Archives for the month of: June, 2016


Pereg Natural Foods ( is providing cooks with a non-GMO, all natural, gluten-free and vegan way to spice up their summer menu items.

The company offers a line-up of delicious alternative multi-purpose flour products using Banana, Coconut, Chickpea, Buckwheat,  Almond, Farro and Quinoa in place of traditional  grains.  Whether you are creating waffles and pancakes for Sunday brunch, baking bread for sandwiches, need to dredge fish or chicken pieces prior to grilling, frying, coating or baking,  or want to create a delicious quiche or pie crust, these Pereg Multi-Purpose Flour selections help to add a unique taste to a wide range of menu items, this summer as well as all-year long!

Pereg Alternative Multi-Purpose Flour – Gotta Love It!




If there is one staple you keep in your pantry over the coming months, make it Minute Multi-Grain Medley (

This slightly nutty and chewy mixture, combining brown rice, quinoa,  red rice and wild rice,  not only makes a quick and delicious side dish that takes only minutes to prepare, it also serves as a great base for a variety of other dishes limited only by your imagination. You can use it as a breakfast cereal, topped with sweet or savory additions. Add herbs, seasonings, and sauces to change the taste to complement your main course. We’ve tried quinoa before and find it heavy and boring to eat by itself, so we love the use of it in this four grain mixture. You can also include your choice of protein and vegetables to create a quick one-dish nutritious meal. Minute Multi-Grain Medley is a convenient and versatile whole-grain mixture to keep handy in your kitchen pantry and it can be cooked ahead of time for reheating if necessary.

Minute Multi-Grain Medley – Gotta Love It!


For those who like the foods on their summer picnic menu fire-engine hot, Elijah’s Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce ( will fill the bill.

Created using one of the hottest pepper varieties in the world, the Naga Jolokia, Elijah’s Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce also includes Habanero Peppers for an added kick. Use with extreme caution – this thick, spicy, aromatic hot sauce is certain to set off the fire-alarm bells in your tastebuds. It adds heat to everything from barbecue marinades and eggs to salad dressings and grilled chicken and fish.

Elijah’s Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce – Gotta Love It!



Anyone concerned about the horrendous amount of chemicals and toxins in our air, environment and food supply will be fascinated by the extensive research on the topic done by Karen Barnes, author of the recently released “The Complete 10-Day Detox Diet Plan & Cookbook” (

The first half of the book presents research and possible resolutions to the problem of toxins that destroy organs and eventual our health. The second half presents a 10-day detox menu, along with more than 100 recipes to continue using on an ongoing basis. Not for the fainthearted, this plan requires commitment, but then again, you’ve only got one body, why not take the best care of it!

The Complete 10-Day Detox Diet Plan & Cookbook by Karen Barnes – Gotta Love It!


Books in the My Body Village series (  created by Justin & Le-Anne Noble ( will keep children fascinated throughout the summer, learning some fascinating facts about how their bodies operate.

With such interesting titles as Nurse Vaccine and Betty Bladder Makes A Big Decision, these books use creative animation and storylines to help children deal with such issues as being fearful of getting a vaccine shot or experiencing bed wetting due to an overly full bladder.  The My Body Village series takes aim at helping children feel healthier and happier by becoming better informed about health issues that affect them. These books are great for reading together with parents to stimulate additional discussion. The My Body Village website also offers additional creative activities for kids.

The My Body Village series – Gotta Love It!



If dad fancies himself a do-it-yourself expert, Hang-O-Matic ( makes the perfect Father’s Day gift!

Hang-O-Matic is a nifty, easy to operate tool that quickly measures, levels and marks any wall where you want to correctly position any item for hanging. Few things can feel more frustrating that attempting to hang a picture on the wall, only to step back after plenty of careful calculations to discover that the frame is hanging at a crooked angle.  Hang-O-Matic makes it simple, easy and fun to hang everything from picture frames of all sizes to mirrors, shelves, and works of art, ensuring that the object is perfectly straight.  Any dad, father-in-law, stepfather or brother will appreciate a gift of Hang-O-Matic as a welcome addition to the essentials in their toolbox.

Hang-O-Matic – Gotta Love It!


If you are adventurous enough to go beyond the traditional barbecue grill this summer, check out Peter Jautaikis’ wonderful new resource guide, “The Wood Pellet Smoker & Grill Cookbook” (

Jautaikis provides detailed information about choosing the right Wood Pellet Smoker-Grill , and includes plenty of creative recipes that deliver that deep and richly smoky barbecue flavor everyone savors.  Atomic Buffalo Turds, Bacon Cheddar Sliders, Forentine Ribeye Pork Loin and Banana Walnut Bread are just a few of the delicious and inventive creations that you can produce using your Smoker Grill.

The Wood Pellet Smoker & Grill Cookbook by Peter Jautaikis – Gotta Love It!