Archives for the month of: January, 2014

chocolate dreams

If there is a chocoholic on your Valentine’s Day gift list this year, The Chocolate Dreams Valentine’s Day Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com is a perfect match!

Not only does this goodie basket (www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com) contain a wide array of top-name quality chocolate confections, cookies and candies, including Almond Roca, Lake Champlain Chocolate Bars, luscious Marich Chocolate Covered Cherries and Dolcetto melt-in-your mouth wonderful petite chocolate cookies, it is packaged in a sturdy reusable basket and makes a very impressive presentation, decorated with a colorful straw bow.

The Chocolate Dreams Valentine’s Day Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com – Gotta Love It!

kombucha

Can you imagine how much better your health would be and your overall energy level would feel if everytime you wanted to reach for a sugary soft drink, you opted for a sip of Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha beverage instead (www.reedsinc.com)?

Reed’s newest addition to their family of bottledm good for you beveragesm features the healing power of raw, organic, fermented Kombucha tea in a variety of dazzling flavors, including Lemon Ginger Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Coconut Water Lime,  Hibiscus Ginger Grapefruit and  Passion Mango Ginger. Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha gives you a daily dose of healthful probiotics for improved immune function and better digestion and is a drink with a fizzy kick that tastes great straight from the bottle or served over ice, cocktail style. We love that the container is recyclable glass, the bottle size is easy to store and the cap is resealable.

Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha tonics – Gotta Love It!

muy bueno
If below freezing temperatures have gotten you down lately, check out Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (www.muybuenocookbook.com), written by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Evangelina Soza.

This delightful and colorful cookbook features three generations of cooks from the same family who feel passionate about introducing you to the best flavorful and colorful recipes inspired by their heritage. Browsing through the pages of this nicely illustrated cookbook is like taking a trip South of the Border to explore the many dishes, spices, presentations and recipes passed down from one Mexican generation to the next.

Muy Bueno Cookbook – Gotta Love It!

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Salt seems to sneak into every part of our diet, especially if our daily menus are filled with processed foods. Marla Heller’s “Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook” (www.GrandCentralLifeandStyle.com)  offers more than 150 great ways to dine with no or low salt, with the bonus of speeding up your metabolism to lose weight, lowering your blood pressure and preventing such disorders as diabetes.

The acronym DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Heller gives great suggestions for reorganizing your pantry and kitchen supplies  in order to produce a wide range of meals that are healthy, delicious and flavorful without being high in fat or sodium. She has reinvented many recipe favorites, including macaroni and cheese, chili and paella, so that their ingredients capitalize on herbs and spices as seasonings and farm fresh fruits and vegetables as the key components.

The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook by Marla Heller – Gotta Love It!

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There’s a creamy and delicious way to get your daily dose of healthful probiotics this New Year!

Reach for Noosa Yoghurt (www.noosayoghurt.com) in 2014, an Australian-inspired recipe made fresh in Colorado. Both gluten and rBGH free, Noosa tastes like a rich gourmet pudding laced with fresh fruit at their peak of ripeness. Flavors include Raspberry, Blueberry, Passion Fruit (our favorite), Peach, Mango, Lemon and Strawberry Rhubarb.

We like that the flat round tub is easy to store, can be resealed if you don’t want to consume the entire 8 ounce container in one sitting, and stores nicely in the refrigerator.  We guarantee you are gonna fall in love with the flavor and consistency of this yoghurt product, which far surpasses any other we’ve tried.

Noosa Yoghurt – Gotta Love It!

 

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Happy New Year!

The best gift you can give yourself in 2014 is vibrant health and Dr. Michael Murray makes a convincing case as to why you should include freshly prepared juices in your daily menu in his newly revised guide to juicing.

He has recently updated his best selling  “Complete Book of Juicing” (www.crownpublishing.com) and it includes some terrific recipes, along with a good directory of what juice concoctions are healing for specific medical condtions.\

The Complete Book of Juice/Revised & Updated by Michael T. Murray – Gotta Love It!