Posts Tagged "tea"

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Good Food Festival 2013

Good Food Festival 2013

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Back in March over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I took my mom to the Good Food Festival at the UIC Forum! We spent all day walking around, consuming countless samples, and learning as much as we could from local farmers and vendors. While we arrived early to beat the crowds, the UIC forum quickly became a busy and happening place! We stopped by to see the Chefs at Play Demos and caught a...

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Rooibos

Rooibos

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As mentioned before, last week was my birthday and I received some of the best gifts from my dearest friends including a Cuisinart Juicer and a Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book! However I do have another gift to share with you all. A wonderful friend gave me a box of my all-time favorite tea – Tazo Vanilla Rooibos! I always order it when I go to Starbucks, but have not been able to find it...

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Health Benefits of Honey

Health Benefits of Honey

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While I am aware that honey is not vegan, I feel that the health benefits of honey are too numerous to eliminate it from my diet. Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, honey is the world’s oldest sweetener. This natural sweetener is famous for more than just its great taste. Honey is recognized for its antioxidant qualities that make it an immunity-boosting food. Honey even has antiviral...

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Food Gift Ideas

Food Gift Ideas

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Instead of the usual sausage and cheese gift basket or popcorn canister, send the foodie in your life something different this year! Try one of these fun and unique gift ideas this holiday season: 1. Edible Arrangements – Try one of these not-so-typical fruit baskets. Edible Arrangements offers a variety of fresh cut fruit arranged as flower bouquets. You can even choose from a variety of...

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Argo Tea

Argo Tea

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Yesterday while out Christmas shopping I went to Argo Tea, a local tea cafe here in Chicago, in search of some holiday teas and look what I found! A Holiday Assortment Tea Sampler including: Holiday Chai – healthful and fragrant, a combination of green teas and select spices Snowflake White – a heavenly blend of white tea, apple, sweet pink pepper, and seasonal spices Winter Spice...

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Sweet Ginger Peach Tea

Sweet Ginger Peach Tea

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A couple weeks ago I had lunch over at a friends apartment and she had this delicious Sweet Ginger Peach Tea. I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to go out to Jewel and buy some of my own! I’ve been trying to curb my morning coffee addiction this  week by having a cup of this instead and so far I am totally loving it! I cannot wait to get my hands on more Revolution teas –...

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September Farmer’s Market Picks

September Farmer’s Market Picks

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TGIF! And what better way to start out a Friday then a trip to the farmer’s market! At this weeks UIC farmer’s market I bought a green bell pepper, an onion, a tomato, green beans, and bartlett pears! I also could not pass up a cute little stand selling vegan muffins. I ended up buying a Masala Chai vegan muffin, which included a delicious mixture of Indian spices and herbs. It...

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The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants

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Today we are always hearing talk about antioxidants and how we should eat this or drink that becaues it is full of antioxidants that can save us. But what exactly is an antioxidant? Don’t think you can’t know what an antioxidant is just because you hate science. Eat Chic will fill you in with this quick and dirty explanation. When oxygen reacts with certain compounds it produces free...