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[27 Jul 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
A Quick Dairy-Free Protein Powder Primer

I used to be surprised when I heard the question “Where will I get protein?” from people going dairy-free. I could definitely understand this concern from newbie vegans (not that there aren’t plenty of protein sources for vegans, they just aren’t as commonly known or as protein-dense), but getting enough protein typically isn’t a major concern if you are only cutting out milk products.
Nonetheless, some people follow a high protein diet or don’t like to eat a lot of meat and seafood for protein. They may supplement with dairy products …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Herbal Goodness on My Tea Shelf

Tea flows by the pot-full in our household, so it was quite pathetic that I didn’t even own a tea diffuser. They only cost about $3, so I had no excuse. Even so, it wasn’t until my husband accidentally broke our tea pot (now that sounds silly, who would ever break a teapot on purpose?), that I finally gained the ability to brew loose leaf tea at home. For just $10 we spotted a highly functional replacement teapot at World Market that just happened to come with a cute diffuser …

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[12 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Is Milk Alternative Required?

I frequently receive the question, “Which milk alternative is healthiest?” This is a very loaded question, as it varies based on the range of interpretations of the term “healthy.”
Many dieticians claim soymilk is the only milk alternative that compares to milk nutritionally. Others feel that soy is an unhealthy and potentially GMO product that shouldn’t be consumed at all (perhaps soy is a good topic for another day!). Some rave of almond milk and feel virtuous in choosing it, while others point to its lower protein and fat and say …

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[10 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
We Interrupt this Blog for Another Whole Foods Sale Announcement …

I received this “Shrimpsgiving” sale alert from the wonderful PR people at Whole Foods this week, and wanted to share it with y’all. Whole Foods is a trek over a (now snowy) mountain for me, so I won’t make it there on Friday, but perhaps some of you can take advantage of this dealio …

Whole Foods Market has a holiday deal in the seafood department that is sure to make you the host with the most. On Friday, Nov. 12, our stores will be offering medium-sized (31/40), tail-on cooked shrimp …

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[26 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Organic Honey Crisp Apples – Nationwide Sale, Recipes, etc.

The day before BlogHer Food, I had the chance to enjoy the Ferry Building in San Francisco with some gluten-free friends, and pick up a few food necessities … after all, you can’t count on any event to be dairy-free. Wendy darted straight for the produce and proclaimed, “I love Honey Crisp Apples!” I love apples, but I’m not a  connoisseur, so I took Wendy’s word and purchased a couple of the organic Honey Crisp Apples (for about $3 a lb – hey, I was on vacation!). They were tasty, but …

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[20 Oct 2010 | 79 Comments | ]
Time for a Tempting Giveaway!

With over 150 entries for this giveaway … We have a winner! Molly Stevens! Congratulations Molly. She wrote: “I “liked” Living Harvest and would love a chance to win! I usually use rice or almond milk, but have enjoyed using hemp powder in my smoothies and would love to give the rest of the products a try :)”
Yes, I have been absent from this blog for a little while, and for good reason. Fortunately, I have kept up with my other online duties on Go Dairy Free and One Frugal Foodie, …

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[16 Aug 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Lightly Sweetened Summer Sippers

Last week I addressed the topic of healthy beverage alternatives to drinking cow’s milk. Milk alternatives, herbal tea, 100% juices, and of course, lots of good old-fashioned water topped the list, but sometimes, especially in summer, I do crave a little something special. We do our best to avoid soda pop and drinks loaded with sugar, but when on vacation or at the store after a long walk, my husband and I sometimes treat ourselves to one of these …

IZZE Sparkling Juices – We happened upon these delicious beverages by …

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[11 Aug 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Are Sprouted Nuts and Nut Butters Better?

Oddly enough, I didn’t really like nuts as a kid, so I pretty much avoided them for most of my life. But, when I went strictly dairy-free I discovered their magical powers for creaminess, sweetness, and as a good protein / fat snack when things like string cheese were not on the munchy menu.
But have you noticed the nut butter explosion? Apparently I’m not the only one taking notice, because swarms of companies are emerging with various nut and seed butter blend. I’ve sampled a few, and all have their …

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[29 Jul 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
What to Drink Without Milk

In my inbox today was an article from Team Beachbody entitled, “9 Foods Not to Give Your Kids.” Without even reading the article, I headed straight here to type.
Something deeply disturbed me at a restaurant recently. You know those very large thick plastic cups (maybe 32 oz?) that they serve bottomless pop in? (yes, I know, soda for California!) We watched the most obese child I have ever seen (probably about 7 or 8 years old) downing several of these, but that wasn’t the worst part. His little sister, who couldn’t have …

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[7 Jul 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Almond Butter

Unless of course you are allergic to nuts, I consider them and their butter counterparts to be essentials in a dairy-free houshold. Richness, flavor, healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, these little gems have it all. Some, like almonds, even have a fair little dose of calcium and magnesium (famous as a bone-building duo).
I often make my own nut butters with the spice grinder, but I do pick up jars on occasion. For example, this past weekend I found an insane deal on these almond butters …

Guess how much I …