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Five of the Best Natural Healthy Fat Sources Available

The number of calories we consume on a daily basis is of course very important, as consuming too many can lead to weight gain, whereas not enough could lead to severe weight loss, as well as a number of other health conditions in the process. That being said, however, where our calories come from is absolutely vital, as ensuring we are getting the right balance of macronutrients into our bodies on a daily basis is crucial. Macronutrients are basically made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and as you probably know, it is important that we ensure we are getting the right combination of these macros in order to benefit from optimal health and well-being. Many people however, are unfortunately...

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For the Love of Popcorn!

Movies and popcorn. Practically as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly or salt and pepper.  Most of us rarely partake in one without the other. It's a thing.  Popcorn alone is a pretty healthy snack - fiber rich with a ton of "bang for your buck." Think about it. From one little handful of kernels comes a big bowl of all-natural snack food that's light and airy and satisfying.  But movie theater popcorn WITH the extra butter - well, we've all heard the horror stories there. That a large bucket contains the same amount of fat as 4 Quarter Pounders (with cheese). That it's more than your daily recommended caloric intake (before the accompanying large soda). That it's full of...

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Flavor Spotlight: Honey Cinnamon Butter

This amazing concoction builds on the healthy foundation of extra virgin coconut oil and pure, hormone-free milk from grass fed cows with organically sourced cinnamon and pure, raw local honeycomb. Honey and cinnamon have their own health benefits. Honey has antibacterial properties and cinnamon is a great anti-inflammatory.  This is the prefect spread for afternoon tea and biscuits or morning toast.  Try this:  Slather honey cinnamon butter AND creamy peanut butter on an english muffin for a tasty breakfast with staying power. Protein and fat produce boundless energy!  Baking idea:  Make a crumbly streusel topping for coffee cake, apple muffins, fruit pies or cobblers using the sweet and slightly salty Honey Cinnamon Butter. For Cooking:  Pan fry sliced bananas in...

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From Scratch, From Love

We're all guilty of reaching for foods of convenience - bagged foods, salty foods, crunchy foods, frozen foods. Canned soup, granola bars, those cookies that we crave.  They now make really great versions of convenience foods. Whole food bars, organic chips, all-natural cookies, gourmet frozen meals rich with nutrients. These easy foods, while better versions of the processed grab-and-go alternatives, are still compromised in the manufacturing process. They still tend a little high in sodium and carbs. Good in a pinch, but not for consumption at every meal. Health benefits (or lack thereof) aside, making food from scratch as opposed to reaching for something quick and easy is good for the soul! It's a labor of love.  We put this...

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Flavor Spotlight: Brandy Soaked Bordeaux Cherry Butter

Starting with our signature Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and farm fresh butter blend, we add organically grown bordeaux cherries and reduced brandy (don't worry Moms - it's non-alcoholic and kid-friendly). It's complex - salty, sweet, tangy and definitely tastes like fresh fruit.  This is amazing on English muffins - a little like all-in-one butter and jam.  Try this:  Belgian waffles with whipped cream, fresh berries and this delicious butter. Baking idea:  Dare we try a take on the classic chocolate chip cookie with dark chocolate chunks and Brandy Soaked Bordeaux Cherry butter? For Cooking:  How about a rich wine and butter sauce with reduced onions - perfect for roast chicken.  Fun Pairing:  Manchego cheese, crusty bread, a spiced olive oil...

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