It’s interesting how food trends come and go. Forbes magazine says from new flavors to mother less meat the number 1 food trend for 2019 is that more people will stay at home to eat! Eating out isn’t just a big dip in your pocket book. It can also be detrimental to your health. Larger than necessary portions, too much fat, sugar and all that sodium! Although we have a few local healthy vegan restaurants that we visit, we eat most of our meals at home these days. Since we eat an oil free, sugar free and low sodium diet you might be wondering how we flavor our food? Once you get the overload of sugar, oil and salt out of your diet you can actually appreciate the taste of fresh natural food. We still enjoy embellishing our food with fresh herbs, homemade salsas, salad dressings, salt free seasonings and yes indeed flavored vinegar! Read on to see how you can get 2 free samples of California Balsamic Vinegar!
We have come a long way from the days when the grocery store only had Apple Cider Vinegar and the fancier – Red Wine Vinegar on their shelves. Flavored Vinegars are a big trend. One of our favorite healthy ways to flavor our food is using a wide variety of flavored balsamic vinegars. I was introduced to California Balsamic Vinegars from my friend Chef AJ. As most of you know I am a member of Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss online program. She let me know that California Balsamic was in Sacramento at the Harvest Festival recently and she urged me to go check them out. I am so glad I did!
I had already received my first shipment from California Balsamic before the Harvest Festival and was enjoying the flavors I had chosen. At the Harvest Festival we met Thomas the owner who is super friendly and passionate about his business. He gets pretty excited over the flavors they have to offer and let’s you taste them all! Then comes the difficult part – deciding which ones to buy – I wanted everything! The vinegars are fabulous on just about anything from cooked vegetables and Chopped Salads to sweet potatoes and Nourish Bowls.
Watch the video to see my favorite flavors and ideas for how I use them.
Sodium Free, Gluten Free & Vegan
California Balsamic sources their vinegar a 25 star balsamic from Modena, Italy – a custom balsamic made with an exceptionally high quality grape must from the Trebbiano and Spirgola grape that enhance flavor and texture. Then California Balsamic add their own creativity to make a wide variety of flavors. All of the vinegars are sodium free, gluten free and vegan. No added sugars in the dark balsamic savory flavors – the sweetness comes naturally from the grapes. I love that. The Apple Pie Balsamic does have a little maple syrup added to it. See the California Balsamic website for all the nutritional information.
Get 2 free sample bottles of California Balsamic Vinegar!
You can order online from California Balsamic which is located in Ukiah, California. They have a flat rate shipping charge which is quite reasonable. Thomas has made a special offer for to the Nutmeg Notebook subscribers as well. When you order a minimum of one bottle of balsamic vinegar you will receive 2 free 1.6 ounce sample sizes in your shipment. You get to decide what the sample flavors will be! To receive your 2 free balsamic samples follow these directions upon check out. To the right of where you name goes there will be the Leave Us A Message Box – inside that box write Nutmeg Notebook and the 2 flavors you would like to try. (See the photo above.) It’s that easy!
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