Puerto Vallarta – From Healthy Eating to Vegan

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Traveling to unfamiliar cultural regions with vegan or specific dietary restrictions can be very intimidating, even more so when exacerbated by a potential language barrier. While I am not a vegan, I am an infrequent meat eater. I thought it would be a fun game to see what challenges I would face in trying to …

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Finding the Best Coffee in Puerto Vallarta

Finding the Best Coffee in Puerto Vallarta 1 As a coffee connoisseur and fanatic, finding the best coffee in Puerto Vallarta during my adventures was quite high on the priority list. The city and surrounding areas had no shortage of coffee to choose from. I wanted to not only explore the coffees available and roasted nearby, but learn about the local coffee culture from the cafes, or café des artistes.

As a coffee connoisseur and fanatic, finding the best coffee in Puerto Vallarta during my adventures was quite high on the priority list. The city and surrounding areas had no shortage of coffee to choose from. I wanted to not only explore the coffees available and roasted nearby, but learn about the local coffee culture …

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Exploring Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is steeped in rich culture and history. Balsamic Vinegar  is thick. Syrupy. Sweet and tart – but certainly not sour. Aged like wine. Balsamic vinegar is this magical substance which coats your palette and envelops your senses of smell and taste with delight.

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Equipment For Cold Brew Coffee Depending on room available in your living space or fridge, you may want anywhere from half a gallon to several gallon jars for your cold brew coffee. Glass is going to be the safest, in terms of dishwasher safe, no chemical leeching, and safe for both hot and cold liquids. Stainless …

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Celebrating World Fair Trade Day – Fair for Farmers

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Beginning in 2001, World Fair Trade Day began with the goal of connecting dedicated fair trade brands with consumers. A dedicated fair trade company goes beyond using fair trade ingredients – the entire supply chain is fair trade, from top to bottom. The fair trade business model supports small-scale farmer movements, takes stances on global politics, …

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Sunflower Seed Oil in the Kitchen and its Fantastic Health Benefits

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Sunflower Seed Oil is a light, healthy oil to incorporate into your cooking. From its immense vitamin E and omega-6 content to anti-inflammatory properties and phytosterol compounds, a high smoke point of 440°F / 225°C provides an incredibly versatile oil. Grab your spatula – let’s learn how to properly use sunflower seed oil in your kitchen, as well …

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Cooking with Lavender – A Culinary Herb Beyond Colorful Aromatics

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It was a long hot summer day, seven years ago in September, when I first discovered the wonders of cooking with lavender. A friend’s coworker had opened up a boutique ice cream shop and was experimenting in making different ice creams with various ingredients each week. The day I chose to drop in and try the ice cream was …

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Kombucha Health Benefits and Kombucha Composition

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There is no shortage of articles discussing Kombucha health benefits, often without sources or references. I see these and wonder how much is made up on the spot, or misinterpreted. Fake news is a thing, and so is pseudoscience. I needed to conduct my own research and studies. Could I find peer-reviewed studies, with methodologies published? What have I …

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