Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Carrington Farms Made This Month an All Good April!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products, free of charge, from Carrington Farms, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them. 

Since having to put Miss Grace on a Gluten-Free, specialized diet, I've shared different products with you, that meet the guidelines for her diet, and allow us to put some 'taste' back into it! 

So I was thrilled to be asked to be as

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Carrington Farms is dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality products to the consumer in search of a healthy way of life. With a 14 year history of developing healthy consumer packaged goods like tea, flax, chia, hemp, coconut oil and other natural food products, Carrington Farms has become recognized by the health conscious consumer as the brand of choice in presenting ‘Healthy foods for a Healthy Soul’.Their products can be found at many supermarket /natural food, club and mass market locations nationwide!

I was sent a trio of their products to review:

Carrington Farms products

I wanted to come up with a recipe that could use ALL of the products and show how easily a comfort recipe could be adapted to using them! Miss Grace started in about wanting a cookie snack, so an idea was formed-Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! I knew I could substitute the coconut oil 1/1 with the butter called for in any recipe, and adding flax seed always adds a healthy quotient!

So here is the recipe I used:

Gluten-Free Coconut / Flax- Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

carrington farms products and Gluten-Free Coconut / Flax- Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

The recipe is derived from the one on Bob's Red Mill website
(I actually made a half batch above, as that was how much GF flour mix I had left, hence why it looks on the small side! But I still got 11 good size cookies from it!)


  • 1-2/3 cups GF All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Carrington Farms Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, room temp- softened
  • 1 1/4 cup packed Cane Sugar 
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cp Carrington Farms Milled Flax Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Carrington Farms Odorless Cooking Oil
1. Stir together the GF baking flour, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt; set aside. 
2. In a large mixer bowl, beat coconut oil with cane sugar, vanilla and egg; scrape sides of bowl frequently. 
3. Beat in flour mixture on low speed, mixing thoroughly. 
4. Remove from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and flax seed.
5. Shape dough into flat disk, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours (ok, I skipped this step- we wanted cookies right away, hence my cookies got flat! So keep that in mind!)
6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove cookie dough from fridge. Using small amount of Coconut Cooking Oil, grease a large cookie sheet, set aside. 
7. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2” apart on greased baking sheet, or roll into balls. If dough is hard to work with, and place on greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes on center rack of oven or until lightly browned. 
9. Cool cookies for 2-3 minutes on cooking sheet, before removing them to wire rack to finish cooling. Makes 24 cookies. 

Miss Grace LOVED these cookies! yes, they DO have a coconut taste to them, but with the flax seed, it's more of a nutty flavor, and as we all like coconut, so we were perfectly in love with the cookies!  We actuallyliked the cripsy edges with the softer centers-made for a more satisfying cookie eating experience! 


I LOVE the Carrngton Farms Milled Flax Seeds because, unlike other brands, theirs are sliced, instead of crushed, to maintain essential oils and nutrients. That also means you get more flavor! We've sprinkled them over yogurt, salads, and cereal too!You can add them to smoothies, to really boost your Omega 3 and 6 intake too! Did you know that flax seeds can replace the minerals, fiber and vitamins lost in normal gluten-Free diets? And we all loved the easy to close, resealable bag they come in! Their flax seed also comes in handy go-packs, for on-the-go convenience!

Their Carrington Farms Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil comes in an easy open container (it also comes in a larger bottle), and softened really well, to work in the recipe! There was no lumping or odd texture-it worked exactly as butter would have in the cookie recipe! It is certified to high heat cooking up to 350 degrees,so it can work in most baked dishes and recipes!

I had never seen the Carrington Farms Odorless Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil before, so I was quite excited to check it out! It really IS odorless! I love that, and the fact that it STAYS in liquid form! It has a HIGHER heat point than Olive Oil, so it's perfect for sauteing up meats and veggies (see my fajita post from yesterday-I used it and NO one knew I had!). Carrington Farms also has the oil in Garlic and Rosemary infused flavors- those would be perfect for gift giving this Mother's Day!

Carrington cocount cooking oil

You can purchase these great Carrington Farm healthy products at retailers across the country (check out their store locator for a store in your area- Albertson's and Rouse's for my Louisiana peeps!),or by purchasing online! Be sure to check out the Carrington Farms Facebook page for All good April special discounts, giveaways and some really GREAT recipes!

And be sure to check out the Twitter party next Tuesday! 
Mark your calendars!
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