Beautycounter Holiday Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe it’s already the holiday season and it’s time to start shopping! I love creating these gift guides, not only because I know they’re helpful, but also because I personally love all of these products and love sharing what I love with y’all. And, I am very proud of myself that I’ve already started to knock out some holiday shopping. With Thanksgiving so late in the month, that means there are 9 fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than usual and I would really love to enjoy the holidays and spending time with those I love, rather than feeling frazzled about finding gifts. Below is what I’m buying for my favorite peeps from the Beautycounter holiday sets.

Their products make gifting easy since I know they’re high-quality, the packaging is beautiful and people love being treated to nice products they wouldn’t buy for themselves. (If you’re not familiar with Beautycounter, this post explains … Read More

Distance Running Tips For Beginners: 12 ways to go the distance

Get 12 tips to improve your distance running, whether you’re a new runner or have been logging miles for years.  

Shop our favorite running gear!

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Whole Foods’ 2020 Food Trends, Impossible Foods Seeks EU Expansion + More

Source: Whole Foods Market

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

This week, Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020. Regenerative agriculture, West African foods and meat-plant blends are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.

Plant-based meat makers continue expand head-to-head with news of Beyond Meat’s nationwide roll out at Dunkin’ and Impossible Foods’ application filing its heme for approval in Europe. Morningstar Farm’s plant-based “Incogmeato” has launched as a pizza topp… Read More

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Lentil Salad

A recipe for a fall harvest curry salad with cauliflower, nutty quinoa, lentils, chard, cilantro, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa and Lentil Salad Recipe |

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’ve been watching the tables groan under the weight of the piled produce at the market and thinking about autumn’s slow death as we creep towards winter. There’s beauty in the final push. The baskets filled to overflowing, bunches of herbs tumbled together. And the flowers.

I stood outside yesterday–first at the market and then at home–appreciating that the sun felt warm on my skin. Our chickens (I haven’t talked about them here yet–we … Read More

VMG Acquires Popchips and Launches Velocity Snack Brands, Fast Food “Meat” Backlash Explained + More

Source: Vox

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

Investment firm VMG Partners is moving from investor to manufacturer with the announcement of its acquisition of Popchips. It plans to continue acquiring and launching snack brands under Velocity Snack Brands.

In other news, the cannabis industry continues to grow despite the confusing state of its legality at the federal, state and municipal levels. Bolthouse Farms has announced that it will launch a line of CBD-infused beverages. Berlin-based Demecan has raised €7m to expand its production facility for medical cannabis, becoming Germany’s first medical cannabis start… Read More

World Vision is Changing How Sponsorship is Done (#Chosen)

I am honoured to be partnering with World Vision for today’s post. World Vision is bringing me to Ecuador to work with them on spreading the news about the #Chosen program, but I am not being compensated for this post. All opinions in this post are my own, but the photos here are provided by ©2019 World Vision. You can follow along on my trip day-by-day on instagram and facebook and I’ll be back here to share more of my photos from the experience.

I’ve been looking forward to telling you guys some news. Next week, I get to travel to Ecuador with World Vision and take you with me virtually. How I get to take you with me is what I am so unbelievably excited about. (If you’re too excited to read the whole thing, you can click this link to get a sneak peak, then come back here to get the full story!)

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Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe (with protein!)

A delicious but simple smoothie bowl recipe you can make a home. With berries, bananas, and honey on top, you’ll feel like you’re at your favorite smoothie bowl spot without the high prices!

I’m obsessed with smoothie bowls lately – case in point, see my blog profile photo (to the right on desktop, below the post on mobile). Ha! The main difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is less liquid (about 1/4 as much) so it’s thicker and you can eat it out of a bowl with a spoon (well, duh…Teri).

But that’s important because then you can add lots of toppings which makes it 100x better than a smoothie. I find smoothie bowls more filling and more satisfying since it feels more like a meal. I’m just not a huge fan of drinking my meals unless I’m on the go!

Another important thing to note is that the frozen banana is key! A frozen banana adds the thickness a smoothie bowl needs, not … Read More

Galete Waffle Cookies for Valentine’s Day and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

A recipe for galete – slightly sweet, lemon- and cardamom-spiced waffle cookies topped with a sweet-tart lemon glaze. All you need is a bowl, a few ingredients, and a waffle iron.

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“Do you like waffles?”
“Yeah we like waffles!”

So goes the chanting from the kitchen the minute the waffle iron appears. There are cheers. There are wide eyes. There are squeals of delight. Now imagine when you’ve offered them up as a cookie snack.

We are well versed in the language of #willitwaffle around here, and yes, there are some things that certainly will NOT waffle. These cookies, however, were made to waffle. Any traditional waffle iron will do the trick, no fancy waffling press needed.
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