Friday, December 12, 2014

Chip, Chip- Hooray, it's Luke's!

Before I begin, I need to apologize to Luke's Organics...(hanging head) they were kind enough to send me their products months ago after we met at the the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Las Vegas and I am just now posting the review. (Shame, Nutrimom, shame!!) It was not intentional and I appreciate that they not only sent so much product but also were kind enough to not send me emails like "Um, yeah, hey. Did you, maybe get to taste all of those items that we sent to you yet? You know, the entire line of our products that we mailed out...right away..like we promised." Instead, they were professional, courteous and they just let me do my thing. Thanks Luke's! I promise, it won't happen again.

As you can see, I was completely serious when I said they sent me one of everything because, well, they really did! Let's do a quick rundown of what they have here:
Multi Grain & Seed Crackers
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Multi Seed
  • Bean & Seed
  • Chia Seed
  • Garden Vegetable
Chips
  • Ancient Grain Multi Grain & Seed
  • Kale Multi Grain & Seed
  • Protein Blue Corn & Red Lentil Multi Grain & Seed
  • SuperFood  Sweet Potato, Hemp & Buckwheat Multi Grain & Seed
  • Brown Rice Chips Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  • Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Seed Multi Grain & Seed
ALL gluten free, can we say selection? Yes, we can! So what does a blogger do with said items? I could just eat them (and, obviously I did) but you know how I have that habit of seeing what else I can do with foods. Just depends on my mood but I also like to stretch my food to it's limits. You know, boost it's ego and make it recognize that it's much more important than everyone says it is. Plus, it's fun. 

Let's just jump right into those recipes, shall we? Heck, I waited long enough (uh, yeah, it's been since September) Gasp! Here we go-

Stuffed Mushrooms
9 Stuffing Mushrooms (cleaned)
1 Al Fresco Apple Chicken Sausage (cooked)
6 Chips EACH (Chia, Black Pepper & Multi Seed) Crackers, ground
5 Roasted Brussel Sprouts
1 Tablespoon Hummus (I used Roasted Red Pepper)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pan with oil to prevent sticking and set aside.

In a food processor, combine the sausage, ground chips, Brussels sprouts and hummus. Combine well. Spoon mixture into the mushrooms and spray lightly with additional oil spray. Bake until golden brown.

Makes 9 Mushrooms

Chicken Fried Burger
Winona Pure Oil
4 Burger Patties
45 Multi Seed Crackers (ground)

In a large pan, spray with oil and warm the pan on medium heat. Coat the patties with the ground crackers and place into the pan. Fry, flipping once until no pink remains in the middle.

Makes 4 Burgers

Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Winona Pure Oil (Popcorn Butter)
1 Cup Pureed Sweet Potato
10 EACH (Super Food and Brown Rice) Chips, ground
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander

In a large pan, spray with Popcorn Butter spray on medium heat.

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place a spoonful at a time onto the greased pan and fry, flipping once.

You may also bake them- preheat oven to 400 degrees, fill a muffin tin with IfYouCare muffin liners and bake. Spray with additional oil when they begin to crisp. Please note that this method does make them fall apart very easily but still just as tasty. Serving sizes will vary

Wondering about the orange food? Click HERE for the recipe!
Easy Gluten Free Topping
Grind a mixture of All (Garden Vegetable, Bean & Seed, Sea Salt) crackers
Follow Your Heart Vegenaise
Fish of your Choice (also great for poultry)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the fish into a casserole dish, coat with Vegenaise and top with ground cracker mixture. Bake thoroughly. Serving sizes will vary

No Recipe Needed (Sometimes)
After much taste-testing, recipe-making and thinking, I realized that sometimes...just sometimes a recipe is not needed. Sometimes, you can just enjoy the chips- taste the chips, dip the chips or be really gross and do what NutriSon did and lick the salty taste off the chips prior to eating them (gag). I chose to make up a fast and easy pick platter of hummus, homemade guacamole and a neighbor's secret recipe barbecue sauce (curse you, Chris! I must have the recipe!!). So hubby & I got to munch on the Kale, Protein and the Chia chips.

Chips Vs. Crackers
I do have to say that if I had to choose, I prefer Luke's Organics line of chips over their crackers. I'm siked that they are all gluten free and contain heartier grains but, well, the crackers all kind of tasted a bit similar to me. But, on the flip side, I would definitely use their crackers for items like breading, mix-in's, etc.

Now their chips on the other hand- loved! To give you a heads-up, here are my first impressions of each chip variety (in case you tend to lean toward a particular type). Please note that descriptions are merely my interpretation of how they taste. Chip tastes my vary due to opposing taste buds.

~Ancient Grain Multi Grain & Seed- Hearty, crunchy and just a tad of salt
~Kale Multi Grain & Seed- Tastes just like any usual tortilla chip but no bitterness from the kale ~Protein Blue Corn & Red Lentil Multi Grain & Seed- Hearty, a bit of a slight smokey flavor ~SuperFood  Sweet Potato, Hemp & Buckwheat Multi Grain & Seed- Not much of a sweet potato taste but still good and hearty
~Brown Rice Chips Himalayan Pink Sea Salt- Salty, almost a nutty flavor
~Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Seed Multi Grain & Seed- Similar to a "Frito" kind of taste

I so appreciate that a company like Luke's Organic is out there for our communities. They are free of peanut, tree nut, soy, gluten, GMO's and as you can see from all of their information on their website, they are passionate about keeping their products healthy for us. Please make sure you visit all of their media sites to see what else they are up to & please let them know that Nutrimom sent you (sharing is caring!).





*No compensation was received for this review other than the products themselves as my reviews are always honest.









2 comments:

  1. Clever recipe ideas! Due to our allergens we couldn't try out Lukes but I love how creative you are! Bravo on your kitchen work.

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