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.

-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?
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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


Photo Credit: Emily B. Hall

Hugh Acheson
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

Organic Banana Chips Dried in Coconut OilTrees for the Future
PartnershipsForADifferenceOrganic Sun Dried CherriesBreast Cancer Fund
PartnershipsForaDifference2Organic Roasted Pistachios
Farm Aid
Organic High Antioxidant Trail MixNational Outdoor Leadership School
Organic Sun Dried BlueberriesRodale Institute
Organic Maple Roasted CashewsWhole Planet Foundation

Companies We Love: Carlson’s Fishery


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.

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.


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.

The Ultimate Summer Hummus

Organic Pistachio HummusWe’ve been dreaming of more sunny hours during the day, beach trips with friends, and weekends in the mountains. However, now that summer has finally arrived, we’ve almost forgotten what to do with ourselves.

So, we’re bringing it back to basics and starting with food options. We’re saving our Organic High Antioxidant Trail Mix for the mountains, bringing our Organic Almonds to the beach, and this making this Organic Pistachio Hummus after long days of being in the sun. But really, you can enjoy it at any time.

The Ultimate Summer Hummus
Yield: 8 servings
1 can organic garbanzo beans, reserve liquid from can
1/4 cup Allgood Provisions organic pistachios, shelled
2 cloves organic garlic
2 tablespoons organic tahini
1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons organic lemon juice
sea salt and pepper, to taste

1. Add ingredients into food processor.
2. Puree mixture, adding liquid from garbanzo beans until hummus is desired consistency.
3. Serve with organic fresh vegetables, pita bread, or our Organic Banana Chips dried in organic coconut oil.

What keeps you refreshed on a hot summer day?

Recipe adapted from: http://www.americanpistachios.org/recipes-and-snacking/recipes/pistachio-hummus

Top 7 Food Destinations Around the Globe

Songs, smells, pictures, textures, and flavors can take you to a time and a place that could have been your reality five, ten, twenty years ago. One way or another, we are all familiar with this sense of travel via our senses. If you caught up with our chat with Chef Ryan Ross, she talked about this nostalgia that flavors hold. With that said, there often comes a time when your taste buds and senses are ready for new experiences, new flavors. If this sounds like you, but you do not know where to start to treat-yo’-tastebuds, we are here to help.

While it is absolutely possible to find a flavor-filled experience in your backyard, we present to you these top 7 food destinations around the globe for the Foodies out there that have time to travel and are looking to expand their horizons.

7. Lyon, France

Top 7 Food Destinations

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 Since the 20th century, Lyon has been called the food capital of France. If you’ve eaten some delicious Lyonnaise potatoes state-side or followed the nouvelle-cuisine movement, you have celebrated Lyon. Home to 4,000 restaurants and 15 restaurants with Michelin stars, Lyon will satisfy any cravings for all sorts of pork, cheese, outdoor food markets, and gratins. If we haven’t convinced you, the Guardian has compiled an excellent guide to all things Lyon.

6. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Source: http://thecitylane.com/ho-chi-minh-city-food-guide/

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, champions street food. While traditional Vietnamese dishes Pho (noodle soup) and Banh Mi (sandwiches) have made their way into American cuisine, be sure to try the lesser known com tam (broken rice) with a fried egg on top or bo la lot (beef wrapped in a leaf). Prepare your appetite, walk the streets to find where all the locals are eating, and get ready to have a great meal that barely touches your wallet. If we still haven’t convinced you, here are 25 dishes to try while in Ho Chi Minh City.

5. San Francisco, California


San Francisco Food Scene

Food trucks, craft beers and cocktails, farmers markets, and a ratio of restaurants to people in the people’s favor highlight some of San Francisco’s booming food scene. Magnificent seasonal produce and fresh seafood make San Francisco a place to treat your taste buds, and also keep your figure slender (as opposed to other culinary destinations). See what Anthony Bourdain’s trail of 30 hours in San Francisco looked like.

4. Barcelona, Spain

Jamon, Croquetas, and Rice with Squid Ink

Jamon, Croquetas, and Rice with Squid Ink (left)

For people that have visited Barcelona, it is no surprise that this destination has made the list as a top food destination. Jamón Iberico (special cured ham), pulpo (octopus), and tapas (small appetizers) of all sorts inhabit the beautiful architecture of Barcelona. Explore La Boqueria, Barcelona’s famous outdoor market, midday, enjoy some tapas in the afternoon, and share a big paella with friends for dinner at 9:30 pm like the locals. New York Times talks about the accessibility of Barcelona’s gastronomy scene here.

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Source: http://blog.nordicchoicehotels.com/en/eat-drink/10-top-noma-restaurant-alternatives-in-copenhagen/

Source: http://blog.nordicchoicehotels.com/en/eat-drink/10-top-noma-restaurant-alternatives-in-copenhagen/

Home to the recently-voted #3 restaurant in the world, Noma, and also to arguably the happiest citizens in the world, Copenhagen is a must-see. Known world-wide for their Danish pastries, foraging practices, hearty meat and seafood dishes to help bodies weather the cold, and open-faced sandwiches with any and every topping you’d ever want. From their fine-dining Michelin star restaurant scene to their developing street food scene, Copenhagen has delicious bites for all different styles of dining. See what the Guardian says about it.

2. Paris, France

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Source: http://stevebrownphotography.com/gallery/patisse/

Escargot, croissants, cheese of all sorts, duck confit, wine from Bordeaux, pain Au chocolat is what many people imagine when thinking of Paris, and they are not too far off. It is common to find bakeries, restaurants, or delis in Paris that have been owned by the same family for years. With this tradition of food and cooking, the product of Parisian preparation is always consistent, delicious, and decadent. Before leaving Paris, be sure to find the best baguette to enjoy in a park around the city, choose some macaroons for a midday snack to pair with your hot tea, and pick up a hot-fresh crepe from an outdoor market by the Seine river. Of course, Paris is great at more than just pastries.

1. San Sebastian, Spain


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Last but certainly not least, we present to you, San Sebastian. Located in Northern Spain and home to the Basque people, San Sebastian is a small town with a large food culture. From exclusive gastronomic societies (think country club-like membership but strictly for food innovation and enjoyment) to streets lined with pintxo bars, one cannot avoid the lovely food culture in San Sebastian. Tour the streets of its old town Parte Vieja and enjoy its pintxos, Northern Spain’s exquisite version of tapas, with a glass of the young Basque sparkling white wine, Txakoli. Wave to the friendly locals “Agur!!” (Basque word for goodbye) as you enjoy a pintxo and move on to the next bar like the locals. If we haven’t convinced you yet, see what the Basques have to say for themselves.

Now, perhaps you agreed with us in our introduction – your tastes buds are ready for new experiences and new tastes, but you do not have the time to travel. Don’t fret, soon enough, we have some exciting new products to introduce to you that will transport you to a new place – just like Chef Ryan Ross was saying.

We want to know, where do you want to travel to next?


Foodies We Love: Dietitian Kate Geagan


Often we are faced with difficult decisions regarding food and nutrition. Perhaps a fish is healthy and nutritious for our bodies, but it is also endangered. Another option might be the best choice for the environment, but a poor choice for our bodies. How do we make choices that are great both for our body and for the environment?

America’s Green Nutritionist, known to her family and friends as Kate Geagan, is here to help. With her book Go Green Get Lean, consulting competence, speaking finesse, and media communications experience, Kate lays out a healthy food system from the ground to our taste buds giving us a clear path to find healthy and environment-friendly choices. We were honored to be able to pick her brain today:

How did you become known as America’s Green Nutritionist?
When my book Go Green Get Lean was launching, a few people at Rodale, my publisher, started calling me that. The name just stuck-and I adopted it because I think it really captures what I’m trying to bring to the nutrition and health conversation.

Now, as America’s Green Dietitian, what food and nutrition beliefs are most important to you?
2 key things:

  1. Food is about much more than just the “Nutrition Facts” panel. Food brings with it the story of how it was produced: that includes hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, soil integrity, worker conditions, and the state of the land, air and water. When you make a choice to eat a certain food, you are reinforcing that vision of a food system.
  1. That good nutrition is actually very simple: Eat a diet rich in minimally processed whole foods, eat as many plant foods as possible and minimize animal products. And limit sugar sweetened beverages. That, plus plenty of movement, rest, love and purpose is pretty much the recipe for a vibrant human being.

Agreed! What foods are you loving lately?
Nuts and beans! Honestly, when you look at longevity patterns around the world, two themes stick out: snacking on nuts is not only incredibly tasty; it’s also incredibly powerful nutrition for your body (packed with heart healthy fats, satisfying protein, and shown to help manage weight and keep your heart healthy).

If you look at “Blue Zones”, those places in the world where 10x more people live to be 100 than in other parts of the world, there is one food that is common to all of them: beans. They’re affordable, widely available, and pack one of nature’s perfect protein packages (with folate, antioxidants, protein, fiber and more). We eat far too few in America.

We’d love to hear some of your favorite snacks, since well, you could say that is our specialty!
Nuts and dried fruit can sustain you with high quality clean energy for hours. I love combining them because you get the quick energy of the carbohydrate in the dried fruit, paired with the low, slow burn of the fat/protein from the nuts.

I am also loving toasted chickpeas right now! They satisfy my urge to crunch, but with none of the downside of a bag of potato chips.

In the summer, a girl can’t go wrong with heaps of fresh farmers market salsa (any variety) over a blue corn tortilla chip. I often add chopped avocado as well for a rich creamy taste that’s good for body and planet!

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

Check out the latest from Kate at her website, KateGeagan.com.  Follow her on Facebook here.

Companies We Love: Cotopaxi


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At Allgood, we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy to find the highest quality ingredients from farmers who operate in a sustainable and ethical manner.  In addition, we donate a portion of every sale to non-profits throughout the globe.  To that extent, we’re always exploring how other companies source their materials, how their products are made, what their product is packaged in, and overall whether or not these brands value larger profit margins over basic human rights. We believe that every purchase is a vote of support.  Personally, we want to buy products from the companies who spur us to do more for the community and for the environment.

Cotopaxi is one of these companies that we HAVE to support.  Their transparent, ethical way of producing quality outdoor products inspires us. Each of Cotopaxi’s product pages details exactly how your purchase helps a local community. Worried that their outdoor products have origins in overcrowded, sweat-shops that mass produce their goods to keep prices low? Cotopaxi will have nothing to do with that. Look here.

Cotopaxi’s mission is to create innovative outdoor products and experiences that fund sustainable poverty relief, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. We could not be more excited to see how they are executing this mission with such finesse and ambition.  We love that we can all be apart of this mission by doing good. For those of you that want to be a part of the adventure more than anything else, check out their next Cotopaxi Questival, a 24 hour Amazing-Race-like adventure.

The Allgood team encourages you to take a look at Cotopaxi’s amazing gear.  See what Cotopaxi has up their sleeve on Instagram with the hashtag #GearForGood. Join in on the adventure!