Archives for the month of: June, 2014

pescetarian

Summertime is relaxation at the seashore time, so here’s a great cookbook to check out this summer- Janis Jibrin’s The Pescetarian Plan (www.janisjibrin.com).

This plan for slimming your waistline combines  vegetarian and seafood options and is a great way to include more healthful omega-3 oils in your diet. The recipes are easy on your budget and simple enough to make, including Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with Cucumbers,  a Sardine Nicoise Salad, Grilled Shrimp with Barbecue Peach Chutney, and such creative sides as cucumber, mango and avocado kebabs. Just follow the 7 Pescetarian Principles Jibrin outlines in the first portion of the book, and then get busy savoring some delicious veggie-seafood menu creations.

The Pescetarian Plan – Gotta Love It!

ayl garlic press

If you’re the type of person who believes that salad dressings, stir-fry dishes and steaks all taste better when seasoned with fresh garlic, you’ll fall in love with the AYL Premium Garlic Press from Accessorise Your Life. http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Cleaning-Freshly-Unpeeled-Benefits/dp/B00KM9W2PU/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=AYFL035LC9J7S

This sturdy, stainless steel device makes it a simple task to enjoy fresh minced garlic from either peeled or unpeeled cloves. It’s dishwasher safe and can even be used to create minced ginger. It’s easy to operate and comes complete with hanging rings so you can keep it handy in your kitchen.

AYL Premium Garlic Press – Gotta Love It!

Noosa-Stack

With the hazy, hot and humid days of summer stretching ahead of us, isn’t it comforting to know that Noosa Yoghurt (www.noosayoghurt.com) has introduced some new flavors, including coconut, pineapple, lemon and tart cherry.

The founders of Noosa combined their Australian ingenuity with their adopted Colorado creativity and the result is the richest, creamiest, most satisfying brand of yoghurt we have ever come across. One 8-ounce container makes a satisfying snack or a quick lunch, with the added benefit of probiotics and no artificial tastes or ingredients.  Savoring the coconut Noosa is like a mini-vacation on a tropical island, and the pineapple version is a lovely balance of sweetness and tartness, like the splash of a cool wave on warm, sunburned skin. And now Noosa also offers a plain variety for use in recipe or for adding your own toppings to create a cool summer sundae!

Noosa Yoghurt in new flavors for summer – Gotta Love It!

fishermen's basket

Whether your dad, father-in-law, step-dad or the man who’s always there providing fatherly advice lives in the same town as you do or far away, you can show him your appreciation this Father’s Day with a gift from GourmetGiftBaskets.com.

There are many themed choices to choose from, including the decorative creel basket pictured above, their “Gift Basket Idea for Men Who Fish”. Lucikly, it’s stocked with a wide variety of snacks ranging from pretzels and nuts to sour gummy candies just in case Dad’s catch of the day wriggles away and he’s left with only a whopper of a fish story to tell. With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 15th this year, you still have time to mail order a classy gift with your best wishes and thanks!

GourmetGiftBaskets.com’s Gift Basket Idea for Men Who Fish – Gotta Love It!

 

chipoltle

Summer is the perfect time for sandwiches because they’re quick to prepare, easy to take on the go, and there are thousands of ways to prepare them to suit everybody’s particular tastes.

Kontos Foods (www.kontos.com) has numerous delicious offerings to make sandwiches more exciting throughout the summer season. Try Lavash, their easy to use and versatile roll-up flatbread for making wrappe sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres for impromptu backyard parties. Want sandwiches with a bit of a kick? Then Kontos Pan Plano Chipotle Flatbread is the perfect choice, with just the right amount of spiciness. And for hearty pocket sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with Kontos MultiGrain Flatbread, whose  rich taste compliments almost any type of filling, from cold cuts and cheeses to meat and seafood salads.

Kontos Flatbreads and Lavash – Gotta Love It!

grilling

If you’re ready to turn your backyard barbecue grill into kitchen central this summer, pick up a copy of Ted Reader’s wonderful new “Gastro Grilling” cookbook, “fired-up recipes to grill great everyday meals.” (www.tedreader.com).

This guide/cookbook from one of the foremost authorities on grilled foods is beautiful illustrated with lots of gorgeous photos to accompany a wide range of creative recipes, including Bison Sliders, Grilled Tuna Muffaletta, Shrimp & Grits, and even Grilled Duck Breasts flavored with Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Wine Jam.

Gastro Grilling by Ted Reader – Gotta Love It!