Open Nature Sausages Review & Hidden Falls Hike

I am still playing catch up on blog posts. Before we went on vacation we tried some of the Safeway Open Nature sausages. They come in a variety of flavors but this time we chose Spinach & Feta and Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic. They are 100% natural with no nitrates or nitrites. How do they taste ? Fantastic! We like both flavors.

For those of you on Weight Watchers the WWPP come in at 4 for the Spinach & Feta!

The roasted red pepper sausages are 3 WWPP.

The sausages are fully cooked and just need a little heating up so Hubby Tom put them on the BBQ for a few minutes. They turned a nice golden brown.

These will be a regular item on our menu since they are so easy to prepare.  A product find is something I purchased and would recommend. I was not given this product or asked to write a review about it. Open Nature products can be found at Safeway,Vons, Pavillions, Genuardis, Dominick’s, Carrs, Randalls and Tom Thumb grocery stores.

Nutmeg Notes

Not only am I playing catch up with food reviews and recipes but I have more trail travels to share! Last weekend after coming home from vacation,we hit a favorite local hiking trail. It’s called Hidden Falls and its the perfect name because its a difficult place to find in the foothills.

The morning started out nice and cool. Much of the trail is shady which is really nice. The only draw back to this trail is that you have to share it with those who choose to ride horses!  On this day there were a lot of horseback riders and we had to be careful where we stepped on the trail! Horses leave behind some big messes!

This is the most water we have seen at the falls.

We hiked for about 2 1/2 hours and the views were awesome. This area has several different trails to hike.

This past Saturday morning we got up and decided to go hiking again instead of doing chores! It was a good choice. I will share that trail and photos later this week! Its great exercise, burns calories and there is something so refreshing about being in nature. I love it.

Happy Trails!


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  1. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    I live in Kansas and I DON’T like to cook! Can I count blogging as a hobby?

  2. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    Tami, you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area! Thank you for sharing!!!! I live in southern CA & it is CROWDED! 😉

    Not a good cook as you know & I love lifting the weights – as you know! 🙂

  3. Sharon says:

    You already know these things about me, but I’ll share them anyway in case someone new is reading who might like to visit an East Tennessean’s blog!! I live in East Tennessee at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My hobby and passion is hiking, but I also truly enjoy biking and walking. Once I’m exhausted from all that, I truly love sitting in my den reading. Unfortunately, I do not enjoy cooking, but I sure do enjoy reading all your recipes!

  4. Nancy says:

    I live in Missouri and the Ozark Mountains and feel very blessed to be here. My hobbies include traveling, hiking and playing piano. I also began riding my bike again this spring and am enjoying riding on the “rails to trails” bike paths our state offers..so another new hobby, I think. Nowhere near a serious biker, just riding leisurely for exercise and enjoyment of nature. I am enjoying your recipes and hiking pictures. You are also blessed to live in such a beautiful state with such nice weather most of the time.

  5. Ann says:

    You know where I live, near Dallas, TX. My hobbies are my KIDS since they take up most of my time. Tae Kwon Do is my new love and blogging of course. I’ve tried those red pepper garlic sausages before. They’re yummy. I got my package! Yeah! I’ll be writing about it soon on my blog.

  6. pat says:

    These look amazing. We don’t have Safeway here in the Midwest. Are these only available at Safeway? . Since I joined WW I haven’t had any type of sausage for over a year now. They are processed but not to the extreme. These look like something I could have with no concern.

    I have cut out almost all processed food from my diet, so enjoy looking through and trying recipes on your site. Thanks

    1. Tami says:

      Pat the Open Nature products are sold at a variety of stores, I listed Safeways affiliate stores in the post, perhaps one of those stores is in your area? Also if you have a Sprouts, Whole Foods or health food store nearby you might check with them as they usually have some Organic sausage products that are pretty good.

  7. renee@mykitchenadventures says:

    yum….tell that company they need to heat to some stores east of the Mississippi! 🙂

    Beautiful pics! if I had somewhere like that to hike, I might do it more frequently too!

    I live in boring Ohio…lol close to Lake Erie, so flat land…boring. Lots and lots of snow in the winter…thank you lake effect. I guess my biggest hobby right now would be blogging.

  8. Laura says:

    I am new to your website–have been lurking for a month or so and I really enjoy it!

    I am new to Placer county–have been here a little over a year. I am hoping to start back to WW, soon; I have about 80# to lose and am nervous because I don’t want to fail, again.

    I like to knit–am working on felted slippers. I’ve only knit caps for my sons, walk or hike (although am concerned about rattlesnakes), read, cook, spend time with my family and garden, both flower and veggie.

    Thanks for the sausage tip! I will definitely try them.

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Laura and welcome to Nutmeg Notebook! Love your hobbies and the felted slippers sound interesting!
      I have read many success stories on blogs of folks who have lost 80 plus pounds and I have no doubt that you can be one of those!
      You can start today! Keep me posted and let me know how you are doing.

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