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WATCH YOUR MOUTH! Milk: a body good?

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(photo source: honest cooking)
I’d like to first share that originally this blog post was going to be about ice cream, America’s favorite dessert.  It was going to reveal some (chilling) truths about ice cream sold in stores today, including that many brands now can’t even call it ice cream  (frozen dairy dessert is one name that is now often used instead because it contains nothing standard in “ice cream.”)  I also was going to mention that an ingredient commonly used for flavoring vanilla iced desserts is called castoreum (basically, dried beaver anal glands) and will likely show up on the ingredient list as “natural flavoring.”  All of this I was going to share, including options we can choose that don’t fall short of the real deal, until in my research I started to find out what was really in milk of today.… Read more!

WATCH YOUR MOUTH! getting to know your labels.

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I was walking through my favorite local grocery store in LA today when I saw America’s favorite brunette wearing Gucci’s newest tee, made of white organic cotton and stamped with a beautiful, shiny, and red apple.  At that moment I was struck at the realities of today: 1) fashion has finally progressed (far) past the rhinestone skull phase (thank the sweet universe); and, 2) healthy living has become more then a style…it’s now a movement.  If you live in a city like I do, where cigarettes and chips have been traded in for yoga mats and kombucha, it’s practically impossible not to take part.  Because I sorta like this trend (I’m writing a food/nutrition blog for pete’s sake), and because I think people are TRYING to purchase things that will improve their health, I want to do my part to ensure this fad doesn’t fade as quickly as the parachute pant.… Read more!

WATCH YOUR MOUTH! 10 facts about organic farming (and eating.)

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I was walking around and chomping on a “pink lady” in LA today, looking for a bigger space to make our kombucha and for a little blog-inspiration (sorry I haven’t been here in a while I was off getting hitched!), when a man somewhere in his 40’s started a conversation with me.… Read more!