I Definitely "Enjoy Life"….

Guess what…
I STARTED A NEW JOB LAST WEEK AND I LOVE IT!
I arrived home from a week of training in Denver to discover a delightful gift waiting in my living room.
It was a box of goodies from Enjoy Life!



Enjoy Life is a Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly company based out of Illinois. Their products are completely gluten-free and free of all the top 8 allergens:

  • wheat
  • dairy
  • peanuts
  • treenuts
  • egg
  • soy
  • fish
  • shellfish

I have long been a fan of the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips.

They taste delicious, and their miniature size allows them to spread out more in baked goods ensuring more chocolate per bite! I am also a huge fan of the Enjoy Life Perky’s Crunch Flax Cereal.

Sprinkled on top of a bowl of pumpkin puree… heaven, my friends… pure heaven! But, I digress….
Enjoy Life recently released a line of Crunchy Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Crisp, & Vanilla Honey Graham),  

Semi-sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks (for baking)
and Double Chocolate Crunch Granola
I was lucky enough to receive samples of the Mega Chunks and Granola!!!!

I tore into the Double Chocolate Granola within moments of walking in the door. Whether enjoyed by the handful, mixed with Perky’s Crunchy Flax Cereal and topped with Almond Milk, or sprinkled atop pumpkin puree, Enjoy Life’s new Double Chocolate Granola is HEAVEN!!!!!!!!! Seriously, it is the most amazing blend of whole grains and chocolate balanced with subtle sweetness and packed with flavor!
Then, it was on to the Semi-sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks! Right off the bat, I noticed Enjoy Life was not joking around when they called them “mega chunks”. 
These suckers are huge, especially when compared with their mini-chips. The flavor is really the best part. Once again, they weren’t too sweet or too rich. They were just right. Enjoy the following recipe and get our there and try Enjoy Life’s wonderful new products!

Chocolate Chunk Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Glaze
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a Bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, melted Earth Balance, & water.
  4. Slowly stir in cake mix and chocolate mega chunks until just combined. Do NOT over mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake 45 minutes, until done.
  6. Allow to cool 10 minutes in pan.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth.
  8. Turn cake out of pan onto a cooling rack and drizzle with chocolate hazelnut glaze.
  9. Cool completely before serving.
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The Morel of the Story is….

Friday, I was having a no good, very bad day. 
One of the bars in my closet fell… twice! The second time it landed squarely on my foot. Then, Dickens caused me to spill my protein shake all over my front door, porch, and bag of clothes. Frustrations continued at work and before I knew it, I was holed up in the back office making “ohm” fingers and telling myself to breathe!
My entire day made a turn around when I arrived home to find a large package on my porch from Earthy Delights with the word “Perishable” stamped on top. Grabbing the nearest sharp object, I tore into the package to find, yet another, gift from my Fairy Blog-Mother. It’s a tough contest, but I think this one may be my favorite. The box contained Ramps (wild leeks), Fiddleheads, & Morels!!!!!!!!! 
First of all, I have been searching for Ramps & Fiddleheads for going on 2 years now. 
Second of all, Morels?! Need I say more? Aren’t they gorgeous?!
I set out to create exactly what popped into my head the moment I saw those glorious ingredients peeking out of their packaging. I must say, this one is a serious winner! The combination of Cream Sherry & Coconut Milk brings all the flavors together in a symphony of flavor! Bon appetit!

Pasta w/ Sherried Morel Cream Sauce
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat Earth Balance until melted.
  2. Add Morels and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. Add Ramps and season with salt & pepper. (Do NOT scrimp on your seasonings kids!)
  3. After 5 more minutes, add blanched Fiddleheads and cook until heated through.
  4. Add fresh Parsley and Sherry. Cook 2 minutes
  5. Add Unsweetened Coconut Milk and allow to reduce slightly.
  6. Serve over Gluten-Free pasta of choice.
What are your most coveted ingredients?