Monthly Archives: November 2013

Give The BrownBag Gifts This Christmas

coffee, beverages, foodie gift ideas, announcement

For the coffee lovers {present!}, nothing beats a bagful of coffee goodness  for the perfect Christmas gift. Imagine getting a Christmas package that will allow you to brew a cup or two of full-flavored coffee beans every morning. I am sure you’d never fail to feel like you are in coffee heaven every single day. I know I would.

That is why if you are thinking hard on what to give your coffee-addict friends or loved ones, think no more. Get them a BrownBag and I am sure they will love you for it! I was able to taste a steaming cup during the Blogapalooza 2013 event, and it sure was a perfect wake-me-upper, considering I only had a couple of hours of sleep the previous night. 

Apart from awesome-tasting coffee, the BrowBag also comes in these lovely bags specially-designed to keep the light and moisture out, keeping only the goodness in. Their bags also come in different packages, from the Solo Packs, Duo Packs, to The Christmas Tree and The Whole Nine Yards, giving you more options and more versatility to match your gifts with the right person.

What’s even better is that they are also giving a 10%-discount for purchases made before 10 December, 2013. So waste no time and visit the BrownBag Coffee Solutions website now!

What to Look for when Shopping for All-Natural Foods

food musings, food tips + tricks

Purchasing food at your local supermarket should include a complete look at the nutrition facts to ensure that you are eating the highest-quality meat and food products.Nowadays, most foods are laden with additives and unnatural ingredients that the human body has trouble breaking down. Fortunately, all-natural stores like Harvestland have taken measures to provide convenient, affordable food choices so that everyone can enjoy the very best food available.

Meat and Poultry

Not all meat is created equal. It is important to choose all-natural and organic meats to ensure that the animals have been fed an all-vegetarian diet, have been well cared for, and can provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Most consumers can also taste the difference that natural foods can provide.

It is important to look for the following on your next purchase of meat or poultry:

  • No antibiotics are used
  • The animal is fed a strictly vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts
  • The animals are humanely raised in a cage-free environment or organic farm
  • USDA process verified
  • Fruits and Vegetables

Shopping for fruits, vegetables, and produce shouldn’t be a complicated process, but it can be. When you are choosing produce, look for a PLU code containing 5 numbers, beginning with the number 9. These are completely organic and do not use pesticides, growth hormones, or any other artificial ingredients or additives that can damage your health.

Shop the Market Perimeter

There are substitutes for everything. The next time you visit the market, spend your time in the perimeter of the store. This is where you will find the whole foods that your body craves.You can also enjoy a fun trip to the farmers’ market for unique food finds that are natural and full of flavor. This can also provide you with more affordable options that can get you out of your comfort zone with food. These farmers tend to care more about the food they are growing or raising and you can taste the difference. You can also shop online at stores like Harvestland for quick, healthy meats with fast, no-hassle preparation for a busy weeknight.

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