Adaptogens: What are they?

What’s an adaptogen? If you’re like me, this word probably evokes the thought of special chemical compounds given to lab subjects, resulting in some type of super power of sorts. I mean with a name like that, it’s bound to have something to do with superpowers. Surprise: In a sense it actually does! Natural superpowers that is. Adaptogens are a type of plant or substance that have healing qualities, they can help with balancing, building up and refreshing the body. One of their main qualities is helping the body deal with stress, but there are innumerable other effects of these… Read More

Coconut Lime Quinoa with Shrimp & Garlic Broccolini

Makes 4 servings 1 cup Quinoa 1 cup water ¾ cup coconut milk 2 limes ⅓ cup Coconut flakes 2 cloves of garlic 2 Tbs olive oil 1 tbs butter I bunch of broccolini 20 deveined raw shrimp Salt and Pepper to taste   The Quinoa: First Rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a fine strainer, set aside. Drizzle a little olive oil into a pan and turn on medium heat. Pour quinoa into pan and stir until most of the moisture has evaporated. Pour water and coconut milk and pinch of salt into pan and stir. Bring to a… Read More

Thai Curry Cashews

Thai Curry Cashews: The Ultimate Snack You know the feeling, you get home from work or even a hike or jog and you’re hungry but you’re not ready for a full meal. Well I have fantastic news for you, the SunRidge Farms Thai Curry Cashews are the answer to all your snacking needs! With the perfect balance of spicy and sweet, along with just the right amount of saltiness. This snack is jammed packed with flavor and is an ideal pick me up for whatever occasion!   Why we chose these flavors: Originating in India, Curry is now a classic… Read More

Amp up your School Snacks

Get out of your school snack rut: We’re halfway through the school year, and we know how hard it is to come up with lunch and snack ideas for your hungry little learners every single day. You may be at the point where you hear too often little Jimmy sadly crying out “oh no, not peanut butter and jelly, AGAIN!”  We’ve been there too. That’s where we come in. There are plenty of snack options out there, but sometimes it can be hard to find convenient snacks for kids that are both tasty and preservative free. So, what are the… Read More

How to make your own Custom Granola!

Custom made Granola tutorial:   This is for you granola nuts out there ( hehe see what I did there?) and all of you who want a quick snack ready to go in your pantry. It’s difficult to find the perfect granola, sometimes it’s too crunchy, or not crunchy enough. Maybe you like it all except for the cranberries, because you don’t fancy cranberries. I UNDERSTAND. Well, I have fantastic news for you! This is your very own tutorial on how to make your own Granola! You can put all the almonds or chocolate chips in you want, we won’t… Read More

The History of Chocolate

  December 16th was National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Oh Chocolate..the gift straight from the heavens. Just the thought of it make your mouth water. Well listen up chocolate lovers, I have good news. Did you know, that there is a day, completely dedicated to eating and celebrating chocolate? Specifically Chocolate covered things? In honor of this day, I did some research on how chocolate originated. The Origin of Chocolate It is unclear who invented or started using chocolate, but the first recorded appearance of chocolate was traced back to the ancient Olmecs of southern Mexico. However, their version of… Read More

Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

You might have missed it, but October 3rd was National Pumpkin Seed Day! But no need to worry, you can still celebrate! Pumpkin seeds often get overlooked, they are in a lot of trail mixes, but do they really do anything for you? Surprisingly, they have many health benefits that most people don’t know about! Here are just a few health benefits that will make you want to celebrate national pumpkin seeds day everyday!   Zinc- Immune Support Pumpkin seeds are actually full of Zinc! But what in the world does zinc do for you? Well, zinc helps your body… Read More

Little Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ― Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters “What you take from the earth, you must give back. That’s nature’s way.” ― Chris d’Lacey, The Fire Within   Earth day was founded almost 50 years ago as a day to promote the education of the environment and things that affect the earth, today we can celebrate it in different ways to help heal the planet. Each of us can do little things to change our lifestyle and actions to help take care of our… Read More

Quinoa: How Did This Little Grain Get So Popular?

  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah, try it, it’s pretty fun to say) Quinoa, quinoa, quinoa, you’ve probably heard about it too many times to count, and with good reason too. It has become one of the most popular healthy foods. Quinoa has been featured all over Instagram, Pinterest and on hundreds of blog sites, well-known for its bright colors and aesthetically pleasing presentation. After seeing all the pictures and hearing raves about it from your insanely healthy best friend, you have to admit, you’re pretty curious. But where to start? There are a few different kinds to choose from. What’s the difference?… Read More

How to Pull Off the Perfect Pilaf

History Originating in the middle east, Pilaf has been around for centuries and as language has evolved, the name has too. One of the earliest forms of the modern word “Pilaf” is the word “Pula”, which in Aryan means “dish of rice and meat.” Eventually, it turned into “Pilav” describing a Persian dish of grains boiled in broth. Today the word Pilaf is used liberally and yet most still have no idea what it actually means. The technical definition is: a dish made of rice and other grains or beans, cooked in a broth. But there are a couple of… Read More

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