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6 Questions with Food Artist Julie Lee

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As I began my daily —and bottomless— trip into the food blog newsreel a few weeks ago, artist Julie Lee’s meticulously arranged food-collages stopped me dead in my tracks. I instantly found myself getting lost in her adventures at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and in her own urban garden, and (like most fans) venturing into her dreamy instagram filled with the most beautiful, naturally lit patterns made-up of vibrant and seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers.  … Read more »

What’s So Great about Green Tea?

Tea is making a huge comeback in our largely coffee-fueled society and the leader of the pack has been the green variety for a while now, but why? What’s so great about green tea anyway?

According to Harvard Medical School, drinking tea is good for you because of its high content of flavonoids, which are plant-derived antioxidant compounds. Green tea is the best food source of a group of these compounds, called catechins, which have been proven to be more powerful antioxidants than vitamins C and E. On top of that, studies have shown that drinking green tea can help reduce your risk of… Read more »

How to ‘Kill it’ at The Farmers Market

Buying your groceries at farmers markets is a great way to get fresh, local produce that’s in season and oh-so-delicious. You also get to meet the people who grew your food, which is pretty cool in itself.

Shopping at a farmers market is a bit different than going to your local grocery store, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you make the most of … Read more »

5 Steps To A Healthier Cooler

Summer’s not over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and spend a weekend or day trip at the beach. If you’re preparing for some time on the sand, consider making these healthy swaps when packing your cooler to make it full of healthy and delicious food for you and your friends and family.… Read more »

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I can never seem to get enough avocados during the summer months. I use them to top all of my salads, as a base to most of my smoothies (check out my on-the-go smoothie recipe), and as a quick mash-up for those last-minute beach picnics.… Read more »

Beat it, Sugar! Try These Natural Sweeteners

Good old granulated, white sugar has been getting a bad rap for a while now. There’s no doubt that too much of it isn’t good for your health on many levels (hello, empty calories and extra cavities!). Although there are more natural options, the truth is that your body treats all added sweeteners—even innocent-sounding ones like fruit juice concentrate—more or less the same way.… Read more »

How to Eat Local All Year

Many of us know that buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables is beneficial in a number of ways. It’s better for the environment because you’re not buying ingredients that have traveled long distances to get to your plate, and it’s great for your taste buds because produce that’s in season has the best flavor.… Read more »