Showing posts from May, 2021

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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

Product Review: Glow Recipe

It’s Asian American month here in the states and I thought it would be a perfect time to review skin care brand, Glow Recipe.  Glow Recipe was founded in 2014 by Korean American sisters, Christine Chang and Sara Lee. The sisters desired to merge K-Beauty with the fruit based ingredients.  The skincare brand is fruit themed and every product has a specific fruit, which is at the heart of the ingredient list.  The fruits that are currently featured in Glow Recipe’s products include avocado, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana and blueberry.   It’s actually interesting how I became familiar with the brand. I came across Glow Recipe while in the Sephora location on Madison Ave.  I was looking for a serum and when I secured the one I wanted from my favorite brand, Caudalie, I quickly made my way to the line and there were a few bottles of Glow Recipe’s watermelon toner right by the line.  Very smart idea there Sephora! This is a great way to get customers to learn about new products or br

Eleven Madison Park Restaurant Switches to All Vegan Menu

The owner of Eleven Madison Park here in NYC announced that the restaurant will reopen as a plant based vegan restaurant.  The restaurant, which once served main course menu items such as foie gras, dry aged veal, suckling pig confit and honey lavender duck, is scrapping ALL of that and creating a completely meatless menu.   Chef Daniel Humm, owner of the three Michelin star restaurant, has kept his 3 Michelin stars even though the restaurant is making a switch to an all vegan menu. Who said that vegan and vegetarian restaurants can’t have the honor of being Michelin rated? There are less than two handfuls of Michelin starred vegetarian restaurants around the world and Eleven Madison Park is now one.   However, this number may rise as more restaurants begin to see the vision for the future.  Michelin guides awarded Eleven Madison Park another three star rating after Chef Humm made the announcement. Michelin guide, Gwendalle Poullene expressed that the restaurant is embarking on an exci

Could this be Why Bill and Melinda Gates are Divorcing?

Bill and Melinda Gates made a shocking announcement today which confirmed their intention to divorce. Marriage and relationships are not a regular topic in the Green News Guide but we’re talking about it today!   I’m so bewildered and shocked because I really admired Bill and Melinda’s partnership.  Recently, I answered a question on a social media site that I frequent and somehow ventured into talking about “celebrities” who I thought were power couples.  Bill and Melinda were number two on that list.   Who would have ever seen this coming?! Bill married Melinda when he was 37 years old after dating for six years. Melinda spoke briefly about the couple’s journey to marriage in a Netflix documentary called, “ Inside Bill’s Brain ,” Melinda mentioned that she had found Bill in his bedroom with a whiteboard listing out the pros and cons of getting married.  Haha! Bill seems to be an organizer of the first order so it shouldn’t be surprising that he operated this way when it came to makin

Ari Fletcher Stops eating Meat and Resorts to Detox Drinks to Lose Weight

Ari Fletcher is hoping to lose 10 pounds and announced on her instagram live, her intent to stop eating meat and drinking alcohol.  She mentioned that she was going to be eating Beyond Meat and also stated that she will still have salmon and shrimp so it’s likely that she is trying to adhere to a vegetarian and pescatarian diet.   Vegan and Vegetarian for Weight Loss Can individuals lose weight when embarking on a vegetarian or vegan diet.  A person can experience significant weight loss on a balanced healthy vegan or vegetarian diet.  Keep in mind that vegans and vegetarians do not eat meat (pork, chicken, beef, poultry, goat, etc.)  Vegans take it a step further and eliminate eggs and dairy from the diet. Scientific studies have confirmed that weight loss can happen swiftly for human beings that substitute plant based proteins for animal proteins.  Red meat and animal based protein are very high in saturated fat and cholesterol.  Meat, especially fatty meats, tend to take up a large