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Snacks and Apps
Vol. 14 No. 3

Super-snackable Oyna Natural Foods "kuku" is a Persian-style frittata, made of over 70% herbs and vegetables, bound with organic eggs and garbanzo flour, and then baked with olive oil. Four different varieties, all dairy-free and gluten-free.

Three of the products from Sue's Organics are dressings, and the fourth is Nutritional Feast Dipping Sauce, a lusciously creamy spread or veggie dip with rich satisfying chipotle notes loaded with the health benefits of tangy nutritional yeast.

If you have a Brie en Croute from Elegant Brie in your freezer, you will always be prepared for any impromptu gathering. The puff pastry and delicious fillings pair beautifully with wine. They make seasonal motifs, so you can order a brie decorated with an Easter Basket, above.

Herbs de Humboldt Tapenade Crostini is made with one of the fresh goat cheeses from Cypress Grove. Keep the ingredients on hand in your refrigerator, buy a fresh baguette, and you're ready for snack time or cocktail hour.

Jalapeño Poppers. above, can indeed be popped right into your mouth for a tasty snack with your favorite beverage. They are made with Cowboy BBQ Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Relish.

The Porchetta Seasoning from Clif Family Napa Valley is the "secret" ingredient in the recipe for Porchetta Meatball Slicers, above. Easy to make as well as impressive and tasty.

Made from scratch in Los Angeles, California, Gourmet Treats Baking Company's craveable vegan cookies and brownies use the best non-GMO ingredients they can find, such as 100% whole grain flour, real fruit, and nutrient-rich seeds and nuts. Breakfast Cookies, Protein Cookies, and a Vegan Chocolate Coconut Brownie.

Not those apps! The ones you can eat. A nosh to serve with your favorite beverages when friends come over, or a mid-afternoon snack. Savory or sweet, to suit yourself and the occasion.

As a low-glycemic, fiber-rich fruit loaded with potassium, antioxidants, and Vitamin A, Taylor Brothers Farms prunes are a portable, convenient, and energy-loaded snack. They satisfy your sweet tooth, while giving you energy.

Fava Bean Dip, above, is made with two of the award-winning grapeseed oils from Salute Santé! .

In addition to their Grain-Free Granola Bites, Lark Ellen Farm makes two varieties of grain-free trail mix: Cumin Crunch, above, and Sweet & Salty.

Snack like royalty with Kween Foods' spreadable granola in three flavors — Original, Original with (the additional ingredient of) Collagen Peptides, and Pumpkin Spice. Vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-free.

Locally sourced from California growers, Black Bow Sweets Pecans, above, Walnuts, and Almonds are handmade with the perfect mix of spice, sugar and a hint of sea salt.

Desserts on Us is justly famous for their Laceys Cookies: Dark Chocolate Almond, Macadamia Milk Chocolate, Coconut Dark Chocolate Almond, Espresso Dark Chocolate Almond.

California weather is becoming nicer by the day. Head out to Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station for one of their signature Dunbars, or a Muffin, different ones made each day. Pizza, bread, too.

Judge Casey's Irish Tomato Relish brightens up a variety of dishes, including Judge Casey’s Pizza - with Ham & Arugula, above. Also try it as an ingredient in meat loaf or a shrimp curry, and as a dipping sauce for fish filets or French fries.

Choose the level of heat you like from the three hot sauces made by Sean of RedBeards Hot Sauce, plus a dash of their #8 Dry Rub, to make these delicious Garlic Edamame, above.

You can have all the components of an amazing charcuterie board put together in minutes. It will impress your guests, because you've chosen the best from Fabrique Délices.

The Snack Mixes from Becca's Petites can certainly be enjoyed right out of the bag. Or if you want to get a little fancier, you can combine one of the flavors with bananas, almond butter, and coconut to make Chocolate Noir Snack.

When you need a sweet morsel with a sparkling fruit flavor, you can enjoy the French Meringue Kisses from Alice's Sweet Tooth and not even stress about the calorie count. They're only 4 very satisfying calories each!

Little Belgians Speculoos are a traditional Belgian cookie that no coffee break in Brussels would be without. Equally good with milk or hot chocolate. Thin, crispy, and flavorful, in fun shapes that remind their Belgian creator of home.

Holly Baking has created the perfect cross between a cookie and brittle. An extraordinarily crisp and deliciously buttery cookie, Butter Rich is their best-seller. There are 8 flavors of Cookie Brittle.

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