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Open Faced Sandwich Central!

Open Faced Sandwich Central!

Written by Denae

We know, open faced sandwiches are all the rage these days! As you scroll through your social media there’s a myriad of pictures with every imaginable ingredient beautifully set-up on a piece of bread or toast. Well, when you get to look at the vibrant organic ingredients as you take a bite, why would you want to cover that up? Plus, no complaints about the shortage of carbs and calories by omitting that second bread slice.

Below are some amazing ideas for fancy shmancy sandwiches with ingredients you can find at Lassens!

Blueberries are delicious enough to throw in just about any savory or sweet meal you can think of. So slap on some Laura Chenel’s Chevre – and arrange those bite-size blueberries to make sure every mouthful has the perfect balance! 

If you’re looking for more of a savory fix with your sandwich, an artisan Olli Salumeria salami will pair perfectly with the crispness of a cucumber slice. You can butter the bread with your favorite herbed butter to add some extra pizzazz!

Smoked Salmon and Ricotta are paired together pretty often, probably because it’s SO delicious! I love adding that little branch of dill to tie it all together. If you’re a caper fan, capers are a wonderful topping to smoked salmon too! Try out Echo Falls Smoked Salmon if you’re looking for the tastiest bite!

Ricotta AGAIN?! Well, it’s addicting people! The pop of juicy tomatoes goes perfect with a creamy ricotta, and let’s not forget the cruuuunch of toasted bread to really tie it all together. This may be the most perfect little thing ever!

This is a more different combo. The bread is soft, and the toppings are all smooth. All the flavors are soft and nothing is too overpowering. This is another ricotta, but you can probably throw on any creamy cheese you feel like. Maybe even switch it up to a sharp cheddar or gouda for more of a bite. 

Whether or not you’re new to the open face sandwich game, these are some good bites! Remember, always play with flavors and textures to get the ultimate sandwich.

What’s your favorite sandwich combo? Share with us in the comments or tag us on social media with your tasty sandwiches!

Love, 
Lassens

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National Nutrition Month®!

Celebrate March: National Nutrition Month®!

Written by Denae and Mykey

It’s likely that we all have roughly the same thing in mind when we consider what we see as “the ideal healthy lifestyle” — Able to wake up in the morning refreshed, fully energized to hit the gym BEFORE work, every meal having the perfect balance of vegetables, grains, proteins, and fruits, and always satisfied with what the scale reads. I believe the root of a lot of problems — especially with things like fatigue, fluctuating weight, and digestive issues — leads back to poor nutrition. 

If you remember, like I do, there was a time when the very foundation of the food pyramid was bread, pasta, & grains. My school cafeteria door had a poster similar to this picture reminding all of us how to eat. So as we loaded up our school lunch plate with cheese pizza, a cookie, and chopped iceberg lettuce, we thought we were good to go! 

Now-a-days there is a slightly different way of eating, just like there will probably be a different way in 20 years from now. Let’s not focus on that just yet; check back in in 2037!

Here is a more modern version of the pyramid we see today. With fitness at the heart and fruits & veggies following shortly behind, it’s a strong foundation for a strong body! 

This model is much better, but in no way is it perfect. The truth is that everybody and every body is different. This is unavoidably apparent today with so many special dietary needs and restrictions: gluten free, dairy free, soy free, animal free, sugar free, etc. That’s not even figuring into account preference and taste. It can be a real challenge to do what’s best for you and your family, especially since a lot of commercial products are still loaded with preservatives, artificial additives, and hidden ingredients.

If I could I would go back in time and slap that “strawberry” frosted  Pop-Tart out of my 2nd grade hand and give myself a slice of apple dipped in peanut butter…. Time travel is still just a wonderful dream, right?

   The good news is that we’re getting better. There seems to be a recent awareness of the importance of health and nutrition. This is causing many to take their health and the health of their loved ones into their own hands.  They are working to create households, neighborhoods and communities of caring, encouraging folks who are determined to control the length and quality of their lives through good nutrition. 

Maybe you’re wondering how you can improve your diet, one bite at a time, when there are so many different options out there. Start with these tips as you embark on your better nutrition journey.

1. Incorporate at least one vegetable into every meal, or at least try!

By including one or more vegetables per meal, you’re consuming vitamins and nutrients with every single meal, including dessert. Those vegetables don’t always have to be your basic steamed veggies or a salad, although those are some mighty fine options! Alternative options can be: 

Replace pasta & noodles with squash: spaghetti squash conveniently and seamlessly replaces spaghetti’s higher calories and excess carbohydrates. Spiralized zucchini can also be a low-carb alternative to spaghetti noodles.  Sliced zucchini or eggplant are excellent in place of lasagna noodles.

Breakfast scrambles: fast, easy & filled with vegetables. On a healthy day, my breakfast looks more like a salad than an egg dish. There are so many options here it makes it hard to know where to start sometimes. Not only can you find a breakfast scramble recipe here, but you can just make your own with last night’s leftover veggies!

Veggies for dessert? Try organic kale braised in vegetable broth and topped with brown sugar, cranberries and pecans as a sweet and ultra satisfying way to enjoy a vegetable for dessert. Does that sound a little too much like worlds colliding? Try our recipe for Maple Sweet Potato Bites and see if that doesn’t sooth your gnashing sweet tooth. You can always opt for the classic Zucchini Bread too!

2. Start the day with an apple and a TALL glass of water  

The list of apples’ wonderful properties goes on and on, including high fiber, low-calorie nutrition detail and heart-health benefits.
Here is a neat little comprehensive list of 6 Serious Heath Benefits of Apples. And here is another list All About Apples; how to use them and their taste profile. One Apple counts as 1 serving of fruit and makes me feel less hungry when paired with that glass of water, helping me make a better breakfast decision. 

Finally…. (let the dramatic music crescendo…)

3. When it comes to dessert, I give myself one sugar-fest per week!
This is my favorite rule.
I tell myself each week, “Okay self, you get immunity for a sweet treat one time this week.” 

Because I know I only have one shot, it makes me evaluate if I really want that donut someone brought in to work, or if a handful of blueberries will suffice until the next occasion arises. I always want to wait for the weekend because that’s when all the fun stuff happens, but if I make it through the week without picking something I pat myself on the back for a whole week without sweets. This doesn’t work like roll-over minutes where you can save up a whole bunch and blow it on a week long dessert disaster, though! This rule is to help your body lower its cravings for sweets, or be satiated with the natural sugars from your daily fruits.   

The reason this works so well is that it gives semi-strict guidelines, but it also gives room to make a choice to eat sort of junky. 
It’s not about making yourself  feel bad for eating a piece of  cake. The worst thing people can do is get down on themselves for eating something that they probably shouldn’t. Hey, We’re human! And thanks to the culinary captains (as I like to call them) of the health food world, there are many options at Lassen’s to choose from so we don’t have to fall so hard when we take a dip in the dessert pool.

The best part of this rule is that when you’re face-to-face with the chocolate gooeyness that you’ve been holding out for all week, there’s no guilt if you do decide you want it.So you can really enjoy it without the words, “I shouldn’t be eating this” chanting in your head.

This is how I attempt to get my plate into shape for National Nutrition Month®, but what’s your secret?
We want to know what you’ve done to reach optimum nutrition for you and your loved ones.
Post on our wall on Facebook or Instagram and tell us what your rules are! 

We hope today finds you in excellent health and happiness!

Love,
Lassens

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Vegan Eats for You!

Some Help for your Vegan Diet!

Written by Denae

Thinking of switching over to a vegan diet? Or maybe you’re already there but looking to change things up, substitute ingredients, or learn more. As you know, when removing entire food groups, you need to find ways to replace those healthy nutrients so you can still keep your body fortified and ready to take on the world!

Calcium can be found in more than just milk! But if you’ve read past the first paragraph, I assume you already knew that. Calcium plays a huge role in bone health – another thing I imagine you already knew. Not only is it important to make sure enough Calcium is being consumed, it’s also vital that enough is being absorbed in to the body. Since greens are a large base for a Vegan diet, there is a multitude of Vitamin D present. Vitamin D helps the body absorb more Calcium! Keep up those greens and make sure to throw in some of these items below and you’re on the path to strong bones!

Protein is sometimes referred to as a building block in our bodies. One of the main questions about Veganism is, “How can a Vegan survive without the protein from meat?” It’s simply because, Protein isn’t only found in meat. Lentils, beans, grains, and soy products are great options for a Vegan diet. Here are some alternatives to Protein that’ll help you feel energized and still receive the essential nutrients you need!

Note: Be careful when consuming soy-based products. Some bodies react poorly to large amounts of soy, so reading labels will help you to keep track of your soy intake. 

Iron is essential because it helps transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron also helps to maintain healthy cells for your hair, skin, and nails too. Without enough Iron, the body is fatigued. Not only can you take supplements to aid in a healthy level of iron, but the following foods are rich in Iron and may help support Iron levels.

If you’re stumped on recipes for a Vegan diet, check out the links below. From entrees, to desserts we have an array of recipes for you!

You can even submit your vegan recipes in the comments! We’d love to try them out!
Apple Snacks
Cashew Carob Cookie Balls
Citrus Sauce & Spaghetti Squash
Fruit Tart
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Tarts
Spicy Quinoa
Strawberry Cheesecake
Thai Coconut Soup
Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls
Zucchini Salad
Zucchini Lasagna

Love,
Lassens

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Superfood Spirulina!

Superfood Spirulina!

Written by Denae

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 So, what does spirulina have to offer you? This microalgae is more than just your average “pond scum”; it’s a superfood rich in vitamins, nutrients, amino acids, and protein. It also has some pretty great nicknames, “Mother Nature’s Multivitamin”, “The Hulk of Superfoods”, and “Bread of the Sea” to name a few. With all those properties, the potential health benefits have a wide range, including:
-Detox Heavy Metals
-Lower Blood Pressure
-Reduce Cholesterol
-Boost Energy
-Alleviate Sinus Issues
-Great Source of Protein
-Reduce Inflammation
-Ease PMS Symptoms

To gain the maximum benefits from spirulina, it’s important to buy from a trusted company that produces pure product. Introducing….

 

Pure Planet takes their name seriously! They created their company in an effort to change lives by making plant-based nutritional products available to everyone. Pure Planets supplements are developed to have no preservatives, no fillers, and no GMOs; making them 100% whole and PURE. 

Having over 20 years under their belt, Pure Planet can comfortably say they are dedicated to promoting a rich, healthy life. With the importance of standing up to their name, they have a close relationship with the farmers that produce their food, and have taken it upon themselves to be their own manufacturer. Educating themselves on the highest quality ingredients and practicing pure standards, their facility is Certified Organic and Kosher. 

Not only is Pure Planet concerned about what we put in our bodies, they’re also concerned about what we leave behind on this earth. They have proudly stated, “Pure Planet is committed to the preservation of the earth, to the plants and to the history of those plants.” 

Don’t be worried that this amazing company only provides spirulina! View the slides below to explore just a tad more about the nutrient packed supplements from Pure Planet! If you’re looking for savings, we have some coupons for you too!

Click Here for Pure Planet Coupons!

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More specifically, we make coffee that kicks ass, and we’ve done it for over 20 years.
All our coffee is Organic. And all our coffee is Fairtrade. And it’s all deep, dark and delicious.

FAIRTRADE: OUR POSITION

“It can’t be done!” That’s what people said when we set out to use only Fairtrade and Organic beans. We’ve proven it can be done. We’ve proven that choosing good can also mean great. And we’re proud to be great without compromising.

ORGANIC: OUR POSITION

Why Organic? Here’s what Organic coffee means to us: it means good products and principles. It means the best in coffee, and the best intentions.

WHAT ORGANICS MEANS FOR YOU.

It means our coffee is pure, pesticide free, full of flavour, and good for you. It means our coffee is tested by certified independent auditors, randomly and without warnings, to ensure there are no pesticides and herbicides. It means our coffee growers are accountable to us, so we can be accountable to our coffee drinkers.

WHAT ORGANIC MEANS FOR THE WORLD.

It means that the soil where our coffee grows is continually enriched with natural plant matter. It means that the farmers we depend on have better security and dependable farming practices. It means more consistent yields and incomes for the farming families and communities we source from. It means a reduction in subsidies and economic instability for the communities where coffee is grown. It means no exposure to pesticides for the families and farmers who grow our coffee and that means less long-term health and respiratory illnesses for the communities. It means smart farming, planning for tomorrow, and not sacrificing the future.

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We believe great coffee is the answer to many things.

But our question to the world is, “How will you wake up and kick ass with us?”

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

How to Stay Healthy through the Holidays

Written by Denae

It’s coming! The time of year we love to hate, or hate to love. So many parties and treats. So much stress. So much potential to pack on those pounds, making it more to lose when January’s resolutions come. For some reason, we do it to ourselves again and again… not this year!

Lassens wants to provide you with tips to help you get through your holiday season satisfied, happy and healthy. Now, everyone handles stress differently; so if you miss a workout or gain a few pounds, don’t get down on yourself. We do hope these tips can help you keep confidence as you have to see some of those pesky relatives or munch on Aunt Paula’s not so tasty treats — which you don’t have to eat btw, but we’ll get there later!

Let’s start!

A weekly meal plan can be made on your phone, a calendar, or the back of an old envelope, it’s so easy. Spend a few minutes thinking ahead so you don’t get stuck in a drive-thru at 2pm after realizing you haven’t eaten. If you feel like you can’t think of 5-7 meals, pull out Ol’ Faithful (Pinterest) or those dusty cookbooks you got when you moved for college, and test those recipes that you’ve been wanting to try. You can even look in to freezer and/or crockpot meals to help you save time. 

Take advantage of the family overload! Rotate meals with the family coming to town. Instead of just one person prepping breakfast, lunch, and dinner, share the responsibility. It keeps from anyone feeling too overwhelmed, resulting in the family deciding to pick up some take-out. Email out a family meal plan so everyone can plan ahead for the time you’re together, then everyone knows the day they might need to do an extra long run; because you just can’t turn down Grandma’s pot pie!

Lastly, we have probably all heard one of the big shopping no-no’s: DON’T SHOP WHILE YOU’RE HUNGRY! Whether it’s shopping for food or spending the day at the mall, you’re more likely to impulsively buy something you’ll regret later if your tummy isn’t satisfied beforehand. 

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I need a little push to keep myself accountable when I’m eating. One of the best tools I’ve found are phones apps that help track calories, water intake, exercise, and even plan ahead on what I’m going to eat that week. My personal favorite app, that I’ve stuck with for about 2 years now, is MyFitnessPal. The free version can do everything I listed above, and also allows you to create your own recipes from scratch or websites so you can easily add a favorite meal! When I actually look at everything I’ve eaten, it makes me think twice before grabbing a second cookie. But an app isn’t the only thing that helps to choose wisely during the holidays.

With a prepared meal plan, there is always a chance of substituting ingredients for more healthy options. Here’s a list of ideas to help with baking and cooking!
-Swap out dips with full-fat ingredients for ones with yogurt instead
-White meat = less calories
-Don’t spend calories on alcohol if you want to live up dessert time
-Use applesauce instead of sugar, butter, or oil
-Give a mashed cauliflower recipe a try instead of mashed potatoes
-Whipped coconut milk instead of whipped cream
-Try Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise
-Olive oil with herbs and spices can replace flavoring dishes with the usual butter and salt
-Read labels when you shop and keep an eye out for lower sugar, lower sodium, and lower carbohydrates
-Replace as many full-fat ingredients as possible with low-fat or fat-free
-Focus on fresh!

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Planning time for exercise when you barely have time to sleep may seem difficult, but it’s very necessary. Our bodies respond best when we keep our routines. But if you can’t make it to the gym, you can still take advantage of the holidays.

When you’re shopping, park further away, skip the escalator and take the stairs, and maybe even take a shopping break to walk around the outside of the building. If you have your family and friends around, why not take a walk together, or even a run for those who are interested. If several people can commit to a daily run, it makes it easier to get out and keep your routine. Don’t limit yourself to long and extensive workouts either. If you’re keeping up descent eating and already hustling as it is, shorter strength training or intervals workouts at home will help burn extra calories and keep your habit going. 

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We’ve probably all googled how to deal with stress. Hopefully these tips will help you take care of yourself as the holiday hustle rises.

Sleep. Beautiful, beautiful sleep. This is KEY, no matter the season it is, for a healthy self. Lack of sleep increases susceptibility to stress and anxiety, which not only can lead to over-eating because of cravings, but also cause weight gain. If you can’t seem to get a full nights sleep, try to sneak in a nap (make sure to set an alarm so you don’t oversleep!).

Relaxing seems like an easy thing to do, but I notice that my days off go by so fast that it’s 7pm before I’ve had a chance to sit down. Try and squeeze in some board games or a movie while the house is full. Not only will spending time together relax you, but it’ll increase your mood as you’re laughing and enjoying time with the family and friends that you love. 

Alone time is healthy, regardless of the time of year. Schedule a massage, take a bath, read, or do any other activity you enjoy doing alone. Disconnect from technology for a little bit while you do these activities so you can really get back in tune to fully enjoy your holidays.

Ask for help from those around you if you’re getting too overwhelmed. Don’t worry about perfection; clutter collects, dinner starts late, grandma gets left at the grocery store (….wait, that happens in everyone’s family right?). Take a deep breath, take a moment to meditate or stretch, and remember that you’re just one person do many things! 

Pacing oneself is probably one of the hardest things to do during the holidays. Everything looks, smells, and obviously, tastes amazing! How do you say no? Well, maybe you don’t totally have to. Instead of stuffing yourself to sickness, take a small plate and sample the food. Grab those foods that are high in nutrients and good for you, and also the ones you only get a few times a year. Don’t waste that precious stomach space, plan ahead as you see the dishes making their way to the table. 

Take your time while eating and enjoy those around you. Talking will slow your eating, helping your body to register it’s being fed. As you eat, drink water and listen to your body. When you’re satisfied, stop. Eat a few small meals throughout the day/evening rather than overdoing it at one big meal. Your gut will thank you!

We hope these tips can help you have a truly enjoyable holiday season! 

Happy Holidays!

Lassens

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Noodle Bowls

Make it Your Way!

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One of the easiest — and most fun — meals is a Noodle Bowl. Popular in many different varieties, I love to make and eat them. I also love the way I can toss just about anything that I have in my refrigerator into my noodle bowl and change the experience! This recipe is more savory than some that I have eaten, but I like the kick of the lime juice and vinegar. If you want to cut down on the acid, just leave out the vinegar and add an extra teaspoon of agave nectar.

If you are looking for a great entertaining menu, a Noodle Bowl Bar could satisfy all of your friends or family! So let’s get cooking!

Noodle Bowls

Serves 3-4

You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb rice or other noodles, cooked per package directions, drained and rinsed in cool water. Set aside.
  • Sauce — whisk all until blended, set aside:
    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed organic lime juice
    • 2 TBSP sesame oil
    • 2 TBSP fish sauce
    • 2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp agave nectar (optional)
    • 1 tsp sriracha sauce, or to taste (optional)
    • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

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  • Toppings — choose as much as you’d like of any or all of the following:
    • shredded roasted or poached chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp
    • diced tofu
    • diced organic cucumber
    • diced organic tomato
    • shredded organic carrots
    • chopped organic jalapeño pepper
    • slivered organic green onion
    • chopped organic cilantro
    • chopped organic romaine lettuce
    • sautéed organic sugar snap peas
    • chopped roasted and salted peanuts

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Instructions:

  • Cook the noodles and blend the sauce
  • Pour the sauce over the cold noodles, toss to coat and then set aside
  • Prepare the toppings as desired
  • Place the noodles in 3-4 bowls, then top with desired toppings.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and sesame seeds,  and serve with additional sriracha sauce

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Don’t forget the chopsticks!

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Love,

Lassen’s

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All About Apples

Written by Denae 

Apples are beautiful, tasty, tart, sweet, and with such a variety everyone has a favorite!

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More apple posts to get you through this wonderful season!

Vegan & Grain-Free Apple Crisp
http://www.lassens.com/blog/recipe/vegan-apple-crisp/

Yam & Apple Bake Recipe
http://www.lassens.com/blog/drum-roll-recipe-challenge-winner-3/

Apple Chips Recipe
http://www.lassens.com/blog/easy-healthy-chips/

Applesauce Recipe
http://www.lassens.com/blog/applesauce-the-taste-of-autumn/

Apple Slice “Cookies” Recipe
http://www.lassens.com/blog/after-school-deserves-these-cookies/

Biodynamic Apples
http://www.lassens.com/blog/biodynamic-its-almost-super-organic/

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Quick Breakfast!

Looking for a Way to Hurry up Your Morning?

Do you have the morning rush going on at your house? Here’s a make-ahead breakfast that will stay with you all morning!– Chia pudding! Yup, you read that right. Make a batch of this and breakfast prep is cut down to size. There are lots of options with this one, so everyone in your household can be happy!

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Chia Pudding

You’ll Need:

  • 1 can coconut milk — full or reduced fat (you can also substitute cashew milk, almond milk, soy milk, half milk and half yogurt, or any other liquid you’d like)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • Optional: 1/2 cup organic rolled oats (note — add an extra 1/2 cup of liquid if you add the rolled oats)
  • 1 TBSP agave nectar (or to taste)
  • Toppings:
    • organic berries
    • other organic fruit — bananas, peaches, mangoes, apples, etc
    • nuts (I used organic raw slivered almonds)
    • shredded coconut
    • hemp seeds
    • raisins, dried cranberries, or other dried fruit
    • Use your imagination!

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Instructions:

  • Pour the liquid into a container with a tight-fitting lid
  • Add the chia seeds and agave nectar (and rolled oats, if using)
  • Mix well, then refrigerate overnight.
  • Stir to blend, and then place in bowl and top with fruit, nuts and other toppings as desired

This is a breakfast that keeps me humming all morning! You could also layer the pudding with fruit to take as a quick and filling lunch!

 

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Enjoy! Love,

Lassen’s

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Optimum Supplement Absorption

Written by Denae – Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

As you have likely seen, we have an incredible educational event coming this weekend that we’re sponsoring with the Organic & Natural Health Association. This Power of Nutrients event is being held all day in LA and will be dedicated to teaching you how to be your best self, inside and out. We’re privileged to hear from Dr. Mercola himself, and since we will have a few of his supplements on sale this October, I thought I’d show you the benefits of them. You’re welcome to sign-up, or walk-in, to the event. It’s only $10 for free samples of Bulletproof coffee, 3 lectures from health and nutrition experts, and a healthy cooking demo from celebrity chef, Charles Chen. Sign-up here: http://www.powerofd.org/events.aspx

Ever spent much time researching Liposomal Vitamin C, Krill Oil, or Fermented Chlorella? If so, pat yourself on the back because you’re pretty awesome! Either way, read on!

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Love,
Lassens

What’s with Bone Broth?

What’s with Bone Broth?

Written by Denae – Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

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If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering where bone broth came from and why it seems to be trickling into lifestyle posts, recipes, and social media. I decided to do some research to help you (and me) understand what bone broth is about.

Bone broth can either be store bought, or made at home. If made from home it is a process that includes low simmering of the bones in herbs for a recommended 24+ hours. If bought from the store it is best to keep your eyes out for glass bottled products that don’t use preservatives, like the bone broth we carry from Epic.

The reason bone broth is simmered for so long at a low heat is to maintain the abundance of nutrients, minerals, and collagen that can come from the bones. The most common that are found in these bones are potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. So ranging from providing calcium, to building immunity, to replenishing electrolytes after a workout, there are many uses for this little product. And with flu season coming up, why not try using a broth rich in more amino acids than regular chicken noodle soup. 

Bone broth is also a fantastic tool in the kitchen. When I made the Breakfast Hash recipe, I sauteed the potatoes and onions in beef bone broth. Man! Did they have a really rich flavor. This broth can be used not only for the more obvious soups and gravies, but also in making sauces and basting meats. Can I just say, with holidays peeking around the corner I’m going to have to try some new recipes! Best be looking for those!

Let us know in the comments, what your thoughts are on bone broth? Do you have any favorite recipes or uses for it? We love to learn from our readers!

Until next time,
Lassens

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Sweet Late Summer Fruit!

Hang on as Long as You Can!

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We have mostly sent our kids back to school — my college girl goes next week — but since the warm weather still continues, I want to hang on to it as long as possible! Today I kept the taste of summer alive with this amazing sweet fruit salad. Yum!

Cantaloupe Feta Salad

You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium organic cantaloupe, cubed or use a melon baller
  • 1 cup organic green grapes
  • 4 oz organic raspberries
  • 4 oz organic blueberries
  • 3 TBSP crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • 3 large organic basil leaves, slivered, plus a sprig for garnish
  • Balsamic Vinegar reduction

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Instructions:

  • Toss the fruit and basil slivers in a medium bowl
  • Sprinkle the cheese crumbles on top
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar
  • Garnish with a small basil sprig
  • Serve immediately

Don’t say goodbye to summer quite yet!

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Love,

Lassen’s

Melon+salad, summer+salad, healthy+fruit+salad, feta+cheese, cantaloupe+recipes