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Organic Bamboo Board & Glass Dome

Tis the season of springtime parties with artisan cheeses, crisp local wines, and garden fresh fare. Show of your eco home style with this elegant organic bamboo composes a circular cheese cutting board covered with a beautiful glass dome to keep your fromage fresh. Stylish bamboo-handled utensils–a fork, knife and spatula–complete the set. Available at Nordstrom $44.

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard – Jessi Bloom

I am so inspired to not only create a Jessi Bloom garden, but to add a flock of feathery friends to it. Pick-up her recently released Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard for your own eco-friendly beautiful garden.

Veggie Fajitas

INGREDIENTS:Veggie Fajitas
2 teaspoons cold pressed organic olive oil
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
2 organic green bell peppers, sliced
2 organic red bell peppers, sliced
1/2 organic white onion, sliced
1 cup organic crimini mushrooms, sliced
1 Jalapeño or serrano pepper, sliced
1/2 a taco seasoning packet
Whole wheat tortillas
Plain Fage yogurt (sour cream substitute)
1 Avocado
Optional shredded cheese

DIRECTIONS:
In a large frying pan over a medium heat, saute olive oil and garlic. Let the garlic saute for 2 minutes, stir in the green and red bell peppers and jalapeño. Let the peppers saute for 2 minutes, stir in the onions and taco seasoning. After two minutes add the mushrooms to the frying pan and stir well. Cover the frying pan and cook until all of the vegetables are tender.

Serve with tortillas, Fage, avocado, and optional cheese!

FEED Bag

Pack a powerful message with a FEED Love, Peace and Nature bag. Each canvas bag inspires hope and provides 25 meals to children in areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS, of war and conflict and those affected by natural disasters. Available in three different colors, including a fabulous pink. Use promo code SUNDAY for 15% off today at Macy’s.

Good Morning Smoothie

Start your day off right with a healthy, homemade, Good Morning Smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 small organic banana

Handful of organic spinach (kale works well too)

One Heaping cup of frozen organic mixed berries

2 tbsp of Nutiva chia seeds

1/3 cup 0% Fage Greek Yogurt

One 11 oz Zico Coconut Water

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder

smoothie

Blend until emulsified and serve. Whether you sip at home or take it to go in your AquaOvo it is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious.

 

 

 

Food Matters DVD Giveaway!

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Living Aware is giving away a Food Matters and Hungry for Change DVD! Commit to eating healthier and educating yourself about what you put in your body in 2014. After all, you are what you eat. Share your healthy food resolution (photo or text) for 2014 with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen on Valentine’s Day!

New Year – New You @ Urban Yoga Spa

Urban Yoga Spa

Most New Year’s Resolutions include a variation of being healthier or getting fit somewhere on their list. Seattle’s Urban Yoga Spa is helping you kickoff your year right with their Total Wellness Unlimited package. This amazing bundle includes unlimited yoga, one massage per month, and access to all member benefits for a mere $160 a month (with a 6-month commitment). Member benefits offer discounts on spa services in the fresh loft space above the studios.

Total Wellness Unlimited package promotes holistic wellness, including healthy nutrition for members to start the new year off well. TheUrban Yoga Spa bodywork specialist can slide_1talk to you about nutrition to compliment your exercise and wellness regimen. In addition, they offer juice through a local vendor with cult following, Strawberry Moon. You can order juice cleanses through them, and pick them up at UYS, or put together your own at the front desk.

Time to Mulch

There is no doubt that autumn is in the air here in beautiful Seattle. It is time to start prepping your veggie and other gardens whether they are on a farm, estate, yard, or balcony. The best thing that you can do for your garden (or pot) is refreshing your garden (or pot) with some organic mulch. We use our favorite, honest, local brand Cedar Grove Organics Compost Mulch.

Cedar Grove Compost

 

The Summer Salad

Inspired by a gorgeous photo on the cover of Food & Wine we set out to create our own modified version David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl’s fabulous recipe. We of course we recommend using all local, organic vegetables and fruit for this recipe to really make the flavors pop.

  1. 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  2. 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  5. 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  6. 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  7. Sea salt
  8. 2 nectarines, cut into thin wedges
  9. 1 Hass avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  10. 1 large orange, green, and red bell pepper, finely julienned
  11. 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  12. 3 Persian cucumbers cut in half and sliced
  13. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  14. Optional few slices red onion (finely chopped)
  15. Optional 1/2 cup of garbanzo beansFood & Wine Summer Ceviche Salad

In a large bowl, whisk the lime zest and juice with the olive oil, scallion, jalapeño and shallot; season the dressing with salt and pepper. Gently fold in all the fruits and vegetables. Refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours. Fold in the cilantro just before serving and serve the salad chilled.

Photo by © Con Poulos
Food & Wine Magazine

Santa Julia Innovacion Wine

InnovacionAre you like us and always on the hunt for a delicious organic wine at a reasonable price? One of our favorites that we discovered at our local Whole Foods is Innovacion by Santa Julia. It is a fabulous blend of Temparnillo and Malbec grapes from Argentina that pairs perfectly with a grass-fed beef or tomato based pasta. At a price of only $11 you cannot go wrong with this wine.