Cynthia Cruz's blog
New Deli Items Now Available at Down to Earth Pearlridge: Mock Teriyaki Beef Bento, Mock Chicken Katsu Bento, Soba Noodles Bento, and Mock Fried Chicken Bento.
Yep! You read that right, EDIBLE Spoons! These IncrEDIBLE edible spoons are made from wheat, oats, barley, soybean, corn, and chickpeas. Down to Earth will begin offering two flavors - plain and chocolate - in November 2019 for only 35 cents each. Similar to a hard biscuit, these edible spoons will last up to 25 minutes in hot soup and 45 minutes in a cold dessert before they begin softening. You gotta try 'em to believe 'em!
Add a spash of Summer color to your diet! Enjoy the bounty of summer produce with these 5 scrumptious vegetarian summer recipes:
Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with some spring cleaning? This year, in addition to cleaning our homes, cars, and offices, we’re going to cleanse our gut! It’s easier than you might think to include cleansing and detoxifying ingredients in your diet. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite cleansing and detoxifying dishes to get you started. Our Cleansing Fruit Salad makes a delicious breakfast with a little cayenne kick, while Kombucha Kimchi is packed with flavor and probiotics. Looking for more?
Spring is a time of renewal, a time to get organized! It's hard to get organized if you aren't feeling your best self. An easy way to get on track is through a healthy diet. Using seasonal produce is a great way to make healthy eating more enjoyable. Spring brings a plethora of delicious, colorful produce. We've selected some of our favorite spring recipes using seasonal ingredients like citrus, collard greens, and strawberries.
Meal prepping is everywhere these days. Do a YouTube search of this term and you’ll be in a deep rabbit hole of methods, recipes, and more. It can be intimidating! You watch a 3-minute video and the results are 10-12 beautiful little meals ready to pop in the fridge. They make it look so easy! It seems like so much work but who has the time?? And also did I mention that it seems like a lot of hard work? While I’m not sure if you could really do a successful meal prep that wouldn’t require any work whatsoever, it’s probably a lot easier than you think.
The title of this post describes me perfectly. There are only so many hours in the day, and when I'm finished working, I want to get errands done as quickly as possible so I can enjoy my free time. I relish and search for any and all time-saving (or really effort saving) devices out there… if there’s anything that can help automate my life to get things done faster and done well, I'm all over it.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it again, the holidays are crazy! Whether you’re running around picking up presents, visiting relatives, or going on vacation, it can get overwhelming. The pressures and expectations of the holidays make it easy to overlook why we even celebrate them in the first place! It’s a time to be with people you love and to spread cheer. But there’s one person you probably forget about each and every year…. Yourself! Last year I remember being way too stressed and couldn’t enjoy myself fully.
When I was thinking about becoming vegetarian, over 10 years ago, like many others, I turned to the internet. I went down a lot of internet “rabbit holes”, I mean A LOT. As I explored all things plant-based, I had to reel it back to reality. A lot of what I was reading online kept pointing to one undeniable truth. In order to eat vegetarian food that I’d like, I was going to have to try… cooking it myself.