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GREAT GRABS (SNACKS)

There's something about arriving home at night- from long distance travels-that leaves us HHHUUUUUNNNNGGGGRY!


A full meal-not wanted-but neither is carb-y sugar spiking crap. Especially before bedtime zzzzzz...

Solution-high protein, nutritious tear open and heat tasty portion control eats.

TOP PICK: Garden Lites Veggies Made Great Frittatas-available in four vegetarian flavors-Spinach Egg White, Broccoli & Cheddar, Mushroom & 3 Cheese and Veggie Bacon (made with spiced up pinto beans) & Potato.
Just tear open (4 to a box)-and 'nuke or heat up in a toaster oven.
Delicious-authentic flavors-perfectly seasoned-they are like omelets ready in all of  45 seconds.

BONUS: just filling enough-and as good as homemade without the clean-up. Gluten free---and no nut tree, or soy or peanuts either.
Store in the freezer-if they don't disappear prior.





















MULTI-PURPOSE SPICE BLENDS

Handy+tasty-the perfect proportion of spice blends  enliven eats- eliminates counter clutter, are great grabs for cooking at vacay rentals or living the van life...and  make savory culinary gifts.

TOP PICK: The Spice Lab "COOK YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD"
made easy









 Other gift set idea-the Barbecue Seasoning Collection. All Available ONLINE




Multi-Functional Sunglasses

Travel/Athlete/Outdoor Essentials: Maui Jim's new savvy city slick shades sport a winning balance of street style with top of the line visual clarity, precision and protection (100% UVA/UVB blocking)- that are essential for outdoor adventures.

WHAT:
 CODA: Aloha! Maui Jim launched on 1980-selling shades of the lush Maui island beaches.

Try them on IRL at Sunglass Huts.

Cocktail Time Help: Drinkworks Drink Maker

Craft cocktails are trendy-and brings out the arty craftiness of bartenders-both amateur and pros.

Yet-since we live in a world of there's an app for everything-so of course there is a gadget for everything too.

Going the K-cup world way of sips-the shiny new machine Drinksworks™ drinkmaker (by the same company, Keuring) -has a similar drop in pod system-embedded with alcohol +flavors needed-for fav cocktails like Margaritas (Paradise collection), Gin and Tonic (Simply Refreshing Collection + Old Fashioned (Classic collection), wine (Wandering Vine collection), ciders- and even a collab with name brand brewery-for insta-beer too-Becks,  Stella Artois etc. (Brews collection).

With a touch of the button ease-mastering making booze goes automatic. Note-the water tank-is chilled to 37F degrees but is automatically adjusted- chilled correctly- depending on the pod recipe chosen-as is the drinks' size.



Because there is alcohol involved-the bemusing/confusing state liquor laws kick i…

THE NAME GAME

CATCHY!

Whether slung as political barbs (Moscow Mitch), a made up millennial ploy for merged companies (Suntrust+BB&T banks=Truist) or the latest trending # (too many to list-besides-it's changes hourly)...

Food industry folks are perking up the eyeball grabbing titles... easily grasped by masses...with appeal to biggest eats' spenders-millennials.










Multi-Functional Musts: Hiker Hybrids

PERFORMANCE and STYLE

The best kicks for comfort, durability and versatility-are-light supportive all day trail shoes. Throw in good looks and it's no wonder-the Adidas Terrex Free Hikers are best sellers since their intro'

Just in time for an autumnal vacay season (for those not tethered to school schedules)...these soon to launch Free Hiker (M) in camo are our top pick for all day sock like fit, major style, the exclusive BOOST cushioning (really lives up to its 'endless energy' billing).

Ideal for urban outdoor adventures...on the trail or streets-with the added bonus of a form fitting lightweight water resistant Primeknit textile upper.




Multi-Function Musts/Beauty

For every ritual- 10-step K beauty addict we know-there's 498 others-that are 'only' one-maybe two steppers.

Not just a J beauty 'thing'-multifunctional everything for busy lives-includes the most cutting edge ingredients-in one product.

Travel and athlete musts too- where simple, effective and portable are three adjective necessities.

Our top choice for physical sunblocks (yup the only kind we use aka the kind that works)-is the  TIZO line of mineral based skincare. For years now.
Added Plus:  TIZO Photoceutical-is a very worthy addition to its effective sun protection collection, rated SPF 40 -with UVA-UVB blocking Zinc Oxide 16% in its fusion of protective ingredients.

(IMO-physical sunblocks- unlike nasty bad for the environment chemical sunscreens-probably offer up blue (smartphone/screen light blocking properties too)

In this winning formula-that goes on smoothly (dimethicone) + evenly -with a super light breathable feel (lightly tinted) -are Derm doc recomme…

HYDRATION HELP: Watermelon

That summer fruit staple... deliciously portable and available year round.

Juicy naturally sweet watermelon (with a few pink Himalayan salt flakes) is a fav effective hydrating way to replenish sweat gobs during seasonal sweltering heat.

Our new top 'beat' for the water/electrolyte loss?

The Republic of Tea's Hydration Single Sips-all USDA ORGANIC Watermelon!

Give a promotion to whoever came up with this dissolve-able powder's winning combo of summery flavors (all organic-including agave, watermelon, hibiscus, baobab  -sweetened with low cal monk fruit with yup-Himalayan pink salt)!
Tasty-just sweet enough-and healthy-easy to amp up water-anywhere.
We feel that the replenishment-actually fills out our parched depleted cells-sticking around better than 'plain ole' H2O.

Also available-Single Sips- USDA Organic in three other flavors including an Apple Cider version (pictured on the left)-that makes that beauty-digestive aid that people swear by, actually palatabl…

Cool Food Trends: Part 5

GO GLOBAL





















SINGLE ORIGIN-Pure Appeal
Single sources for two of our favorite 'food groups' =chocolate and coffee...are not just for picky eater -snob gourmand types. The tastes differences are that obvious. Prepare to elevate your morning/afternoon staples.