TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Califia Farms

[1] Exceptional-quality almond milk is available in original unsweetened plus 10 flavors (both photos courtesy Califia Farms). [2] In additions to coffee creamers, there are three flavors of “half and half.” [3] Enjoy creamy foods guilt-free (here’s the recipe for this Thai butternut squash soup).   There are many quality brands of dairy-free creamers made…
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PRODUCTS: Chevoo Goat Cheese, Trois Petits Cochons Egg Bites, Upton’s Naturals Thai Pastas

[1] Chevoo, EVOO-marinated cubes of goat cheese in five flavors (photo courtesy Chevoo). [2] Ready-to-eat Egg Bites from Les Trois Petites Cochons (photo courtesy 3Pigs.com). [3] You can garnish Egg Bites any way you like, or enjoy them plain (photo courtesy 3Pigs.com). [4] Two of Upton’s Naturals’ four Thai-inspired pastas (photo courtesy Live Kindly).  …
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Raw Chocolate, Spicy Sea Salt & Compostable Drinking Straws

[1] Sea salt with chile spice from A. Vogel. [2] Fine & Raw Chocolate Bars are portioned for daily enjoyment. [3] Say good-by to environmentally harmful straws with these look-alike alternatives from Repurpose Compostables.   Our favorite products of the week, in alphabetical order: 1. A. VOGEL SPICY SEA SALT A. Vogel makes a popular…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetable Crudo, A New Way To Enjoy Raw Vegetables

[1] Vegetable and fruit crudo. Top row: conventional and candy-stripe radishes. Middle row: orange segments separated by daikon slices. Bottom row: kirby cucumber, red carrot, yellow squash. Garnish: microgreens, small herb leaves, flower petals (photo courtesy Kikkkoman USA). [2] Heirloom carrots grow in several colors. In fact, orange was one of the later developments; check…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: A Two-Color Smoothie For National Smoothie Day

The first day of summer, June 21st, is National Smoothie Day (also National Peaches & Cream Day)! Up to 184 million Americans enjoy smoothies each year. Let’s start with some…   SMOOTHIE HISTORY Smoothies first emerged in the U.S. during the hippie movement of the 1960s, when vegetarianism and natural eating rose in popularity. The…
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