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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

BearNaked's Custom Granola Review + 10%Coupon!

A couple of weeks back I received an email inviting me to try BearNaked's Custom Granola making website with  IBM's Watson measuring the flavor profile. Now, I have bought BearNaked granola before and I liked it, but I was a little skeptical about making custom granola online... I mean I could make my own custom granola myself in my kitchen, right? Nevertheless, the idea of my flavor choices being critiqued by Watson piqued my interest and the following is a review of the product and my experience.

First off, their website is great, colorful and easy to navigate while giving you direct instructions as to what to do and what to expect. So here we go, to get started you have the choice of 3 base granolas and from there you get to add 3 flavoring ingredients from a list of 50, ranging from jalapeños to sesame seeds.
As you add your flavorings, IBM's Watson calculates the synergy of your flavorings profile and afterward you get to name your creation and choose a representative bear for the cover.

There are some preset chef blends you can choose but it's more fun to experiment with adding your own combination of flavorings. I decided to go with the Honey Granola Base and added Almonds, Blueberries, and Bourbon flavoring and proceeded to name it "Bourbon Blue." The next part was truly difficult, which bear to pick? It was a deadlock between Earnest and Susan. Earnest is a great name for a product, after all Oscar Wilde did write, "There is something in that name that inspires absolute confidence." Alas, his hipster styling didn't really suit me so 'bear-naked' Susan won.

I received the package 3 days later, and it was well packed with my granola's name on it and specific ingredient and nutrition information on the label. The 3 flavorings melded really well and you could definitely smell/taste the bourbon flavoring. I did feel like it was missing something but that could be attributed to being limited to only adding 3 flavorings, and may be offset by how you plan on eating it. I decided to use it for a coconut yogurt parfait and it was perfect!

If you like the idea of customizing and playing with flavorings without messing up your kitchen, I would definitely recommend trying Custom BearNaked Granola

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Let me know what combinations you come up with! 



  1. I am very thankful that you share BearNaked's Custom Granola Review. I was searching this on the internet and amazon, and suddenly your blog come to my screen. your content is nice and well written.


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