Food & Drink

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 […]

Not Your Typical Winery: Schnebly Redland’s Winery

Not Your Typical Winery: Schnebly Redland’s Winery

Typically when someone envisions a winery, they picture those located in California’s Sonoma or Napa Valleys, meandering between acres of luscious green hills and overlooking acres of Chardonnay or Pino Noir grape vines. Or, perhaps they might imagine sunshine-filled climates with cool temperatures, with perfect levels of humidity in the air forming misty water droplets […]

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” […]

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil

No, this isn’t one of those hemp-based CBD oils that are such a hot topic right now; it’s just for eating, and it’s delicious. Manitoba Harvest is a Canadian company that played an instrumental role in legalizing industrial hemp in Canada. According to the company’s website, they are the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer, and […]

REVIEW: Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks

REVIEW: Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks

Vegans, get ready, because this is big. If this is the first time you’ve heard about Vegetarian Plus Vegan Black Pepper Steaks, you’re welcome. Let me give you a little background, at the risk of totally alienating our vegan/veggie audience. I was a vegetarian for 11 years, until I started having vivid dreams about killing […]

REVIEW: Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber

REVIEW: Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber

With dozens of hemp protein powders on the market, choosing can be difficult. Many powders have sweet flavors – chocolate, vanilla, and various fruits – but I wanted to find a product that would lend itself to a savory veggie shake. Nutiva’s Organic Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber – 100% hemp protein powder with no added hexane, gluten, […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Ladybud Magazine made a visit to Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market a few weeks ago and stopped by our favorite stand, Herbiary. They’ve got all kinds of great stuff there for the mind, body and soul. We picked some up some homeopathic sleep aid, candles, a book on tea and a curious concoction in an […]

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

by Riley Cote, former NHL player and current Assistant Coach to the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and shown (above) with wife Ashley Cote The wheels started falling off the carriage at the ripe young age of 28, and was the main reason I retired from my playing days in the NHL. I was physically worn down, mentally […]