Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Localize Project Celebrates Local Foods

Sobeys / IGA and Planet foods ate going Local!  Alberta Agriculture & Sobeys are in the process of conducting a test project in 10 Sobeys / IGA Stores in Central Alberta.  Several products, including Quality Bakery Bread, Kicking Horse Coffee, Canoe Rice & Highwood Crossing.

For the month of February the test stores will feature these local products by giving them a ‘local rating’ out of 10 indicating how local each product is.  This is an exciting test for farmers & producers of local food as it highlights the brands in store that support the local economy.

For more information check out the Localize Project web site at

Look at what Saveur is saying about Simply 7


Simply 7 Chips

By Karen Shimizu
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This past week, I've eaten an unseemly number of Simply 7's crunchy, chickpea flour-based Hummus Chips. They break on your teeth like a hefty corn chip (think Fritos), while their pasta-shell shape and robust spicing make dip superfluous (think Bugles). There's also a line of lentil-based chips that are light, puffy, and dangerously noshable — the ones seasoned simply with sea salt have a broad, lentil-y flavor that's extremely addictive.

Look what the "Laziest Vegan" is saying about our Eco-Planet cookies


Eco Planet Vanilla Organic Cookies

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a sucker for cookies. Be it my Mom's, Isa's, ABC's, Liz Lovely's ....whatever, I just love them. Writing this post reminded me how much I loved those animal cookies with the pink frosting. Holy crap were those ever good! Or the grasshopper cookies with green frosting. I vividly remembering bringing those to Kindergarten to share with the other kids. MMMM! Ok, all I guess I'm trying to say is that cookies are the best and you just need to realize that.

So that brings us to the Eco Planet Vanilla Organic Cookies. These have to be some of the most adorable cookies I've ever seen. Aimed at kids (or adults like me), the cookies are shaped in eco-friendly symbols. And the best part is that they taste awesome. Yummy vanilla wafers of goodness!

Aren't these cute or what! So you have the sun, I assume representing solar power. Next is the wind turbine representing wind power. Anytime I see one of those for real, I'm so amazed. I'd love to see more of our energy produced by the wind. There are a ton of those things in Iowa, not so much in Nebraska. Kind of a bummer. Anyway...cute cookie #3 is the electric car. Hopefully we'll all be driving one of these soon. Or walking. Or riding a bike. Whatever you prerogative is. And last but not least is Mother Earth. So not only are these wonderful tasting cookies, they are a great lesson about the environment.