Golden Girl Granola
Golden Girl Granola is a family granola business based in Shirley, MA. They sell their handcrafted granola in stores throughout the Northeast. Their mission is to provide a naturally healthful and deliciously crunchy product of the highest quality to customers.
Golden Girl Granola is whole-grain, locally produced and uses all-natural and locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible. This granola is wheat-free and gluten-free. It is handcrafted in small, artisan batches with the utmost care. There are seven flavors: Forest maple, creative cranberry, bluesberry, chocolate decadence, original, home sweet honey, and truly tropical. Each bag comes in a zip top packet so it is fresh and easy for storage and reuse.
I was offered the opportunity to compete in Golden Girl Granola’s blogger recipe challenge. Each participant received one packet of granola of his or her choice to cook with for free. Each participant must develop an original entrée recipe, using the granola. Recipes will be judged.
I chose the chocolate decadence flavor, which is made with maple syrup and baked with chocolate chips, sliced almonds and coconut flakes. With my granola, I developed a recipe for strawberry balsamic salad with chicken, feta and the chocolate granola. The flavor combination of the strawberries, chocolate, coconut and balsamic together with chicken and lettuce was bomb! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Strawberry balsamic salad with chicken, feta and chocolate granola
1 head butter lettuce, washed and tear the leaves into pieces
1 radish very thinly sliced
1 english cucumber, peeled and chopped into chunks
12 oz feta cheese (you can use fat free) crumbled
Balsamic salad dressing
Breast of a rotisserie chicken, de-boned and chopped into chunks
1 quart of strawberries, washed and sliced
½ c Golden Girl chocolate decadence granola
Mix together all ingredients together, except the strawberries. Add the strawberries before serving and top with the salad dressing. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
Golden Girl Granola can be found in specialty markets and farmers’ markets throughout the Northeast, as well as you can buy it online. Here in Connecticut you can find it at Dog Lane Café in Storrs, Hall’s Market in West Hartford and Whole Foods Supermarket in Glastonbury. The 14-oz package retails for $7.50.
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Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Golden Girl Granola, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.