Tyrell’s Hand Cooked English Chips

Tyrell’s Hand Cooked English Chips are made with 100% natural ingredients, nothing artificial, vegan friendly and gluten free. I was able to try a few of their varieties out.

Mature Cheddar & Chives: These chips are not greasy, very crunchy, but not as hard as some kettle chips. I love cheese, so these were absolutely my favorite! Extremely flavorful. Between my husband and I, this bag didn’t have a chance, they were gone in less then 15 minutes.

Veg Chips: These chips are a little softer then the other Tyrrell’s chips, but still crunchy. Very colorful and full of beetroot, sweet carrots and parsnip flavor. These are not your typical veggie chips, these are so much better in flavor. It tastes like real veggies!

Lightly Salted: These chips have a light dusting of sea salt. You can really taste the true potato. I prefer my chips with more salt, but I felt better giving these lightly salted chips to the kids for and they liked them.

Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper: If you add pepper to everything, then you will love these. My husband devoured these at one sitting and didnt give me a chance to taste it. He loves extra pepper on almost anything he can so naturally these were his favorite.

Sweet Chile & Pepper: These chips were yummy. It’s a little sweet like barbeque sauce, with a little kick, but not hot where u need a glass of milk to extinguish the extreme heat from your mouth. It’s perfectly balanced.

Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato: Again, full of flavor, sweet yet tangy with a little bit of an after kick. I enjoyed these, but my husband wasn’t fond of them due to a slight scent of vinegar from the Worcestershire sauce.

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar: These are full of cider vinegar flavor and scent. I like the sting and tangy taste of vinegar, so I liked these. These are not your typical salt and vinegar chips. My husband can’t fathom the scent of vinegar, sso as soon as he smelled the open bag he almost passed out. If you can’t handle the smell of vinegar, I suggest you stay away from these, but if you like that stingy, sour, tangy taste of vinegar and secretly like the smell of vinegars…. then you will love these!

Overall, these fine English chips are made from local Herefordshire potatoes in England. They are cooked with the skin on by hand in small batches. Every bag is unique in flavor. I love the vintage photos on the bags… has a little bit of nostalgia to it. I love that they are free of artificial flavors, MSG and most importantly gluten-free. I feel confident and safe giving my family chips that are flavorful, but most of all healthy! I will definitely buy these again in the future.

Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom & Onions

Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center for the recipe!

Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom & Onions
  • 4 four-ounce grass-fed, free-range bison steaks
  • ½ pound button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ½ pound shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • ½ pound onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 ounce balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup Low-Sodium Very Veggie Juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
  1. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over high heat. Sear bison for about 90 seconds per side, or until a crust is formed but the meat is not fully cooked. Remove bison from pan and set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms, garlic, and onions to the pan; sauté until soft and lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Deglaze pan with vinegar. (To deglaze: Pour vinegar into pan, then gently scrape bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to loosen the caramelized juices.)
  4. Add wine, Knudsen Low-Sodium Very Veggie Juice, thyme, and tarragon. Simmer for two minutes.
  5. Add bison steaks back to pan and simmer until bison is cooked through.

Michele’s Totally Awesome Gourmet Popcorn Giveaway!

I always love supporting other mothers in their business endeavors. That is why I jumped at the chance to try out Michele’s Totally Awesome Gourmet Popcorn. Plus, I love popcorn.

Now, Michele was just making popcorn out of her kitchen and giving it away as gifts. People kept telling her to start selling it, and she finally decided to do it. I, for one, am glad she did. I absolutely love carmel corn, and she has some of the best carmel corn out there! Michele now runs a fully licensed and inspected popcorn kitchen with her family.

We haven’t tried all 20 flavors she has (which includes chocolate carmel, salt and vinegar, carmel apple, and peanut butter cup). However, the flavors we have tried are all excellent. After the first piece of popcorn, Bill handed me the bag and said “you have to try this. It is really good.” He was right (and it was the carmel corn flavor). They really have a flavor for everyone.

Since my family and I love this popcorn, we have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win 2 mini-samplers, so you can try for this awesome popcorn for yourself. Here’s what you need to do:

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