Ridin’ Purty with Club Ride

Imagine you are pedaling through Alexander Valley to Dry Creek and along the Russian River with your best friend, all while admiring the luscious vineyards Sonoma County has to offer. You think about stopping in for a taste at the vineyard down the trail, but you probably will pass this time because you don’t want too turn too many heads in your Lycra biking suit.

Club Ride
That’s how Club Ride’s founder Mike felt back in 2008. After having to decide between showing up on-time to get beers with friends wearing a Lycra suit or arriving late in his normal casual attire, it clicked with Mike that he should design apparel that was both technical and stylish.

Throughout the years, designs have been drawn, friends have been consulted, fabric has been cut, sewn, re-sewn, and finally, prototypes have been tested on rugged mountain trails and 15-mile evening commutes. Now, with the help of riders that want both function and form, Club Ride’s reach has grown throughout the United States.

Club Ride

Not only does Club Ride make stylish apparel you can wear to a winery or on the road alike, Club Ride also proudly supports cycling advocacy in all its forms. From local companies to national organizations like PeopleForBikes and Adventure Cycling Association, Club Ride is always looking to support improved trails and infrastructure.

We are especially grateful to Club Ride as they are a proud sponsor of a trip we’re giving away for two out to Sonoma County, California. Go see their website and see the great products Club Ride makes.

And, if you’re one of our lucky winners, you’ll get some new Club Ride Apparel too!

Enter to win here.

Foodie We Love: Jasset Iva

I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time. – Kelly Slater

Every year in March and April, our attention is refocused towards the ocean. World Water Day and Earth Day make us rethink our efforts to preserve the ocean and to renew our gratitude to the Earth. Our thoughts shift, and we always make a summer resolution to get to the ocean more often.

To inspire us to make that happen, we wanted to catch up with a foodie that we love, surfer Jasset Iva. When she’s not modeling or planning epic trips to Australia, she’s in the water catching a wave. Though she used to surf competitively, it took out the whole reason she began surfing in the first place – to have fun. We were so happy to have the chance to catch up and talk with Jasset between sets.

If you could surf just one wave for the rest of your life, what would be your perfect wave? 
Lennox head in Australia – it breaks forever and is just the most perfect right hand. The place is beautiful too.

What has been your favorite memory growing up surfing?
Growing up surfing, my favorite memory was having a two-story shack on the beach. Surf boards would go on top. On the bottom, there was a big table, lights, and a tire swing. So at night, all of my friends and I would eat dinner out there and then after try to catch ghost crabs while listening to music. It was so fun!

What’s your ideal post-surf snack?
Peanut butter on a piece of bread, or an avocado toast to hold me over until the next meal.

Thank you so much for your time today, Jasset!

We’d love to hear how you like to get your fix of time in the water. Whether it’s the ocean, springs, lakes, rivers, or a combination of everything, let us know how you like to spend your days with nature!

For other p0st-day-in-the-water snacks, check out our organic tasty snacks.

Want the chance to win a trip for two to California’s Wine Country? Enter to win here!

Make Homemade Blueberry Cashew Bars in 25 Minutes

What do blueberries, cashews, and almonds all have in common? Well yeah, they’re great for your health. But they’re also in these d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s homemade organic vanilla blueberry cashew almond bars – that’s a mouthful, a delicious one. Make these to have a tasty, healthy snack on hand! We recommend making one, two, or three batches at a time – this is a popular treat among the Allgood Provisions team! See full recipe below.

Organic Vanilla Blueberry Cashew Almond Bars by Ashley at Fit Mitten Kitchen

  • ¾ cup roughly chopped cashews
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped almonds
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 2 TBS flaxseed (or chia seeds or hemp hearts)
  • ⅛ tsp pink salt
  • 2 vanilla beans, sliced & seeds scraped*
  • ⅓ cup brown rice syrup
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper hanging over edges. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add chopped cashews, almonds, dried blueberries, oatmeal, flaxeed, vanilla beans, and brown rice syup. Using a large wooden spoon, stir together ingredients until fully combined. Mixture will be sticky and thick.
  3. Transfer mixture into lined pan and press into even layer, making sure to get into all four corners.
  4. Bake bars for 18-20 minutes; allow bars to cool at room temperature. Transfer pan to fridge for 1 hour and allow bars to set entirely. Remove bars from pan using parchment paper edges, and cut into 10 even bars. Wrap bars individually and store in container in fridge up to 2 weeks.
Ashely’s Notes:
*You may sub 2 tsp vanilla extract if you don’t have vanilla beans. But the beans definitely bring out extra flavor!And enjoy!
We’d love to hear what you think about these tasty treats, or what you think about our snacks in general. Find us on Facebook or tag “#EatAllgood” on Instagram and we’ll share our favorites!

And a big thank you so much to Ashely at Fit Mitten Kitchen for sharing this recipe with us! Be sure to check out her other delicious recipes.

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!
-Tell us Facebook
-Show us on Instagram: #EatAllgood
-Tweet us on Twitter

We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Foodies We Love: Laurenne Ross

Foodie We Love Laurenne Ross - Allgood Provisions
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.