ONECOFFEE ORGANIC SINGLE SERVE COFFEE
The mountain of waste created by single serve coffee cups adds up. OneCoffee addresses the problem with a biodegradable mesh bag that pulls away from the
plastic top. While not completely compostable (the hard plastic will biodegrade in municipal waste streams), the single origin coffee packs
a flavour punch.
NANDO’S PERI PERI SAUCE
Want to make spectacular buffalo wings? Hankering for just the right boost to a sandwich? Looking to jazz up a dip for French fries? This versatile sauce (available in medium, hot and garlic) is just the thing. The sauce, from the worldwide chain of restaurants, is made from South Africa’s famous peri peri pepper (also known as African bird’s eye chili). Give your food just the right kick.
GAIAM TEAK SALAD BOWL
As a centerpiece on a dining table, coffee table or credenza, the natural sculptural lines of this teak salad bowl draw the eye in. Fill with fruit (think green apples or red pomegranates) for a pop of contrasting colour or with unshelled nuts for a monochromatic look. best of all, the products are handmade by artisans and are Fairtrade.
PULO PHILIPPINE CUISINE
The first thing that caught our eye was the beautiful packaging of these sauces and marinades inspired by the regional flavours of Filipino cuisine. Then we tasted. With a subtle tart undertone they easily tenderize meat or flavour vegetables making whipping up a meal a cinch. best of all these award winning, Canadian-made sauces (mango chili, pineapple tamarind, lemongrass Atsuete) and marinades (coconut adobo, kare kare toasted peanut) are vegan and do not contain preservatives.
ENCORE WOODLAND LIQUID SMOKE MESQUITE
It’s not quite barbecue season yet but still craving that deep smoky flavour? Think of this liquid smoke as a shortcut without the cleanup and mess of a barbecue. best of all, it can be added at any stage of cooking to impart that unmistakable mesquite flavour. Add to marinades, brush on to meat, or coast vegetables after stir frying. Just note, a little goes a long way.
PAPERCHEF CULINARY PARCHMENT
Get the professional bakery look at home with this line of culinary parchment. Muffins and cupcakes look great wrapped in tulip or lotus cups (try out when hosting a brunch for a beautiful presentation ). Also try the cooking bags, great for steaming veggies or fish – without using butter or oil – the parchment helps seal in moisture and nutrients.
This original food article first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.