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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Carrot, Beetroot and Banana Ketchup Too ???

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If you haven't seen the previous post about tomato free ketchup, you'll want to check it out here. maybe you're not into creating or making foods yourself and still interested in avoiding tomatoes! SO--NO you don't have to whip up anything in your kitchen on your own. Here are three tomato free ketchups that can be bought from a store. 1. T he New Primal C a rrot ketchup $5.99 : I purchased this ketchup in Whole Foods. the ketchup has a strong notes of carrot flavor. when tried with foods that are usually good with ketchup, it wasn't exactly what i had in mind but the consistency mirrored regular ketchup very well. i added a few drops of stevia because the slightly sweet flavor characteristic of ketchup was a bit lacking. 2. F ortnum & Mason Beetroot ketchup $8.34 : Gourmet Picadilly, London based grocer, Fortnum and Mason has the royal warrant seal of approval. this beetroot ketchup is described as a sweet and rewarding topping on burgers and fries. 3.) J

Tomato Free Ketchup (Recipe)

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I created this tomato free ketchup for a client with a nightshade allergy. Nightshades are a family of plants that come from the capsicum and solanum families. Typical nightshade vegetables are tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant. Nightshade plants contain a poisonous substance called solanine. The fruit and vegetable of the plant are safe to eat. However, those with allergies to nightshades or certain nightshade fruits and vegetables must avoid them in their daily diet. It's very tough to find tomato free foods. tomatoes are usually a base that is found in everything--from soups to sauces. you name it--tomatoes are probably in it. what happens when you have a tomato allergy buy still want to enjoy the taste of ketchup? this tomato free ketchup is suitable for all nightshade allergy sufferers. it's also suitable people who simply avoid tomatoes because of the inflammation that it induces. Yes, there are people who willingly avoid eating nightshades ! You don'

Vegetarianism for Longevity: Remembering Cicely Tyson

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Industry legend, Cicely Tyson passed away at age 96, 3 days before the start of black history month. Who would have ever known that Cicely, a woman born in Harlem, NY would pass away in a place of the same name but in a different country (Haarlem, Netherlands) ? Cicely dedicated most of her life to the film, television and performance arts industries. Stalwart in disposition, whenever you saw Cicely, you knew she’d always have a wise or funny word to offer. Cicely was actively promoting her newly published book, “Just As I Am: A Memoir” before she suddenly died. Cicely lived an accomplished long life with major triumphs and achievements. She was awarded a long overdue Academy Award, Black Reel Awards, Emmy Awards, a Tony award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Spingarn Medal, a SAG award, numerous NAACP Awards as well as many others. On her path towards stardom, she encountered significant challenges of racism, spousal abuse and harassment. She refused to take on acting positions

Louis Vuitton Embraces Sustainability in Pop Up Shop Road Tour

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Louis Vuitton is increasing their sustainability efforts with a little creativity on the side. The brand recently launched a pop of store which includes a showcase of upcycled garments for its Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The pop up's “Adventures of Zoooom with Friends” theme was planned by Virgil Abloh, creator director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. The pandemic has caused fashion houses to push the envelope so that creativity can remain alive. The looks on display are being deemed as “seasonless looks” by the brand. Pieces on display in the Pop Up were made using materials from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collections. The current collection is derived from four different fashion upcycling methods. These include: 1.) New looks made from recycled material 2.) Looks repeated from the Fall-Winter 2020 collection 3.) Looks freely created by the studio during the lockdown using recycled material 4.) New looks created from existing ideas. The 1600 square foot pop up is open to the