High & Hungry

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

Whether you are visiting with a few friends or entertaining a crowd of people, it’s cool to have a handful of classic cocktail recipes in your repertoire. With each of the following concoctions consisting of less than five ingredients and a few garnishes for presentation, these simple recipes are almost effortless to make and add […]

REVIEW: Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake

REVIEW: Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake

Attention vegans, vegetarians, and seekers of delicious prepared foods: your friends at Ladybud have discovered something totally amazeballs. Mayan Harvest Bake by Kashi is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, available in a box at your local grocer’s frozen foods section. Yes, we agree that home-cooked meals are healthier than processed foods, but if […]

RECIPE: Winter Pear Salad with Creamy Hemp Vinaigrette

RECIPE: Winter Pear Salad with Creamy Hemp Vinaigrette

You can create an amazingly delicious salad dressing by simply combining hemp oil and balsamic vinegar. But if you’re looking for something a little fancier, check out this surprisingly easy recipe for a creamy hemp vinaigrette.  High in Omega-3 and essential fatty acids, this dressing will add a nutritious zing to any salad, and adds […]

RECIPE: Ultimate Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese

RECIPE: Ultimate Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese

PHOTO: Scott Clark, Creative Commons This year, we are feeling the bitter winter blues more than any year in recent history. Many of us are finding ourselves eating at home rather than going out, simply because it’s too darn cold outside to even THINK about leaving to get something to eat – and I live […]

The Anti-Everything Super Soup

The Anti-Everything Super Soup

One of my favorite winter solstice meals incorporates the nutty and subtle flavors of butternut squash, and the sweet and crisp flavors of red and/or green apples. Tied together with seasonal spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, this soup is sure to tickle the fancy of anyone who tries it. In addition to tasting […]

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

Choc-o-late. Simply uttering those three syllables gives your taste buds a sense of anticipation. A feeling of pure satisfaction ensues once you indulge in it, and the experience concludes with an endorphin-induced relaxation of your being. Breathe in, savor in it, and breathe out… Chocolate! The spectrum of hues and shades that the delicate, ground […]

RECIPE: Headband Stromboli

RECIPE: Headband Stromboli

Artisan bread must meet certain standards to be considered such. These qualities dictate that the bread must be handmade, use culture starters or pre-ferments and sourdough, have no additives or preservatives to extend the shelf life, and use traditional production methods. Making artisan bread is a labor of love and an art form that needs […]

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

.   For those who fight for freedom for the plants Let’s give some fruit and vegetables a chance We detail strengths in on-line magazines And spend time touting what the research means Why not praise several other leafy greens? When Prohibition’s pinned us to the ground Remember we evolved with plants around When arguing […]

REVIEW: Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar

REVIEW: Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar

We’re just bonkers over the magical fruit that is the coconut (it’s actually kind of a fruit, nut and a seed but whatever!). We discovered  the Health Warrior Chia Bar in Coconut while on a weekly grocery trip and not only is it delicious but the compact package can fit into the palm of a hand […]

REVIEW and RECIPE: Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola

REVIEW and RECIPE: Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola

Looking for a delicious breakfast cereal that also works well as the base for a super trail mix or a nutritious smoothie? Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola is a certified organic, non-GMO, whole grain granola that is as tasty and versatile as it is healthy. Plus, it comes in an awesome little sustainably-produced “Envirobox” […]