Archive for the ‘Eating Green’ Category


Finding Baobab Fruit in Tanzania

If you spend any time in health food stores you might have started to see Baobab Powder among the shelves of super foods. Boabab is jam packed with Vitamin C, iron, alkalizing minerals and more antioxidants than acai berries or goji berries. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption so this one fruit, containing both iron […]

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No-Bake Berry Pie (Sugar-free, gluten-free & vegan. But don’t tell!)

This pie is perfect for the 4th of July. In fact, when berries are in season it’s perfect for weekdays, weekends, holidays, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. I’m not kidding. This pie is free of gluten, processed sugars and it’s vegan so you can have it anytime. This pie is actually raw but I don’t tell […]

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The Best Damn Vegan Caesar Salad Ever

Can you tell I love this salad? Seriously though, Todd and I eat this salad every week. The dressing is sublime and the salad has everything to make it a complete meal. It’s one of the few salads that can easily be a stand alone meal for Todd, even when he is training a few […]

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To Soy or Not to Soy? That is Today’s Question.

Today’s post is in response to a question posted on my Facebook page: Green girl, I have been asked by meat eaters where I get my protein with soy getting such a bad rap. Can you shed some light on what soy products are supposed to be harmful? Soy is absolutely a healthy food…sometimes.  Let […]

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Best of Expo West 2012, Part 2: Favorite New Products

Last week I told you about my favorite new companies from Expo West (see post). This week I’m bringing you my favorite new products from some  of our ol’ time favorite companies. From snacks to steel cups to soap, these are the products I was pretty stoked about. Klean Kanteen‘s new steel pint cups. Klean […]

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Best of Expo West 2012 Part 1: Best New Companies

During the extended weekend of March 9 – 11th, I, along with 60,000 other people, attended Natural Products Expo West 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Expo West is where the natural products industry comes to show off their products and to meet up with distributors, buyers, sellers, and press.  There are beauty products, supplements, […]

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Super Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

I absolutely love Thai peanut sauce.  But most recipes load up on sugar and require that you actually cook the sauce.  Who has the time?!  I came up with this soy & gluten free peanut sauce when I needed a good dip for spring rolls but I use it on stir fry too.  This is […]

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Pumpkin Pie (gluten-free & date-sweetened)

This is a recipe I am really excited about.  Todd and I LOVE our pumpkin pie and last season I began experimenting with date sweetened versions.  They always tasted great but never came out quite right; they never really got firm.  This year, I decided to start with the pumpkin pie recipe in The Joy […]

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Green Girl in Las Vegas Part 1: Sustainable grocery shopping

I have been living in Las Vegas for about 10 days now. It’s amazing how different everything can be just a 4 hour drive from Santa Monica. But I’m learning to navigate this city & to find my green living options. Whether you are new to a city or have lived there your whole life, […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Ruben Sandwich

Maybe it’s my German roots but my favorite sandwich of all time has always been a Ruben. I always got my fill of vegan rubens from Follow Your Heart Cafe in Canoga Park (one of the best rubens by far!). But once I realized gluten was affecting me in a very bad way, I had […]