>Ok; so lately I have tried some new things that I really loved and I want to tell you about them!
Yesterday; my hubby bought me a present. He is really a great gift giver and he seems to give presents at the best times-like when I’m having a really rotten day, sometimes I’ll go out to my car after work and there will be a new pair of shoes in the car…but yesterday was awesome.
That’s right. A 5 quart Le Crueset Dutch Oven. In RED! Because I love red and all of the things he’s gotten me for the kitchen are red. I’m building up a nice collection from Le Crueset. Go to their website-there’s a 40% off sale going on!!
Needless to say…I had to make soup last night to try this bad boy out.
On to product reviews. First up; we have Coconut Aminos:
I had to try this because the oh-so-talented Sarahfae at Addicted to Veggies
uses this product and that lady…let’s just say she has great taste in food. Plus Coconut Aminos are raw, soy-free, gluten free and WAY lower in sodium than soy sauce is. I will say that this does not taste *like* soy sauce; but it is similar and if you’re allergic to soy and wheat; this is a great alternative. I have found that Coconut Aminos lend raw cheeses a delicious, distinct flavor that I can’t seem to get enough of. This is also great in raw salad dressings.
Next up we have Hint Unsweetened Essence Water
. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I tried three flavors. Honeydew Hibiscus, Blackberry and Cucumber. All flavors were amazing without being overwhelming. They have just enough flavor to be delicious; but they’re unsweetened so they’re refreshing like water. The honeydew hibiscus is going to be something I regularly buy because I adore both of those flavors. The best thing about this product is that they have no sweetener OR artificial sweetener in them. They’re almost like a bottled version of aqua fresca-without the calories of the fruits that are left in agua fresca. Simply Amazing.
While I’m talking about things I love; I want to mention that while I am more than capable of making amazing hummus at home; sometimes I am incredibly lazy and there’s one hummus that’s better than any other I’ve ever tried (besides Bobbi’s Hummus
, which is ridiculously overpriced-$8HUMMUS!!). This is Cedar Lane Hummus
which I actually am not seeing on their website. Anyways; the lemon flavor is the hummus that made me love hummus. Seeing that Cedar Lane makes non-vegan food makes me not want to buy this product anymore, especially since I figured out how to make my hummus come out like theirs. It was funny to see the method I’ve used for the last 5 years to make hummus be featured in an article in Vegetarian Times as some ‘secret’ among natives…somewhere. It’s the way I’ve made hummus for as long as I’ve made it 🙂 The more I learn about cooking methods, the more I realize I already knew/figured out due to logic. It’s making me a more confident cook 🙂
I have made a resolution to take pictures…I’m just not doing well with it. I have the camera in the kitchen so maybe i’ll do that tonight ❤