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Thai Cashews Glazed Mix Veggie Wraps

By: Mark Lance in Recipes, Taste Adventures, Videos

It’s the start of a New Year, so why not spice things up a bit? We have just the thing. This veggie-packed wrap isn’t your average lunch box fare.

Finding inspiration in the flavors of Southeast Asia, we paired our Sahale Snacks® Thai Cashews Glazed Mix with cool, fresh vegetables like Napa cabbage, cucumber and snow peas. The cashews give extra crunch and just the right blend of delicate spices to transport your senses to the streets of Bangkok with every bite. But the flavor doesn’t stop there. A sweet and salty dipping sauce made with soy sauce, tamarind and honey is the perfect accompaniment to this unique wrap.

Whether you’re looking for something new and different to pack in your lunch, need a quick alternative to an afternoon snack, or are looking for a way to pack in veggies after the holidays, we think this is an excellent way to start your New Year off with a bang.

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?

Kale Salad with Apples, Valdosta Pecan Glazed Mix and Farro

By: Mark Lance in Recipes, Taste Adventures, Videos

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!

 

Introducing packaging as delicious as the snacks inside.

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

Starting this summer, there’s even more to love about Sahale Snacks—our new look! Our pouches will now be brighter and more colorful with stunning, high-resolution photography showcasing the snacks inside.

In addition to the new look, we’ve also renamed two of your favorite Nut Blends. From now on, our Sing Buri Cashews will be known as Thai Cashews to acknowledge the inspiration behind this daring combination of ingredients. A hint of lemongrass, the soy glazed cashews and the mild heat of Chinese chili creates this distinct Thai-inspired blend. Additionally, our Soledad Almonds will now be called Balsamic Almonds. The name recalls the delightful Balsamic glaze that coats the Mediterranean-inspired ingredients of almonds and dried apples. Of course, while each blend sports a new look and new name, you’ll still recognize your favorite flavors in each bag.

These important package and naming changes ensure that all Sahale Snacks products, from our Nut Blends to our Trail Mixes, have a consistent look and feel. It means you’ll be able to find us on the shelf more easily. We certainly hope you like what we’ve done.

If you have any feedback to share, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

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!