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Jul
30
2017
Jul 30, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - taste of nature chocolate pecan brownie granola

You know I’m not much of a chocolate fan but I was intrigued by these Taste of Nature granola bars because they’re organic and non-GMO. They also happened to be on sale so it was a good excuse to test them out.

Questions in my head as I picked up the box – would they be too sweet, would they taste good, would they be worth the money I spent (even on sale)?

Well, let’s just see, shall we?

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Apr
30
2017
Apr 30, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-pumpkin-puree-pumpkin-loaf

For the record, I love Pacific Food’s organic Pumpkin Puree. It is my absolute pumpkin puree. I discovered it at my local health food store. It was on sale and I decided to pick it up and try my hand at making my own pumpkin loaf. My entire family loves eating pumpkin loaf but I never dared to make it. I mean, pumpkin puree? I had no clue how to use it.

Armed with this box of Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree, I tried it and made the best pumpkin loaf ever which I promise to share one day soon. For now, let me focus on this delectable pumpkin puree because quite frankly, it deserves the attention! - Continue Reading

Apr
25
2017
Apr 25, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - lancetre organic le port royal cheese

Once upon a time, I used to think all cheeses were alike. See cheese on sale, buy cheese on sale. Eat cheese, enjoy cheese, yummy yummy in my tummy.

As it turns out, eating and enjoying food isn’t quite that simple or that easy. Over time, I learned to read labels and pay attention to the ingredients that went into my body. Sure, I don’t always choose the healthiest options but I’m at least more mindful of what gets consumed.

Then, one day, I discovered L’Ancetre cheese and I’ve been hooked ever since. Recently, L’Ancetre has come out with even more options for us conscious consumers. Check out their Le Port-Royal cheese, an organic cheese made with 50% less salt and a hit of garlic and parsley!

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Mar
16
2017
Mar 16, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-chicken-broth

Chicken broth, cool? No way.

Yes, way.

Why?

Well, if you’re Pacific Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, you’ve got a few reasons to feel cool. For one, it’s made with a decent list of ingredients and as if that wasn’t enough, this recent pack I picked up comes in 4 individually packaged portions each containing 236mL.

thingsthatwedo.com - pacific-organic-chicken-broth

Why is that cool you ask? Well, let’s start with the ingredients, shall we? - Continue Reading

Feb
7
2017
Feb 7, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - lets-do-organic-organic-cornstarch

Allow me to introduce you to my first ever batch of chocolate pudding. It’s not something I’ve ever considered making until I saw the recipe on the back of the Let’s Do Organic Cornstarch box. As it so happened, I had all the needed ingredients in my home so I decided to try something new.

Not bad, right?

Here’s the original recipe off the box of Let’s Do Organic Cornstarch: - Continue Reading

Jan
9
2017
Jan 9, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - lets-do-organic-organic-cornstarch

I have moments when I’m convinced I must live under a rock.

For the longest time I’ve wanted organic cornstarch to cook with but I didn’t want any old organic cornstarch. I wanted organic cornstarch that was also non GMO.

Now, some people might say, ‘Really? Organic non GMO cornstarch? Do you not have anything better to do with your life than lament for organic non GMO cornstarch?’ and they’re right. I’ve got plenty of other things I could be doing with my life (including cleaning the home but you know, that’s a chore that never ends holiday season or not). At the same time, things get stuck in my head and I end up pondering about life’s little wonders like…organic non GMO cornstarch.

And then, I spot it at my local health food store. Let’s Do…Organic Cornstarch. There it sat unassuming as ever on the store shelf and I had to pick it up to take a better look.

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Dec
9
2016
Dec 9, 2016

 

thingsthatwedo.com - martelli-organic-cornmeal-polenta

I’m not the best baker and I’m certainly not the best cook on the planet but I do like to try new things (within reason). Recently, my adorable neighbour/pal called me over to get food. She’d made too much polenta and lovingly insisted that I take some home.

Well, how could I resist?

Best part: the polenta was delicious and she convinced me that it was easy to make. In theory, all I had to do was get some cornmeal, add it to boiling water, and by the magic of cooking, it’ll make polenta that I can cut into chunks, fry up and pair with whatever I so please.

Hey, it sounded easy (in theory) but the first task was to find the cornmeal.

Enter my local Italian grocery store. I browse the aisle and all the different brands of cornmeal that are available. My eyes land on the Martelli Organic Cornmeal Polenta.

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Sep
12
2016
Sep 12, 2016

thingsthatwedo.com - l'ancetre organic applewood smoked cheddar

Confession: I do love cheese. Cheese doesn’t always love me but I do love cheese (well, most cheeses. I still haven’t figured out brie yet). L’Ancetre however, is one company that never ceases to amaze me.

I’ve had the pleasure of testing out quite a few of the L’Ancetre cheeses and they never disappoint. However, I have to say, the L’Ancetre organic applewood double smoked cheddar is one of my favourites. So much flavour, so much personality, and so much really good quality cheese.
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