Posts Tagged ‘almond milk’

Our Proud Producers: Vegan rev



At Fiesta Farms, we’re always looking for the best produce and products to offer our customers, and every now and then a new product comes along that makes us excited to be able to share. It can be something totally new, or a new twist on an old favourite, or a product that is organic, pays Fair Trade prices and adheres to ethical sourcing and production values. If the product is good for the body, the environment, and good value, we jump at the opportunity grace or shelves with it.

And when the company behind the product is local, and runs on the energy and optimistic vision of a young entrepreneur it is a no-brainer. Continue »

Read The Label: Carageenan

Irish Moss

Irish Moss


There have been milk alternatives  available to consumers for years, for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan or vegetarian or just those who like to try something new, add a little variety to their diet and maybe take a break from the usual. Many of those choosing alternatives to cow and goat’s milk opt instead for beverages made from coconut, almond, soy and so forth, and are discovering an ingredient that is pretty much common to many of these beverages; carrageenan.

Carageenan, one of the thickening agents used in the manufacture of milk alternatives, is a gelatinous substance derived from Irish Moss seaweed; gelatinous only in its description, since as a plant product is not actually related to gelatin, but has similar thickening and “jelly” like properties similar to those of agar agar. The name itself is derived from Carraigin, the coastal region of Ireland where it was originally harvested. Continue »

Get Your Whole Grains – By the Glass



You don’t need to eat a loaf of bread every day just to load up on whole grains. We’ve found an easier way!

We’ve written about alternatives to cow’s milk in the past, and are always excited to try new beverages that reduce reliance on the dairy industry. Substituting cow’s milk for nut milk, or other dairy-free alternative, even for a short period is a good way to partake in a vegan or vegetarian experience while cutting out a few calories as well. Variety is one of the elements that makes one’s diet stimulating, healthy and interesting and it is always fun to mix things up a bit, to try new tastes without sacrificing flavor or compromising nutrition while purchasing items that are ethically sourced, sustainable and good for the environment. It is also a bonus when we are able to source products manufactured in our own country, made with locally grown produce.  Continue »

A Super Smoothie

Not too keen on blitzing up a bushel of kale in your smoothie? Not a fan of beets and celery mixed in with your banana smoothie? Your smoothie doesn’t have to contain a bunch of weird veggies to be healthy. We’ve discovered an absolutely delicious recipe that will make a super healthy smoothie that tastes so good it seems like it must be bad for you.  Continue »