Project CHEF, how we love thee…
One of my long-term goals in life has always been to be part of an educational program that helps people learn about the importance of eating a whole foods diet. I figured that that meant I needed to work with adults who had not learned to cook very well. Boy, was I wrong on that fact! Kids are far more interested and curious about learning to cook and eat. Especially when you make it fun! That’s why I was so proud to see Rancho Vignola sponsor a program like Project CHEF.
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Hitting the blogging highway with Rancho Vignola
Having just come out of a Spring Clearance Event online that attracted WAY more customers than we anticipated, we are learning a lot about the art of online purchasing. How to appeal to our amazing customers, as well as keep our inventory records up to date and functioning. Business is so unique these days. A business like ours? Completely unique! “Catch up” is a game we often find ourselves playing.
Rancho Vignola operates under a different set of principles than most companies. We pride ourselves on providing quality whole food products to customers in rural regions of Canada and we offer a service that most companies don’t. We offer the freshest nuts, dried fruit, seeds and fine confection available and we ship it to you. The catch is, we don’t operate year round! We have specific times of year that you can purchase from us and each time it’s a bit of a different shopping experience. I’m going to break it down for you:
September: WHOLESALE ORDERING ~ IN A NUTSHELL!
- Wholesale ordering is only available in September.
- Order minimum is $500.
- Products are available in full case and 5 lb quantities.
- This is set up as pre-orders. Orders are shipped to customers in November.
November: Ship wholesale orders across Canada
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Chia Pudding, anyone?
Chia seeds are remarkable tiny morsels of goodness and I have found them to be a necessary part of my regular diet. Get it… regular? Well, that’s what I meant! Just make sure you drink plenty of water when you first start eating chia seeds! Once you place chia seeds in a liquid, they will continue to expand until they have taken up all the liquid there is. This can be really great for our insides, but it also can have a few side effects. Keeping those little guys moving is the key!
The list of health benefits on these “celebrity seeds” (yes!, your chia pet is made from chia seeds; we should have been eating our “pets” a long time ago!) is sooo long! I’m not going to focus on that too much. Instead, I’m going to share what I love about them and how they make me feel. I love how they thicken things when you add them to a liquid. Salad dressings, smoothies, sauces, and puddings all become thicker and have a better consistency with a touch of chia! I also feel very satiated after eating them. Because chia seeds are relatively high in protein, they leave me feeling full and satisfied.
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