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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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Simple Invention Converts Plastic to Oil

The man in this video and his invention are truly amazing. Watching this video gives me so much hope… yet at the same time it leaves me feeling very depressed and defeated. Watch and then let me explain. Of course the implications of this amazing invention is what gives me so much hope. This could […]

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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 Easiest Way to Compost

Did you know that vegetable scraps, paper, yard trimmings and other naturally “biodegradable” items can not decompose in most land fills? This is because most land fills are anaerobic (air-locked) which deprives the biodegradable materials of oxygen and of the micro-organisms that break them down. What this means for all of us, is that we […]

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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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The Best Eco-Friendly & Vegan Shoes for Guys & Gals (that you’ve never heard of)

I don’t even remember how I came across the website for NOAH’s Italian made vegan shoes but I’m glad I did. I really thought I knew every vegan & eco shoe line out there but somehow the 3 year old NOAH line remained elusive. Not anymore. NOAH has shoes for both men and women but […]

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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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I’m Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro & I Need Your Help!

UPDATE:  For a few reasons (all good) our climb has been postponed to October.  October is Kilimanjaro’s driest month (April is the rainiest) so I’m pretty happy for the move.  I think our film crew will be happy as well.  And now there is more time to fundraise for the critically endangered eastern black rhino. […]