A few months ago, Danny and I were wandering through the West Seattle farmers’ market, like we do some summer Sundays. Cucumbers, apricots, locally caught salmon. They all looked familiar. And then we strolled past a stall we didn’t know. Keep It Real Food Company. And we turned around to look more closely.
I caught the words gluten-free first. And then I saw “no-grain granola,” along with small peanut butter cookies and brownies. Well, I have to try any new gluten-free foods at the farmers’ markets. I like to support my fellow bakers and gluten-free folks. I didn’t expect much out of the granola, to be honest. How could granola without oats be good? Danny and I both looked at each other in surprise after the first taste. This granola, made with almonds, apples, lots of our favorite seeds, coconut oil, and a bit of honey? It was good. We took a bag home to try for breakfast for the next day. All three of us loved it, including Danny, who is a skeptic of any foods that feel too new. That bag was empty soon.
Katie Coleman runs Keep It Real Food Company. She’s thoughtful, genuine, warm, and astute. And she makes some darned-fine food. I find myself wishing I had stacks of her almond-apricot squares on me all the time for that after-swimming dip in energy Lu always has in the late afternoon. This is real food, made well.
We’re happy to share that Keep It Real Food Company is our latest sponsor. We hope you’ll order plenty of Katie’s food for yourself and your family. And we’ll let you tell you more about why she makes this food for you.
(Read through to the end for the giveaway.)