I have a mix of products this week, from nuts to personal hygiene to cheese. These folks help me keep Fabgrandma.com going, so I would appreciate if you could take the time to click the links and take a look at their websites. I thank you for doing that.
1. National Pecan Shellers Association
The National Pecan Shellers Association sent me a huge bag of shelled pecan. So many pecans, in fact, that I shared some with the UPS guy, and had enough left over to make two pecan pies, a banana nut bread, and still have some left over after that to snack on straight up out of the bag.
I know you have eaten pecans that come in the shell, but what about Pecan Flour? Have you ever thought about substituting pecan flour instead of your regular gluten free flour! According to the National Pecan Shellers Association, 30 percent of U.S. adults want to cut-down or be free of gluten? Your family and friends who are diabetic will be benefit from the switch as well because pecans are lower in carbohydrates than other flours. You can buy Pecan Meal or flour already ground, or grind your own using a food processor or coffee grinder. I have used pecan meal to coat fish fillets and fried them. Yum!
Pecan are antioxidant rich and full of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. They are receiving accolades from the American Heart Association for producing a simple way to reduce the risk of heart disease. Pecans provide long-lasting energy because they contain heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats. And, a handful of pecan halves contain the same amount of fiber as a medium-sized apple. I love pecans, so I was so glad to learn that they are good for me, too!
Follow this link to find a yummy Pecan Pie Pop recipe! What a great way to serve a pecan snack for after school, or afternoon break at work. Find out more about the nutritional value of pecans, and more recipes, at the National Pecan Shellers Association website.
2. Healthy Hoo Hoo
Y’all know I have written plenty of times about, ahem, itching. Yeah, there. So when I was asked to try a product called Healthy Hoo Hoo, of course I said I would try it. This product is “for feminine care” down there. Healthy Hoohoo is ideal for personal hygiene, and they’re portable so you can take them anywhere with you! These wipes are innovative in their simplicity to a woman’s body, and are great for travel, camping, or anywhere else you may go. These wipes are designed to respect the body as a temple and keep pH levels in proper balance. They have:
∙No harsh chemicals: no parabens, alcohol, sulfates or dyes
∙Ultra-mild with a touch of aloe for moisturizing
∙Fragrance-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
∙pH balanced so they won’t remove what Mother Nature put down there
∙Not Been Tested on gal pals not animals – “Leaping Bunny” certified
You can purchase these handy products at Drugstore.com. They come in travel pack wipes for $4.99, gentle feminine cleanser for $12.99, and foam for $13.99. You can fins out more about Healthy Hoo Hoo products here.
3. Karoun Cheeses
If you like a lot of different cheeses, then Karoun Cheese is for you. They havea wide variety of cheese and dairy products from around the world, including yogurt, butter, and sour cream.
I tried their string cheese, which was packaged in a braid. It was delicious as an afternoon snack all by itself. It would be good with chips or crackers, too. I also received the Yanni Grilling Cheese, that forms a crispy crust when it is fried in a pan.
I can dream about visiting other countries, while I dine on dishes prepared with Karoun Cheeses from places like Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. They have more varieties of cheese than any other dairy I know of. You can find a store near you that sells Karoun products here.