Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans Glazed Mix and Crispy Sage

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Recipes, Taste Adventures

Nothing says ‘Thanksgiving’ like a home-cooked meal. And, one of our favorite side dishes to make this time of year uses a versatile and exceptional fall ingredient—the butternut squash. This easy, modern take on roasted butternut squash will leave everyone thankful they came to your house. With this recipe, the sweet and buttery flavor of the squash is balanced with a hint of sage, dashes of cayenne and cinnamon.

We start off by infusing oil with fresh sage leaves, then roast the squash to bring out the sweet notes of caramel. And the best part? We top off the squash with our perfectly crunchy Maple Pecans Glazed Mix and the crispy sage leaves we saved from our infused oil to create a blend of textures and delicious layers of flavor.

Please let us know if you give this recipe a try. Because if you’re intrigued by how this roasted butternut squash sounds, just wait until you experience how it tastes. And don’t forget to share with your friends and family—they’ll be grateful you did.


Kale Salad with Apples, Valdosta Pecan Glazed Mix and Farro

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Recipes, Taste Adventures

The fall season means one thing: apples. During the autumn, we can’t get enough of them. This simple recipe balances sweet, salty and tangy into a simple, yet delicious seasonal salad. Pairing the crisp, sweet apples with kale, farro and our Valdosta Pecan Glazed Mix makes for the ultimate fall dish. When it comes to apples, there are a lot to choose from. We like to choose a fresh, locally grown variety—preferably a sweeter apple for this recipe. And don’t bother peeling. The apple peel provides a nice pop of color to the salad. Let us know what type of apple you choose to make this salad Beyond Ordinary®!

Step 1: Prepare the farro according to the package directions. Drain and cool.

Step 2: Next, cut up the kale, apples and cheese.

Step 3: Finally, make the vinaigrette. Combine the vinegar, shallots and mustard. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until smooth.

Step 4: Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad. Toss and enjoy!


From our Family to Yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

At some point during the Thanksgiving holiday someone will inevitably ask us, “What are you thankful for?” 2014 was a big year at Sahale Snacks and we have much to be thankful for.

Here are the top 3 highlights of major happenings this past year:

1. Launched 3 new Nut + Fruit mixes

2. Handed out 280,000 samples on the Snack Better Tour®

3. Became part of The J.M. Smucker Company family of brands

And, none of it would have been accomplished without YOU!  You, who chooses to elevate snack time to something that is Beyond OrdinaryTM every day.  You, who picks up Sahale Snacks and tells your friends how satisfyingly delicious our nut blends are.  You, who tries our new items with unfailing loyalty.  We’re thankful for you.

From our Family to Yours, thank you!

Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Pecan Topping

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Recipes

As the weather has gotten cooler, we’ve been focused on the seasonal fruits and vegetables that create such exceptional recipes this time of year.  One of our Fall favorites is butternut squash soup.  We often see recipes for it plainly roasted with butter, salt and pepper, or jazzed-up to include crab or curry, but we thought it would be a special treat to finish it with Sahale Snacks Maple Pecans.  Maple is such a versatile flavor, and it complements the roasted, creamy squash just perfectly.

Butternut squash is commonly known as a difficult fruit to work with, but this soup recipe is easy to execute, so any at-home cook can prepare it successfully.  Actually, once you do, let us know what you think.  We hope it creates a Beyond Ordinary Fall moment in your kitchen!

Snacks Abound at the Seattle Street Food Festival

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

On a warm and sunny weekend in August, Sahale Snacks was in the vibrant Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill handing out our Crunchers ® Almonds with Cranberries, Sesame Seeds and Honey at the Seattle Street Food Festival.  There was music playing in the beer garden, artists displaying their crafts in Cal Anderson Park, and many tasty food trucks lining the streets – including Veraci Pizza, Hallava Falafel and Tokyo Dog (to name a few).  We thought it would be a great place for people to try our wholesome, flavorful snacks.

We had the best time meeting new and life-long fans of Sahale Snacks, because we were genuinely excited to hear their stories, compliments, and feedback. Our customers are the best! Some of our favorite comments of the day -

- “These are awesome – thank you!”

- “My favorite is that one (pointing at the Pomegranate Pistachios)”

- “It’s so cool that you make it here in Seattle.”

- “These are my favorite (Crunchers ® Almonds Cherries, Apple + Maple) on top of yogurt!”

- “I gave Sahale to my Mom for Christmas.”

If you have any other comments or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact us at  Otherwise, continue to #snackbetter, and look for us at your favorite retailer in Seattle and beyond.