Carol (Missy) Cohen MPH, CHHC

Archive for July, 2015

This Summer’s Best Gazpacho – So Far

Gazpacho, or chilled vegetable soup as a friend of mine calls it, is a true blessing when we are overwhelmed with the goodness from our gardens or Farmers’ Markets but are too hot to eat.  I am constantly playing with this recipe and tonight I am sharing with you my favorite for this season – so far. So pull out a few tomatoes, a sharp knife and, in minutes, a tasty soup will be ready.

Hope Bars – A GF, DF, organic, portable option!

Many people have chosen to be gluten-free whether because of celiac disease or recognizing that they are sensitive to gluten and may suffer achy joints, headaches or fatigue from eating gluten. As a society, people are very used to reaching for a quick snack and often are looking for a bar to throw in their pocket book or bag as part of their “emergency pack” for when they are out and about and get hungry. Hope bars are gluten-free and made with organic ingredients.

In Christine’s own words, ” I created Hope Bars for kids using quinoa as a main ingredient, and combined it with other nutritious ingredients while making sure it was delicious and “kid approved”.  Since the schools in our town are nut free, I also made a nut free version using sunflower seed butter. ”

I tried the Dark Chocolate Cherry Hope Bars. They had just enough sweetness to make me feel like I had a special treat. They had a nice crunch and are packaged in such a way to be easily transportable. All that and they are gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% organic! She also offers nut free options. Visit their website to learn more and try them for yourself.