Saturday, July 25, 2009

Get your first meal out of the way with a PARFAIT

One of the toughest meals of the day to get into our system is Breakfast. We have so many excuses. We woke up late, we dont have enough time to make something or I just dont eat breakfast. Well here is a quick and easy solution a home made organic parfait. Head to your local grocery/health store and pick up your favorite flavor yogurt, then choose granola that you like best and take it on home. Once your home layer the yogurt and granola into several cups. These will last for a couple days. Now you have breakfast ready for you for the next couple days and if you still cant manage to take them down in the AM you have a nice treat to enjoy for a snack. Have a great day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Food Should Taste Good

Good Day Revolutionaries!! The summer keeps rolling on and we find ourselves doing better than ever. This is in part to all the great people we are meeting out there. On one of our small journeys, we were shown a chip that is moving up our charts in the favorite snack category. It is a company whose name says it all. Food Should Taste Good was founded by Pete Lescoe. Mr. Lescoe worked in the food industry most of his life and realized that food tastes best when made with quality ingredients and thoughtful preparation. This simple idea led him to create his line of chips from all natural ingredients. Pick up a bag and check it out. You will have heard of every ingredient in the bag. No crazy chemicals and food dyes. Next time you make your favorite Guacamole or Salsa go get bag of Food Should Taste Good Chips. You wont regret it!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Organic Wine: Orlean Hill Syrah

Good Day Revolutionaries! On our continued journey to find all things organic we stumbled upon a great find. Orleans Hill Organic Syrah. We picked it up for a wallet friendly $10.99 and it made our organic dinner that much better. What you won't find in this wine is an over-the-top sugar added "Aussie Fruit Bomb". Which mean this is a wine you can enjoy to the bottom of the bottle and is great with oily foods. Pick one up next time your out you wont regret it. Cheers!

Orlean Hills Winery

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Organic Beach Day

With the summer weather upon us there is no better way to spend a day with friends than out on the beach. Its fun, relaxing and you get to soak up all the goodness mother nature has to provide, Why not step it up a notch. Get an earlier start to the day and find your local farmers market and pick up some fresh fruit and veggies for the day (link for famers markets). If you cant find one near you, stop by your local whole foods or healthy market and pick up some great tasting healthy snacks. If your looking to get a little crazy make a nice organic alcoholic beverage mix, place it in a plastic container(since we dont want glass on our beaches), and party the day away. Here is a recipe from our friends on South Beach for a great drink for the day. The Mojito Beach Berry:

1 drink
4 organic blackberries
4 mint sprigs
3 organic lime wedges
1 1/2 ounces silver rum
1 oragnic Lime wedge
1 Mint sprig
Lemon lime soda
1. Muddle blackberries, mint sprigs and lime wedges in a highball glass
2. Add organic silver rum
3. Fill with ice
4. Top with lemon lime soda
5. Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig

Have a great day out there and be safe!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Get your Grill On

Now that summer is here, grills are being fired up for outdoor cooking across the country. Grilling is perceived to be a healthier form of cooking compared with other high-fat methods, such as deep-frying, but studies have shown that some grilled meats contain carcinogens, substances that may cause cancer. However, there are methods for cooking meats that can lessen exposure to these substances. Here they are:

1. Flip meat frequently when cooking to prevent HCAs from forming.
2. Raise grilling surface from the heat source to reduce the temperature and black char.
3. Cook at lower temperatures.
4. Marinate meats to decrease HCA formation up to 96 percent.
5. Pre-cook meats to limit exposure on the grill.
6. Trim fat off meat and grill leaner cuts that drip less to reduce exposure to PAHs. 
7. Spread foil on or under the grill to reduce dripping fat that causes PAHs. 
8. Grill veggie burgers, vegetables and fruits (HCAs only forms on muscle meats). Note: organ meat (liver), eggs, and tofu have little to no HCA content.
9. Skip the briquettes and their nasty contaminants. (Charcoal generates 11 pounds of CO2 and propane emits six pounds of CO2.) Go with lump charcoal.

Grab some organic wines and brew and have a great July 4th with your safer grilling techniques.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


As we were walking around Whole Foods this week looking for new products, we came across a cool looking bag. It has been out for a couple months now, but it was the first time we saw it. The bag is called the "FEED 100 BAG". The bag is designed solely for Whole Foods Market, the FEED 100 reusable bag is made of organic cotton and natural burlap and is produced with a commitment to ensuring fair treatment of workers, livable wages, overtime pay and safe, clean working environments. Each bag purchased provides 100 nutritious meals to hungry school age children in Rwanda through the United Nation World Food Program’s School Feeding Program. In 1994, Rwanda lost 800,000 men, women and children to genocide; as a result, the nation’s economy and social structures were decimated. School feeding is one of the most effective solutions to stopping hunger and breaking the poverty cycle. Why not support a fantastic cause while buying your favorite organic foods. Pick one up next time your there.