Proud Pour

For all you wine drinkers out there... WE FOUND SUSTAINABLE WINE THAT GIVES BACK! I can hardly believe it!

This North Coast Sauvignon Blanc by Proud Pour is called "The Oyster," which is a very appropriate name for it. With every bottle purchased, 100 oysters are restored to local waters.


Now if you are like me, you may be wondering why we need to restore oysters, so I've done a little research and am going to tell you why! Oysters filter up to 5,000 gallons of water EVERY DAY. This filtration system helps to remove nitrogen from the water, which allows other sea plants to receive more sunlight. Not only that, oysters are home to all sorts of shell fish. Basically, with more oysters in the sea the ecosystem is just healthier! 

This sweet and fruity savignon blanc won't disappoint you! Sip, while relaxing by the pool on one of these last days of summer or have a glass with some oysters! 

Oyster populations are down 100 times what they used to be back in the day, so buy a bottle of wine and be a part of oyster restoration on the North Coast!

Check out Proud Pour Here:
www.ProudPour.com

IG: @ProudPour

Saucy Lips

To wrap up our healthy and sustainable food products segment, we are sharing a company called Saucy Lips!!


Meats and veggies are a staple for me, but often times I find myself cooking them up with the same ol flavors. Honestly, it can get boring! Which is why Saucy Lips products are the perfect thing for my diet!!! Adding a punch of zesty flavor to any basic meal. 

 

We had the opportunity to try out the Pineapple Thai and Zesty Cilantro. Both are amazing, but my personal FAV is the Pineapple Thai! Keep in mind that all of their sauces are the most natural and healthy sauce options you can find! They are soy free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, BPA free, GMO free and VEGAN! It's hard to find flavorful sauces with these types of credentials. The products are sustainably made in small batches by this family owned business, Saucy Lips! 

 

Look no further for a healthy punch of flavor to add to your meals!

 

Shop saucy lips here:
SaucyLipsFoods.com

IG: @SaucyLipsFoods

J.Q. Dickinson Salt

SALT SALT SALT

Something we all put on just about every meal?? SALT.
(Also a really great movie with my girl Angelina.)


What's better than just your average salt in any old salt shaker, is salt that is created in a sustainable way! J.Q Dickinson Salt is naturally sourced from an ancient, untouched sea called the Iapetus Ocean. This ocean is trapped below the Appalachian mountains!! Who knew?! Bc this sea is untouched, it is free of contaminants and heavy metals.


The salt is gathered using an underground brine aquifer and processed in the most natural way: sun power and the cool mountain breeze! The salt is so pure and ethically produced, leaving the consumers with beautiful salt crystals that enhance every bite of every meal!

We add salt to just about everything, so we were super excited to find something that was sustainably made!!
 

Our fav is the popcorn salt!!! Give it a try!

 

Shop J.Q. Dickinson Salt here: jqdsalt.com
Follow their journey: @jqdsalt


 

BareFoodsInc

As we continue this journey exploring new sustainable and HEALTHY foods, we are sharing a new brand, Bare Foods!

If you are anything like me, then you want your meals to have some FLAVOR! Flavor comes from dressings, spices, sauces, and dips. Often times I make a delicious and healthy meal, and then I lather it in BBQ sauce or ranch dressing to give it the flavor (and unhealthy calories) that it is missing. Do you ever find yourself struggling to find the balance between eating healthy and loving what you are eating?? 

Bare Foods is the answer to this healthy eating struggle! They sell sauces, dressings, and spices to add some bold flavors to your meals. AND they are a healthy alternative to many of the other sauces and dressings out there. Their sauces and dressings are all natural, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and contain no artificial sweeteners! The variety of marinade and dressing flavors allows you to prep all kinds of different meats and salads and never get bored getting the same taste in every meal. 

We had the opportunity to try a few of their sauces and I will say that the 7-Herb Italian is the perfect marinade for some grilled chicken. My personal favorite is the Poppy Seed Dressing! It has been my new go-to dressing for all my salads!!!!

In honor of their new spice line, Bare Foods is offering a special for August ONLY!!!! Buy 3 sauces, dressings, marinades, or spices and get a FREE Garlic Herb Spice!

Learn more about their products on their IG: @BareFoodsInc

I'm going to try their Taco/ TexMex seasoning for a zesty taco dinner!!!

Endorfin Foods

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE

Any chocolate fans in the house?!?!? We love chocolate, but what makes it even better is when it's made sustainably!



Endorfin Foods makes chocolate bars that contain a blast of flavor like we've never had before! The perfect combination of spices, essential oils, and whole food sweeteners come together to create the greatness of these chocolate bars!! They are soy free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. The cocoa beans are not roasted, which allows for the rich flavor blast in EVERY BITE!

We have tried the Dark Mylk Chocolate Bars! Ever had the smoothness of milk chocolate in a dairy free product?? It's something everyone needs to experience.

My personal favorite bar from Endorfin Foods is the Turkish Coffee. This is the Dark Coconut Mylk Chocolate with Coffee and Cardamon. This bar has such a smooth coffee flavor!! If you are anything like me, then you love to hear that the chocolate you are eating is actually good for you and ESPECIALLY good for the soul!

One of the amazing things about Endorfin Foods, is you can SUBSCRIBE to their chocolates! Isn't that everyone's dream?! 

TAKE YOUR PICK!

Pick your flavors and find out more on how to purchase or subscribe by heading over to their page: endorfinfoods.com
Follow along their journey by following them on IG: @endorfinfoods

D'Evereux Foods

So I have developed a new obsession with cheese and crackers. If I need something quick, cheese and crackers. Something to go good with wine, cheese and crackers. Easy meal in the car, cheese and crackers. It has become a staple in my life!

When D'Evereux Foods sent some of their specialty jalapeño jams our way, I was super excited to try them because the other day I had a burger with jalapeño jam on it and it transformed my life. So needless to say, I was excited!!! 

I was, naturally, snacking on some cheese and crackers when I first opened the D'Evereux Jalapeño jam. Then the best idea I have ever had popped in my mind...

"put the jam on the cheese and crackers."

And I did. And my whole world was flipped upside down. It was THE. BEST. ADDITION. to my cheese and cracker OBSESSION. 

D'Evereux Foods is a  handcrafted, small batch pepper sauce company based out of Natchez, Mississippi. They specialize in Pepper Sauce, which is perfect to add spice and bold flavor to almost anything! I have tried all three of these and trust me, they are amazing. Not to mention, they are ALL NATURAL. 

As you already know, the Jalapeño Jam is my JAM.

It comes in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Huckleberry, and Sweet Pepper.  The products are vegan, gluten free, grain free, nut free and soy free! Visit the D'Evereux Foods site and SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

From this day forward I will ALWAYS show up to a house party with my cheese, crackers, and naturally delicious Strawberry Jalapeño Jam from D'Evereux Foods. 

Shop D'Evereux Foods here:
www.devereuxfoods.com

IG: @DevereuxFoods

Up Mountain S W I T C H E L

American Heritage Beverage

A drink that actually benefits the consumer - that's a good drink. 

Up Mountain Switchel is made of three main ingredients: fresh ginger, raw organic apple cider vinegar, and pure grade A maple syrup. All of these ingredients have been proven to be extremely beneficial to our health. UMS is an American heritage beverage - Organic, Vegan, and gluten free.

At Up Moutnain Switchel, they truly care about the healthy benefits from their delicious drinks; they also care about the taste. If you enjoy ginger and care about the quality of substance your body intakes - Up Mountain Switchel is the drink for you! 

There are four different UMS flavors!

  1. Up Mountain Switchel Original: Water, organic grade A maple syrup, raw organic apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger root.
  2. Up Mountain Lemmon Switchel: Water, organic grade A maple syrup, raw organic apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger root, organic lemon juice.
  3. Up Mountain Mate Swtichel: Water, organic grade A maple syrup, raw organic apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger root, organic yerba mate leaf.
  4. Up Mountain Cayenne Switchel: Water, organic grade A maple syrup, raw organic apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger root, organic cayenne pepper.

To shop different flavors of Up Mountain Switchel, click HERE.
UMS offers cleanse packages too!

Watch this video about UMS!

Follow their journey by following them: @upmountainswitchel
Find out more info: www.drinkswitchel.com

The Cookie That Gives

Baking A Difference!

We are so glad we found Give! Not only were they so gracious to let us try their gourmet cookies, they are an amazing company, giving back every step of the way!

They agree that anyone can give back by making socially conscious decisions. For Give, this means multiple things:

  •  Give sources their ingredients and packaging from socially conscious companies. 
  • The majority of their ingredients are fair trade certified, and the ones that are not, are sourced from local, family owned businesses. 
  • Their boxes come from India which allows them to help employ artisans. 
  • On top of all of this, at checkout the customer gets to vote for the organization to be donated to at the end of the month!

Cookies pictured: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cornflake Cookie, Cause Roasted Cookie, and Nicciola Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie!!! Ahhh! Sugar Rush!

These are the current charities on their list!
http://www.charitywater.org
http://www.pencilsofpromise.org
http://www.thelunchboxfund.org/what-we-do.html

We love Give! Check them out for more about their cookies, more flavors (including 'cookies n cream'), and their cause, check out their website and social outlets:

www.thecookiethatgives.com
IG: cookiesthatgive