One of America’s Favorites – Tortilla Chips

April 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A plate of tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried—or baked (alternatively they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked). Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips were always considered to be a Mexican food, known as totopos and tostadas. Though usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue, or red corn. Some manufacturers include many other ingredients including wheat, sugar, food coloring, and monosodium glutamate.

The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in southwest Los Angeles. Carranza found that the discarded tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, were a popular snack, and she sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory. In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

Tortilla chips are the quintessential and often complimentary appetizer in Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere. Their popularity outside of California saw a steady rise in the late 1970s when they began to compete with corn chips, the dipping chip of choice during the first three-quarters of the 20th century. They are typically served with a dip, such as salsa, chile con queso, or guacamole. When not served with a dip, the chips are often seasoned with herbs and spices. Although they are now available worldwide, the United States is one of the main markets for tortilla chips. Commercial brand names for tortilla chips include Phileas Fogg snacks, Tostitos, Doritos, and Don Tacos (in Japan).

A more elaborate dish utilizing tortilla chips is nachos. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, although often other toppings are added or substituted, such as meat, salsa (such as pico de gallo), refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, diced onions, olives, and pickled jalapeños. More elaborate nachos are often baked for a short period of time to warm the tortillas and melt shredded cheese.

A similar fried corn snack is the corn chip, which is not made from a tortilla, but from corn meal which has been processed into a particular shape, typically a small scoop. Fritos are an example of this. The principal difference between the corn in tortilla and corn chips is that the corn in a tortilla chip has undergone a process known as nixtamalization, which involves processing the raw corn with quicklime. Both tortilla and corn chips are referred to as “corn chips” in Australia and Oceania.

 

Advertisements

It’s Nuts I tell you……..DRIED PEACHES

April 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This week from nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its DRIED PEACHES. Moist and Delicious California grown Peaches! This is just one of many of the healthy and delicious items that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So below is more info on the DRIED PEACHES. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

DRIED PEACHES
We take pride in our dried peaches—if you ask us, they’re the best-tasting dried peaches our green Earth has to offer. Domestically grown in California, you’ll fall in love with these peaches after just one bite. Dried peaches are moist, delicious and full of potassium.

Health Benefits of Dried Peaches
1 – Red-pigmented beta-carotene is a powerful member of the antioxidant family. Visible in the vibrant orange color of California peaches, beta-carotene is transformed to vitamin A in the body.

2 – Vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin, internally and externally, as well as in protecting the eyes, building strong teeth and bones and healthy hair. Additionally, research indicates that vitamin A has been linked to reduced rates of cancer and heart disease. Just one serving of California peaches contains six percent of the U.S. RDA for vitamins.

3 – Vitamin C boosts the immune system, promotes healing and helps prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke. This aggressive antioxidant is essential to optimum health and California peaches can help. One half-cup serving of canned peaches contains eight percent of the U.S. RDA.

4 – Research indicates that vitamin E is particularly effective in preventing heart disease and breast cancer. While vitamin E is primarily found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and wheat germ, California peaches contain a significant amount. In a study conducted by Ohio State University, one half-cup serving of canned peaches contributes up to 24% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin E.

5 – Peaches offer a source of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A. This nutritious fruit also contains boron, known to boost estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, stimulate the brain, and aid in prevention of osteoporosis.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 114
Calories from Fat 2
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g

* Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Approximately 15 pieces per pound.

https://nuts.com/driedfruit/peaches/jumbo.html

 

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you…..ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED)

March 28, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED). Baru Nuts taste like a Cashew-Peanut Hybrid and contains plenty of protein. Works great as a snack or as added to Salads. You can find all kinds of new and healthy products at the Nuts site. You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Below is more info on the ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED). Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://nuts.com/

 

 

 

 

ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED)
If you love peanuts and cashews, beeline for Baru Nuts! Hailing from the Brazilian savanna, the Baru nut has less calories and more fiber and protein than almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts. These nutritious nuts taste like a cashew-peanut hybrid and are downright delicious. Enjoy Barus straight out of the bag as a filling snack, tossed over salad or blended into smoothies for a generous source of plant-based protein. We lightly salt and roast this nut in-house for freshness you can taste.

Baru Nuts: The Backstory
Besides its high nutritional value and delicious flavor, the Baru nut has been essential to the economical and ecological support of the Brazilian Savanna—specifically an area known as The Cerrado. Before the Baru nuts’ health benefits were recognized, the people of The Cerrado were deforesting the savanna at an alarming rate for charcoal mining and cattle ranching—central sources of economic stability in the area. With the Baru nut catching the attention of nutritionists in the U.S., the Cerrado community has begun to maintain existing trees to harvest Baru.This change has helped improve the ecology of the region.

Barus also happen to have a lower water footprint (that is, the water required to grow and transport the nut) than almost all other nuts and seeds, making it a pro-planet pick.

Ingredients
Baru Nuts, Salt. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 113
%DV
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1g 1.4%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11.2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8.7g
https://nuts.com/nuts/baru-nuts/salted-baru.html

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you…PALEO CRUNCH BAR

March 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Delicious and full of Fiber and Protein (7 grams) PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Fantastic Snack to get you through the day. And this is just one of the healthy and delicious items you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details! Now more on the PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

PALEO CRUNCH BAR
Fill up and fuel up with our grab-and-go Paleo Crunch Bar! Each bar packs clean, non GMO ingredients like almonds, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil and pure honey. Plus, each slightly soft yet crunchy bar packs 7 delicious grams of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied in between meals. Makes busy afternoons and time-crunched mornings fuss free and extra-filling!
Ingredients
Almonds, Shrdded Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Oil, Honey. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 43g (~1.5 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 209
Calories from Fat 120
%DV
Total Fat 12g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
https://nuts.com/snacks/energy-squares/paleo.html

 

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you…ROWDY RANCH LENTIL MIX

March 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its ROWDY RANCH LENTIL MIX. The perfect healthy and delicious Snack, ROWDY RANCH LENTIL MIX. The Mix is made up of Ranch Lentils, Sliced Almonds, Fried Green Peas and Pistachios. This is just one of many healthy and delicious items you can purchase a the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You’ll find items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, See for Details. Now more on the ROWDY RANCH LENTIL MIX. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

ROWDY RANCH LENTIL MIX
Meet the cast: Ranch Lentils, Sliced Almonds, Fried Green Peas and Pistachios

Tastes like: A zesty ranch cracker, but with MORE crunch!

Premiering a mix that is seriously blazing trails (and maybe a few saddles!): our Rowdy Ranch Lentil Mix! We believe snack mix shouldn’t be about cherry picking your flavor favorites out and leaving the rest to ride off into the sunset. We created this mix with flavor in mind, so each element comes together to create a delicious snack you’ll want to eat by the handful. NO MORE PICKING! Just joyous snacking.

Favorite activities: Clinking to March Madness and St. Patty’s Day, spring break road trips, board game tournaments, and three-hour boat/bus/trolley tours!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 69
%DV
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
https://nuts.com/snacks/trail-mix/ranch-lentil

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you……ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED GOOSEBERRIES

February 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED GOOSEBERRIES. Gooseberries smothered and covered with delicious Dark Chocolate, what a snack! Give the gift of Gooseberries! This is just one of many delicious and healthy items that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details! Check the site out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED GOOSEBERRIES
Also known as goldenberries, these organic dark chocolate gooseberries are an incredibly amazing treat. The natural tartness of gooseberries is well complemented by smooth and sweet dark chocolate. Gooseberries are an uncommon fruit that offers vitamin C in every serving.

Ingredients
Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecitihin (an emulsifier), Organic Vanilla, Dried Organic Goldenberries, Confectioner’s Glaze, Organic Gum Arabic Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 100
%DV
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
https://nuts.com/driedfruit/gooseberries/organic-chocolate.html

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you….NUTTY CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRAIL MIX

February 14, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its NUTTY CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRAIL MIX. A new type of Trail Mix which has Nutty Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix swirls Tart Cherries, Dry-Roasted Almonds, buttery Roasted Cashews and mini Peanut Butter Buckeyes. This is just one of the many selections of delicious and healthy foods you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details!. So here’s more on the NUTTY CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRAIL MIX. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

 

NUTTY CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRAIL MIX
Hey snacker—you thought you knew trail mix—(messy, tough to eat, a hodgepodge of stuff you like and some stuff you’d rather eat around) but we’ve given it a new lease on life! Our new, chef-crafted Nutty Chocolate Cherry Mix is a brave flavor expedition. We’re breaking ground on a new kind of flavor-forward mix to create a snack mix that blasts its unique taste mixtape from the hilltops. Where each ingredient is a cast member in an ensemble act worth cheering for. Stale trails no more!

Our Nutty Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix swirls Tart Cherries, Dry-Roasted Almonds, buttery Roasted Cashews and mini Peanut Butter Buckeyes in a tangy, sweet and rich flavor combination that’s as hearty and filling as it is delicious. Here for only the shortest month of the year, so don’t miss this cherry bomb of a mix!

Love a good mix?! STAY TUNED. We’ve got more in store in the land of chef-crafted trail mixes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 111
Calories from Fat 79
%DV
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g

More Info
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Refrigeration is not needed.
https://nuts.com/snacks/trail-mix/buckeye-cherry.html

 


Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you….CHOCOLATE BLISS

February 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its CHOCOLATE BLISS. Perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Easter! The box of BLISS is made up of Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn, Almonds Clusters, Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle, Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate Gummy Bears, Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers. A chocolate lover’s dream! This is just one of many items you can find at the Nuts Site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So now more on the CHOCOLATE BLISS. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE BLISS
Think of our Chocolate Bliss Gift Set as an ingenious gift for your favorite chocolate fiends! Fully stocked with four delicious pounds of our finest chocolate treats and packaged in a rustic wood box, this sweet set is fit to celebrate any occasion; from your coworkers promotion to your grandma’s birthday! Chocolate Bliss includes: Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn, Almonds Clusters, Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle, Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate Gummy Bears, Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers.

Ingredients
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

More Info
Store at room temperature.
https://nuts.com/gifts/baskets/chocolate-bliss.html

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you……Chocolate Valentine

January 31, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This week off the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its Chocolate Valentine. Just in time for that special someone its a Chocolate Valentine! But this is just one of many delicious and healthy gifts you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). At the site you’ll find selections of; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, GIFTS, and more! Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the Chocolate Valentine. https://nuts.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Valentine
Want to show someone special just how much you care? Shower them with our Chocolate Valentine tin. With one and a half pounds of our very special chocolate and cherry flavored yogurt pretzels, we promise this will put a huge smile on anyone’s face!

Ingredients
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
https://nuts.com/gifts/valentines/chocolate-valentine.html

 

 


Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
https://nuts.com/

It’s Nuts I tell you…VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN

January 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN. Inside the Gift Tin you’ll find an assortment of our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. This is just one of the special Valentine Gifts that you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) While at the site you can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

 

VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN
Our Valentine’s Passion Gift Tin appeals to the passionate sensation of taste! We carefully selected some of our most succulent goods to create a gift your special someone will cherish. Includes our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. All lovingly packed in a gorgeous red tin.

This gift weighs approximately 2½ pounds.
https://nuts.com/gifts/gifttins/valentine-passion.html

 

 

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
Operating Hours (ET):
M-TH 8AM-8PM
F-S 8AM-6:30PM
https://nuts.com/

Next Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

The Fresh Princess

From Beachwood Ohio born and raised in the kitchen is where I spend most of my days

Nicole's Kitchen Bites

A Place Where Variety Meets The Kitchen

On the Menu @ Tangie's Kitchen

Healthy, wholesome and affordable cooking for the heart and soul.

A Note From Abroad

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Shari's Low Carb Kitchen

Low carb cooking from our kitchen to yours

Jennifer DiGregorio

health coaching for IBS, weight loss + anti-aging

Tasteful Tavern

Live Tastefully.

Ragnar's Hot Peppers

My review of hot sauces, my favorite hot peppers, and other hot stuff...

Bits and Bobs

Making a life from all the little bits around us

Lisa's " I have too much time on my hands" Site

Recipes, Weekly Flyer Report, Small Talk and All Around Craziness

peckish

on a quest to find tasty snacks and comfort food

dixiechileranch

Dixie Chile Ranch Updates

cartographysis

when literature and travel meet at the cul-de-sac

Design Dazzle

Inspiration for kids rooms, baby nurseries, and kids parties

Loaves and Dishes

The Unapologetic Comfort Food Site

Mums!

A food blog where traditional cooking meets culinary curiosity

Roots and Rosemary

Clean, healthy recipes with nutrition at the roots of each one