Living in a place where the farmers market operates year round means I have the luxury of having seasonal fruits and vegetables available for my family at any time. Not only that, but the fresh produce is incredibly inexpensive! Because of that, I’m able to give different foods that I might not normally try a chance, or create new recipes without having to worry about wasting too much money if the dish doesn’t come out as planned. This month, I had the pleasure of being a Carrington Farms All Good April Ambassador. They sent me a few of their awesome products to try out, and I paired them with my farmers market finds to create delicious, healthy dishes!
Carrington Farms is all about healthy foods for a healthy soul. Their products include flax seeds, chia seeds, and coconut oil. I consider myself a bit of a coconut connoisseur, so right away when I received my All Good April package, I tore into it to check the Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil out. Thick and luxurious, I immediately placed half of it in a plastic container to put in my beauty cabinet for Ayva and my hair. I couldn’t just leave ALL of that goodness in the kitchen!
The next thing I had to do after my beauty needs were taken care of, was to test out my Carrington Farms products on some delicious fruit. Pears are in season, and I just bought a big bag of them at the farmers market, so it made sense to match them up with the coconut oil and flax seed to make a super simple treat.
All I did was cut up pears, coat them with the Carrington Farms Coconut Oil and add a tiny bit of brown sugar. I broiled them for about 4 minutes (be careful, the oil will burn!), and then topped the pears with some earth flax seeds. Delish and yummy! Next time, I’ll whip up some cream to have on the side!
Here’s more information from the company website about the products that I received from Carrington Farms:
Carrington Farm’s cold-pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is the most nutritious oil and the perfect choice for your health and energy! Coconut oil has been described by nutritionists as “the healthiest oil on earth.” Our unrefined Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is simply pressed and bottled so it retains its original nutrient content, flavor and color. Carrington Farms extra-virgin coconut oil is certified organic, has no trans & hydrogenated fats, and is perfect for healthy high heat cooking up to 350 degrees.
The Carrington Farms Organic Milled Flax in a 32 oz pouch provides the ultimate bulk option in the Carrington Farms Flax lineup. Our PREMIUM QUALITY flax seeds have been naturally Micro-Cleansed to result in long lasting flax seed foods that deliver enormous health benefits.
Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil is the first of its kind! Liquid Coconut cooking oil is a healthy and great alternative to traditional oils such as vegetable, olive, canola, and corn oil. The oil retains all the health benefits of traditional coconut oil but does not have the flavor or odor of coconuts, and the bonus part is that it remains liquid! The Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil is naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning. The Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil contains 5 times more MCT’s than traditional virgin coconut oil and retains all the health benefits. It even has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils. Coconut cooking oil is all natural, gluten free, hexane free, NON-GMO, free of hydrogenated and trans fats and comes in a BPA free bottle.