Lynn – Highly Recommended

January 31, 2010

in dinner, product review, snacks, vegan

Last night I cooked the package of Multi Grains I picked up at 99 Ranch Market in a 50/50 mixture of Pom Juice and veggie broth. While that simmered, I sauteed a whole onion and some black beans in some olive oil and garlic powder.

An hour later, everything mixed together, to form a super-antioxidant-packed beans and rice (and sorghum, barley, buckwheat, oat) dish:

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I topped it with Asian frozen veggie mix, nuked with a tablespoon of Kimlan Soy Paste and a squirt of Sriracha:

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Really delicious! If you’ve never cooked grains in juice before, you should definitely try it. The pomegranate juice gave them a sweet taste, which balanced nicely with the salty veggies. We’ve got leftovers for days.

For dessert I ripped open some Kaia Buckwheat Granola:

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Very impressive and minimal ingredient list. All organic, raw, and naturally sweetened:

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They come in huge chunks, which I love. I tried a few pieces with a Redlands orange:

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I don’t know how to describe this, because it didn’t really taste like granola (or anything else I’ve ever had for that matter). That said, I am ga-ga about this product. Absolutely bonkers. Perhaps the most unique snack I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing? Am I hyping it up too much?! I’m just so excited because I feel like I’ve made a huge new discovery that I feel so strongly about!

I’m Lynn Chen and I approve this granola!

It’s kinda like a crispy fruit leather, with added crunch from the seeds and nuts. But the spices are perfection – I can’t imagine how one would eat this as a cereal (like the package suggests) but I can’t wait to find out!

We got all snuggly with some Hot Chocolate and an old movie…

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…”The Fortune Cookie.” Had never seen it before but how can you go wrong with Billy Wilder?! I was relieved that there wasn’t any stereotypical Asian stuff in it (considering the title and the time period, it was a definite risk). Would I recommend it? Highly.

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