Friday, June 15, 2018

Eat Your Veggies with Explore Cuisine and Veestro

Did you know June 17th is National Eat Your Veggies Day?  

Engchik Eats has got you covered with creative ways you can consume veggies!
Gone are the days of relying on raw, sometimes tasteless, vegetables and sad salads.  
With creative options like Explore Cuisine pasta alternatives, plant-based meal delivery service Veestro and Field Roast grain meats, it is easier and more delicious than ever to hit those daily veggie servings.

Explore Cuisine is a leader in innovative cooking using organic ingredients of the highest quality. All Explore Cuisine products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and jam packed with nutrients.

Original Bean Power

One Ingredient.  
ORGANIC BEANS – that's it.  
In only seven minutes, your family can indulge in a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal, power-packed with high protein and high fiber. Varieties include Black Bean Spaghetti, Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccini, Soybean Spaghetti and more. 

 Italian Signature Selection: Made from organic lentils and chickpeas, these pastas are high in protein and a great source of fiber and iron. Vegan, organic, and gluten free- it's a perfect dish for everyone at the table. 

In just minutes your family will be enjoying fresh pastas made in Italy. Varieties include Red Lentil Penne, Green Lentil Penne, Chickpea Fusilli, Green Lentil Lasagne, and more!

Field Roast, the original maker of grain meats, uses only fresh, natural ingredients – grains, vegetables, legumes and spices – to craft artisan plant-based meat and cheese offerings. Since the company's debut in 1997, Field Roast has been an innovator in the vegan and vegetarian market by creating flavor-rich products rooted in culinary tradition.

Veestro, the leading plant-based meal delivery service, offers convenience without sacrificing nutrition, taste or authenticity. With delicious offerings, think Veggie BurgersVeggie Lasagna and Veggie Empanadas, you can easily meet your recommended amount of vegetables daily – no chopping, cooking, or cleanup required. All meals are chef created, ready to heat-and-eat, 100% plant-based, made with organic ingredients and preservative free.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Time to Voke Up

The afternoon slump is real and it isn't just you.  According to WebMD's sleep expert, Michael J. Breus, PhD, that midday sleepiness is like a miniature version of the drowsiness you feel just before bedtime. "It has to do with a dip in your core body temperature," Breus says. "Right before you go to sleep at night, your core temperature begins to drop, which is a signal to the brain to release melatonin. The exact same thing happens on a smaller scale between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. It's a mini-signal to your brain to get sleepy."

I love these and it def helps in the afternoons instead of drinking a ton of coffee or eating snacks. 

We could all use a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon, before a big corporate presentation or after a long flight, but coffee is not always the answer.  Neither are energy drinks filled with chemicals and ingredients you’ve never heard of.  The answer is all-natural Voke®.  

These energizing tabs provide almost instant mental clarity and focus in a convenient, healthy chewable tablet without the annoying jitters that accompany other alternatives. Voke is gaining popularity in the corporate world business travelers, in the gym and amongst students for providing a great solution to a universal issue of needing a quick pick-me-up without the usual side-effects.

Voke’s convenient tin fits easily into your pocket or purse and you can count on 3 hours of smooth energy after consuming just one tab.  Take a Voke® before important meetings or public speaking engagements for heightened mental focus and increased energy. This magical tablet is great for waking up in the morning, long commutes, road trips, air travel (helps you bounce back from jet lag), or staying strong through a workout.

Just how does it work? Voke® utilizes the Guarana Berry which is one of the world’s best natural sources for improving mental acuity. The unique combination of pure Guarana with a moderate amount of natural caffeine from Green Tea is what enables Voke® to deliver so much mental benefit without the jittery after effects. 

• Strong Mental Focus & Alertness
• Improved Short Term Memory
• Increased Mental & Physical Endurance
• Each tab contains 100% of your daily Vitamin C Antioxidants
• Beet Juice Antioxidants
• No Sugar, no artificial junk, no calories & no jitters or crash after affect

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Introducing Nielsen-Massey's New Line of Organic Pure Flavor Extracts

Nielsen-Massey just launched a new line of Organic Flavor Extracts featuring four flavors: Almond, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint. These new flavors are made with certified organic ingredients.
Give this recipe a try with your sample of Organic Pure Lemon Extract. Try other recipes using the new line of flavors, including these Lemon-Almond Cream SconesBlueberry-Vanilla Bean Refrigerator Jam and Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes. Enjoy!

        ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
        1 ½ teaspoons pectin
        4 cups (2 pints) fresh or frozen raspberries
        ¼ teaspoon salt
        ½ to 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Rose Water
        ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Pure Lemon Extract

In a small bowl, stir ¼ cup of the granulated sugar and the pectin together until well-combined. Set aside until ready to use.

In a large pot, combine the raspberries, the remaining ½ cup of sugar, and the salt. Cook the mixture over medium-high heat, while stirring frequently to avoid the fruit from scorching, until the berries have broken down and some of the water from the fruit evaporates, about 10 minutes. 
Slowly sprinkle the sugar and pectin mixture over the surface of the raspberries in the pot and stir until combined. Increase the heat to high and cook to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. 
Remove the raspberry jam from the stovetop and add the rose water to taste. Stir in the lemon extract.

Let cool to room temperature in the pot. Transfer the jam to desired airtight containers and refrigerate until ready to eat.