We came across this gem in Sunset magazine. These buckwheat gingerbread muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast, and one of our testers also thought they were a good snack to share on the soccer fields for both parents and kids.
Jim, the guy behind JiMMYBAR, was inspired to create his clean snack bars after seeing the movie Food, INC. The high level of food processing and the 30 percent obesity rate in the U.S. surprised and disgusted him. So Jim started a healthy snack company focusing on clean foods.
Jim enlisted the help of his sister Annette, a Chicago restaurateur, and she worked some culinary magic out of her restaurant kitchen. The feedback from their family and friends helped shape their four offerings, which are free from empty calories, high fructose corn syrup, GMO glucose, or jacked-up protein levels.
This African peanut stew is full of flavor, and we think you’ll love it. This recipe is less mainstream than those we often publish, so if you’d like less heat, you can easily cut down on the jalapeño peppers. This naturally gluten-free stew also freezes well, so make a lot and eat it throughout the week.
This Fruity Pie is a fun snack! It’s manufactured by I Love Snacking and can be found in local specialty grocery stores and at cafés where sweets are offered by the register. The company makes two flavors thus far: apricot & almond, which literally had dried apricots and almonds in it, and fig & walnut.
The kids were with us in Sonoma, so we hit this local spot for dinner one night. HopMonk Tavern is off the beaten path, just a few blocks off the square. The dedicated parking lot made it easy to get there, and we were lucky to get prime-time reservations for seven of us on a Saturday night.