DoughChicks’ Update

Hello Food Lovers!

Kara and I have been enjoying this mild winter weather.  We were blessed to enjoy lots of Colorado snow in January!  We skied and snowboarded 5 days straight—in POWDER! Luckily, we had some Chia Crunch with us to start our days and MidNight Crunch for a mid-morning snack.

We have started the Borgess Run Camp and we are looking forward to doing these runs this spring.

1)      Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k, & 5K is coming up on Sunday, February 26.  Come and join us! 

2)      St. Patty’s Day Pub Run is a 5k fun run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters on Wednesday, March 15 at Bell’s Eccentric Café.  Come run with us or at least cheer us on!

3)      Borgess Half Marathon, 10k, &5K is on Sunday, May 7.  We are planning and training for this!

4)      This one is open for discussion!  For run ideas, find Michigan Runner Girl on Facebook and check out her blogs.  Heather and her guests are very motivational!

Our KaraComets will be featured at all the runs.  The perfect “Fuel4Motion”!!

Have you tried our new product?  We believe we need some variety in our food when training and working out!   SolComets (breakfast cookies) made their debut at the summer markets.  They are all made from our Crunches. Three flavors are available; Orange Cranberry, Carrot Raisin and Funky Monkey (almond butter and banana).  We do a fourth flavor depending on the season and/or holiday. You can find the SolComets at the Bronson Indoor Farmers’ Market from 10:30AM-2:00PM and the Marshall Area Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 9:00AM-2:00PM.  The SolComets are also sold at Sawall Health Foods and Bronson Hospital Cafés along with KaraComets, Chia Crunch and MidNight Crunch.  All perfect “Fuel4Motion” to say “Good Morning” to your body!

Visit Natural Health Center and PFC (formerly People’s Food Co-Op) for the KaraComets, Chia Crunch, and MidNight Crunch.  PFC have the Crunches in their bulk section!  For our Battle Creek customers, KaraComets are available at Apple Valley, Something Better Natural Foods and Sprout!  If you haven’t visited Sprout, you should check it out.  It resembles your quaint country store with fresh foods. All local foods and can be  delivered to your door! Find them on Facebook too!

If you haven’t tried our Two Mitten’s Pancake/Waffle Mix, please give it a try.  It is the healthiest and best tasting mix you can find.  Check and compare the nutrition to other kinds.  It makes fantastic waffles that stay crispy unlike any other waffle.  Freeze, toast, serve with real maple syrup or unsweetened applesauce!!  We’ve also added SuperSeeded Maple Crunch (a naturally sweet snack/granola with a touch of molasses). Serve with Greek yogurt for a “good morning”! 

If you need that extra boost for mornings, consider trying our “Fuel4Motion” and have yourself a great day.  All day!!

 

 

How to Turn “Bad” Apples into “Heavenly”

GF Cinnamon Apple Cake

GF Cinnamon Apple Cake

So………..the apples were just getting spotty and mushy but still tasted amazing!  Here is what I did to use them and make a nice natural dessert.  It turned out very moist and yummy.

 

Cinnamon Apple Cake (GF)

2 1/2 cups diced apples
1 1/2 cups GF flour mix
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl: whisk until lightly mixed. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes: remove from cake pan and cool completely.

Modified by Denise Steely from Old MacDonald’s Farm & Cuppycake Pastries

Autumn Baking

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Summer has come to a beautiful end.  We (DoughChicks) had a fabulous time with the three farmers’ markets that we participated in this season:  Texas Township Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, South Haven Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays, and Marshall Area Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

Now we move on and prepare for the fall and winter markets.  We love the changing seasons and along with that, the change in markets.

Marshall Area Farmers’ Market  is now a year round market.  The indoor one starts November 9 at Oaklawn Hospital from 9:00AM-2:00PM the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of every month.  The first Wednesday of the month will run from 3:00PM-8:00PM starting December 7!  Make a note of this unique time.  We will be there!

Bronson Hospital Indoor Market will be on Tuesdays from 10:30AM-2:00PM starting December 6!  Stop by and see us!

Come and check out NEW flavor of Crunch AND Sol Comets (Breakfast Cookies)!!

 

 

 

 

DoughChicks’ Summer Markets

What a fun summer we have had! We are very proud to announce, the DoughChicks were able to donate over $520.00 to Kalamazoo Strong from our July fundraiser.  Thanks to all our awesome customers! This week is the last week for mid-week farmers’ markets.  Texas Township (Fresh on Q) will have the last Tuesday market […]