It’s that time of year: the span between Thanksgiving and Christmas where the superstar of cooking holidays has passed, but another mega meal seems just around the corner. If you have any vegetarians in your family, or others on special diets, the menu planning for these meals can make you a little harried.
Are you one of those people who actually reads a whole post on a food blog? Do you want to know the complete story about how the recipe came to be or do you jump right to the essentials: ingredients list and instructions? As a blogger myself, I probably shouldn’t admit this but I usually skim the text and then head directly to the recipe itself.
Smoothies are popular with me, ranking as one of my most favorite breakfast options. Smoothies are also popular with you, apparently, as my first review of delivery smoothie company Daily Harvest is one of my top posts ever. That was way back in 2016. They’ve since updated their packaging and their menu so I figured it was time to revisit these frosty breakfast beverages.
Beverages are very important to me, as a sipper and as a dietitian. Drink choices can make or break a day’s calorie intake, and help or hinder health goals. I’m always scanning the grocery store shelves for liquids that taste good and are nutritionally reasonable. One item that’s gained popularity recently is bottled iced coffee. When I was doing my online grocery shopping this morning with ClickList my search for “cold brew” turned up no less than 18 results. I bought some plain, black coffee a few weeks ago and started playing around with different additions of creaminess and sweetness until I hit on a refreshing, moderate calorie drink that tastes like a treat.
I am a fan of chocolate. This is because of its inarguably pleasing flavor and because it has some fairly well-established effects on health that appear to be positive. So I’m especially delighted when someone is trying to do chocolate one better. In today’s case, I want to highlight Pure Lovin’ Chocolate in Victoria, BC who’s succeeding at making entirely plant-based (vegan) chocolate.