Two days ago, I broke the glass pot to our coffee machine.

For the second time.

The Taster thinks I’m too rough with it, but I just think the glass is too fragile! Instead of panicking – we have an espresso maker anyway – I deemed it the perfect time to take a little break from coffee. I had a teeny headache yesterday, but green tea was a great replacement for my morning coffee ritual.

I’m a huge fan of Choice Moroccan Mint Green Tea, but Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Coconut Chai Green Tea is my new favorite. It’s a blend of green tea, cardamon, ginger, clove and tropical coconut that fills your mug with a delicious aroma and feels like a treat in every sip!

Like:

  • incredible flavor!
  • organic and certified fair trade
  • is a “sweeter” tea – good for afternoon sweet cravings
  • contains medicinal spices (ginger aids digestion and cinnamon heightens contentment)
  • you can buy in bulk or refills or tea bags for the canister off the website

Wish:

  • $6.99 seems a bit steep, but if you do the math, it comes out to $.32 a tea bag which I can handle
Have you tried this brand or flavor of tea? What is your favorite? I need some new teas! 

asian kale salad

asian kale & squash salad

This time of year, there is probably something we can all use a little more of. And it isn’t cookies. Sorry. Always the bearer of bad nutrition news…. Our Thanksgiving celebration included a number of amazing dishes (think scallop chowder and shiitake stuffing) but also had TWO kale dishes! I came armed with creamed kale

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coffee

daily eats: 11.30.11 {blog style}

Hi Friends! Today’s daily eats post is all things blog-world related! From breakfast and lunch to an event at night, this is blog living at its best!    Breakfast: Lindsay’s (Pinch of Yum) Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal. Um, yes this was definitely a yum. I was missing a few ingredients (who doesn’t have brown sugar?!)

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homemade food gifts

homemade food gifts

Have you started shopping yet? Gifts for the family this year are a little tricky as we’ll be bringing them home on a plane, but I’m already almost done. (My secret is online shopping ;)) In the past, I’ve always given something homemade and I think I’ll have to make a few of the items

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asian chicken stew

asian chicken stew {slow cooker}

I’m not really sure how to describe this dish to you. It’s definitely Asian, I can tell you that much. It has curry paste, but it’s not quite a curry. It has peanut butter, but it’s not quite a peanut sauce. Along with the fact that it most certainly has an Asian vibe, I can

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cremed kale

creamed kale

As I made my way through the (we will not name the number) bowl of creamed kale, I came to a very important realization. Creamed kale tastes like it is really, really bad for you. It tastes like it is full of cream and cheese. Two things I adore, but when I’m eating kale, I

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fresheast

restaurant: fresheast

I need to start this post by saying that I’m absolutely in love with the food here in LA. I know, we’ve only been here a month. I haven’t even spent a week at our new place, and yet, so quickly I’ve fallen in love with hills, the endless streets with amazing restaurants, and sun

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