We received a set of NOWFoods for review and were hosted at their headquarters. All opinions expressed are our own.
My time in the kitchen is usually best spent cleaning and putting together an extremely simple recipe using a minimal amount of ingredients. If you ask my husband, I have yet to master the art of cooking, although I will occasionally get the oomph to try. So when NOW Foods invited me to visit their headquarters recently and asked me to cook some burgers there, I was skeptical. Did they even really know me?
I was pleasantly surprised to find that we were learning about all of the different products they offer, including a variety of Ellyndale Organics™. We did an oil tasting (I had no idea that was a THING!) and then we talked about the different uses. With several gluten-free family members and friends, I was also pleasantly surprised to find that they had a gluten-free line!
We then put some of these products into action when we made Quinoa burgers. Pleasantly surprised to find out that chia could act as an egg-like binding agent, the burgers came together quickly. My job was the very difficult one of slicing the pretzel buns.
The finished product was a delicious surprise of bold flavors and something I would definitely make again. The sliders were the perfect size and even after just two we were filled. PLUS, PRETZEL BUNS. So my day was made.
Whether you’re looking for a specialty item or something specific, they have just about everything you could imagine. Chef Suzy Singh (former MasterChef contestant) was as adorable as you can imagine and impressed me with her vast knowledge and passion for the kitchen. Lucky for you, you now get the opportunity to WIN your very own NOW Foods gift bag filled with all of the products below (a $130 value!)
These oils are amazing and Jim and I now use them daily when cooking. I’m partial to the Sunflower oil, but the sky’s the limit!
o Ellyndale Organics™ Canola Oil (7.99)
o Ellyndale Organics™ Sunflower Oil (8.99)
o Ellyndale Naturals™ Rice Brain Oil (8.99)
Baking? Pick up this Vanilla Extract for a delicious vanilla addition to your favorites.
o Ellyndale Organics™ Vanilla Extract (5.99)
IF YOU DO NOT BUY THIS TOMORROW, YOU WILL REGRET IT. Holy cow, this butter flavored coconut oil was TO DIE FOR and truly, honestly tastes just like butter. Buy it. Now.
o Coconut Infusions™ – Garlic (10.99)
A great binding agent, this Chia is perfect for recipes or additions to smoothies. Add in the quinoa and you have the burgers we made!
o Living Now® Tri-Color Quinoa (7.99)
Gluten-Free? Check out these great products to get what you need for baking!
o Living Now® Baking & Pancake Mix (5.99)
Consider these sugar substitutes when cooking or making your tea.
o NOW Real Food® Sugarless Sugar™ (9.99)
o NOW Real Food® Light Agave Nectar (6.99)
Beverages? They have great products for that also!
BetterStevia™ Lemon Twist Liquid (10.99)
Snagged some NOW Foods goodies, but not sure what to make? Check out their full Recipe Site for even more great ideas!
Ready to win? Simply comment below with the product you are most excited about trying and you’ll be entered to win this goodie bag worth over $130! Ends July 10th at 11:59 p.m. CST.