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Chef's Blend Series, Brandon Rice of Rich Table

Chef's Blend Series

Chef's Blend Series, Brandon Rice of Rich Table

Are you ready for the next Chef’s Series Blend? We know we are! This time around we are collaborating with Brandon Rice, of Rich Table in San Francisco. This Chef has a juicy resume with experience starting from the age of seven. Before training professionally, this young culinary artist cooked dinner daily for his family in Roanoke, Virginia. Now an adult, Brandon has traveled to New York, Boston, Europe, Japan, and now San Francisco cooking for thousands of people that he considers family. So what has this well-seasoned chef decided to put in his well-seasoned granola mix? Well, there’s sorghum...

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Departure Granola Bars

Departure Granola Bars

Recipe makes 10 to 12 bars Ingredients 1 cup whole pecans 1 cup whole almonds 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup flax seed 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup dried tart cherries 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger (cut into 1/4-inch think pieces) 1/2 cup maple syrup (dark amber) 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan Coarse sea salt, for topping (optional) To make the bars: Preheat the oven to 235 degrees. Spread the pecans and almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread the oats on a second rimmed baking sheet....

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Snack for Thought

Snack for Thought

Dreaming of soft drinks, ice cream, cake, and candy? Well you may as well dream of nutrient deficiency, obesity and heart disease. Generous consumption of sugar has many negative effects on the human body that many Americans fail to acknowledge. When sugar is consumed, the body converts some of the sugar into energy, and the excess (sugar not burnt off through physical activity) into fat tissue. The calories gained from sugar are often called “empty calories” because there is no true nutritional value that comes with the sugar. For this reason, high sugar intake correlates with weight gain, diabetes, and...

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Help Support Bianca Valenti in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest

Help Support Bianca Valenti in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest

The Big Wave Bar - Part of proceeds go directly to support Bianca Valenti 6g Protein. 6g Sugar. 4g Fiber Dig into the sweet cranberries, protein-rich quinoa, and delicious almond butter bar that helps support Bianca Valenti compete in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest!The Big Wave Bar was inspired by San Francisco-based pro surfer Bianca Valenti, and part of the proceeds go directly to her to fulfill her quest!

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A King of a Chef's Blend

Chef's Blend Series

A King of a Chef's Blend

Greetings granola lovers! A new Chef's Blend is arising and it's Melissa King inspired. As an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America and a finalist of Season 12 of "Top Chef", Melissa has a juicy resume. What sets her apart from other Chefs is that she does not strive to be conventional.  Let's get into the granola! In addition to our oats, Melissa's blend includes dried strawberries, tangy lemon zest, yuzu (a small citrus fruit), matcha, and rice puffs all topped with maple syrup. These ingredients together make a one-of-a kind East meets West combination. Our mouths are watering...

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