Food

Food is one of those things that make life more enjoyable. Exploring new flavors and trying new techniques is a fun way to experience life.

Healthy Snack Box: Love With Food vs Naturebox vs Graze vs Urthbox

Healthy Snack Box Review

Save yourself from the afternoon snack attack with a healthier alternative! You’ve probably heard of these healthy food subscription boxes while listening to Pandora. Or maybe you’ve even received a coupon for a free organic snack box in a recent mail package. I’ve tried a couple of them and have been pleased with my experience, although for me personally I prefer to buy my snacks at the store. However, if you struggle with those 2pm food cravings and find yourself wandering over to the vending machine for some not so nutritious snacks, a monthly healthy snack box may be a good idea for you. Learn more about all the different options when it comes to healthy food boxes delivered to your doorstep…

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Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

While I wasn’t one to indulge in pasta often, it is an easy go-to meal for most Americans, and one that often times displaces most of our plate space for brightly colored veggies. Imagine, then, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but this time, you would be fulfilling – heck, even surpassing – your daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you got #inspiralized and made zucchini/butternut squash/parsnip/sweet potato/zoodles?! I continue to become #inspiralized by this fun, easy way to create innovative stir fry’s, salads, and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits!). Read on to read my Veggetti reviews alongside my fave and other popular vegetable spiralizers and slicers so you can find which will consistently serve you best…

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Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service: Green Chef vs Purple Carrot & More!

Bowl of vegan food

Are you committed to a vegan diet and earth-friendly practices, but just can’t find the time to meet those goals? Consider a vegan food delivery service. You’ve likely heard of meal delivery services like Blue Apron that deliver prepared meals to your home each week. But you may not realize there are vegan meal delivery plans quite similar to Blue Apron. If you’re looking for an easier way to stay vegan — and be environmentally friendly at the same time — be sure to read our best vegan meal delivery service reviews…

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Love With Food Review: Lots to Love

Love With Food box

Love snacking but are tired of munching on the same old, go-to foods? Enjoy eating healthy but feel like you’re spending a fortune on expensive products? Snack boxes are a fun way to sample a wide-range of surprises each month that are delivered straight to your door. You have many options when it comes to healthy snack box delivery, but Love With Food is not only a healthy snack box option that is a nice alternative to store-bought snacks, they also support a hungry child in need with every healthy snack box delivered to you. Learn more about this healthy snack box subscription including features, pricing and more…

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Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits: Your Hormones Will Thank You

Cup of raspberry tea: Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits

Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry flavored tea, has long been used for women’s health. In my doula practice, I definitely see a lot of use and get a lot of questions about Red Raspberry leaf tea. I am no doctor, so I always tell clients to check with their doctor before use, but having used it myself and based on all of my research, I do sing its praises. It’s not simply a flavored tea, but it is made from the leaves of the raspberry bush and offers many benefits; however, it is not just for women. The health benefits extend to everyone. It is also quite tasty and can be prepared as iced or hot tea…

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Best Meal Delivery Service: Hello Fresh vs Blue Apron vs Plated vs Chef’d

Tired of serving your family out-of-the-box meals every evening? Frozen lasagna and mac ‘n cheese can only go so far before your natives get restless! You want your family to have fresh and healthy meals every night, but are you just too busy to pull it all together? That’s where a booming trend can come to your rescue. Meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated are popping up everywhere, and for many families they deliver what they promise — fresh, easy-to-prepare, healthy dishes for all kinds of tastes…

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7 Benefits of Cast Iron Skillets

Bacon in cast iron skillet

My mom gave me one of her cast iron pans and I’ll admit, I’ve never used it. However, after researching and learning more about cast iron cookware benefits I’m a changed woman. The number of benefits of cast iron pans outweighs (literally) the cons and I think you’ll see that too…

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Interview with Ally’s Bar Founder: Ally Murphy

3 Ally Bars on table

Ally Murphy is not only an accomplished professional cyclist (competing at some of the biggest and most elite U.S. and world events) she’s also found time to start her own energy bar company. This native Californian, turned North Carolinian, makes and sells three flavors of delicious and nutritious bars made with local sweet potatoes. Read on to learn more about her and behind the business including sustainable and eco-friendly practices…

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A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

On average, Americans tend to consume about two thirds less fruits and vegetables every day than is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, the caloric intake and the amount of each food group tends to vary person to person, based on weight, height, sex, and most of all, activity level. But, there is no denying that fruits and vegetables should be the main source of nutrition on our plates. But which is better in the battle of juicing vs blending?

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Say Hello to Easy, Delicious Cooking: HelloFresh Reviews

HelloFresh meal on plate

Have a kitchen and the basic tools to cook? Love to cook but don’t have the time or desire to come up with recipes each week? Then you’ve got what it takes to be a chef for Hello Fresh. They provide simple, easy to prepare meals delivered to your doorstep each week saving you the hassle of looking for recipe ideas and spending time grocery shopping. How does Hello Fresh work exactly? And how does it compare to other meal delivery services? Read on to learn the pros, cons, pricing info and details on how you can say hello to easy, delicious food in no time…

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Veggetti Reviews: A New Twist on Veggies

Veggetti Reviews

We’re all about eating (and growing) our veggies at Earth’s Friends. That’s why when we discovered the Veggetti, we were beyond thrilled to see a gadget that gives a whole new “twist” (pun intended) to how you normally enjoy your vegetables. Pronounced “Veh-geh-tee” (get it, like Veggie but rhymes with spaghetti) the Veggetti is a great entry-level spiralizer that will give you a fresh cut, pasta alternative without the trouble or expense…

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