Every so often, I get a food crush. It's rarely planned... some gorgeous packaging or seemingly genius idea catches my eye as I am winding my way through the supermarket aisle. Sometimes they're fleeting. I like whatever it is, but wouldn't buy it again. But these two, oh, they make me swoon. The first is this coconut-infused almond milk. The curvaceous bottle caught my eye as I was buying our normal carton of organic whole milk, and into the cart it went. Yum. I've added it to coffee, and enjoyed it solo both cold and warm. Delicious. My new favorite beverage. Behind wine. Kidding. Sort of.
Different shopping trip, but same eye-catching tact.... I was in the produce aisle picking up, oh now I forget what, and the wax seal of Tessemae's roasted garlic caught my eye. I'm a sucker for good packaging. And for ingredients that can quickly transform a loaf of bread into something amazing.
That first night, I paired it with some shredded Parm and a baguette, wrapped it in foil, popped it in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, and it quickly became the best garlic bread. Ever.
Since then, I've dolloped it into lasagna, spread it on a piece of grilled chicken, made the kids quick open-faced broiled cheese toasts with it for an after-school snack (so they go to tennis and tae kwon do with dragon breath) and stirred it into a hearty veggie soup soup. And then I got curious about the company, checked them out, and liked the product even more.