Melissa’s Organic Food sent me another box full of their organic goodies to try!! Again I was pleasantly surprised with not only the contents but the quality of products that I received. This time around I received several goodies that included the following list.
- Ready to use Crepes
- Wild Mushorooms–Morel
- Pine Nuts
- Red Quinoa
Porchini wild mushrooms were amazing. They were dried so you had to plan ahead just a little bit in order to use them. I soaked my Porchini wild mushrooms for about 30 minutes, rinsed them and then chopped them up. We added them to a chicken, rice and mushroom bake and oh my goodness. They were delicious, they were much better than canned mushrooms and the taste was amazing.
Wild Mushrooms Morel mushrooms were my absolute favorite in this box of goodies. Morel mushrooms are only around for a few weeks out of the year and throughout the rest of the year you just are out of luck. But with Melissa’s you can get the Morel mushrooms dried and soak them in water to have Morel’s all year long. We fried our mushrooms like we would when they are in season and they were a great hit in our house. Our daughter Liz was so excited that we were having Morel’s out of season that she shouted it from the rooftops.
The Pine Nuts were delicious right out of the bag, but even more delicious when I toasted them lightly. I used these pine nuts on my salads in place of croutons. It is much healthier for you and I think that the texture and flavor that was added was an added bonus.
Red Quinoa retained its red color but was fluffy like rice. The texture and flavor both were delicious and it is also rich in fiber, higher in protein and great edition to any dish. It is gluten free and has 6 grams of protein which was surprising to me.
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The products in this post were given to me in exchange for my review/opinion by Melissa’s. Even though this products were provided to me at no cost, I only personally recommend products that I think will be good for myself and readers. Thanks to Melissa’s for allowing me to review there great products.