Recipe: Allgood Organic Cherries & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, its a mouth full to say, but trust us…you won’t mind having a mouth full of these delicious cookies featuring Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries.

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Ingredients

Ingredients1/2 pound unsalted organic butter at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate chips
1 cup Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy in large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together and add to the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate and Allgood Provisions Organic Sun Dried Cherries.
4. Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly.
5. Bake for 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
6. Serve and enjoy!
Feel free to adjust with other great ingredients…great variations include adding Allgood Provisions Organic Almonds, Organic Pistachios or anything else your heart desires!

Retailer Spotlight: Potomac Gourmet Market

Wander into Potomac Gourmet Market at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland and you’ll discover a full service market that far exceeds expectations. Filled with a variety of gourmet items, you’ll not only be able to find exactly what you need for that perfect meal, you may also stumble upon products you’ve never heard of before. Yes, you’ll find the world’s best extra virgin olive oils…but let the staff show you some alternatives that may be even more fitting for your dish, maybe a almond, hazelnut, walnut or avocado oil? Or, are you looking to take your burgers to the next level? Let one of the knowledgeable experts on staff steer you towards the Hooks 10yr Cheddar or Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor. Is your mouth watering yet? Just writing this post is making us hungry.

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From house roasted coffee blends to craft beer, gourmet cheeses to farm fresh veggies, you’ll find the best of the best here at Potomac Gourmet Market. What’s even better is that they also host frequent wine, beer and food tastings so you can sample new items and get inspiration for your next gathering.

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If you’re ever in the Oxon Hill area be sure to stop in and say hello to the friendly staff. Grab some of your favorite Allgood Provisions organic snacks while you’re at it. Potomac Gourmet Market carries Allgood Provisions High Antioxidant Trail Mix, Organic Sundried Blueberries, Organic Pistachios, Organic Almonds, Organic Sundried Cherries and Organic Banana Chips.

Companies We Love: Soul Poles

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The name alone summons something deeper than its physical being. Soul Poles was founded by a group of former U.S. Ski Team racers with a deep love and respect for the earth. Faced with the unfortunate truth presented in the almost constant studies released on global warming, this group of skiers took initiative to stop the cycle and make a change in their ever-consuming industry. Soul Poles was created with a singular purpose, “to innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports industry by merging sustainable design with uncompromising performance and truly original style”.

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The result is beautiful bamboo ski poles crafted from carefully selected bamboo canes and hand crafted by skiers from cut to assembly all within the Park City studio/factory. By keeping the entire process in house Soul Poles has more control over manufacturing, leading to less waste and energy spent vs. companies that manufacture in China.

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We love Soul Poles because they are showing the ski industry that quality, function and beautiful design can be more sustainable. For a sport so dependent on Mother Nature for its sustainability it’s a shame there aren’t more companies out there reducing the impact the industry has on the environment. Soul Poles should serve as a model for the future of the ski industry gear. Beautifully designed, eco friendly, sustainable bamboo ski poles made with soul. Grab a set and you’ll love them forever, Mother Nature will love you right back. Oh and while you’re at it add on a one of a kind Bamboozie – we can’t get enough of ours:

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Organic Recipe: Organic Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Looking for a dinner recipe that is not only healthy and delicious but also foolproof? Then look no further! This organic recipe for Organic Pistachio Crusted Salmon more than meets the standards. This will no doubt end up as a regular on your meal rotation schedule.

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Ingredients

1 (around 2 lbs) side salmon, skin on
2 lemons, juiced
4 tablespoons mustard
1 cup shelled Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
4 tablespoons canola oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F

2. Place the salmon on a baking sheet with the skin side down. Mix the lemon juice and mustard together in a bowl and spread over the salmon.

3. Grind your Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios in a food processor until coarse. Then, add the panko bread crumbs, oil and salt & pepper.

4. Sprinkle your mixture from the food processor (Allgood Provisions Organic Pistachios, bread crumbs, oil, salt/pepper) over the mustard to cover the salmon.

5. Put your prepared salmon in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven to a serving platter.

6. Let the salmon sit about 5 minutes before serving.

And there you have it. Your new favorite, healthy, delicious, Allgood inspired meal. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Happy Cooking!

Love,

The Allgood Provisions Team

Retailer Spotlight: The Little Beet

In this world consumed by the constant go-go-go! mentality, where we never seem to have enough time in the day, we tend to find ourselves sacrificing our health in exchange for saving time. We’re all guilty to some extent and the area that most often takes the hit is our diets. Nowhere may this be truer than in the city that never sleeps. Enter The Little Beet. Part of the fast health food revolution, The Little Beet is aiming to fix the world of fast food options by offering a healthy, guilt free alternative to the grease soaked, chemically ridden offerings that are currently available.

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The Little Beet was founded with one purpose; To Serve Real Food Deliciously. Lettuce not beet around the bush here. The food is not only excellent, its organic, fresh and healthy. As one Yelper put it, it’s “the kind of stuff you’d want to make for yourself at home if you had the time”. We couldn’t agree more Elizabeth.

The Little Beet’s cuisine is artfully crafted by Chef Franklin Becker, who knows the incredible role that your diet plays in your health and lifestyle. In his 20s, Becker was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. At that point he decided to transform his cooking style. Becker learned to use simple ingredients to create extremely satisfying dishes that are healthy and flavorful.

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Step into line at The Little Beet and your greeted with some of the friendliest staff in all of NYC. Your mood lifts as your nose catches the smells wafting from the kitchen.  As you move forward to select your meal options, it’s hard not to select something that will satisfy your hunger as well as your nutritional needs. After a meal here at The Little Beet, you’ll realize that food is more than just a solution to satisfy the hunger in your belly, it is medicine. Delicious real food is your ticket to maintaining your health and now it’s something that you can easily fit into your hectic daily routine.

If you live in or ever visit the New York City area be sure to step in and check out The Little Beet. You can also find your favorite Allgood Provisions organic snacks there too!

Companies We Love: Backcountry.com

In 1996, lifetime friends and skiing enthusiasts Jim Holland and John Bresee set up a website, pulled $2k out of their own pockets and began selling avalanche beacons out of their garage in Heber City, Utah.  Backcountry.com was founded with a humble beginning but with the secret sauce of any truly great company, a passion for doing what they loved in life. For Jim and John this was not just skiing, it was being on the forefront of the technology that empowers them to truly push themselves to the limit in the sport they loved. From there their mission was born, their destiny defined. They wanted to sell the best outdoor gear there was, and be the best at doing it.

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Today Backcountry.com is a household name in the world of outdoor lovers, from year round ski bums chasing the endless winter to weekend warriors pushing it on the mountain trails. From climbers to snowboarders, mountain bikers to mountaineers, they flock to Backcountry.com when they want to find the best selection of top gear for their outdoor pursuits. But Backcountry.com is about more than just the gear, it’s a community. A community where you find likeminded individuals with the same passions, questions and pursuits that you have. From the top athletes in their respective sports to expert gearheads that will guide you to the best item, to fellow shoppers offering up their own advice from testing the products themselves, you’ll find them at Backcountry.com.

Whether you’re new to a sport or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find that Backcountry.com is a welcoming environment where you can shop for the equipment that will be right for you, with the support necessary to make the best selection for your own adventures. After each shopping experience you’ll walk away feeling stoked. Stoked on the gear, the community and the truly awesome customer service and support you receive. Here at Allgood Provisions we shop with them regularly. Not only do we love supporting other great local Utah businesses, we love supporting businesses with a passion for what they do. You can check out Backcountry.com here. Trust us, it won’t be the last time you visit the site.

Organic Recipe: Organic Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Get your daily dose of fiber, Vitimin C and antioxidants while improving your memory at all the same time! Blueberries are known to offer many health benefits including these and many others. So go ahead and devour a few of these delicious organic blueberry oatmeal muffins using your favorite Allgood Provisions Organic Sundried Blueberries. Great as a grab and go breakfast or a snack anytime of the day!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup old-fashioned organic oats
  • 1 cup organic milk
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 organic free-range egg
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Allgood Provisions Organic Sundried Blueberries (order some here!)

Directions for making the perfect batch of Organic Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425° F
  2. In a large bowl, stir together your oats and milk. Let the oats soak in milk for about 15-20 minutes
  3. Add brown sugar, applesauce, orange zest and egg to the oats mixture, stirring all ingredients until evenly mixed
  4. Next, in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon
  5. Add dry ingredients mixture (from the medium bowl) to the oatmeal mixture in the large bowl, stirring until wet and dry ingredients are just combined
  6. Quickly fold in 1 cup of the Allgood Provisions Organic Sundried Blueberries
  7. Spoon your delicious batter into muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of Allgood Provisions Organic Sundried Blueberries
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until the tops are a beautiful golden brown)
  9. Remove muffins from pan and allow your tasty batch of Organic Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins to cool completely on a wire rack

 

Retailer Spotlight: Food Fight! Vegan Grocery

There are many studies out there that suggest a vegetarian diet can help you live longer. It’s also believed that taking yourself a little less serious can do the same. Meet Food Fight! Vegan Grocery. A specialty vegan grocery store located in “sunny” Portland, Oregon serving up a heaping platter of both vegan products and a laid back, not so serious life perspective. Started in 2003, Food Fight is more of a specialty convenience store than a grocery, with all vegan products ranging from everything from sweets to beverages to condoms. They even stock vegan products for your four legged companion.

Look deeper and you’ll find that Food Fight not only provides a place to purchase vegan food and products, they also provide a wealth of resources for the vegan community. Whether it’s a complete vegan guide to Portland (check it out here!), a list of vegan friendly Portland accommodations or vegan education classes, Food Fight has you covered.

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The store is located along a street lined with a few other vegan friendly businesses but you can also purchase items from their online store front here: FoodFightGrocery.com. The bottom line is, Food Fight is run by an awesome group of likeminded people who share an affinity for all things vegan, especially a great selection of vegan food, whether it’s hard to find vegan junk food items or your favorite tasty Allgood Provisions snacks.

Check them out online here: FoodFightGrocery.com

Retailer Spotlight: Mouth.com

Upon our first navigation around Mouth.com our pie holes were immediately salivating as we glanced upon their scrumptious selection of indie food products. The team at Mouth defines indie food as food made by people not companies; food that is “created from start to finish with a high level of personal attention, craft and passion”.  The team spends hours upon hours hunting down and bringing new products and producers to their selection. Looking at their variety of delicious products, we have to say what great taste these curators have (oh and what hard work that must be tasting all those hand crafted delights). From small batch pickles to fair trade chocolate, organic snacks to artisan meats, Mouth.com offers a masterful culinary selection of indie food that’s crafted with incredible detail.

In need of a unique gift for an upcoming holiday, say Valentines Day, a birthday or maybe just for celebrating a love for the good things in life? Mouth.com offers curated gift assortments no matter what your heart (or taste buds) desire. Are you a pickle addict? Chocolate addict? Snack addict? Sign up for one of their monthly subscription services. You really can’t go wrong.

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Beautifully and carefully crafted indie food in packaging with equal attention to design. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, there is no doubt that you will delighted each time one of their items arrives at your door. Check out Mouth.com and trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, you can now get your favorite Allgood Provisions organic snacks direct through their site including our High Antioxidant Trail Mix, Organic Sundried Cherries, Organic Maple Roasted Cashews, Organic Roasted Almonds and Organic Roasted Pistachios.

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Retailer Spotlight: ColdLife Organics

One of the hardest parts of trying to eat only organic, pesticide free food is that sometimes it’s just not easy to find a great selection. Sometimes where you live poses a big hurdle to trying to stick to an organic diet. Sometimes it also comes down to convenience. We’re all guilty of grabbing something because we’re hungry and it’s the only thing available, forcing us to stray from what we truly want to put into our bodies.  That’s why we are grateful for retailers like ColdLife Organics.

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ColdLife Organics is an online market that offers an incredible selection of organic, sustainable, humanely treated, local and Non-GMO produce and products delivered straight to your door. Not only do they make it easy to keep our fridge and pantry stocked with food that matches our lifestyle, they ensure that all of their food is delivered to our door without breaking the “Cold Chain”.  This is a crucial part of ensuring that food is delivered to your door at its freshest and best tasting. By keeping the food cold all the way to your front door, they maintain freshness, taste and nutrients.

Unsure about ordering your groceries online instead of picking them out yourself at the store? ColdLife Organics takes the uncertainty out of the entire process. From ensuring the quality of their products to making the entire order process incredibly simple, you will find the convenience and selection makes this a truly rewarding experience. Try it once and you’re sure to make this a regular occurrence in your grocery shopping routine.

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What could be better? You can also find your favorite Allgood Provisions Organic snacks available for purchase at ColdLife Organics including our Allgood Maple Roasted Organic Cashews, Roasted Organic Almonds with Sea Salt, Roasted Organic Pistachios with Sea Salt, Organic Sundried Cherries, Organic Sundried Wild Blueberries, High Antioxidant Trail Mix.

Thank you ColdLife Organics for making it easier to find and eat the organic food choices we crave!!