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Fettuchini Made from Organic Mung Beans – An Interesting Idea

Fettuchini Made from Organic Mung Beans - An Interesting Idea

For pasta purists, the thought of fettuchini made from organic mung beans is nothing short of heresy. Yet for people who are constantly seeking alternatives to white or whole wheat pastas (you can put me in this category), a mung bean product is intriguing. I’ve eaten plenty of non-traditional pastas, such as brown rice, spelt, […]

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For pasta purists, the thought of fettuchini made from organic mung beans is nothing short of heresy.

Yet for people who are constantly seeking alternatives to white or whole wheat pastas (you can put me in this category), a mung bean product is intriguing.

I’ve eaten plenty of non-traditional pastas, such as brown rice, spelt, vegetable, and quinoa, but I cannot recall ever eating a pasta made strictly from beans.

And organic mung beans nonetheless, one of my favorite beans.

THE TASTE

When you’ve eaten pasta your entire life, you come to expect a certain taste and texture, even if it is brown rice or quinoa pasta.

However, the gluten-free, organic mung bean pasta by Explore Asian threw me for a loop for several reasons. Read more »


8 Questions with Chocolate Expert and Author Clay Gordon

8 Questions with Chocolate Expert and Author Clay Gordon

In 1994, Clay Gordon decided that he wanted to learn as much as he could about chocolate and looked for a chocolate critic to guide him. Since there wasn’t a single person doing it at the time, he decided to become one himself and embarked on a career as a chocolate expert. In 2001, Clay […]

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In 1994, Clay Gordon decided that he wanted to learn as much as he could about chocolate and looked for a chocolate critic to guide him.

Since there wasn’t a single person doing it at the time, he decided to become one himself and embarked on a career as a chocolate expert.

In 2001, Clay Gordon launched Chocophile.com and later published the book Discover Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Tasting and Enjoying Fine Chocolate.

As a leading independent authority on chocolate and founder of the New World Chocolate Society, Clay Gordon conducts chocolate tastings and classes around the country and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business Week. Read more »


Middle Earth Organics Tomato Sauce – Another Great Product from Italy

Middle Earth Organics Tomato Sauce - Another Great Product from Italy

I think sometime soon I am going to have to make a trip and go to an organic trade show in Italy. Why? Because the organic food that I have tasted from this country is just so, so good. As you may know, I am totally in love with Dream Foods International’s Italian Volcano Orange […]

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I think sometime soon I am going to have to make a trip and go to an organic trade show in Italy. Why?

Because the organic food that I have tasted from this country is just so, so good.

As you may know, I am totally in love with Dream Foods International’s Italian Volcano Orange Juice, whose oranges are grown in the volcanic soil in Sicily.

And this past weekend, as I stocked up on food in order to prepare for Hurricane Irene, I stumbled across another phenomenal product from Italy – Middle Earth Organics Pasta Sauce.

When I bought a jar of Middle Earth Organics Tomato Sauce with Olives and Capers, I was expecting a very thick, rich and chunky sauce.

Yet, what I encountered was very different. Read more »


The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

Get ready America. Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia. The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals […]

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Get ready America.

Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia.

The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals and and the impact of hormones and antibiotics on the food that they eat.”

In the article, Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that “consumers are confused. There is a huge knowledge gap out there and we want people to know that farmers and ranchers are committed to providing healthy choices.”

Unfortunately, the only huge knowledge gap is that more of America does not know about the incredible abuse going on at the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Animals are treated in the worst imaginable conditions and are given antibiotics because farm (factory) owners know that the animals will get sick by walking around in their own feces all day. Read more »


Gnosis Chocolate Opens a Pop-Up Store in NYC’s Flatrion District

Gnosis Chocolate Opens a Pop-Up Store in NYC's Flatrion District

On Saturday night in NYC’s Flatiron District, there was a small party celebrating Gnosis Chocolate’s new pop-up store. In this interview, I speak with Vanessa Barg, Founder and CEO, and Lauren Gockley, Chocolatier, of Gnosis Chocolate about what prompted them to open up this shop, whether retail is part of their future strategy and the […]

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On Saturday night in NYC’s Flatiron District, there was a small party celebrating Gnosis Chocolate’s new pop-up store.

In this interview, I speak with Vanessa Barg, Founder and CEO, and Lauren Gockley, Chocolatier, of Gnosis Chocolate about what prompted them to open up this shop, whether retail is part of their future strategy and the importance of superfoods in their chocolate.

If you’ve never tried Gnosis Chocolate, definitely go check it out. It is some of the best organic chocolate on the market.

The pop-up store is located in the restaurant Organique at 110 East 23rd Street in NYC.


Sprouted Chia Seed Powder is an Amazing Superfood, Great for Breakfast

Sprouted Chia Seed Powder is an Amazing Superfood, Great for Breakfast

Are you looking to add an incredibly healthy and nutritious food to your breakfast? You may want to consider organic sprouted chia seed powder. For those unfamiliar with chia seeds, it is a true superfood that has been around for thousands of years. It is rumored that the Aztecs carried them when they went off […]

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Are you looking to add an incredibly healthy and nutritious food to your breakfast? You may want to consider organic sprouted chia seed powder.

For those unfamiliar with chia seeds, it is a true superfood that has been around for thousands of years. It is rumored that the Aztecs carried them when they went off to battle because chia seeds provided tremendous amounts of energy and strength.

Interestingly enough, a book that I am now reading now called Born to Run is about an indigenous Mexican people called the Tarahumara.

The Tarahumara are legendary for their ability to run ultra long distances, and their preferred source of energy is Iskiate — the main ingredient of which is chia seeds. Read more »


Flackers – A Very Unique Brand of Organic Flax Crackers

Flackers - A Very Unique Brand of Organic Flax Crackers

When I scour the supermarket shelves, I often come across fantastic products that use all organic ingredients but are not certified organic. Many times, I will then follow-up with those companies to see if and when certification is coming. This is exactly what happened with Flackers by Doctor in the Kitchen. I first discovered their […]

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When I scour the supermarket shelves, I often come across fantastic products that use all organic ingredients but are not certified organic. Many times, I will then follow-up with those companies to see if and when certification is coming.

This is exactly what happened with Flackers by Doctor in the Kitchen. I first discovered their organic flax crackers several months ago, contacted the company and kind of forgot about them.

Then, out of nowhere, Flackers was back on the shelf at my local organic market and is now certified organic by MCIA.

AN INTERESTING PRODUCT

There are two main reasons why Flackers stands out to me.

1) Very unique flavor I am a huge rosemary fan and have never seen organic rosemary in flax crackers before. Aside from rosemary, Flackers also has organic sage. Read more »