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Got Alternative Milk? Week 4

Got Alternative Milk? Week 4

Where is Milk Hiding? Revealing Milk’s Alter-egos Hey there dare takers, how’s the alternative milk challenge coming? This week we wanted to dive in a bit deeper into milk and give you a bit more information on where it may turn up. Up until now we’ve really only discussed milk as milk – the white...
High Pesticide Alert

High Pesticide Alert

Here’s a list of produce with the highest pesticide residue: strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, peaches, cantaloupe, celery, apples, apricots, green beans, grapes, cucumbers, pears, winter squash, potatoes. Try to buy organic to avoid ingesting all the chemicals.
Electric Karma

Electric Karma

Indian Los Angeles, CA Electric Karma WHAT WE ATE: Garlic Naan sprinkled with chopped garlic & cilantro Palak Paneer Pureed spinach leaves & tofu, sauteed with onion, ginger & green chilies Daal of the Day Chef’s selection of dal (Indian Lentil) of the day Brown Rice For all of my life (and for no good reason at...
Just a Little Taste

Just a Little Taste

Taste your food before adding sauces, seasonings, or sweeteners. You’ll save on calories and fat, while getting back in touch with your buds. I do this when I bake and sometimes leave out entire cups of sugar!
Avocados

Avocados

Also Known as Alligator Pears These Fruits Kick some Plant A#! Avocados are in fact fruits, native to the town Puebla in Mexico. We are most familiar with the Haas avocado, comprising 80% of avocados throughout the world. They are one of the only fruits with monounsaturated fats, the good kind, that can lower cholesterol...
Campo de Fiori

Campo de Fiori

Italian Vail, CO Campo de Fiori WHAT WE ATE: Autunnale Grilled portobello mushrooms, butternut squash, artichoke hearts with balsamic vinaigrette and white truffle oil Pazza Baby spinach salad with caramelized red onions, pine nuts, raisins and balsamic vinaigrette Penne al arrabiata During our trip to Beaver Creek, CO we decided to venture out to Vail...
Rehydrate with Coconut Water

Rehydrate with Coconut Water

Drink coconut water after your workout to replenish electrolytes. It is one of the most hydrating beverages and has even been used in place of IV fluids in instances where none were available. Also, if you drink a glass of coconut water after a night of boozing, or the next morning, it is certain to...
Got Alternative Milk? Week 2

Got Alternative Milk? Week 2

What’s in Your Fridge This Week? We’ve Got a Cashew Nut Milk Mustache. Hey all you alternative milk drinkers. We just wanted to check in and see how everyone was holding up and what milks you’ve tried, loved, hated, made, etc. Let us know how the dare is going for you! This week we played...
Quinoa (keen-wah)

Quinoa (keen-wah)

Not Just Another Grain. In Fact, It’s Not Even a Grain at All. Quinoa,“the gold of the Incas”, is starting to make an appearance in our homes and local restaurants. What’s so great about it you may ask? Everything. Quinoa is something called a pseudocereal, so it’s not actually a real grain at all! It...
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Eating out? Wash your hands after you order. Menus are one of the germiest things around! Try not to let them touch your plate or silverware either.
All Avo'd Up

All Avo’d Up

Replace the meat in your lunch with avocado. Already avoiding meat? Add it anyway! Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients.
Fire Breather

Fire Breather

Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your food at each meal for a quick metabolism boost.