Monthly Archives: May 2009

Foods for Beauty

Can the food you eat nourish your body as well as your looks?

I certainly think so – Read about the article here.

There are no surprises here – fill up on veggies, nuts, salmon and tea and stay away from sugary foods and refined flours.
photo by annkelliott


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In my cupboard: Raw Almond Butter

We all know that we should be eating almonds, they are a great snack, etc. etc. I eat almonds, but lately I have been a big fan of almond butter – it is fabulous on banana’s, great in smoothies and easy to throw in just about anything that needs a dose of some healthy fats and protein!
What are the benefits of almonds?
– high in monosaturated fats (good fats, similar to olive oil)
– high in Vitamin E
– can help lower LDL cholesterol
– they are a low glycemic food and can actually help lower the glycemic index of a meal ie. almond butter on toast
– Heart healthy
– source of antioxidants
– great source of protein
– portable and easy to bring anywhere!

photos by Rune T & domestifluff


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Amy’s Organic Brown Rice Bowl

I had this Organic Brown Rice, Black Eyed Peas & Veggies Bowl from Amy’s in my freezer for a while and I will never let another sit in the freezer for that long again.  It had great Asian flavors and the ginger tasted like it came from real ginger, not powder – the sauce was delicious and the black eyed peas made for a filling meal – the only thing that I would change if I was having it for lunch would be to supplement it with some more broccoli or other veggies.  This vegan meal had 290 calories, 8 g of fiber and 11 g of protein. Perfect for an easy lunch at work and much healthier than take-out! Another great meal by the folks at Amy’s.

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Eating at the Ballpark

The eating experience at a ballpark all depends on where you are – and if you are going to a Yankee’s game, they now post the calorie counts for the beloved sausages, hot dogs and sodas on the board, which I think is so great! I do not count calories religiously but I do think knowing an estimate can sometimes help you make better decisions.  300 calories for a hot dog? Doesn’t seem too bad to me, as long as that is not on top of nacho’s, peanuts and soda. 🙂  Sorry for those of you who like to have it all!  Hopefully other states and ballparks will start doing the same. I’ll eat a hot dog to that! (kosher beef please)

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Heirloom Tomatoes & Salad

These beautiful heirloom tomatoes were picked for their interesting shape but the flavor was unfortunately not as impressive. The salad however was delicious. I made a basic vinaigrette with shallots, mustard, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Tossed with Earthbound Farms Fresh Herb Salad, pine nuts and goat cheese it was a great combination for a hot summer night.


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Here Comes the Sun

And by that I mean Sunshine Burgers – these veggie burgers first of all taste wonderful (not in a “trying to be a real burger” kind of way) and I love the ingredient list – simple and short. I tried the Garden Herb variety which I simply heated and served with a little mustard and catsup.  I loved that it was kind of crispy and can’t wait to eat another one! I am also VERY excited because while visiting their website I saw that they have 2 new varieties coming out: Falafel and Breakfast. I LOVE falafel!!!

Organic Ground Raw Sun-flower Seeds
Organic Brown Rice
Organic Carrots
Organic Herbs
Sea Salt


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Might have to move to Chicago for this one…

The new 75,000 square foot store opening today (!) is the 3rd largest Whole Foods in the world. It has seating for 200 in the mezzanine, outdoor tables overlooking the river, 7 neighborhood-themed eateries and the list goes on and on. I’ve heard that there is even a mix-your-own trail-mix bar….oh and you can drink wine while you shop. Hello Lincon Park Whole Foods!!!!
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