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Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2013

Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2013

Since I started livingmaxwell a few years ago, doing this post has always been a favorite of mine. One challenge is that some of the items that I have written about in the past – pressed juice, high pressure pasteurization technology, and GMO activism – will be a growing trend every single year. So, what […]

Food Trends Raw Food
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Since I started livingmaxwell a few years ago, doing this post has always been a favorite of mine.

One challenge is that some of the items that I have written about in the past – pressed juice, high pressure pasteurization technology, and GMO activism – will be a growing trend every single year. So, what I try to do is not to repeat myself but find emerging trends that are at their early stages.

For 2013, here are my Top 5 Organic Food Trends.

GLUTEN-FREE OATS

As most people know, gluten-free is an enormous market but finding gluten-free organic oats at a reasonable cost is a real challenge. While there are some companies using gluten-free oats, a majority of them do not because the price is simply too high. Read more »


Looking for Inspiration in 2013? Check out Taylor Wells’ Create the Best Life Ever

Looking for Inspiration in 2013? Check out Taylor Wells' Create the Best Life Ever

The very first video that I launched on livingmaxwell (see bottom of the post) was about the raw food diet and my profile of The Prana Cafe, an organic raw food restaurant in Newton, MA. Back then, I was still living in Boston and frequented The Prana Cafe A LOT. Within time I got to […]

Book Reviews Boston Raw Food
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The very first video that I launched on livingmaxwell (see bottom of the post) was about the raw food diet and my profile of The Prana Cafe, an organic raw food restaurant in Newton, MA.

Back then, I was still living in Boston and frequented The Prana Cafe A LOT. Within time I got to know the owner, Taylor Wells, and it turned out that we had many things in common.

Aside from the fact that we were each very into organic, we both went to Brown and played on the tennis team there. So, we hit it off right away.

The thing that struck me about Taylor Wells was that she appeared to be this “superwoman” who had more on her plate than anyone I knew and had a ridiculous amount of energy.

She had a raw food restaurant, four yoga studios in two states, a consulting business, and several blogs. Furthermore, she had three children (two of which she home-schooled) and was pregnant with twins in 40s. Never once did I hear her complain about how busy she was, and there was a constant smile on her face. Nothing but words of gratitude flowed out of her mouth. Read more »


Organic Coconut Oil on Bread – So Simple, So Good

Organic Coconut Oil on Bread - So Simple, So Good

First off, to those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and ate some great food. Maybe there are many people out who feel the same way, but I just absolutely love putting organic coconut oil on my bread. (When I do this around my father around, […]

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First off, to those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and ate some great food.

Maybe there are many people out who feel the same way, but I just absolutely love putting organic coconut oil on my bread. (When I do this around my father around, he looks at me like I am an alien. For him, it is nothing but butter.)

I have nothing against jelly. In fact, I really like the BioNaturae jellies that come from Italy.  They are spectacular, fresh, and sugar-free.

However, the taste that coconut oil gives to bread is second to none in my book. Read more »


Veria Living Hosts a “Veria Voices” Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

Veria Living Hosts a "Veria Voices" Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

Last night at Pure Food and Wine, Veria Living, the leading media company dedicated to health and wellness, had a party to celebrate the launch of Veria Voices. As it was pitched to us, Veria Voices is “an exciting new programming initiative designed to give the top leaders in wellness a significant voice across all […]

NYC Organic News Raw Food Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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Last night at Pure Food and Wine, Veria Living, the leading media company dedicated to health and wellness, had a party to celebrate the launch of Veria Voices.

As it was pitched to us, Veria Voices is “an exciting new programming initiative designed to give the top leaders in wellness a significant voice across all of the Veria platforms – TV, Internet, mobile” and the five of us above (l to r, Jess Underhill, Elena Brower, Rebekah Borucki, Matt Stabile) were selected to be the initial Voices. Read more »


Recipe for a Maca Berry Blast Smoothie

Recipe for a Maca Berry Blast Smoothie

Recently, I have been playing around with smoothies using a variety of different superfoods. Superfoods provide excellent health benefits and many of them are loaded with antioxidants. This is particularly the case with two of the superfoods that I used this morning to make a Maca Berry Blast smoothie. Maca comes in powder form and […]

Raw Food Smoothie Recipes Superfoods
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Recently, I have been playing around with smoothies using a variety of different superfoods.

Superfoods provide excellent health benefits and many of them are loaded with antioxidants.

This is particularly the case with two of the superfoods that I used this morning to make a Maca Berry Blast smoothie.

Maca comes in powder form and originates from Peru. Thousands of years old, Maca is believed to enhance your energy, stamina, and endurance. Some men claim that it also helps with the libido.

Maqui berry comes in powder form as well and is considered the highest antioxidant berry in the world. It has an ORAC score (which measures antioxidant activity) of 616. Its closest competitor, acai, has an ORAC score of 185, which is 3x less than maqui berry. Read more »


My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast. For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk. However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea. While I am completely sold on the medicinal […]

Chocolate Drinks Organic Raw Cacao Raw Food Smoothie Recipes Superfoods
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Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast.

For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk.

However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea.

While I am completely sold on the medicinal benefits of tea, I am just not a (hot) tea drinker. So, in order to get the huge amounts of antioxidant benefits of tea, I’ll use it in my smoothies. Read more »


Boku Makes the Best Protein Powder

Boku Makes the Best Protein Powder

For a long time, people have been emailing me wanting to know which organic protein powder they should buy. It took a while but now I finally have an answer. Boku’s Super Protein is the best certified organic protein powder that I have seen so far. While I have no issue at all with consuming […]

Product Reviews Raw Food Smoothie Recipes
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For a long time, people have been emailing me wanting to know which organic protein powder they should buy.

It took a while but now I finally have an answer.

Boku’s Super Protein is the best certified organic protein powder that I have seen so far.

While I have no issue at all with consuming whey protein (dairy-based), Boku’s Super Protein is different in that it is both raw and vegan.

And when you start to look closely at the ingredient list in this protein powder, you can immediately tell that a great amount of care and thought went into the formulation.

Let’s talk about a few of the ingredients: Read more »