Food, Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

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Food, Snacks, Coffee & Tea

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FigBrew

It’s difficult to think of a perfect morning that doesn’t include coffee. Despite its beneficial effects, coffee can cause over-stimulation because of caffeine and stomach aches from the acid. If you’ve experienced situations like this, you surely know what I mean. Fortunately, I have some good news for all the coffee lovers who are not too good friends with it. The solution is called Fig Brew, which is a coffee alternative that keeps its similar subtle flavor and taste, without having to worry about any stomach problems.

Figgee

Figgee is the decaffeinated option, made of 100% roasted ground figs. It tastes just like coffee and is delivered freshly roasted. Besides, it is full of vitamins and minerals, rich in antioxidants, and respects your diet (only 12 calories per cup…wow!). I would say that Figgee is a healthy alternative to coffee that tastes incredibly good!

Melow Mix

The Melow Mix is another pleasant surprise from Fig Brew. It has the flavor of toasted chestnut and a caffeine content of 5. This option is easier on the stomach as it has half the caffeine of regular coffee. What I love about this mix is that it is compatible with espresso markers. If you want to get out of caffeine dependence, this is an excellent alternative to coffee in terms of taste without getting over-stimulated by too much caffeine.

 

Meat District Ultimate Grilling Pack

Is your mouth watering when you think of a premium steak, seasoned to perfection and “dancing” on the grill? Whether you love cooking for your family or you just want to impress your friends with some delicious chicken party wings, you won’t go wrong with the Ultimate Grilling Pack from Meat District.

Made of top-quality, 100% hormones and antibiotics-free meat, this package helps you meet different tastes. Therefore, you can create chef-inspired recipes with the Sweet and Sassy Drumsticks or the Steak House Premium Trip-Tips. Also, you can prepare a memorable dinner with the Zesty Ranch Chicken Party Wings or Shwarma Chicken Thighs and get a good portion of laughs with your friends over a glass of wine. What’s more, you’ll receive one pack of Bacon Wrapped Garlic Peppercorn Juicy Pork and the legendary O.G. Short Rib, Angus Chuck and Brisket Burger Patties. It’s almost difficult to resist to such delicious treat! 

 

The Explorer Cold Brew Co.

Coffee makes me happy!  There is just something so special about indulging in some really good coffee.  I really love cold brew, but cannot tolerate caffeine.  Since most places do not have a decaf cold brew version, I am left wishing and wanting.  Thanks to The Explorer Cold Brew Co.  I can now enjoy Cold Brew in my own home, in whatever caffeine level I prefer.  You just get a Big Bottle of Cold Brew and pair it with Himalayan Sea Salt Caramel, or Madagascar Vanilla elixirs.  The elixirs are made with premium all natural ingredients.  You cannot go wrong with either variety, but both is definitely better.  Grab some for yourself, and then get some for all the coffee lovers on your list this Christmas.  They will love having the ability to make premium coffee drinks in their own home.

 

Pamela’s Brownies 

No holiday would be complete without a box of delicious brownies with heavenly flavors. I am a big fan of sweets and I can tell you that I tried different (if not, all possible) desserts so far. Still, nothing compares with Pamela’s Brownies. She is famous for winning the local Taste of Home recipe contest. But, her fame didn’t come only because of this prize, but mostly because she creates the most delicious gourmet brownies that can exist on this planet. Believe me, they are absolute heaven!

Pamela can create brownies for any type of holiday. You can choose the peanut butter or Oreo flavors that will make any occassion unique. Also, her packaging is one-of-a-kind. For Christmas, for example, she uses themed paper or gold snowflakes. When you don’t know what to offer as a gift to your friends, you can buy the Holiday Brownie Gift Box and ask her add a personalized message. Once you try this delight, it’s impossible to forget its taste!

 

Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet

High-quality choice meat! Delicious taste! Would you believe me if I told you that these attributes describe a meat flower bouquet? Believe it or not, Manly Man Co. created the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet. You can surprise anyone with a stylish, yet yummy gift, that is available in four different flavors: hot, mixed, original, and teriyaki. To be honest with you, I prefer to order this meat bouquet for myself, not offer it as a gift, as I love the intense meat flavor, high-quality and natural ingredients, and the mouthwatering combination of spices, pork, and beef.

This is one of the fewest (if not the only one) bouquet, which is actually not made of flowers, that has thousands of 5-star reviews. People go nuts with the one dozen flowers made of beef and packed in a Manly Man pint glass. The producer took care of everything. Thus, the product comes in a stylish branded box, which is sealed and packaged fresh with oxygen absorbers. Whenever I think of it, I almost cannot stop my hands from hitting the “add to cart” button!  

 

Bear Creek Smokehouse

The year was 1943, and the country was at war. Times were tough during those years, but the dreams and aspirations of Hick & Nellie were very much alive! Their son Bobby, then a toddler, was beginning to help Hick feed and tend to the Turkeys as well as do other chores around the Smokehouse.

As the years passed, Bear Creek Smokehouse grew from its humble start… And so did its reputation! Now …The Fifth generation and future look bright for Bear Creek! From their humble beginnings to todays 43,000 Sq Ft facility with their wide array of products… It has Always Been About Family & Quality… Always Will Be!

Real Texas Chili Mix

As the cooler temperatures descend on us here in the Carolinas, I am craving some soups and chilis! This Chili from Bear Creek Smokehouse is on my menu for THIS week! We have a chili cookoff at church this weekend and for the first time ever – I am expecting to WIN! Thanks Bear Creek!

Bear Bottom Bliss Cookbook

My family and I have made countless trips from N Carolina to Texas over the last couple of decades (never been to Bear Bottom though). One of my husbands go to meals while visiting is Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy, for some reason Texans just have this dish down to a science. I was SUPER excited to see the recipe in this cookbook – Going to have to try my hand at it in the very near future!

This cookbook is more than just a cookbook, it gives you a glimpse into the beautiful journey that has taken Bear Creek Smokehouse where it is today. If you have a foodie or budding chef on your Christmas list – this cookbook is a must have! The quality and variety of dishes will not disappoint!

Bear Creek Smokehouse has soups, poultry, cookbooks, apparel, and so much more! You can have a one stop shop HERE this Christmas!

 

Bentos from Bklyn

Who doesn’t love a good bento box? Some foods were simply not meant to mingle. Now you can keep all your food tasty–and separate with Bklyn Bento, a 3-tier, 100% stainless steel lunch box that is 20% larger than most bento boxes out there. Plus, it’s made from FDA food-grade material. But don’t let its good looks fool you. This bento box is tough–it’s from Brooklyn after all! And because Bklyn cares about the earth and you, these Bentos contains zero BPA, PVC, BPS, Phthalates, and any other yucky stuff in the making of this premium food container. Dishwasher friendly or cleans easily with soap and water. Great for kids, teens, and adults. 

These snack size Bentos come in 4 sizes. The largest holds 21oz which I like because I eat like an animal. The 2nd largest holds 13oz which I often pack with my 21oz container. Please don’t judge me. The 3rd holds 7oz and is perfect for snacks. The smallest holds 1.5oz. It’s perfect for condiments and salad dressing.

These Bentos are perfect for the soon to be college student or your loved one who just got a new job! Pair it with a stylish lunchbox and you have a super gift to put under the tree this year!

 

Pinch Spice Market

If you have a foodie on your Christmas list this year, Pinch Spice Market is going to be your one stop shop! They have all of the yummy spices that set dishes above the bar. Whether it’s grilling out, a crock pot of soup, or trying a new dish from another country — Pinch Spice Market has got it all! Check out some of my favorite offerings from them below:

Quarantine Spice Bundle – Deluxe

Get SIX big 4-ounce bags of delicious spices! Make amazing quarantine meals with just a few shakes of these organic spice blends:

  • The Social Distancer: A garlic lover’s dream
  • The Video Chaat Masala: Make Indian dishes you’ll want to show off
  • The Nflix & Chili: Set the slow-cooker and relax for amazing chili
  • The Steak at Home Order: A kickin’ Montreal Steak seasoning
  • The Taco Nowhere Night: Kid-friendly mild taco seasoning
  • The Curry Up at Home: Amazing comfort curries at home

I have my crock pot going now with some ahhhhmazing chili – if it tastes half as good as it smells, we are in for a HUGE treat!

International Flavors Gift Box

This gourmet spice gift box lets you taste the flavors of Morocco, Ethiopia, India, Portugal and Africa (Piri Piri is from many countries, including Angola, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Mozambique), the Middle East (Za’atar is popular in Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Syria and other countries in the Middle East region), and Jamaica. The perfect gift for your favorite foodie or hostess. It includes the following seasonings:

Fine African Coffee from Kahawa 1893

East Africa is the birthplace of coffee and the region is celebrated for producing the most distinctive coffees in the world. Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia and the country’s rich history of vivid floral and fruit forward coffees reigns supreme. Kenya began growing coffee commercially in 1893 and although producing less than 1% of all coffee in the world, it’s considered the best coffee you can enjoy.

Kahawa 1893 is one of the best gifts you could give your coffee loving friends! It is a gift that will keep giving for days to come AND you can support a woman owned business that gives back. That is what I call a win-win!

 

Handcrafted Chocolate from Askanya

Everyone knows chocolate is the way to a womans heart! This chocolate from Askanya is handcrafted BY women – you know it’s good! Unbeknownst to many people, the Haitian cacao is highly ranked on the international cacao market – one of the secrets to this being the BEST chocolate you will find! These bars will make PERFECT stocking stuffers for your chocolate lover!