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So I agreed to sample some cookies I had never heard of; GIMMEE JIMMYS.
A huge 2# tin arrived last night at 5pm. Visions of Chocolate Chip and decadent brownies danced in my head!
I opened the tin! and there they were! NOT.
Instead, I saw Oatmeal Raisin cookies (probably my least favorite cookie on Earth!) and pretty Chocolate Rugelach. (Rugelach, other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach, rugalah, rugulah, rugala, is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling.)
So I grabbed a rugelach first, since it had chocolate in it. DELICIOUS. Soft, fresh, perfect balance in flavors.
So I thought what the heck, let me try one of these oatmeal raisin cookies. I took a small bit at first….it was sweet and chewy, and pretty darn good. I took a second bigger bite. Wow! I told my partner, who also does not like oatmeal raisin to try one. He did. AND WOW WOW! He agreed, this was one of the BEST COOKIES we had ever had. Over the next 3 hours, I hate to admit, we finished off ALL of the oatmeal raisin cookies and half of the regelach, at which point I demanded we freeze the rest, so that we would stop eating the entire tin.
Come to find out, in 1983, Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies opened its doors, making spectacular home baked cookies available to the public in simple cookie tins. The founder, Jimmy Libman, was a dedicated businessman, deaf from birth, but never handicapped by the physical obstacles he faced. Jimmy delivered a great product, and word of his great-tasting cookies soon spread through his loyal and satisfied customers.
A few years ago, Jimmy stepped back from the center of the arena and left the responsibility of producing Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies in the hands of a small team of successors. Today, it is the mission of the talented team to make sure that Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies no longer remain a secret. “We share our love of cookies, cakes and all things delicious with tens of thousands of sweet-toothed customers, and enjoy bringing the experience of freshly-baked, carefully sourced, expertly crafted baked goods to cookie lovers worldwide.
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(Possibly Important :
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- A. Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies and Treats are made in a non-nut free facility (There are nuts in our facility). That being said, if the items do not list nuts on the flavor, then we have not expressly added nuts to the ingredients. We unfortunatly are not currently gluten free. All of our Cookies are Dairy-Free Parve, the same goes for any items which do not expressly list Dairy in the title. All of our items are Kosher, Parve, and when listed as Dairy, “Cholov Yisrael”. We are certified by the OK kashrus agency. )
Nearly a half century after opening his first Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy announced in November 2013 he was stepping down as chairman of the restaurant chain and leaving it in the hands of Dan Cathy, his oldest son. Even if Truett is slowing down, his fast-casual juggernaut isn’t. It boosted sales by $500 million to an estimated $4.6 billion in 2012.
DAN CATHY as we know has donated MILLIONS $$$ to groups who are against gay people and even including ones that want to criminalize and deport gay “pedophiles”. Dan Cathy has repeatedly made statements opposing same-sex marriage.
I think the time of truths and principles are captured and codified in God’s word and I’m just personally committed to that, [Cathy] said. I know others feel very different from that and I respect their opinion and I hope that they would be respectful of mine.
He recently talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constition and admits his beliefs have NOT changed, but yet he wants his business to move beyond his personal beliefs.
Almost two years after he made headlines by throwing his support behind traditional marriage and later decried a pair of Supreme Court decisions that favored same-sex unions, Cathy hasn’t changed his mind. But he said Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has no place in the culture wars and regrets making the company a symbol in the marriage debate. READ MORE AT AJC
Manna is Home of the best vegan organic
Gluten Free breads, vegan organic yeast-free sprouted breads, raw
organic trail mixes, artisan sourdough breads, organic nut butters,
organic Kale Chips and organic ingredients.
Manna Organics, LLC is a family owned and operated bakery. All products are vegan, kosher, organic and carefully hand-made. Their signature product is the fully sprouted MANNA BREAD®,
cake-like, free of salt, no oils, no sweeteners, no leavening agents.
Manna bread is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. Sold in
the USA and Canada, in the Frozen Foods section.
I LOVE the organic nut butters. These unique artisan spreads are handmade in small batches and are deliciously perfect right off the spoon. Coconut Cashew is my favorite!
Everyone has heard that KALE is good for you, but not everyone knows what to do with it. Fret no more! At Manna Organics, their kale chips are the most delectable solution to adding more nutrient-dense foods to your diet.
We love kale because it is high in iron, calcium, Vitamin A, K, and
C, as well as a powerful antioxidant boost and an anti-inflammatory
The highest quality organic, locally grown kale is lovingly mixed by hand with the purest ingredients.
So flavorful and satisfying, you will hardly be aware of anything but
how these kale chips nourish the body and delight the senses. Believe
us when we say these will become your new guilt-free addiction! Flavors like Mocha, Cheese, Curry and Pizza Margherita!
DID YOU KNOW…….
As of 2002, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed national standards and started the National Organic Program http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop for organic food production and handling.
USDA Organic labeling is broken down into 4 subcategories.
- 100% Organic (contains 100% organic ingredients. E.g. a piece of fruit)
- Organic (Contains 95% or more organic ingredients)
- Made With Organic Ingredients (70% or more organic ingredients)
- < 70% Organic Ingredients ( < 70% organic ingredients)
All Manna Organics products contain between 95% and 100% organic and are therefore certified “Organic” by Quality Assurance International (QAI), which means that an organic certification organization, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture, has validated that products labeled as “organic” meet the defined organic standards.
“Pasta und Liebe für alle!” (Pasta and love for all) reads the caption on the photo posted to Facebook (above). The company also spoke with Adweek:
“We just wanted to spread the news that Bertolli welcomes everyone, especially those with an empty stomach.”
Adweek notes that the company has produced gay-themed ads in the past.
of Italy’s biggest advertisers, and for many years has used the image of
a happy family living in an idealised version of the Italian
countryside, with the slogan: “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.”
of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic
family where the woman plays a fundamental role,” Barilla, 55, said in
an interview with Radio 24 on Wednesday.
In the interview, Barilla said he opposed adoption by gay parents,
but was in favor of allowing gay marriage, which is not legal in Italy.
His comment about advertising was in response to a direct question about
whether he would ever feature a gay family in his company’s
If gays “like our pasta and our advertising, they’ll
eat our pasta, if they don’t like it then they will not eat it and they
will eat another brand,” he said.
Aurelio Mancuso, head of gay
rights group Equality Italia, said Barilla’s comments were an “offensive
provocation” and called for a boycott of the company’s pasta, sauces
“We accept the invitation from the Barilla owner to
not eat his pasta,” Mancuso said. Many Italians used social media to
voice support for a boycott.
JUST when you think you have heard it all! Wine and your favorite movie snack have joined forces (cue in
celebratory orchestra music) to bring you the perfect drunkie munchie
to sneak into your next movie outing.
This wine-infused popcorn is meant to be paired with the wine it’s made
with, which is probably a hint that you can’t get drunk off the popcorn
Last week’s issue of People Magazine had the most
disgusting ad on the inside front cover that we have ever seen Kraft
produce. A full 2-page ad features a n*ked man lying on a picnic blanket
with only a small portion of the blanket barely covering his g*nitals.
It is easy to see what the ad is really selling. A person has to look
closely to see the item the company is marketing because the salad
dressing bottle is so small next to the male model, picnic basket and
other food items. There is also a small Kraft logo in the upper corners
with the words “Silverware Optional – Let’s Get Zesty.” The website
getmezesty.com is listed in the bottom corner.
Kraft has gone too far and will push away loyal, conservative
customers with this new ad campaign. Christians will not be able to buy
Kraft dressings or any of their products until they clean up their
advertising. The consumers they are attempting to attract – women and
mothers – are the very ones they are driving away. Who will want Kraft
products in their fridge or pantry if this vulgarity is what they
One Million Moms cannot get over the gall of this company. It is
unnecessary for Kraft to use s*x to sell salad dressing! (An asterisk is
used to ensure our emails get through to those who have signed up to
receive our alerts. Otherwise, referencing specific words would cause
our emails to be blocked by some Internet filters.)
Chef Josette LeBlond is founder and President of
Normandie Pate Inc. In 1985, Normandie started out as the first
manufacturer of fine French pates and sausages in Los Angeles.
the Normandie label can be seen not only on pates but on bakery goods
for airlines, grocery chains and restaurants in California and Nevada.
Josette’s perseverance and hard-working ethic have brought her key
accounts such as Disneyland Hotels, The Biltmore, Macy’s, and grocery
chains like Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and Pavillions. Hotel restaurants
in the Marriott, Hyatt and Ritz Carlton also enjoy her fine pates and
baked goods. Award-winning restaurants, like Joan’s on Third in Los
Angeles, utilize Normandie’s baguettes as the star component of their
In 2011, Chef Josette expanded the Normandie brand to Farmers Market
at Third and Fairfax. Normandie Farmers Market serves breads,
croissants, pastries, cakes and pies. In 2012 Chef Josette opened a
restaurant in her Normandie Bakery calling it
Josette’s Bistro, and serving authentic French bistro cuisine at affordable prices.
Chef Josette is Looking for Server bilingual French, Spanish English for bakery, at the farmers market at Fairfax ( part time, evening) 5pm-9pm
if you are interested.
No phone calls, please.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for this amazing company!
How did this happen??
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told Mike Huckabee that contrary to reports announced this week
by Chicago LGBT rights group The Civil Rights Agenda and Chicago
alderman Joe Moreno, Chick-fil-A has NOT agreed to end its anti-gay
Mike Huckabee writes on his website:
I talked earlier today personally with
Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A about the new reports that Chick Fil-A had
capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is
not true. The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of
its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this
“There continues to be erroneous implications in the
media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to
obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect.
Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are
and who we have been.”
In part, the press release from CRA states: September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA),
Illinois’ leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil
rights advocacy organization, has learned that Alderman Moreno has
finalized his negotiations with Chick-Fil-A. Alderman Moreno has
confirmed that Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay
organizations and that they have clarified in an internal document that
the company will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual
orientation. The Civil Rights Agenda worked closely with the Alderman in
an advisory role as he negotiated these concessions with the executives
at Chick-fil-A. Additionally, members of TCRA spoke directly with
executives at Chick-fil-A during negotiations to aid in educating their
decision makers about anti-discrimination policies and issues affecting
the LGBT community.
We have called both Alderman Moreno AND the Civil Rights Agenda –
Anthony Martinez from TCRA said, “We
would like clarification from Mr. Cathy and Alderman Moreno on this
matter. Chick-fil-A either lied or they are being very stealth about how
they characterize this matter with their base.”
According to Leviticus 11:7-8
“And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.”
Dan Cathy’s hypocrisy is interesting–because the Bible says not to eat pork yet Chick Fil A serves bacon and sausage for breakfast.
I wonder how Cathy decides which passages in the Bible to support. The Bible also supports slavery including selling our daughter into slavery etc etc but everyone seems to ignore that. It’s funny how people will twist the bible to their own choosing….
This week OREO posted a photoshopped PRIDE cookie on their Facebook page that went viral.
It also stirred up some haters.
Facebook user Jeff Tulloch writes, “No gay pride I boycott now.” Lacy
Wheeler Anderson sadly posts, “I love oreos but will no longer be
buying them because of this,” while another user, Cody Patterson
comments, “disliked Oreo page just because of this one post. Think about
how much business u just killed oreo. I can’t support a business that
supports gays.” Some people even said things like gay people need to be killed.
A couple Boycott Oreo Facebook pages have also been
created in response to the Pride cookie, but so far has only gathered 4 LIKES.
Even if you don’t eat OREO’S please leave them a positive comment, for them showing their gay pride support!
Now I am of to JCP! (JC PENNY)
It’s that time of year – that many of us over-indulge and many people put “weight loss” or “diet” on their New Years Resolution list.
I just read about this new device that sounds amazing. LOSE FAT without exercising. This is not a fad, but in fact based on years of scientific studies.
In the early 90’s, a group of international scientists and enthusiasts
decided to turn their research to an ancient healing art that has been
practiced for tens of thousands of years.
Their research proved that while different breathing methods produce different results, all of them had a therapeutic effect. Scientists discovered that calmer and slower breathing allows the body to retain more of its vital resources.
A couple years ago a personal trainer told me that deep breathing exercises can help with weight loss,
relaxation, and sense of well being. Most of us do not breath
properly, or deep enough, and only breath air
up into our chest. Look at yourself in the mirror. Your lungs hang all
the way down toward the bottom of your rib cage. More than likely,
you’re not filling them up with the precious air they need. Most of us
inflate just the upper portion.
In 1996, their research led to the development of the world’s first
respiratory training device (FRTD). The FRTD, a state-of-the-art
breathing device that remedies diseases of the respiratory,
cardiovascular and nervous systems, is patented and registered in many
countries including the United States. The Food and Drug Administration
of U. S. (FDA) approved it in 1998. More than 3 million FRTD devices
have been sold all over the world.
Studies have shown that not only was the FRTD effective at treating asthma
and hypertension, but in the first month of treatment, more than 82%
of patients using the FRTD also noticed a drop in excess weight.
Scientists from the U. S., Europe and the Russian Federation began
to conduct even more research, discovering that the delivery of extra
oxygen burned through fat through a process called oxidation. They
discovered that it takes about 16 pounds of oxygen to burn two pounds
of excess weight. So with the FRTD, people’s blood streams were filled
with about 24 percent oxygen which couldn’t help but increase the
oxidation (or burning) of fat. They also discovered that with the
delivery of extra oxygen also reduced food cravings.
The BreathSlim device is a specially made cup and breathing “hose”. And the entire process is quite simple.The BreathSlim method is based on exercising your breathing, using resistance to exhalation. Resistance in the lungs increases the pressure of the air, and more oxygen begins to circulate through the blood. You feel your lungs stretch and expand like they are meant to. That extra oxygen you
give your body moves through your bloodstream, slightly
increasing your flow, and helps get rid of excess waste and fat.
It was a little tricky at first – you will have to practice a bit to get the hang of it. But if you spend about 10 minutes a day, you should see results. They advise that you work up to 20 minutes a day for optimal results.
They also recommend exercising in the evening before going to bed. This
allows you to reduce signs of fatigue tiredness after working day and
improves the quality of your sleep. I found it very relaxing in fact.
The device runs about $50 and can be ordered online!
BreathSlim weight loss device
Who doesn’t like the taste of Schweddy Balls?
Leave it to Ben & Jerrys ice cream to announce the this new flavor will be added to their line-up of unusual labels in many of their stores and on supermarket shelves across the country.
Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin and the infamous Schwetty Balls, is the joke this is all based on.
In case you never saw this, watch Schwetty Balls now.
Who doesn’t like the taste of Schweddy Balls?
are weight and body concious.
Let’s face it!
It was about 1998, I decided to start working out and started making better food choices. But at that time, it was hard to find anything healthy at fast food joints.
I think around 2000, some places started offering grilled chicken sandwiches an option. And in the years that followed, more and more healthy choices were added to many menus. Now you can even get fresh apple slices and yogurt for desert!
The next evolution is really vegan choices. The more I learn about how animals are treated for our consumption, it’s disgusting. DID YOU KNOW? Over 99% of cruelty to animals in the United States occurs at the hands of the meat, dairy, and egg industries – which confine, mutilate, and slaughter over 9 billion animals each year.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW, that only 40% meat is required, to be called “beef”? What’s the other 60%???
There are so many vegetarian/vegan choices these days. And I think America is ready for it. Could Taco Bell be the leader?
There has been a lot of media attention this week over the recent lawsuit against Taco Bell, alleging the company’s “meat mixture” contains only 36 percent meat instead of the 40 percent required to fit the definition of beef. But Mercy For Animals has a solution to Taco Bell’s problem that could be a win-win for everyone, especially the animals who are cruelly slaughtered for meat.
Why not “Think Outside the Bun” and switch to a healthy and delicious vegan meat substitute and cash in on the growing demand for meatless meal options?
Taco Bell customers would lose their appetites if they saw how cows raised for beef are inflicted with third degree burns (hot-iron branding), have their testicles ripped from their scrotums and their horns burned out of their skulls – all without any painkillers. Undercover investigations have revealed sick and injured animals routinely entering the human food supply. At slaughter, improper stunning condemns many animals to being skinned and dismembered while still alive, conscious and suffering.
Cruelty to animals aside, the United Nations is calling for a global shift toward a vegan diet, saying that this is crucial to saving the world population from hunger, fuel shortages and the worst impacts of climate change. And according to the American Dietetic Association, vegan diets provide powerful protection against many deadly diseases, including the three biggest killers in the United States: heart disease, many types of cancer, and strokes.
Human health, environmental degradation, cruelty to animals and false advertising allegations are all very serious issues, but Taco Bell can tackle these problems, and more, by adopting and promoting a healthy and humane vegan menu. There is simply no better time than right now to salvage your company’s reputation and tap into a growing market for vegan foods. In fact, the National Restaurant Association says that vegan menu options are a “hot trend” for 2011. And with Taco Bell’s 12 authentic (and vegan) seasonings and spices, your customers can get the same tastes and textures they know and love with plant-based meat substitutes without all the saturated fat, cholesterol and cruelty associated with animal flesh.
Mercy For Animals is ready and willing to assist Taco Bell in making the socially responsible switch to a healthy, humane and honest vegan menu. We look forward to your response.
It’s Time! Save the Animals!
Mercy for Animals
is a comedian and performer. He performs with the sketch team Thunder Gulch at UCB, and weekly with The Made Up Musical at the Magnet Theater. He also blogs about pies !
The Brooklyn baker and funnyman
recently created a video asking President Barack Obama to come over to his apartment and have pie with him and to discuss marriage equality.
He frequently blogs and bakes in his underwear! (Is that allowed, by health code??) But he says he would wear clothes, if he got the opportunity to bake and share a pie with Barack!
CHECK IT OUT!
We just found the newest
Restaurant Discount Club!
It’s called VILLAGE VINES .
“VillageVines gives food lovers access to preferred pricing with their city’s most popular restaurants. We make your dining experiences more convenient and more affordable, and we do so by partnering with the best dining establishments – from the restaurant icons to the up and coming gems.”
Here’s how it works:
- Each day we highlight a handful of restaurants from among our carefully curated list of the best spots in your city
- You choose where to dine and use us to make your party’s reservation before the offer expires
- You pay $10 to secure your exclusive pricing (typically 30% off your party’s entire bill – food and drink!)
- Your discount is applied to your bill at meal’s end – no coupons, no phone calls and no hassles!
How cool is that? Right now, they offer restaurant deals in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Washington DC. More cities coming soon!
Check out Village Vines today ! And sign up for FREE!