How to Celebrate National Boba Day!

Here’s a unique way to celebrate all things boba and get ready for National Boba Day on April 30! I know that our Boba fans will be ecstatic.

Boba Origin is your one-stop-shop for boba accessories that complement this popular beverage. Why just drink boba when you have your own boba plushie and candle? The brand’s items are oh-so-cute!

How Do You Boba?

The boba phenomenon has reached new levels. Boba (a.k.a. Bubble Tea, Milk Tea) has captured the taste buds of people around the world. So much so that there’s even a National Boba Day on April 30.

No global food craze would be complete without the adorable accessories to go along with it.

Meet Boba Origin, the all things boba brand you’ll love getting to know. The brand makes truly unique boba products with originality and function combined.

The delicious beverage originated in Taiwan but has now found the hearts of millions who simply can’t live without it. It’s as popular lately as your local coffeehouse with so many flavors. Now, enthusiasts can take that love one step further with the following items that are must-haves for any true boba aficionado!

World’s First Reversible Boba Plush
It’s the cutest, softest, and most versatile boba plush with a secret zipper pouch. Flip this boba over to angry mode to let others know to not bother you. Your significant other do something cute? Easily flip it to the happy side. Whether this little guy is used to store items or as a mini cushion pillow, this blushing plushie is the perfect gift for any boba lover. This little boba companion is made with premium plush material for an incredibly soft, cloud-like touch perfect to sleep with.

3:15 Milk Tea
Individual milk tea bags with real tea leaves. Each box contains 5 individually wrapped 20 grams (so total of 100 grams of milk powder and ground tea leaves) of instant brown sugar milk-tea. Add a dash of whole milk to make it creamier.

Boba Candle
4 ounces of brown-sugar milk tea 100% soy wax to make your room smell like boba. Made with 100% premium soy melts, a biodegradable and natural resource that cleans up with just plain old soap and water. Custom mixed and created for the perfect milk tea scent. Mixed, hand-poured, and packaged in Baltimore, Maryland

Available on https://bobaorigin.com, Amazon, and Etsy.

It’s the Perfect Time for HelloFresh Meal Kit Delivery Service

Are you tired yet of cooking the same old things? During this unusual time of being quarantined, it’s hard enough to get groceries in general much less the special and fresh ingredients that you would need to try something new. We just signed up for a convenient meal delivery service and cooking just became a lot more fun, stress free, delicious, and healthy!
HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that brings everything you need to make a home cooked meal to your door. Not only does HelloFresh provide delicious and nutritious recipes but they also deliver the exact fresh ingredients for the meal straight to your home each week. Whatever your dining habits, HelloFresh has the best meal plan for you. Whether you are a family of one, two or four people it’s the perfect fit for families of any size.
We signed up for the service last week and not only has it been perfect timing for the world we’re all living in right now but it has also given us the opportunity to cook together as a family. Both my college age sons are home doing online classes right now and we are taking this time of “shelter in place” to teach the boys some cooking skills in the kitchen. Making HelloFresh recipes together has been not only fun but delicious too!
If you are interested in the service, now is the perfect time to try it out. To hear more about the program and specials that they are running contact my fabulous HelloFresh Representative, Makenzey Leavins at: makenzey.leavins@hellofresh.com!  Website: http://www.hellofresh.com/

Huel – Human Fuel and Ready-to-Drink Meals

Summer means that we’re all very busy with the business of summer such as running our kids from activity to activity, vacations, and errands.   Moms are usually stuck with the task of getting everyone fed in between and most of us suffer from mom guilt because a lot of the time we have to rely on fast food to get our children fed quickly.  If you’re like me I always feel like I should do a better job of giving them more nutritional and healthier meals and snacks.   I have the perfect answer for you and it’s a quick and easy and very affordable way to get both yourself and your kids the nutrition you need to keep up the pace!

I recently received samples of a nutritionally complete food called HuelHuel is a UK company which was recently launched in the US after becoming the most popular complete nutrition brand in Europe.  After using it for a week I’m ready to tell you all about it!

First of all,  Huel offers a wide variety of Ready-to-drink meals for when you don’t want to or don’t have time to cook.  Huel also comes in vanilla and chocolate powders (including gluten-free options)and is a perfect balance of carbs, fat and protein, as well as all 27 essential vitamins and minerals in just the right amounts.   Huel has boost flavors also available so that you can customize your nutrition drink such as:  Banana, caramel, mint-chocolate, strawberry, apple cinnamon, chai, mocha, and chocolate.  They are designed to work best with Huel Original and Huel Vanilla.

 

I started off drinking Huel in place of breakfast and/or lunch.  It not only tastes good but it is very filling and I didn’t get hungry at all, seriously!  After the first couple of days of drinking the vanilla flavor (which I think has a nice “light” and not strong vanilla flavor.  It makes a good base flavor to the added boost flavors of your chose.  I added some of the boost flavors throughout the week and the banana and strawberry flavors are my favorites but the others are nice too.  My 21 year old son tried the mocha and really liked it (BTW he’s sold on Huel and can’t wait to use it when he gets back to college in the fall instead of driving through fast food places every day).  My husband is on board with Huel too because he likes the tastes and really likes the idea of each family member being able to customize their drink with their favorite flavor = saving money on buying several different flavors of the drink.

Key features of Huel include:

–       It’s Easy: Huel is a perfectly balanced and nutritionally complete meal that you can prepare in under one minute
–       Nutritionally Complete: Huel Powder is a nutritionally complete food that is high in protein and fiber, low in sugar and salt, rich in phytonutrients and contains all 27 essential vitamins and minerals
–       Plant-based and Lactose/Soy/GMO-Free: It contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy and no GMO
–       Affordable: Huel starts at just $2.35 for a 400-calorie nutritionally complete meal and bulk and subscription discounts can be enjoyed by anyone for as low as $1.95 per meal
–       Huel is Food: Huel is far superior nutrition to most conventional diets. Huel can replace any meal or even as a between-meal snack. In this way it can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.
–       Zero food waste: Because you only use the Huel that you need to consume, and because Huel powder has a 1-year shelf life, Huel produces zero food waste
–       High manufacturing standards: Huel’s facilities and equipment are held to the highest safety standards and regulations
–       Vegan/environmentally friendly: Being vegan and producing zero food waste means Huel has much less of an environmental impact on the planet than many other food products

 

The branding is very hip and cool – stark black lettering on white background and here’s Huel’s Mission Statement:  “To make nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food, with minimal impact on animals and the environment.”  I like it, a nutrition drink that has an environmental conscience.

I’m going to continue using Huel for myself for breakfast because I’m really bad about eating breakfast (I usually skip it and I know that’s bad) and I need the combination of nutrition and calories early in the day instead of loading up at the end of the day with a big meal.  I think it will help me hit my goal of losing a little excess pounds too.

So if you’re in the market for a healthy alternative for your own diet and nutrition needs or for your kid’s busy schedule this summer or during the school year this is it!  Huel is huge all around the world, having sold over 40 million meals in over 80 countries so get on the train peeps!

More information is available at Huel.com

 

Spice up Your Winter and Stay Warm with Moore’s Marinades & Sauces!

Looking for something to spice up your cooking?  If you’re like me I’m always looking for new recipes or something easy that can help make my old recipes taste new again.  I have found the perfect solution with Moore’s line of marinades, sauces and hot sauces!

 

Moore’s has a line of marinades, sauces and hot sauces that give added flavor to all kinds of foods such as beef,  seafood,  pork, wild game, and of course – wings!   I don’t know where I’ve been but Moore’s has been around for over 30 years and is a favorite of many loyal customers.  Not only is Moore’s a great addition to my pantry, my husband loves to grill and experiment with different rubs and marinades so Moore’s has been a perfect addition to his grilling arsenal.

 

It’s January so the temperature here in Texas has gotten Arctic so I’ve tried Moore’s recipes that will warm us up like chili and soups, and even old standards like hamburgers and meatloaf (this isn’t your mom’s recipe that’s for sure)!   Check these recipes out – they are delicious!

Brisket Chili

Ingredients

1 Yellow Onion sautéed
1 stick of Butter
1 Cubano Pepper diced
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 can Pinto Beans (both with juice)
2-4 oz Moore’s Jalapeño Hot Sauce
1 can Tomato Sauce
1 tbs Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, stir in ingredients.
  2. Bring chili to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Taste for seasoning and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Harissa Chicken Soup

 Ingredients

2 cartons chicken broth
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded
1 can black beans
1 can Lima beans
1 can great northern beans
2 cans corn
2 cans peas
1/3 cup Moore’s Harissa Hot Sauce
24 oz. bag sea island red peas
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer until desired thickness is achieved. At least two hours is recommended.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve as is, or over pasta.

 Buffalo Meatloaf

Ingredients

1 lb Angus ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon caramelized pearl onions
1/2 cup mozzarella / Parmesan cheese mixture, shredded
3 tablespoons Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts
Bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together, setting the bacon aside, and form into a loaf.
  3. Wrap loaf in bacon.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, then raise temperature to 425 F degrees. Bake for another 35 minutes. Glaze the loaf with Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce the last 10 minutes of baking.
  5. Serve it as is, or on a sandwich!

 

Moore’s makes it easy to spice up your life!  To get more ideas, cooking tips, and recipes go to:  http://www.mooresmarinade.com/Recipes   To find out where to purchase Moore’s go to:  http://www.mooresmarinade.com/Where-To-Buy.aspx

 

 

Yogurtland Celebrates Giving Tuesday and Support Together We Rise

Yogurtland Kicks off the giving season on November 27 at select locations!
 
Don’t forget that tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday”!  Yogurtland is a company that believes “together we can and should do more to help kids”.  In order to do that, Yogurtland is celebrating ‘Giving Tuesday’ with a fundraiser for Together We Rise, a non-profit dedicated to transforming the foster care experience for youth across America. On Tuesday, November 27  select Yogurtland locations will be supporting Together We Rise with an all day fundraiser.
Yogurtland fans are invited to support this effort by showing a social media post, email,  flyer, or mention they are supporting the fundraiser at checkout and 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to Together We Rise.
Together We Rise is setting out to revolutionize the foster care system and change the stigma. By building awareness and volunteer opportunities, the non-profit is enriching the lives of children in foster care and giving them a sense of normalcy and comfort through an unsettling time in their lives. The organization also provides thousands of foster kids across the country with new bicycles, college supplies and suitcases known as “sweet cases,” so children no longer travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag.
“Yogurtland believes in helping the children in need in the communities where we operate. It’s important for children in the foster care system to have a supportive community that wants to see them succeed, and Yogurtland is honored to be a part of that initiative with this fundraiser,” said John Wayne Carlson, Yogurtland’s SVP of Marketing, Development and Operations.
At Yogurtland guests can create their own treat, snack or dessert from a variety of handcrafted frozen yogurt, ice cream, and non-dairy sorbet flavors and an abundant topping bar with fresh fruits, candies, premium sauces, and more to create an experience as unique as they are.
Separating Yogurtland from other brands are the company’s flavorologists who continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their taste experience. Yogurtland also owns its own dairy, and by controlling the manufacturing process delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests all year long.
For more information and to find participating locations, please visit https://www.yogurt-land.com/togetherwerise.
 About Yogurtland
Yogurtland’s flavorologists continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their frozen dessert experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy, and by controlling the manufacturing process, the company delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests each day.
Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.
Presently, Yogurtland has more than 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Guam, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. Flavors are always subject to creative change and popular demand. For more information, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com or http://www.facebook.com/yogurtland.