Indian Court Declares Nature a Legal Person, Food Delivery Workers Unionizing + More

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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 month’s newsletter is sponsored by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

The highest court in one of India’s 28 states ruled last month that “Mother Nature” has the same legal status as a human being, claiming that the natural environment is part of the human right to life, and that humans have an environmental duty to future generations.

Groups like Los Deliveristas Unidos are organizing delivery workers at Doordash, Uber Eats and other apps who are demanding better working conditions, despite a l… Read More

Bulk Food Storage Group Order

One of the questions I get asked most often is where the best place is to buy bulk food storage. Most of you know that I am a big advocate for buying Thrive Life freeze-dried foods. They are great for stocking up on fruits, veggies, meats, and cheese … but they don’t sell any of the “basics” that are a major component of any traditional emergency food storage plan. So I have been working with Walton Feed (also known as Rainy Day Foods) to help you guys have access to some of these items at a discount. Walton Feed is one of the most well-known providers of beans, grains, honey, and other preparedness and food supplies so I’m excited to introduce this bulk order offer to you!

One of the best ways to purchase anything is to use the power of a … Read More

Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisp

Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? I didn’t either until I started seeing social media posts about it! I was doing a cooking demo featuring some of the sale items over at Thrive Life this month and I cooked up the most delicious Fruit Crisp and got so many requests for the recipe that I knew I had to post it here for you. Since it has a thick “crisp” layer with loads of oats in it I figured it would fit in perfectly with national oatmeal month too!

fruit crisp recipe

Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisp

For the filling:

1 1/2 cups Thrive Freeze-Dried Peaches (ON SALE)1 cup Thrive Freeze-Dried Strawberries (ON SALE)1/2 cup Thrive Freeze-Dried Blueberries (ON SALE)3/4 cup water (to refresh)1/2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice1/4 cu… Read More

Simple Lemon Yogurt Cake (Dairy Free!)

I first made a version of this lemon yogurt cake by Ina Garten over 10 years ago and STILL remember it. It’s seriously that good! I’ve been craving this cake lately, but because I’ve been dairy-free while breastfeeding, I’ve had to do a little adapting to the recipe. With a few ingredient swaps, I think I came up with something pretty awesome! Perhaps even better than the original.

Whether you need to eat dairy free or not, give this version a try My husband couldn’t believe how good it turned out with my substitutions. It was spongy, moist, with a good crust and a slight tang–everything a lemon cake is supposed to be.

Now that it’s springtime and getting closer to those hotter summer months, a lemon cake is the perfect recipe to enjoy outside on a beautiful day. It’s great served with coffee for a patio brunch or after an al fresco dinner party. This cake just calls for fresh air and sunny weather! And if you’re still waiting on warm wea… Read More

Healthy French Toast

You and the whole family will love this Healthy French Toast! Warm, delicious, and so quick and easy to make!

Healthy French Toast with raspberries and butter

Why you will LOVE This Recipe 

If you’re like me, I would guess that you are ALWAYS on the hunt for easy breakfast recipes. At the start of a busy day, it’s important to fuel your body with something that will keep you full and energized and if it tastes GREAT, that’s even better! And what is more FUN than french toast for breakfast? Literally nothing. If you are into recipes like coconut whip cream brioche french toast and healthy high protein french toast , then I can guarantee you are going to LOVE… Read More

Bacon Onion Jam

Bacon Onion Jam: Crispy Bacon is made into the ultimate breakfast spread with maple syrup, onions, coffee, brown sugar + pepper.

Bacon Onion Jam: Bacon is crisped and made into the ultimate breakfast spread with maple syrup, onions, coffee, brown sugar and pepper. It is salty, meaty, chewy, sweet, savoury, smoky, bacon-y goodness. And you’re going to want it all the time.

There is simply nothing better than this on toast with a fried egg on top! Trust me.

<img width="600" height="900" data-pin-description="Bacon Onion Jam: Crispy Bacon is made into the ultimate breakfast spread with maple syrup, onions, coffee, brown sugar + pepper." data-pin-title="Bacon Onion Jam" src="… Read More

Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Chewy rice noodles scandalously loaded with crisp tender vegetables, a flavourful garlic and ginger sauce, and eggs make up our divine Rice Noodle Stir Fry. Serve it as a side dish for any number of Asian inspired dishes or as a great, stand-alone vegetarian main dish.

This naturally gluten-free* recipe is crazy easy and comes together at the speed of light. It’s as fast as ordering take-out and even tastier! Don’t let the long-ish ingredient list scare you!

*To keep this recipe gluten free, be sure to use tamari sauce or gluten-free soy sauce. To make it vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

I love that this rice noodle stir fry is positively bursting with crisp-tender bell peppers, carrots, suga… Read More

Black Friday Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I ate way too much.

I’m not a big Black Friday shopper. I haven’t been out at the stores in years. However, I caught an online sale that is really great. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is having a big Black Friday sale on Amazon! IT’S $69!!!! It’s 47% off. Dude. I bought mine in early October for $120.

I’ve only had it for a month but it is the coolest! I made a pot roast in an hour. Yesterday, I grabbed the turkey carcass, threw in some carrots, onions and leftover herbs and in less than 2 hours I had crazy good broth. My friends just made pork chili with tomatillos in 30 minutes. I’m still exploring (read: watching lots of YouTube videos…really like FloLum’s video series).

I like the electric pressure cooker because it’s a s… Read More

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles

crock pot beef and noodles in a white square bowl on linens

For 100% pure comfort food, try our 1-pot Crock Pot Beef and Noodles; fall-apart tender beef in silky gravy with old-fashioned egg noodles. This is like a warm hug from the inside out.

This is one of the easiest slow cooker dishes that still delivers big beef-y flavour with minimal effort. Crock Pot Beef and Noodles is a hit with everyone in our house and the favourite dinner for a couple of us.

<img width="675" height="900" data-pin-description="For 100% pure comfort food, try our 1-pot Crock Pot Beef and Noodles; fall-apart tender beef in silky gravy with old-fashioned egg noodles." data-pin-title="Crock Pot Beef and Noodles" src="… Read More

HIIT It This Weekend With This 15-Minute Dumbbell Workout

The weekend can be a time when calories are high and time training is low. After a long week, the last thing some people may want to think about is going to the gym. Fortunately, you can still work on that physique sufficiently without spending a lot of time in the weight room with this 15-minute dumbbell HIIT workout.

US Army Veteran, celebrity trainer, and M&F fitness expert Erik Bartell knows a lot about making the most of workout situations. If you follow M&F on Instagram, then you know that he performs workouts twice a week live helping followers kickstart their day in a fit fashion. He doesn’t need much time and equipment to get the job done, either.

For example, he recently shared a 15-minute workout that will help anyone needing to burn some calories while getting an upper body pump. Yes, this session requires only 15 minutes of movement. Counting the time transitioning from one movement to the next, you’ll be done in around 20 minutes.

The b… Read More