Going out for Valentine’s Day was always overrated, in my opinion. Sitters are hard to get, restaurants are packed, and the good dessert is always sold out. Instead of dealing with the drama of it all, I prefer to stay home and make the exact meal I want. In fact, I love to make salad and pasta, because the kids can have theirs, and then after I send them to bed, we can have a romantic dinner in peace (and I didn’t have to make two dinners). But the best part is dessert (OK, the real best part is later, but we’re focusing on food here people, don’t get sidetracked).
Your trunk is packed with heavy-duty hemp-fabric bags to haul home groceries. Everything in your pantry sports a USDA Certified Organic logo. You gave up shampoo because a homemade apple cider vinegar rinse is so much better for your hair—and the environment. Sound familiar? Thought so. In case you haven’t figured it out already, you’re a health fanatic. Still not convinced? Here are five more signs that we’re onto you!
Did you know about chocolate tea?
I didn’t. And I wish I had known. Instead of consuming a 750+ calorie slice of chocolate lava cake during my Christmas shopping marathon at the mall last week, I could have gotten my chocolate fix with a cup of chocolate-flavored tea, which has zero calories, instead. Oops. Well, the New Year is upon us, and it’s a time for new beginnings for me. I’m glad my favorite TV doc was discussing chocolate tea as a metabolism booster, because that’s indeed what I need to get lean and mean in ‘14! Read more →
One year, my sister and I made salt dough ornaments with our mom. Homemade snowmen, Christmas trees, stars and candy canes adorned our tree that year. Those that survived two small children and a mischievous cat became a part of our tree decor for years to come. It’s one of my best childhood holiday memories.
Want to dazzle family and friends this Thanksgiving with a tart, rich cranberry side dish that makes turkey taste more succulent and brings out the savory goodness of stuffing, corn soufflés and other starchy fare? Then look no further than this quick cranberry-walnut relish recipe. We promise, you’ll be grateful for how easy it is to assemble when every other surface of your kitchen countertop is covered with food!
Today’s consumer wants to recognize the ingredients in their food – and be able to pronounce them without referencing a dictionary. If this sounds like you, I would assume you feel the same about vitamins, supplements, super foods and anything else you put in your body to keep it healthy. That’s why we created the Vitacost Whole Food line. No more stumbling over unfamiliar ingredients that sound more like a science project than a dietary supplement. Read more →
Dunk to your heart’s desire—this creamy, dairy-free dip is loaded with fall flavor and nutrition from organic canned pumpkin. The trick to making it healthy is to swap out traditional cream cheese for a version vegan version blended from raw cashews. Serve with apple slices or gluten-free cinnamon crackers for a filling, festive treat!
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