Friday, December 6, 2013

Coconut Chips and Cashew Milk

My Love with Food Box recently arrived. It isn't previewed online, so I like to share what's in the box in case others are wondering. 


This theme was Flavors of Fall and I am excited to try to Indian spices (bottom left corner) and the Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread cookies from Dancing Deer Bakery. I'm not very impressed with the other items, but I haven't tried anything yet, so things could change. The popcorn was featured in a past box, so points are lost for originality. 

I am still working through the contents of October's box and was very impressed with these dang coconut chips. I don't know what I expected, but this surpassed all of my expectations. Sweet, salty, and a toasted, crispy texture. 


Word on the street (or Instagram) is that the coconut chips from Trader Joe's are also banging.

Here is a photo of a recent Whole Foods haul. I'm into looking at other people's groceries, so maybe you are into peaking at mine. 



  • The Earth Balance coconut spread is what I use 90% instead of butter for myself (I use Kerrygold butter for my husband). 
  • My husband loves the KIND granola. It is pricey, but the ingredients are simple and the sugar content is very low (I can't say the same for other granola). 
  • Keeping a butternut on hand is key. It is so versatile once you roast it. This particular butternut made its way into a simple penne pasta with roasted corn. 
  • Onions- I get nervous when I'm onion-less

I finally found the Cashew Milk from So Delicious! I like it, but it doesn't beat the Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Almond Milk (shown below) or the Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Blend. 




Last year I also introduced my husband to Popchips and he cannot get enough. He is a snacker, and I feel much better about him getting busy on the couch with a bag of Popchips instead of other chips that are full of salt and fat. We also have these in the cupboard....


My favorites are Katy's Kettle Corn and the Sweet Potato (sweet and salty) and my other half is all about the Barbecue and Tortilla with Ranch

What kitchen staples do you hate to be without? 

Favorite non-dairy milk? 


6 comments:

Carly @ Createlive said...

I am the SAME WAY with onions. When I am running out, I immediately buy another one. What's the deal with that? Weird.

Jamie said...

I was not aware there was a kettle corn flavor of Pop chips. Both delicious and problematic information as I'm a kettle corn addict (try popcornopolis kettle corn if you havent already)!

Kiki said...

I like to have apples & peanutbutter in frig at all times b/c it is one of my favorite afternoon snacks. I also keep stocked up on Greek yogurt. You might try Udi's gluten free granola, also low in sugar and so so good!

Sierra said...

I have seen the Udi's...it looks to have mini scoops in the mix. I will give it a try!

Sierra said...

I just looked up popcornopolis (I had no idea what it was). That store looks phenomenal.

Sierra said...

Onion-obsessed. Real life.

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