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40% of the food grown in the United States ends up in the trash according to the USDA. This Food waste ends up in landfills, where it decomposes anaerobically, accounting for 23 percent of all US emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that exacerbates climate change.
Maggie Seng Sadowsky started 8Track Foods to reinvent what she viewed as a dated commodity, and to make a better food system by creating premium basics.
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91% of plastic packaging ends up in our oceans and landfills. Tossing it into the bin isn't enough. 8 Track uses steel cans to make an impact by reducing the amount of single-use plastics. These cans are infinitely recyclable and get reclaimed in most waste streams because they are magnetic! How cool is that?
Our mission is to make everything you need to eat better, and nothing you don’t. Currently offering fully organic black beans, chickpeas and kidney beans, that are non-GMO. The result is a product that sets the standard for a sustainable food system, not just a sustainable product.
"We reduce waste at every point to keep our food supply on track and to give you the healthiest food for your family and the planet." - Maggie
Try This, You'll Love It! Classic Black Bean Brownies
This weekend I decided to experiment. After playing with several variations, I came up with the perfect combination of sweetness and dark chocolate bitterness without any bean flavor. I even gave it to my son and he had no idea!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes + Bake: About 15 min = Total time 30 min
Makes about 9 brownies
From your Pantry:
- 1 can Classic Black Beans drained and rinsed
- ½ cup oats
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbs cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbs sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ bar of dark chocolate, broken into pieces
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8x8 pan
- Combine all ingredients in food processor (except chocolate bar)
- Mix until well blended – this can take about 10 min
- If you need to save time, use oat flour (see tips to make your own)
- Fold in dark chocolate chunks and sprinkle a few pieces on the on the top
- Bake in for 14-16 minutes
- Cool and serve slightly warm
Food Science Tip: Grind oats in coffee grinder to save time on blending and give you a smoother finished texture.
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