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Posts from the ‘Meals on the Go’ Category

19
Sep

The Quintessential Arepa

When my daughter was little, my friend from Columbia taught her a Spanish pattycake-like song which went something like this:

a-re-peat-a, ma ma ma

a-re-peat-a, pa pa pa

While they sang the song, they would pretend they were shaping cornmeal batter into an arepa – a round, thick corn cake  (think of shaping play doh into a thick round disk and you get the idea) that is very popular in South America and particularly Columbia and Venezuela. Read more »

28
Aug

Qi’a™ Superfood Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not one of those sexy breakfast foods that most people get excited about. Some devotees, like my husband, add fresh fruit, maple syrup, dried fruit, and nuts to make it palatable (he’s not a big oatmeal fan) while others simply sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or brown sugar and a spoonful of walnuts or pecans to add some crunchy texture to a breakfast staple.

But, there is a third option: Qi’a™ (pronounced Kee-ah) Superfood Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal (gluten-free):  a blend of seven organic ingredients: rolled oats, buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds, inulin (a natural fiber and sweetener derived from the root of plants, often chicory), chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon. That’s it. No added refined sugars, flavors, preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Read more »

8
Apr

McDougall’s Organic Superfood Hot Cereal

McDougall’s Right Foods is a California-based family business committed to making delicious, convenient, and natural food products that are also healthy, affordable, low in fat, completely plant-based, and sustainably packaged. Certified non-GMO,  organic, vegan, and gluten-free, McDougall’s Organic Superfood Hot Cereal Variety Pack contains two varieties of breakfast (or snack) food that have a foundation of oats: Read more »

20
Nov

DUN-WELL Doughnuts

“We’re doughnut pioneers.”

The most scrumptious, most delicious, and most decadent melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts are made in a small doughnut shop in Brooklyn called DUN-WELL DOUGHNUTS. Five years ago, Dan Dunbar and Christopher Hollowell who look like the Mast Brothers of chocolate fame – bow tie and all – got together to make New Yorkers a doughnut worthy of ooh’s and ah’s. Read more »

4
Jun

Hungryroot Deliciousness

Pure. Comfort. Food. Vegetable-centric foods that satisfy on every level.

Anyone who eats vegetables knows the worst part of enjoying nature’s most nutritious food group is the chopping, cutting, shredding, and for those who love vegetable noodles – spiralizing which turns nearly any vegetable into a mound of noodles (provided you have a spiralizer, time, and muscles). Read more »

23
Aug

Yumbutter G0

Get some crazy nutritious, mouth-rockin’ delicious energy.

Adrian Reif and Matt D’Amour, co-founders of Yumbutter – world-changing nut butters – have a dream:  to nourish the world while running the world’s most responsible food company. To accomplish these goals, they set out to make some of the most delicious and nutritious nut butters – peanut, almond, and sunflower – with wholesome ingredients that nourish on-the-go because eating nut butters out of a jar isn’t easy outside the home. Read more »

1
Jun

Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market

Many people start thinking about Farmers Markets during the early days of summer but Iowans living in the central part of the state have been patronizing the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market since early May. They haven’t forgotten about meat and potatoes (the market has plenty of these items) but instead celebrate the fresh local harvest of  fruits and vegetables every Saturday from May thru October in the capital city on the west bank of the Des Moines River. Read more »

20
Apr

The CORE Meal

Core Foods – based out of Oakland, California – was established by Corey Rennell, a self-confessed adventurer who traveled the world and learned two lessons along the way:  eat mainly whole fresh fruit and vegetables, and treat others the way you want to be treated. Sounds simple, but as we all know, the day-to-day demands of life often keep us from eating healthy and forgetting about the people we interact with each and every day. Read more »

23
Dec

Top Ten Vegetarian/Vegan Dining Options in the Palm Beaches

Dining out in the Palm Beaches (which is loosely defined as West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens) includes many options for vegetarians and vegans with a wide range of choices: the hole-in-the-wall takeout joint, the casual cafe, the neighborhood eatery and the sit-down white table-clothed restaurant. So, if you’re looking for fresh, organic or just plain delicious food in the Palm Beach area, consider any of the following (in no particular order): Read more »

29
Nov

Christopher’s Kitchen

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is known for sunshine, beaches, golf courses, and Christopher’s Kitchen (“CK”) – a restaurant, juice bar, and market offering the highest quality certified organic plant-based food. Christopher Slawson is the culinary genius behind the CK brand and the bold flavors of the soups, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, noodle and grain bowls, pasta dishes, rolls, pizzas, desserts, juices, and more. That an organic plant-based chef has the word “slaw” in his name is a metaphoric coincidence. Read more »