The Vivanno smoothie from Starbucks was a great “away-from-home” option for a smoothie.  I don’t have a blender at my desk yet :(  This was deliciously creamy but not overly sweet.

I tried the Orange Mango Banana with Matcha – it includes a whole banana, mango juice a fiber-protein powder and matcha.  As always you can substitute the milk for soy if you so desire.
Here are the stats:
about 300 calories
6 grams of fiber
16 grams of protein
provides 35% of Vit A & 40% of Vit C

rack of lamb

Simply delicious.  I had never prepared a rack of lamb and thought it was time to try it out.  The taster drizzled some olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and herbs de provence.  We seared on a grill pan (both sides) and then roasted at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.  I also made

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in my cupboard: hemp bagel

Ahhh, how I love French Meadow Bakery’s Hemp Bagel.  It’s made with sprouted grains and boasts 19 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber. It’s an easy, portable breakfast or lunch that also provides omega-3 fatty acids from Hemp.  Oh and it is delicious.  If only all bagels were this good for you…. Tweet

in the news: stevia – finally

After it’s long-awaited debut, Stevia will finally be moving from the supplement section to the sweetener section.  It is about time.  I think stevia is a great substitute for sugar and I love that it comes from a plant instead of a lab. Read this article on how the sweeteners stack up –  Showdown at

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calzones

I want to preface this post by saying I am in no way shape or form a baker. Here’s a good example: my calzones required pre-made dough (which I bought at a local Italian Restaurant) and I didn’t even have flour to roll them out. I used pancake mix. And my last experience with dough

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in my cupboard: helen’s kitchen frozen meals

A flavorful, preservative-free, frozen meal can be hard to come by but Helen’s Kitchen has got it down.  I tried the Indian Curry with Tofu Steaks over Rice – it is perfectly flavored and tastes like it came straight from the Indian take-out restaurant. It is Certified Organic, Vegan, a good source of Calcium, high in

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ask the nutritionist: greens

For those of you intrenched in the whole Co-op shopping, carrot-juice drinking lifestyle you are probably very familiar with greens.  I go through phases of taking “the greens” but never quite knew the benefits, except that it was good for me.  I think this happens a lot, we know that eating certain things are good for

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