Archives for the month of: April, 2014

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We hear a lot about the importance of probiotics these days and their importance to our digestive system, which in turn helps us keep our immune systems healthy. There’s a delicious way to get a daily dose of these essential probiotics, thanks to Maia Greek Yogurt (www.maiayogurt.com), named after the Greek Goddess of Growth!

Created using milk from grass-fed cows, Maia Yogurt is gluten-free and non-GMO, available in six tempting flavors, including Vanilla Bean (our favorite), strawberry, blueberry, plain, peach, pineapple and raspberry lime. Great to enjoy right out of the carton for a nutrtious snack, or create a breakfast parfait by layering your favorite Maia flavor with granola and fresh fruit.

Maia Greek Yogurt – Gotta Love It!

 

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With the hot and humid days of summer just around the corner and plenty of oppportunities to enjoy ice cream, (but then, who needs an excuse to savor ice cream!),  Klondike (www.klondikebar.com) has introduced three new gourmet ice cream bars, now available in your local supermarket freezer case.

Klondike Kandy Bars are a delicious and irresistible combination of creamy quality ice cream, chocolate coating and candy, all rolled into one easy to eat bar. The new Klondike Kandy Bars offerings include Fudge Krunch (our favorite), Caramel & Peanuts, and Cookies & Cream. A suggested retail price of $3.59 per box of four bars make them an affordable anytime treat.

New Klondike Kandy Bars – Gotta Love It!

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If you tend to accumulate stress in your shoulder and neck muscles, there’s a handy little device that can provide quick comfort and relief.

The ETronic Ultra Comfort Massage Travel Neck Pillow is a lightweight device that can be easily worn around the neck at home, office or while travelling. Easy to use quick on and off button, with another button that changes the vibration mode to six different settings. And another great feature is the strap which allows you to position it on your car’s headrest and enjoy a quick spa session anytime you are driving. This soft and comfortable pillow is also pliable enough to wrap around a portion of your arm or leg for quick pain relief.  http://www.amazon.com/Etronic-Comfort-Massage-Travel-Pillow/dp/B00IY0J536/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398271579&sr=8-1&keywords=etronic+travel+neck+pillow

The ETronic Ultra Comfort Massage Travel Neck Pillow – Gotta Love It!

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The trees are beginning to bud and the daffodils and crocus are peaking out from the ground in anticipation of Easter. What better time to perfect your swing on the golf course!

GourmetGiftBaskets.com offers the perfect treat for yourself or your favorite duffer — The Golfer’s Dream Gift Basket (pictured above), loaded with a nice assortment of premium brand snack items, along with a sleeve of three golf balls, all packaged in a handsome miniature golf bag. GourmetGiftBaskets.com also features three additional basket selections for the golf nut on your gift list.

The Golfer’s Dream Gift Basket – Gotta Love It!

https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/easter/

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If you want the contents of your  Easter baskets this year to look good as well as taste delicious, check out all of the sweet ideas offered by Hershey’s this season (www.hersheys.com/celebrate/Easter/).

From Cadbury Mini Eggs used to create the charming coconut bird’s nest eggs pictured above, to Hershey’s Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs, Kit Kat Miniatures featuring fun Easter designs and Jolly Rancher Lollipops, shaped as Rabbits and Chicks in Green Apple, Watermelon and Cherry flavors, there are plenty of sweet reasons to look for Hershey’s treats at your local supermarket.

Hershey’s Easter treats — Gotta Love It!

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Spring is peak production time for fresh corn from Florida, with top quality corn on the cob available from the Sunshine State from April through June.

The Sunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of Florida (www.sunshinesweetcorn.com) are specialists at producing premium quality varieties known as Sunshine Sweet Corn with no GMOs! We recently had the culinary pleasure of sampling Florida corn plucked fresh from the fields of Duda Farm Fresh Foods (www.DudaFresh.com) and were amazed at the fantastic taste, appearance and overall natural sweetness and juiciness of Sunshine Sweet Corn. It’s little wonder that the state of Florida ranks first among all corn producing states in the nation.  In addition to being a high fiber, low fat food choice, fresh corn is extremely versatile and can be incorporated into everything from seafood chowders and salads to corn breads, relishes, and boiled or grilled right on the cob, seasoned with butter and herbs. Simply outstanding!

Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida – Gotta Love It!

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If you are running, jogging, swimming, hiking, rock climbing or bicycling more now that spring is in the air, check out Zoey Sampson’s new “Vegan Athlete Cookbook” (www.amazon.com).

Sampson provides 101 plant-based recipes in a dozen different categories, including such creative options as Adzuki Bean Pizza, Fresh Pear and Ginger Whizz, and Hot and Sour Mushroom Soup to keep you satisfied as well as energized. The Vegan Athlete Cookbook is a good reminder with the annual Earth Day celebration coming up April 22 that it’s a great idea to go meatless at least once a week to be more kind to Mother Earth!

The “Vegan Athlete Cookbook” by Zoey Sampson – Gotta Love It!

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WOW – does it feel great to put away those winter boots and snow shovels for another season!

Why not celebrate the arrival of spring and warmer weather that’s perfect for entertaining by mixing up this “Transatlantic Fizz” cocktail, the brainchild of Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash. It features one of our all-time favorite libations, Sandeman Porto.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle  a fresh strawberry  with fresh lime juice and almond syrup. Then add 2 ounces of the reserve port with an ounce of Avion Blanco tequila, adding crushed ice before shaking well. Strain over ice into a highball glass, adding the finishing touch of a layer of champagne. Add a stirstick and garnish with a fresh whole strawberry. Pogash reports this cocktail goes great with toasted Portuguese almonds.

The Transatlantic Fizz Cocktail Featuring Sandeman Porto – Gotta Love It!