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GT’S SPRING EDITION KOMBUCHA BLOOM

GT’S SPRING EDITION KOMBUCHA BLOOM

Winter is gone, and spring is finally here. Although I must say I greatly enjoyed the winter edition kombucha with rose, blood orange, and hibiscus time doesn’t stop for anything. Recently, I tried GT’S bloom spring edition kombucha filled with notes of elderflower, jasmine, and […]

America’s Green Wireless Network

America’s Green Wireless Network

[stock_ticker symbols=”VZ” show=”symbol” number_format=”cd” decimals=”2″ static=”” speed=””] Verizon Wireless famous checkmark maybe red, but they are also green in so many ways. The national telecommunications company exceeded their goal in 2009 to reduce their carbon footprint by 50% by 2020. Since then the company has set […]

The Greenery Creamery

The Greenery Creamery

There is a scoop for everyone at downtown Orlando’s new ice cream boutique located in the retail plaza of the 420 east complex on church st. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful modern decor and the stylish ice cream cone light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. The ice cream joint sets itself apart from any other place in Orlando by offering delicious vegan options such as my favorite the black ask coconut which I like to add vegan sprinkles for a little added touch. There are also sophisticated dairy versions that include something special such as rose wine, but of course, flavors are subject to change depending upon availability.

The Greenery Creamery
The Greenery Creamery
The Greenery Creamery
The Greenery Creamery

All ice cream produced at the greenery creamery is handmade in small batches for quality control. What I love the most about the Greenery Creamery ingredients are locally sourced and organic when possible including ice cream’s star substance milk from Florida grass-fed cows. Now that is something I’ve never heard of an ice cream establishment putting into place. Want to try a flavor? Sure, there are no plastic spoons here for sampling just metal spoons. The sustainability practices at the greenery creamery are above and beyond what is expected. You can rest assured you will be consuming nothing but the very best. There are so many reasons why you have to check out the Greenery Creamery for yourself and experience the luxury of pure premium quality ice cream.

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Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger-Lemon

Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger-Lemon

The famous fizzy beverage kombucha has been picking up steam for the past few years and consumers are slowly becoming aware of all the health benefits of kombucha. Kombucha bars are starting to pop up across America and one day it could be as popular […]

Welcome To The Parramore Farmers Market!

Welcome To The Parramore Farmers Market!

  It’s Harvest Time! The first farmers market organized by the city of Orlando opened in the Parramore district filled with vendors selling fresh local produce to combat the districts food dessert issue. One of the common problems in areas like the Parramore district is […]

2017 Summer Reading List

2017 Summer Reading List

It’s finally the dog days of summer and our days are numbered. Fall is just around the corner,  you don’t want to miss out on a summer adventure. We have discovered four books that will inspire you to get out your salad bowl and toss a nice salad for lunch or dinner. There’s even a selection that will take your plant-based meals to another level. We hope you check out these selections and enjoy the taste of summer before it’s gone. 

1. Inspiralize Everything | Ali Maffucci

 

Spiralized produce is such a brilliant substitute for pasta. Yes, I know it’s not the same, but it’s much healthier. In my opinion, spiralized vegetables are more refreshing and tasty. Inspiralze Everything is literally a guide on how to spiralize almost anything from apples to zucchini. If spiralized produce is new to you or you are not comfortable yet, this is the book for you.

2. Too Good To Waste | Victoria Glass

In America, we are facing such a giant food waste issue which, unfortunately, is starting to affect our environment, and tons of food waste are going into our landfills daily. Victoria Glass wrote Too Good To Waste to inform home cooks how to get more out of whole foods using all parts of produce items to help reduce food waste. This book tackles food waste like never before.

3. Neighborhood | Hetty McKinnon

We are always on a search for something new and exciting. Hetty’s book Neighborhood will take you on a journey of new plant-based foods that are from her hometown and across the globe. If you are unable to travel the world, you can at least create dishes that will take you on an international exploration one dish at a time.

4. Sprouted | Caroline Bretherton 

Walking in the aisles of numerous supermarkets, you will soon encounter the term sprouted. Some consumers love sprouted foods and some consumers not so much, but if you love sprouted food or interested at all this is the guide to read. This book not only informs you about sprouted food but breaks down how to produce your own sprouted food from home. Sounds like a money-saving publication as some sprouted food items in supermarkets can be a little expensive. Enjoy the world of sprouted food with Caroline Bretherton book sprouted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Foods Co buys Uncle Matt’s Organic

Dean Foods Co buys Uncle Matt’s Organic

The best organic orange juice company recently was acquired by big food giant Dean Foods (DF). Devastating news, once again another small company sold. Two years ago, I went to Clermont, FL and visited Uncle Matt’s peach U-pick site. There were so many delicious peaches […]

Everything is $3 at new online retailer BRANDLESS!

Everything is $3 at new online retailer BRANDLESS!

Welcome to a new concept online and a new way to shop for affordable, sustainable items. Online retailer BRANDLESS is probably the next best thing since Amazon. Supermarket shopping is starting to get a little too complicated with so many different price points and brands […]

4 Ice Cream Brands We Think You Should Know!

4 Ice Cream Brands We Think You Should Know!

Whether you consume ice cream or not, National Ice Cream Day just sounds fun to celebrate. We love the rich taste of high quality ice cream, so we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite brands that will have you screaming for more. All of these brands list below we highly recommend trying if sustainability is key. Why are these selections important?  Most national brands that you might have tried previously may be full of nasty ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, colorings, and other unnecessary foreign elements. We want you to celebrate, but in a good way that’s good for your love ones. Enjoy these sublime ice cream brands on a hot sunny day.

Alden’s Organic Vanilla Bean
  1. Alden’s Organic Ice Cream–(www.aldensicecream.com) An Oregon ice cream company that strongly believes in the quality of organic family farms. Alden’s is totally committed to disturbing only the best with no added junk what so ever. I, myself, have tired Alden’s ice cream and can tell you it’s definitely one of, or, the very best ice cream brand i’ve purchased in a supermarket. If you are into supporting family farms, Alden’s ice cream is certainly your pick. By the way, vanilla bean is my favorite choice. Yes, I know I am plain Jane, I just love the rich pure taste of guniene vanilla.

    Three Twins Organic Butterscotch Pecan
  2. Three Twins Organic Ice Cream–(www.threetwinsicecream.com)-What’s so unique about Three Twins ice cream is the beautiful startup story of how the name came about. In a San Rafael, California apartment, founder Neal Gottlieb & twin brother shared an apartment with his twin brother’s wife which is also a twin. Pretty cool, right? What sets this ice cream company apart from the others are the numerous varieties of flavors that are yes, organic. Most organic brands are limited on choices, but Three Twins have cool varieties such as: butterscotch pecan, banana nut confetti, chocolate malt, mocha difference, and the list goes on. The bottom line is if you want organic and cool flavors, Three Twins is the brand you want in your freezer.

    Julie’s Organic Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
  3.  Julie’s Organic Ice Cream–(www.juliesorganic.com)-This delectable ice cream establishment is the second brand we are featuring out of Oregon, but in Eugene, Oregon. According to Julie’s Organic, they were the first national organic ice cream brand that was available in 1998. What I love about Julie’s Organic is that i’ve notice they have focused on consumers that enjoy gourmet ice cream sandwiches and bars. Julie’s Organic is also kosher just FYI.

    Publix Greenwise Organic Salted Caramel
  4. Publix Greenwise Organic Ice Cream–(www.publix.com)-If you live in the Southeast region of the United States, Publix Supermarkets might be your favorite supermarket. If so, try their organic ice cream Greenwise Salted Carmel. The heavenly taste will have you jumping for joy and wanting more on this day and beyond. This selection is definitely an indulgence, but hey, this summer holiday only arrives once a year. Invite family and friends over for an ice cream social just to ensure you won’t have any tempting left overs.

Enjoy The Great Pleasures of Summer!

 

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Tasty Classic Guacamole

Tasty Classic Guacamole

Sublime Lip-Smacking Summer Dish Photo By Xavier Lee Recipe By Charles Brockman We all love and enjoy the taste of guacamole, but there is nothing that beats fresh homemade guacamole made within minutes. The ingredients are basic but it’s the technique that can make a […]