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Monday, September 17, 2012

Ginger Snaps Super Cookies are Sprouted, Sugar Free, and Addictive

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Freeland Foods' Ginger Snaps Super Cookies. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Freeland Foods' Ginger Snaps Super Cookies.

Mountain View's Freeland Foods offers a number of quality raw and gluten-free snack items, including bars, chips, and chocolate, but one product is particularly addictive.

If you told Cook E. Monster that you had a cookie that was sugar-free and made with sprouted items that is difficult to stop eating, you would have received a huge side eye; health cookies aren't sexy. But Freeland's Ginger Snaps Super Cookies magically manage to deliver. They're made of coconut, sprouted sesame seeds, dates, and organic ginger powder -- that's it.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Juicey Lucy's Will Cure What Ails You

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

JUICEY LUCY'S
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Turns out, you don't have to be a burlap-swaddled freegan or a yoga mom to love juicing. Juicey Lucy's, the thrice-weekly farmer's market star, dishes out a smattering of juices that make us feel so good we keep skipping back. There's no sacrifice of taste for health to be made here, and though the thoughtful and balanced blends sit on the cusp of conventional, they're saved by unexpected ingredients like daikon, pollen, and collard greens.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Brackers: Raw Food Snacking for Indecisive Eaters

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Brackers' cardamom-kissed sesame apple fig variety. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Brackers' cardamom-kissed sesame apple fig variety.

"Crunchy, like crackers -- filling, like bread!" The Daly City-based raw food company Amai Health Products takes the portmanteau to new heights with Brackers.

The snack features soaked and often sprouted seeds for quick, clean energy that doesn't lead to a crash or what the company describes as a sluggish "food fog." There are three flavors -- tostada, sundried tomato and chili chipotle with corn, and cardamom-kissed sesame apple fig -- and the latter stands head and shoulders above the rest with its complexity of sweet and aromatic flavors. All possess a crunch that invites fiendishness/gluttony and is hard to achieve in a raw snack.

Truthfully, these taste a lot more like crackers than bread, but the claim that they're filling is also accurate and the cardamom variety would make for a worthy accompaniment for preserves, cheese, or other typical bread toppers. Find 'em at Other Avenues.

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