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Say “Ciao!” to the Taste of Italy With New Gourmet Italian Products from Tuscanini Foods

From the rolling hills of Italy, Tuscanini Foods is rolling out a new lineup of gourmet food products that bring the taste of Italy to your table for a truly authentic Italian dining experience.

This superior brand of foods is imported from Italy, famously identified for its traditions and age-old recipes. From the mountainous Dolomite region to the idyllic Sardinia Island, products are sourced from artisans that specialize in offering only the best quality ingredients.

The host of products from Tuscanini – from naturally sparkling cold pressed beverages to bronze cut Italian pasta – allow consumers to cook-up original homemade Italian favorites and provide delicious gourmet options for year-round cooking.

Distributed by NJ-based Kayco (, a leader in specialty food products, Tuscanini ( products meet the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and gourmet cuisine.  All products are produced with natural ingredients, nothing artificial and are certified OU kosher.

The following authentic Italian imports are coming to grocery shelves in 2019:

Balsamic Vinegar (MRP $7.99 / 8.45 oz.)

This Balsamic Vinegar offers of ultimate Italian experience with its complex flavor and beautiful glass bottle and cork closure.

Italian Pastas (MRP $3.99 / 16 oz.)

Dried pasta has been the mainstay of Italian cuisine for centuries. These 100% Durum Semolina pastas are bronze cut to create a porous, home-style texture that showcases the sauce in every bite. The high-end collection includes a variety of shapes: Gigli (ruffle-edged cones), Pennoni (a somewhat more substantial version of Penne), Trottole(“spinning top”), tricolor Conchiglie (seashells), and tricolor Fusilli (corkscrews).

Pasta Sauces (MRP $4.99 / 24.3 oz. jars)

These four authentic toppings evoke warm, sun-kissed Italian summers. Every jar of Tuscanini pasta sauce features 40 fresh tomatoes from the Parma region, harvested at the peak of ripeness. Traditional Pizza Sauce,Naopoletana Pasta SauceClassic Marinara Sauce, and Zesty Marinara Sauce pair perfectly with Tuscanini’s home-style Italian Pastas.

Tomato Paste (MRP $1.99 / 7.05 oz.)

Ripe, luscious tomatoes grown under the Tuscan sun are triple-concentrated for an intense burst of fresh flavor. Convenient, re-sealable tube lets you use only what you need with no waste. All-natural and non-GMO project certified.


Recipe By Gabe Garcia

A simple rustic Italian sauce with the main ingredient being bell peppers will go great with any type of fish but will shine with fried fish.  It can be served hot or cold.

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, smashed

3 bay leaves

2 tablespoons Tuscanini Tomato Paste

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

6 bell peppers, julienned

1 cup Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc or other dry white wine

1 cup water

1/4 cup basil chiffonade

2 tablespoons Tuscanini Balsamic Vinegar

  1. Pour olive oil into a large pot and place it over medium flame.  Once the oil begins to smoke add onion, garlic, and bay leaves.  Cook until the onions are translucent.

  2. Next add tomato paste, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the tomato paste has darkened, about five minutes.  Add the peppers continue cooking until they have softened, about another 10 minutes.

  3. Add wine and water.  Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to a medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.  This will give the peppers time to break down further.

  4. Uncover the pot and turn the heat back up and stir until most of the liquid has evaporated.  To finish, take off the heat and remove the bay leaves.  Stir in basil, balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.


Healthy Dessert for a Sexy Valentine’s Night In

Love is in the air and dinner reservations are being made, but what if your ideal Valentine’s Day is spent in the comfort of your own home?

Instead of talking loudly over a crowded room to express your love this year, why not show your readers these products to have a cozy and sexy Valentine’s night in?

Having your night with a dessert that won’t leave you feeling bloated or sluggish. Reveri is a game-changing alternative to ice cream that ends the trade-off between luscious taste and health. Reveri is crafted from whole fruits and vegetables. Reveri delivers the sweet taste and rich mouthfeel of super-premium ice cream, yet contains no dairy, added sugar, sweeteners, or fats, and averages only 82 calories for a 4-ounce serving. It is also gluten- and GMO-free. The Chocolate Forest flavor is a Belgian dark chocolate treat with a rich, unexpected indulgence, you won’t believe it’s not ice cream.

“I hate ice cream.” – said no one ever. Giving up ice cream is one of the biggest challenges that comes with veganism but thanks to Reveri you no longer have to!  Your diet says you can’t have dessert but Reveri says you can! Indulge in Reveri, a plant-based frozen dessert with four signature flavors. Each spoonful is filled with fruits and vegetables, so you won’t feel guilty or restricted! Reveri can be blended into any smoothie or scooped up for dessert. Flavors include Vanilla Almond Blossom, Purple Mint Chip, Chocolate Forest, Strawberry Patch.

Purple Mint Chip is a fun twist on the favored mint chip ice cream. With a blend of blueberries, nutritious seeds, organic cocoa nibs, and peppermint – this purple concoction is savory and decadent with a zing for taste.

Almond lovers rejoice! Vanilla Almond Blossom fulfills any almond lover’s wildest dreams. A mixture of almonds, almond butter, and creamy rich vanilla combines to create the delicate sweet flavor of marzipan.

The Belgian dark chocolate treat is such a rich, unexpected indulgence, you won’t believe it’s not ice cream. Reveri gets the sweetness from whole dates, the creaminess from avocado and the crunch from raw cocoa nibs. Loaded with good stuff, it’s the chocolate dessert of your wildest dreams.

Reveri has crafted this strawberry treat without using dairy or added sugar, yet it’s smooth and luscious like ice cream. Bursting with sweetness and flavor from strawberries and dates, and with a subtle touch of cashews, you’ll fall in love with this dreamy indulgence.

So where can you get your hands (and mouth) on some? Reveri is located in 12 stores in the Southern California area. You can also plan your celebration ahead of time and purchase at


Garden Lites(R) Gets a Fresh New Look and Unveils New Product Line

Garden Lites®, the leader in delicious veggie-rich foods, unveils a major brand refresh to strengthen its unique positioning. Garden Lites is prominently featuring its new sub-brand name “Veggies Made Great” on its packaging and boldly highlights “veggies as the #1 ingredient”. “At Garden Lites we are passionate about our brand purpose: make surprisingly delicious veggie-rich foods so people can incorporate more veggies into their diet. This is a great way to strengthen our message,’ notes Andy Reichgut, Executive Vice President of Garden Lites.
Garden Lites new packaging coincides with the debut of an exciting new breakfast category item, the Garden Lites Frittatas. The new Frittatas tastily add veggies into your breakfast routine with flavors including the Egg White Spinach Frittata and Veggie Bacon & Potato Frittata (with Veggie Bacon made from Pinto Beans).  The new Frittata products join the existing vegetable rich line of Garden Lites products such as Garden Lites Muffins, Super Food Veggie Cakes, and Garden Lites Superfood Mac and Cheese. 
Garden Lites Frittatas can now be found in Stop &Shop, Giant Landover and select Costco stores.To see the new Frittata line, visit
The bright green look of “Veggies Made Great on every package signals a shift in the visual language in which Garden Lites proudly emphasizes vegetables as the primary ingredient in all Garden Lites products. The packaging change also helps highlight the company’s dedication to clean and simple, gluten free, non-GMO, nut free and kosher ingredients as well as proudly displayingThe Good Housekeeping Institute’s Nutritionist Approved Emblem a prestigious seal and the first health-conscious, lifestyle-aware emblem in the food and beverage industry. The back of the package also show the ingredients in a clear veggie wheel graphic.
“This dynamic new Garden Lites packaging is a radical change sure to scream from the frozen food aisle as to why to purchase,” says Andy Reichgut, Executive Vice President of Garden Lites. “We are confident that the brand refresh will drive new consumers to the brand.”
The Garden Lites Frittata line is the latest product to reinforce the company as an innovative leader in the frozen food category. The Garden Lites product line continues to exceed all projections, with a sales spike of over 100 percent over the past two years. With the explosive growth still ongoing, Garden Lites recently moved to a new 40,000 square foot plant in Avenel, New Jersey, where they manufacture their broad variety of products.
Garden Lites products can be found nationwide at such retailers including: Costco, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Shop Rite, Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, HEB, Ralph’s, Fry’s, and Whole Foods or at

About Garden Lites®:
Garden Lites® is a Classic Cooking, LLC brand based in Avenel and Rahway, NJ that produces delicious vegetable snack foods. Since 2009, Garden Lites has raised the bar in healthy foods by delivering full flavor that’s also veggie rich. Garden Lites has the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Seal of Approval and is the recipient of numerous awards, including  Cooking Light – The Healthiest Frozen Foods in the Supermarket: Breakfast;  Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award;  Parents Magazine 25 Best Frozen Food for Families; – Gluten Free Digest Chocolate Muffins;  Pioneers of Better For You: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods and  Runner’s World Editor’s Pick. For more information on Garden Lites products, visit and 

ChocZero Chocolate Squares are Back For Valentine’s Day!

Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day?

I’m ready to bundle up with my loved one and stuff my face with ChocZero chocolates 🙂

I’d love to share ChocZero with you as I know like me, you probably have a sweetie in your life who is trying to limit your sugar intake or simply live a healthier lifestyle!

Just in time for your Valentine’s Day gifting, ChocZero’s Premium Sugar Free Chocolate Squares are back. Made from premium cocoa beans sweetened with their exclusive monk fruit and fiber blend. Each square is one net carb and each bag contains ten squares. They come in 50% and 70% Dark Chocolate varieties. Don’t just stop at Valentine’s Day. They make the perfect chocolate for upcoming Easter and Mother’s Day celebrations too!

Here are some reasons ChocZero’s Chocolate Squares should replace your regular chocolate gifting:

  • Fair-trade premium cocoa beans from South America

  • Sugar free with no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners. Sweetened with our unique monk fruit and fiber blend, our chocolate has zero glycemic impact making it perfect for diabetics

  • Low carb: only 1g net carbs per serving! Perfect for those on the keto lifestyle and other low carb diets like Trim Healthy Mama

  • Antioxidant rich, teeth friendly, and good for your waistline

  • All natural, non-GMO, gluten free, and kosher certified. Made proudly in the USA

This one is my favorite!

100% Stone-Ground Dark Chocolate Almond Keto Bark

– Sugar Free, Low Carb

  • Fair-trade premium cocoa beans from South America.
  • 100% stone-ground chocolate for a unique texture.
  • Sugar free with no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners. Sweetened with unique monk fruit!
  • Low carb: only 2-3g net carbs per ounce depending on the nut or seed! Perfect for those on the keto lifestyle and other low carb diets.
  • All natural, non-GMO, gluten free. Made proudly in the USA.

Another product I recommend!

ChocZero’s Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

– Low Carb (1g net carb), No Sugar, No Preservatives, No Sugar Alcohol.

  • Enjoy a subtle and smooth vanilla for your morning beverages and as a topping for desserts. SUGAR FREE and NO SUCRALOSE.
  • No preservatives: unlike most syrups on the market, we don’t use water to dilute our syrup. It’s THICK and RICH.
  • We use monk fruit and fiber blend to sweeten our syrup, it contains no sugar and no sugar alcohols. Perfect for keto lifestyle and other low carb diets.
  • Rich texture that works great for a dessert topping, breakfast syrup, or when added to warm beverages.
  • 1g net carb. Low carb, GMO free, all natural. Contains no artificial sweeteners.

ChocZero is a gluten free, soy free, and sugar alcohol-free company. It uses an exclusive monk fruit formula to make a line of products with absolutely no added sugar for the everyday sugar-free individual’s life. More importantly to the chocoholics out there, their products are delicious! Not only does ChocZero stand behind the taste of their chocolates, it never sacrifices quality using all natural ingredients.

About ChocZero:

ChocZero started in 2016 with two goals: to make a sugar free chocolate that was truly delicious and to create a company that cared about its customers. One year later it has become a passionate community of chocoholics and it has released a wide range of products based on their detailed feedback including everything from a dipping chocolate to a syrup line with no preservatives. When it comes to ingredients, ChocZero will never sacrifice the quality. It ethically sources its cocoa beans that are some of South America’s finest. It also uses real Madagascar vanilla beans and only the most premium of GMO free soluble corn fibers. For more information, visit ChocZero is available on Amazon too!


Pressed Juicery Celebrates Minnie Mouse’s 90th Anniversary

As part of Disney’s continued celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s 90th anniversary, and in honor of Minnie fan holiday National Polka Dot Day (Jan. 22), Disney is encouraging fans to #MinnieStyle with events in Los Angeles and New York and new collections launching both online and at retail.

Loved for her infectious, upbeat nature, Minnie Mouse first made her debut in the groundbreaking animated classic, Steamboat Willie, and has remained a global icon ever since. Known for her fun style, classic polka dots and bold patterns, Minnie has served as a muse for fashion designers, artists and fans around the globe. Luxury milliner Gigi Burris, Torrid, Happy Feet, Pandora Jewelry, Crocs and Jewelmark will all release Minnie-inspired capsule collections in celebration of her milestone anniversary and annual fan holiday. 

On January 19, female-founded athleisurewear brand Terez and leading cold-pressed juice brand Pressed Juicery hosted a Minnie-inspired fitness event open to the public at Westfield Century City, in celebration of the launch of their Minnie-inspired collections. Throughout the day, fans have the opportunity to take a class hosted by an influential fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson, shop Terez’s new leggings and tops adorned with the beloved character. Attendees also are some of the first to have the chance to sample Pressed Juicery‘s new limited edition, Minnie-inspired juices, a Pineapple Greens and Dragon Fruit Punch, created in celebration of her anniversary. The Pineapple Greens flavor incorporates rich leafy greens and sweet golden pineapple for an energizing yet honeyed taste, and the vibrant Dragon Fruit Punch is made with refreshing watermelon, dragonfruit and strawberry for a bold and revitalizing kick. Both juices are non-GMO and have no added sugars.

The juices have been available at all 70+ Pressed Juicery locations nationwide and online at started on Jan. 22 In addition to the two juices, special Pressed Juicery and Minnie Mouse merchandise also has been available for fans to continue the celebration all year long. Custom seed pouches, showcasing Minnie’s love of gardening, inspired by vintage Minnie Mouse seed packets from the 1970s, and a special edition cooler bag is available for purchase at launch. In February, a reusable glass water bottle and a commemorative pin will also be available.

The Disney | Terez featuring Minnie Mouse collection has been available on started on 1.18. The collection features an assortment of women’s and girl’s leggings and tops blending Terez’s commitment to quality and unique design with Minnie’s fun and feminine aesthetic. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ is open now through February 10, 2019.

About Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings the magic of Disney’s stories, characters and franchises into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create memories that last a lifetime. The company’s iconic travel and leisure businesses include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe, and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business.

Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; Disney Store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform. These experiences are created by Walt Disney Imagineering, the innovative force responsible for overseeing the segment’s world-class products and experiences — from immersive lands to interactive toys, and everything in between.


Yoni Steam – Ancient Wisdom for Women’s Wellness

Although every woman experiences them differently, at least 80% of women experience menstrual cramps. For some, the menstrual cramps, which are medically known as dysmenorrhea, can be very intense, or even debilitating. For others, cramps are described as a dull and throbbing pain in the lower abdominal area that maybe annoying or distracting.

Ladies, the great news is that using natural, often ancient knowledge and remedies, we can support our reproductive systems to work more efficiently and effectively. We have the ability to take control of the factors that influence how our body and uterus work. So next time you feel like popping a pain killer and lying in bed, consider how you can work with your body and support your cycle. Here’s what I’ve learned about different menstrual imbalances and how to prevent and treat them.

The two types of menstrual imbalances, and their prevention:

Yin menstrual imbalances:

Characterized by dull, achy cramps, exhaustion.

Prevention: Dress warmly, and make sure your feet are warm and dry. Avoid refined sugar, fruit and raw vegetables. Eat more protein, grains and beans. Alternate hot and cold footbaths to improve circulation at the onset of menstrual cycle.

Yang menstrual imbalances:

Characterized by restlessness, thirst, swollen or painful breasts, and sharp cramps with abdominal pain. Pain is worse with heat and touch.

Prevention: Eat more vegetables, fruit, raw food, and whole grains and less animal protein. Be sure you’re getting adequate calcium and magnesium.


A yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam, v-steam, bajo or chai-yok) provides gentle and effective support for women’s wellness. Respected by women and holistic healers around the globe, yoni steaming is the ancient practice of allowing the warmth of herbal steam to softly permeate the exterior of the vagina.

This women’s treatment gently and effectively cleanses, tones and revitalizes your center, providing you with numeral benefits from reduced menstrual cramps to increased fertility and more. Yoni steaming will support your natural feminine cycle, and help you to heal, relax, and detoxify both physically and emotionally. Treat yourself to this delightful self-care ritual in the comfort of your own home!

General Regime for the Care of the Female Reproductive System

1. Drink at least 3 cups of Vibrant Souls Women’s Reproductive Support tea every day throughout the month, and especially in the 10 days before your menstrual cycle begins. This tea is specially formulated to prevent menstrual cramps, tone the system, and relieve uterine congestion.

Ingredients: Dong Quai, Nettle, Oatstraw, Raspberry Leaf, Horsetail, Licorice, and Rose Petals.

2. Increase your calcium and magnesium intake 10 days prior to your period, and work to alkalize your system. Take the recommended dose of a high-quality calcium/magnesium supplement and eat more seaweed, sesame seeds, nuts, avocado, coconut, and leafy green vegetables.

3. Do a yoni steam using Vibrant Souls Devi Steam approximately 7 days before your menstruation begins, and another within the next couple of days (2 in the week before your period begins). Yoni steaming will help your uterus to tone and clean itself so that it will not have to work as hard to release the material at the time of menstruation. The result is reduced pain and reduced flow!

4. Go outside and play! Studies show that exercising 3 – 4 times per week, and getting enough Vitamin D (which comes from the Sun!) can help reduce menstrual cramps.

5. If you do experience cramping when your menstruation begins, try the following:

  • Don’t eat anything cold, as cold foods can exacerbate cramps.
  • Drink a . cup of Vibrant Souls Women’s Cramp Relief every 15 minutes until cramps subside. Be sure to steep the tea for 30 minutes before drinking in order to draw the properties out of the cramp bark.
  • Make a Ginger Poultice. Grate fresh ginger and pour . cup hot water over it. Place the ginger mixture on a cotton cloth and fold it several times. Place the pack directly over your womb area (the space in the soft crevice above and between your pelvic bones). Cover the poultice with a towel and then place a hot water bottle or heating pad over the pack. Lie down comfortably with your eyes closed and relax for 20-30 minutes. Sip your Women’s Cramp Relief Tea!

6. Drink water, rest, and remember that you are beautiful and perfect!