.

Introducing the Oven Stoked series from Allgood Provisions


So, what’s the stoke all about? The Oven Stoked series allows home cooks with all ranges of talents to reach deep, gourmet flavors with a few quick and simple steps. It’s the easy, crowd-pleasing option for the pre-dinner snacks, the Super Bowl parties, and for the busy holidays.

It’s simple: choose your gourmet blend of flavors and nuts, and then mix them together in a large bowl with a little water. Spread them onto a baking sheet, and within fifteen minutes you have freshly roasted nuts.

The exciting flavors include Mexican Chocolate Pecans, Black Truffle Rosemary Almonds, and West African Curry Cashews.

Mexican Chocolate Pecans

Mexican Chocolate Pecans

Black Truffle Rosemary Almonds

Black Truffle Rosemary Almonds

West African Curry Cashews

West African Curry Cashews

Now, the important part. In order to launch this product line, we need your help. We have put together a Kickstarter to fund the production of this Oven Stoked series. We have created, tasted, and perfected these recipes, and we just need to put it in people’s homes with your help.

As always, this Oven Stoked series stays true to our values, using only source certified organic and non-GMO verified ingredients. Then, a portion of every sale is donated to various environmental organizations throughout the globe.

Every cent, dollar, share, and virtual high five helps us reach our goal. Thank you so much for your continued help. We would not be where we are with the support of you.

Chefs We Love: Hugh Acheson

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Photo Credit: Emily B. Hall

Hugh Acheson
Restaurants:
Empire State South (Atlanta, GA), 5&10 (Athens, GA), The Florence (Savannah, GA), The National (Athens, GA)
Books: The Broad ForkPick a Pickle, A New Turn in the South,
Awards: Food & Wine’s Best New Chef (2002), the Atlanta Journal Constitution Restaurant of the Year (2007), a five time (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) James Beard nominee, James Beard winner (2012) for Best Chef Southeast & Best Cookbook in American Cooking (2012)

Hugh Acheson wears many hats. You know, the figurative kind. Originally from Canada, Hugh is changing the way we think about Southern food. We aren’t talking about biscuits and gravy, we’re talking about seasonal produce, pickles and jams, and local eating that are ready for their well-deserved spotlight as Southern traditions.

As if having 4 restaurants spread across Georgia isn’t enough to keep a chef busy, Hugh has been appearing at demos and events throughout the nation, writing and promoting his new cookbook, revamping home-ec classes,  judging “Top Chef”, all while managing to be at home to make home cooked meals for his family.

With so much respect for Chef Acheson, we were honored to be able to catch up with him last week:

As a chef and father, what food-related beliefs are most important to you?
I believe in making food great with as many local ingredients as possible. I believe in giving restaurant workers respect for craft and paying them a good living wage. I believe in advancing ideas in food but truly respecting and learning the foodways that got us here.

Right! Learning the foodways that got us here is fundamental to our product development here at Allgood Provisions.

Before moving to Georgia, what did you think of Southern food?
I was a little guilty of falling into the common misinterpretation. But that quickly changed.

I think the outside perspective of Southern food is a little skewed. It is viewed as being tasty but not healthy, something that really defines more the foods of new convenience than the true idea of Southern food. Southern food is redolent with vegetables and fruits and is a constant reaction to the garden. It is a beautifully balanced meal when you look beyond that fried chicken and biscuit and see the tomatoes, the greens, the succotash, pirloo and pickles.

Mmm, speaking of Southern food… What in-season foods, ingredients, or techniques have you been loving lately?
Whole wood grilled eggplants.

Tomatoes a billion ways.

Sautéed sweet potato greens.

Charred summer squashes.

Tomatoes a billion ways, yes please!

Where would you like to see the future of food consumption in 2 years?
I hope eating everywhere takes a healthy turn to cooking from scratch again with people ably supporting their local producers and encouraging seasonal eating.

Right, it’s time to get more people back to the kitchen. With the help of your new cookbook, The Broad Fork, people can easily navigate their produce isles, farmers markets, and CSA boxes to create delicious flavors that tell the story of a time and place.

Thank you so much for speaking with us today, Hugh!

Cities We Love: San Sebastian, Spain

If you could go visit any city in the world right now, where would you go?

Our social media manager, Beth, answered that question saying “San Sebastian, Spain”. Here, she explains why you too would love this city nestled on the coast of Northern Spain in the heart of Basque Country.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian

San Sebastian
San Sebastian is for everyone. Well, maybe not for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e, but San Sebastian is definitely for food lovers, surfers, fashion fans, architecture fanatics, linguists, backpackers and campers, sustainability supporters, and all around outdoorsy-people.

San Sebastian really seals the deal by having a niche for everyone while still maintaining a “small town feel”. In 45 minutes, it is possible to cover the entire city from end to end walking. If walking isn’t your style, there are bike paths that cover the entire city too. Let’s see what niche this pedestrian-friendly town has for you.

Food Lovers: If you’re looking for a dining experience of delicious food, wine, and service, San Sebastian boasts 3 restaurants with a 3-Michelin star rating.

Plate from Arzak

Plate from Arzak, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant

If you’d rather save your money to stock up on Allgood Provisions than pay a pretty penny for dinner, San Sebastian still has plenty of delicious options. In Old Town San Sebastian, the streets are lined with bars containing “pintxos”, or small gourmet appetizers, for an average of $3 a pintxo. Get a group of friends eat your way through San Sebastian’s Old Town.

Parte Vieja

Parte Vieja or “Old town”

Pintxo Bar

Pintxo Bar in Old Town

If you want a more traditional Basque experience, head to a Cider house and drink cider with a side of a ribeye, green peppers, and french fries. Nothing gourmet, but it sure is tasty.

Chuleta and Cider

Chuleta and Cider

Surfers: Be sure to surf Zurriola Beach. If you’re looking to pick up surfing while on vacation, there are surf schools to teach you as well. If you are an advanced surfer looking for bigger waves, Hossegor, Mundaka, and Biarritz are all within 30 minutes drive from San Sebastian. At the end of July, there’s a surf film festival you will not want to miss.

Allgood in Biarritz

Allgood in Biarritz

Waves of Zurriola Beach

Waves of Zurriola Beach

Backpackers and Campers: San Sebastian has 3 “montes” or hills in town for a quick 20 minute hike (that also have campgrounds) with an ocean view. El Camino de Santiago has a path that goes through San Sebastian, and many travelers like to hop on a part of that walking trail for the day. If you’re really looking for some challenging trails, the Pyrenees mountains are not too far away.

San Sebastian view

San Sebastian view

Sustainability Supporters: Other than large sidewalks, a great bus system, and bins to recycle all over the city, San Sebastian’s city hall and citizens are always making improvements to become more sustainable. Their fish market boasts whole fish of all sorts freshly caught by local fishermen. If sustainable seafood is not your forte, you can now take a class at the local aquarium on how to protect our ocean with our consumption decisions. Want to start a garden? Rent out an orchard from the city on the outskirts of town. San Sebastian can teach a lot of cities how to use their resources wisely.

Fish Market

Fish Market

Other: Fashion fans will love the local stores located in town. Fans of Balenciaga will know the importance of San Sebastian in the development of that brand’s history. Linguists marvel at the language of the Basque people that has nothing to do with Latin roots, Euskera. Art lovers can seek inspiration from local galleries or from the world-renowned Guggenheim 45 minutes away. Film lovers and Sundance festival attendees will feel right at home in San Sebastian the last week of September during the San Sebastian Film Festival. San Sebastian really is an enchanting place, no wonder it was named the European Capital of Culture for 2016.

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Partnerships to Make a Difference

Sometimes a little can go a long way, especially when helping others. In fact, what may seem little to us, can be the amount to change another person’s life.

Allgood Provisions has been a member of 1% for the Planet since 2011, donating a portion of all sales to non-profits throughout the globe. Check out our amazing partners below and see what great cause you are contributing to with each purchase:

Organic Roasted California AlmondsWaterAid
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Organic Banana Chips Dried in Coconut OilTrees for the Future
PartnershipsForADifferenceOrganic Sun Dried CherriesBreast Cancer Fund
PartnershipsForaDifference2Organic Roasted Pistachios
Farm Aid
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Organic High Antioxidant Trail MixNational Outdoor Leadership School
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Organic Sun Dried BlueberriesRodale Institute
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Organic Maple Roasted CashewsWhole Planet Foundation
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Companies We Love: Carlson’s Fishery

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Owners Joe Campo and Nels Carlson

Sustainable catching methods, delicious products like smoked whitefish pate, and five generations of maintaining the best traditions, located in the heart of Leland, Michigan, Carlson’s Fishery is a sight for sore eyes and a destination for hungry stomachs.


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In 1889, Nels Carlson migrated from Norway to Leland, Michigan, beginning a family legacy that has thrived for over 100 years. Carlson’s Fishery through the years has “worked with the Michigan Fish Producers Association, the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Sea Grant, trying to educate others in the industry about the importance of structure and planning to enhance stability…’not just for what we can catch today, but for what might be available tomorrow.'”

Five generations after Nels’ immigration from Norway and after years of fishing the Lakes of Michigan, the Carlson dock has been donated to the Fishtown Preservation Society to create the historic Fishtown of Leland. Visitors can walk through Fishtown and feel a real connection to the history of Leland’s fishing industry. And, of course, Carlson’s Fish is just as big of a part of Fishtown now as it was to Leland’s fishing years ago.

To describe Leland to you, we think of it as a destination that has a beauty like the Hamptons and the stamp of approval from some of your favorite Foodies (like Mario Batali and Martha Stewart), but without the complications that develop when the rest of the country is vacationing in the same city as you.

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While in Leland, you can walk around this beautiful area and explore the other smoke houses, docks, tug boats, shanties, and sites. You’ll find that most members of this community agree with Nels Carlson’s school of thought to “keep the tradition simple. It’s why people come back.” And it’s true. While you’re strolling through Fishtown, stock up on homemade sweets at Dam Candy Store and grab some coffee from Blue Boat Coffee. You can even refresh your stock of some organic Allgood Provisions from Blue Boat’s darling space while you’re sipping your fresh coffee, and taking in the simple, sustainable tradition of Carlson’s Fishery and Leland, Michigan.

What tradition does your family hold still to this day? We want to know! Comment below or tell us on Facebook.