Sarma Melngailis | Love and Food

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I’ve not posted in months. For anyone who gives a crap, SORRY! If I could do what I want to do, I’d have more time to do exactly this, because it’s fun, among other reasons. I have pages and pages of blog postage that I spit out over the last few months and then just never seemed to find time to pull together and now it feels very outdated. Not to mention, I just get embarrassed and feel like… really? does anyone really give a shit about what I ate for breakfast? Really? But maybe I’ll tidy it up, pull it together and throw it out there, why not. Someone encourage me please and I’ll do it. Here’s something I wrote on Valentine’s day:

Valentine’s Day!! It can be kind of like New Year’s Eve… too much expectation which leads only to disappointment. Here’s what I’ve learned: don’t expect anything. Then you’ll never be disappointed. Rely on yourself. Love yourself. And everyone else, but really, if you don’t treat yourself well, why should anyone else? Anyone who knows me and is reading this will be shouting things about pots and kettles calling each other black, whatever that saying is… because I’m told constantly I need to take better care of myself – but who takes their own advice anyway? Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Wild Blueberry and Hemp Shake

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I’m hooked on this one. I’ve been trying to incorporate hemp seeds into more dishes and to replace other nuts or seeds. Even though they are so healthy and taste pretty good, I always found it hard to know what to do with them. Besides for sprinkling them on top of my salads or mixing them with quinoa in tabouli salads. I knew there had to be better ways to get them in larger quantities into my diet. I’ve never liked the hemp protein powders. They are just too gritty and powdery, I hate the texture they give to my smoothies. What surprised me was that the whole hemp seeds have basically the same amount of protein as the hemp protein powders. They are not actually concentrated, and the protein is not isolated anyways.
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Garlic | Vampire Weekend in Old Blighty

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The infamous Garlic and Shots restaurant in Soho, London offers more garlic-laden dishes than you could shake at a coven of vampires. During my time as a resident of London, the restaurant was dismissed as tourist trap by us locals. But with the benefit of hindsight, I’ve got to concede that G and S is onto something.

Because it turns out garlic is exceedingly good for your health. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

My Search For an Alternative To Diet Soda

zevia diet soda natural My Search For an Alternative To Diet Soda

I’m always leery of substitutes. “Try this – it’s almost as good as sugar.” And twenty years (and many packets of this stuff) later, you find out it’s bad for you. Which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Since when has the easy fix been good for you? But having learned the considerable perils of diet soda, I’ve been on constant prowl for a tasty, fizzy substitute. With immense trepidation, of course Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Eat Better During National Nutrition Month

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I know what you’re thinking. It seems every month is National Something Month, whether we’re celebrating women’s history, black history or pediculosis prevention. But the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has officially declared March the month to reevaluate your nutritional habits, so that’s what we’re going to do.

It’s not a bad idea really; rather than just “celebrating” something (like, say, Irish American heritage), National Nutrition Month encourages you to be proactive and actually do something that might result in a change for the better. It makes a hell of a lot more sense than Library Awareness Month. After all, I’m aware of the library every time I go there. Which is often. But to spend an entire month focusing on it when something potentially life saving like condoms are only given a week’s worth of awareness seems ridiculous and greedy. But I digress.

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You Bar | It’s All About You

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As human beings, we crave individuality. We want bespoke suits. We want customized license plates (GLROX, anyone?). We want hand knitted sweaters (as long as our mothers aren’t the designers). And we want our very own made-to-order nutrition bars.

Well, I’m happy to inform you that at least one of our basic human rights is being catered to.

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Y Water | Nutrient Rich / Y not?

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If you’re a thirsty design fanatic, I have just the thing for you. Y water is a new organic, nutrient-rich low calorie beverage with its HQ just a stone’s throw from G Living in increasingly verde Venice Beach. Aimed specifically at children, Y water is also guaranteed to unleash the big kid in you Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

GreenChefs | Raw Sunday Dessert Tart

Raw Sunday Dessert Tart (raw, vegan)

Recipe by GreenChef Melissa Davison

Today in the G Living GreenChef Kitchen, Raw Food Chef, Melissa Davison makes us era Raw Sunday Tart. Melissa of the own of the Terra Bella Café in Redondo Beach California.

This is a healthy alternative recipe, which require no cooking and contains only raw organic natural ingredients.

Serves about 8 people

For the Crust:

2 3/4 Cup Macadamia Nuts

1/3 tsp Salt

1/4 Cup Pecans

3 TB Coconut Oil

Step 1 Place all your ingredients in a food processor

Step 2 Using the pulse button on the food processor, mix your ingredients, until it is a loose and crumbly. (do not of mix)

Step 3 Pour into a tart pan and spread with your hands

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Raspberry Acai Shake

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Raspberry Acai Shake(raw)

A pure superfood anti-oxidant shake to get the glow and help protect you from the harsh summer sun. Acai Berry (ah-sigh-ee) is the new hot superfood from the Brazilian Amazon gaining immense popularity in Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Boost Your Immune System By Eating Out

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I have suffered this winter – through two bouts with norovirus and now with the x4n3, or whatever the latest flu is called. It’s been pretty miserable. I generally eat healthy, too, but over the past several years, I’ve noticed that my immune system needs a shot during flu season. This year, I didn’t give my body the extra protection, either from supplements of from eating immuno-foods Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Bestsellers Promote Physical and Spiritual Health

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If you’re the type who looks to the New York Times Best Sellers list for reading ideas, you’re probably feeling very enlightened this week. Human awakening is a dominating theme on this week’s Paperback Advice grouping (four books out of ten, to be exact), celebrating the Skinny Bitches and the concept of a better world.

Two of the top ten titles are the works of author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, who’s teaming up with Oprah Winfrey to offer an exclusive online class on his latest guide, A New Earth.

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GreenChef Joe McCanta | Organic Mulled Wine

mw GreenChef Joe McCanta | Organic Mulled Wine

Created by Joe McCanta; organic mixologist, bar consultant for rawchef and organic sommelier for the LifeCo international. Joe McCanta has served his organic drinks to such celebrities as Stella McCartney, Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Ashley Olson, Al Gore, Dianne von Furstenberg, Matt Groening, Bebel Gilberto, Danilo Perez, Dustin Hoffman, Lawrence Fishburne, Cecil Taylor, Shirley Horn and Woody Harrelson.

For the Mulled Wine:

1 Bottle of high quality Organic Red Wine (I find Argentinian Malbec works best).

2 TB whole clove

2 cinnamon sticks

1 whole nutmeg roughly chopped

1 Tsp. allspice

3 oranges

3 lemons

1 lime

250ml of Cointreau or Organic Orange Liqueur

2 Cups Organic Demerara Sugar

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