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Down on the Bog

By: Sahale Snacks Team in Taste Adventures

Did you ever rip open a package of our Valdosta Pecans Glazed Mix and ask yourself, “Hmmm, I wonder where cranberries come from?”

Well, according to the American Cranberry Growers Association, cranberries grow on low-lying vines in sandy marshes called “bogs.”

Come harvest time, the bogs are flooded with 15-18 inches of water. Water reels are used to churn the water, separating the cranberries from their vines.

Since cranberries float, they bob to the surface where they’re collected and shipped to Seattle—becoming a tiny, sweet-tart surprise in some of our nut blends and bars.

Black Pepper Magic

By: Sahale Snacks Team in Taste Adventures

It can make you sneeze. It was worth more than gold in the Middle Ages.  And if it’s in our Pomegranate Flavored Pistachios Glazed Mix or Valdosta Pecans Glazed Mix, it could have come from the Cheng Village of Tan Lien Commune in Vietnam.

It’s a really terrific, premium black pepper: super aromatic, with just enough heat to grab your attention.

We even support an organization that teaches families in Cheng Village to plant, grow and harvest pepper plants.

We help them live more prosperous and hopeful lives. And they help us make our awesome snacks.

Lemon Bars with Sahale Snacks® Berry Macaroon Almond Mix

By: Mark Lance in Recipes

Nothing says spring like a bright and lemony treat. Especially one you can share with friends and family. This easy-to-prepare, yet hard-to-forget dessert will most likely satisfy any sweet tooth.

We start with a buttery shortbread crust. It’s topped with a rich, tangy lemon curd and a simple, yet delicious crumble made with Sahale Snacks® Berry Macaroon Almond Mix. This unique blend of crunchy almonds, chewy dried fruit—including whole, dried blueberries—and slivers of toasted coconut adds a pop of flavor to this delectable dessert.

This nut and fruit mix is a great choice for adding texture and tang. Sahale Snacks® Berry Macaroon Almond Mix is high-quality nuts and fruits, which is perfect for lemon bars, cookies, and even pancakes. Next time you create a dessert, consider turning an ordinary bite into something extraordinary with Sahale Snacks.

Multigrain Toast with Nut Butter, Fruit & Sahale Snacks® Honey Almonds Glazed Mix

By: Mark Lance in Taste Adventures

As the weather warms up, we’re often searching for lighter, fresh recipes to suit the season. So we went to the kitchen and created a new snack that’s quick and, of course delicious. This scrumptious toast is sure to kick off any adventure.

For this simple recipe, start by selecting your favorite multigrain bread. Then, top it with rich layers of your favorite nut butter, fresh fruit, and some of our Sahale Snacks® Honey Almonds Glazed Mix for a satisfying crunch!

With spring right around the corner, look for local fruits and vegetables at the farmers market or grocery store. Finding fresh ingredients can elevate any meal and even your snacks to a Beyond Ordinary® treat!

Three Steps to Balance

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

At the start of another calendar new year, we always strive to maintain a healthy balance in our lives. By selecting nourishing and flavorful recipes, keeping nutritious snacks around, and staying active, we often can find that balance. Here are a couple suggestions to help you find balance, too:

1. Follow a new blogger for recipe suggestions. We recommend:

Surf and Sunshine – http://www.surfandsunshine.com/recipes/

Oh So Savvy Mom – http://ohsosavvymom.com/category/recipes/

About a Mom – http://www.aboutamom.com/category/recipes/

2. Keep Sahale Snacks® products in your desk drawer so you can quickly add extra crunch to a desk lunch, or just have them to munch on when your afternoon hunger hits.

3. Once a day, make a point to walk somewhere you normally wouldn’t. Even walking to a coworker’s desk as opposed to emailing makes a difference. It’s always the little things that add up!

Here at Sahale Snacks®, we recognize that finding that healthy balance can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be bland. Enjoy Sahale Snacks® Nut Blends or our Layered Nut Bars to incorporate exceptional flavor into your everyday snacking. After all, it’s a New Year, so why can’t you become a New You?