A Bit Of A Product Review #2

20181029_151020 (2)This TERRASOUL CAROB POWDER is really good! It is very finely ground and not gritty. It is NON-GMO and USDA Certified organic. There are only thirteen calories per Tbsp (6g) and has 3g Total Sugars and no added sugars. I use it in my tea as a natural sweetener that also gives a nice chocolate-like flavor. The only gripe I have against this product is that the pinch closure doesn’t close well once opened, so I store the bag in a plastic gallon size food storage bag that closes with twist ties to preserve freshness and protect from moisture.  On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, I give it a 4 1/2, and that is only because of the bag closure problem, the carob powder is SUPER GREAT!!! I ordered this from amazon.com.

20181029_151251 (2)These ‘CORN THINS’, from REAL FOODS, are very good! They are organic, non-GMO, USDA ORGANIC. They are fat free, 23 calories per slice, 7% Dietary Fiber per slice and gluten free. There are 46 calories in a 2 slice serving, 31mg of sodium, 9g total carbs, 1g dietary fiber and 0g sugars. All that is in them is organic corn, 99% organic expeller pressed sunflower oil and sea salt and that’s it. I use these instead of rice cakes. I got these at Lovey’s Healthfood Market & Cafe, in Wilmington, NC, and these can probably be ordered from amazon.com(seems like you can get just about anything from amazon now). On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, I give them a 5 cause they are SUPER GOOD!!! Great corn flavor and hold up well to having various toppings slathered on them! 20181029_151811 (2)I eat mostly gluten free but I don’t eat rice anymore cause it started giving me a problem. So millet is a good alternative. Unfortunately, for some reason, millet is kind of hard to get here where I live in Jacksonville, NC. I usually now have to drive to Wilmington, NC, and buy it at the health food stores there or I order it from amazon.com. ‘Anthony’s Organic Hulled Millet’, is my current favorite which I order from amazon.com. It is gluten free, vegan and organic. It cooks in about 45 to 55 minutes(similar to brown rice) at 1 cup dry millet to 2 cups water. It has 210 calories in a 1/4 cup serving, 2g total fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 0mg Sodium, 40g Carbohydrates, 5g Dietary Fiber, 0g Sugar, 6g Protein. It is a product of the USA. Millet has a very mild flavor and cooks up to a porridge-like consistency. When you prepare millet you need to pick through it dry just like you would if you were preparing dry beans from scratch, cause it is a natural product and some times there are small rocks and grit and bits of twigs and chaff that need to be picked out. Other than that it is very easy to fix. You bring the two cups of water to a boil in a two-quart pot, turn down the heat and add the millet. Bring it back to a boil and then turn down the heat to about low to medium-low and cover loosely and simmer for 45 to 55 minutes. You do need to keep an eye on the millet while it is cooking cause if the heat is too high it will boil over all over your stove. So, on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, I give this millet product a 5 because it has really good flavor and I’ve never had a problem with this brand tasting of mold.

So there you go! I hope someone finds my product reviews helpful. Have a great day!