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Where to Shop for Organic Bedding Online

July 30, 2014 12:03 pm

If you’re dedicated to living simply and naturally in all aspects of your life, your loyalty to organic products doesn’t end with the foods that you eat. Organic bedding is another great way to use safe, sustainably produced products that are better for both you and the environment. Here are three wonderful websites where you can buy organic bedding.

Coyuchi is a Northern California company that creates home textiles that are made only from products found in nature. Each of the items in the brand’s bedding collections are made of 100% cotton, and they’ve gathered quite a dedicated fan base over the past 20 years.

West Elm
While West Elm isn’t an entirely organic company, the popular home goods store carries an impressive line of organic bedding that’s both soft and durable. These pieces include duvet covers, sheet sets, and pillow shams made of 100% organic cotton matelassé, and each item is certified organic by the Global Organics Textile Standards to meet strict harvest-to-market criteria.

Plover Organic
If you want to decrease your carbon footprint, Plover Organic is the perfect place to shop for stylish, sustainable home textiles. All of the bedding pieces are made of 100% organic cotton grown from non-genetically engineered seeds in soil that’s entirely free of pesticides, so you can feel good about each product from start to finish.

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Green Leaves Vegan: All-Vegan Thai Cuisine in Los Angeles

July 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Green Leaves Vegan serves Thai cuisine using vegetarian ingredients. The menu features a range of traditional Thai fare that's reportedly both delicious and healthful. Even with the top quality ingredients, Green Leaves Vegan is still quite affordable.

Green Leaves Vegan's signature items might be its selection of sweet and savory pancakes; fluffy pancakes are combined with a number of tasty ingredients, including fresh pineapple, blueberries, and other fruit, or savory accompaniments like tofu scramble, and imitation cheese and meat.

The lunch and dinner menu features an array of dishes from burritos to tasty vegetarian rice concoctions. The spicy eggplant dish offers a mix of vegetables and tofu dressed in spicy chili sauce, while pineapple fried rice offers gluten free wild rice mixed with cashews, tofu, and a host of vegetables.

Green Leaves Vegan
1769 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664-2345

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Try These Tasty Alternatives to Cow’s Milk

July 16, 2014 12:02 pm

There are a number of reasons to give up regular dairy milk, from food allergies to personal diet choices. If you’ve decided to take the plunge into dairy-free milk substitutes, these simple and tasty alternatives to cow’s milk will make the transition easy.

  1. Soy milk. This is one of the most popular milk alternatives, and it’s been around for quite some time. Soy milk is made with filtered water, whole soy beans, and thickeners that give it the same thick, creamy consistency as regular milk, and they also make it easy to bake with. Most brands of soy milk even contain the same amount of protein, Vitamin D, and calcium as cow’s milk.
  2. Almond milk. If you want to cut out milk in order to reduce your calorie intake, almond milk is a great alternative choice. This nutty mix of filtered water and ground almonds has only around 60 calories per cup, but it offers the same thickness and consistency as dairy milk.
  3. Rice milk. Rice milk has a more neutral flavor than many other milk substitutes, and it’s a bit thinner. However, it contains the same amount of calcium and Vitamin D as cow’s milk, and it offers a light, sweet flavor that’s mild and pleasant.

Meet the Milk Substitutes [Cooking Light]
Non-Dairy Alternatives to Cow’s Milk [SparkPeople]
5 Delicious Milk Substitutes [FitSugar]

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