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Nothing is more inspirational than to witness someone becoming successful with an idea that has been driven by their passion. Benjamin Frohlichstein from my hometown of Saint Charles, IL partnered with his friend Stacy Marcellus to create a completely unique food company for an unsaturated market.

Cappello’s all began in a small Colorado kitchen. Stacy and Ben quickly began brainstorming ways to be the best gluten-free and grain-free product on the market.  Their mission was simple, to provide fresh, uniquely delicious options for gourmet food-lovers, healthy eaters and people with dietary restrictions. Little did they know the dedication to their once small idea would lead to being in 864 grocery stores, including Whole Foods, in 48 states and growing!

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Cappello’s Gnocchi with Salmon & Spinach

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This recipe is very simple! Almost too easy for how delicious it is. Sometimes all you need is a combination of a few really beautiful ingredients to make something memorable.

Gnocchi (or as my family pronounces it, “Naki”) has always been my most beloved pasta dish! I just love the texture of the dumplings and how they soak up the flavor of the dish. Cappello’s gnocchi is different in the fact that it is gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Let me tell you though, you honestly would never know the difference! Read more

Salmon Quinoa Burger

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I am one to crave a big juicy burger from time to time, but really who isn’t! Below is a recipe that allows you to enjoy those same delicious flavors without the regret! The salmon and quinoa also provide a fantastic boost of protein and vitamins for a healthy heart.

Turkey burgers and black bean burgers are always some of my favorite choices when I go out to eat, but there is always a risk of them being too dry! This Salmon Quinoa Burger definitely does not fall into the same category. The fresh ingredients create a beautifully moist patty, that is heightened by the amazing vegetable toppings!

Give it a try!

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The Ultimate Homemade Sushi Burrito

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The original Sushirrito restaurant chain is in all over the California area and seems to be all over my Instagram with their mouthwatering sushi burritos. Why hasn’t Instagram invented a way to actually eat the picture yet? My solution to get a bite was to make my own!  My version of the sushi burrito is healthier, and it’s made with ingredients that you can easily find in your supermarket. Read more

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