Farmigo: Tapping Into The Power Of The Web To Bring You Fresh Veggies It’s no secret that fresh produce straight from the farm can often beat the potato skins off of its supermarket counterpart — and why farmer’s markets are becoming increasingly popular. But unless you set aside that chunk of time every weekend to pick up your veggies from local growers, you’re probably stopping by your supermarket anyway. The solution to this has been the emergence of Community Supported Agriculture programs, where members of the community agree with farmers to purchase a certain amount of produce, and then pick that food up at local dropoff points at regular intervals. But, while they’ve been around for decades, these programs aren’t necessarily easy to find or use.
Cabbage Rolls CrockPot Recipe Day 163. I've never had cabbage rolls before. I didn't even know they existed until I started this blog and kept seeing them pop up here and there on different slow-cooking sites. The very first cabbage roll recipe that I bookmarked, was Sandra's, on a Slow-Cooking Thursday. I thought they sounded intriguing, but couldn't imagine that they tasted good. In my mind cabbage was for the cabbage soup diet. Crowdtap Raises $7 Million To Help Brands Connect With Their Influential Customers Crowdtap, a service that allows marketers to easily collaborate with and mobilize targeted crowds of influential consumers, announced today that it has raised $7 million in series A funding. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from GSA Venture Partners and social media agency Mr. Youth. Mr.
Running Fuel Recipes and Guidelines Vegetarian, vegan, or neither, what you eat around your workouts plays a big role in how you perform and recover. Conveniently for plant-based eaters, this diet is a natural fit for the common workout nutrition guidelines that focus, in general, on “lots of carbohydrate, a little bit of protein.” Here you’ll find articles on what to eat before, during, and after your workouts, as well as information on protein and other important considerdations for athletes. Augmented Reality App Instantly Translates Foreign Text On Signs, Menus If you ever wanted to be able to read text on a street sign or on a menu in a restaurant when abroad, your smartphone might be able to help you soon. Japanese electronics company Omron has developed a smartphone application that can instantly translate (short) foreign texts you come across – firing up the app and pointing the phone’s camera at the text in question is enough. Omron says that in its current form, the app (which isn’t available yet) can handle English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
Christina Pirello: Change Your Life With Chia When you think of chia seeds, you most likely think of the tiny seeds that were the joke of a generation as we slathered them on clay sculptures and gleefully watched the sprouting of 'green hair' on Homer Simpson and porcupines. Chia seeds (salvia hispanica) are wild seeds with origins in Mexico and Guatemala dating back to pre-Columbian times and have a long history as human food. Domesticated by ancient Mexicans in 2600 BC, these tiny seeds were a staple food of both Native American and Mexican cultures. Known to those cultures as 'the running food,' chia seeds and water were the main ingredients that fueled Aztec warriors in their conquests. Along with corn, beans and amaranth, chia seeds were a cornerstone in both the Mayan and Aztec diets. Tributes and taxes were paid to Aztec priests and nobility in chia seeds.
Bar Power Is A Nightlife App To Help You Be Less Of A Jerk At Bars Once you’ve had a few drinks at a bar it’s easy to let loose and blow off steam. Unfortunately, while you’re having fun, you could end up annoying others around you, namely the staff at the venue you’re at. By acting like a fool, you’re jeopardizing your future visits, since bartenders tend to remember who was a jerk and who was a great customer. A project at our Disrupt Hackathon called “Bar Power” is an app that will remind you to “not be a douchebag.” A Wonderful Coconut Yam Soup Recipe : Natural Weight Loss Browse > Home / Recipes / Coconut Yam Soup With Ginger and Lime - Former Fat Guy As far as I’m concerned, one of the best starchy carbohydrates you could consume for both nutrition, energy, fat loss and muscle building is the yam (or sweet potato). We could argue which is which, the yam being orange or yellow I mean, but from what I understand, it’s the yellow tuber. Steamed yams are great, as are the baked versions, but for something different, I decided to combine a few of my favorite things into one nice little coconut yam soup with some kick and flavor. Ingredients 6 Yams or Sweet Potatoes 7 cups distilled water or home made vegetable stock 2 Tbsp (or more) of fresh ground ginger root 6 Tbsp lime juice 2 cans coconut milk (NOT the lite version) 1 tsp fresh ground celtic sea salt 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp coriander
HealthyOut Is Like A Personal Nutritionist For Healthy Food Deliveries New York-based startup HealthyOut already has a popular iPhone and Android app for quickly finding nearby restaurants and dishes that users can order and have delivered. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, HealthyOut is unveiling a new service, which will provide users with personalized menus of food delivered to help them lose weight or just eat better overall. Launching first in New York City, HealthyOut’s delivery service is designed to provide users with healthy options two times a day, five days a week. By combing through the menus of restaurants around the city that deliver, HealthyOut will come up with 10 meals a week that can automatically be sent to a customer’s home or office.
angry birds cake balls *grunt grunt grunt hurhurhur grunt*“DAMMIT!” Sounds that reverberate around lounge rooms, bedrooms and through the earplugs attached to countless iPhones, androids and smartphones throughout the world. The cause? Angry Birds. Grocery Comparison Site mySupermarket Launches U.S. Megastore For Finding Best Prices Across Amazon, Walmart, Target & More On the heels of reports that Amazon is preparing to significantly expand its online grocery service AmazonFresh, grocery comparison shopping site mySupermarket is today bringing its service the U.S. Operating something like a Kayak for grocery and drugstore products, the new U.S. version of mySupermarket lets shoppers find the best prices across top stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Walgreens, Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Drugstore.com. mySupermarket was founded back in 2006, and now has offices in London, New York, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. The company currently operates a U.K. version of the site which offers price comparisons across major European retailers including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsburys, Boots, Superdrug, Majestic and Virgin Wines. That business has 4 million monthly users, and sees average baskets of around $130.
Nutella Crack Pie - World Nutella Day Last year, for World Nutella Day, I made 3 cocktails. It was only fitting that I continued the theme of adult Nutella consumption. However, although the name sounds adult, the entire family can enjoy and fight over this pie (you may want to change the name to "Eat It All Up Nutella Pie" for the kids.)
Toast Your Health With These Five Organic Drinks Pink frozen berry drink by D. Sharon Pruitt via Flickr Among all the "natural" energy drinks, chill-out beverages, coconut waters, probiotic kefir shooters, alternative milks, and superfruit juices at the recent Natural Products Expo, there were some standout organic liquid refreshments in the mix. The nonstop array of sips and gulps overflowed, from a brain-enhancing drink for better thinking called Nawgan (as in noggin), an endorphin-producing elixir with kicky capsaicin called Prometheus Springs, and lots of antioxidant-filled concoctions, drinkable snacks and functional potions to quench your thirst. Here's a taste of a organic choices from shakes to teas that are healthy, too: