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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

More Climate Deniers in Britain than in US?

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Fires and Heat...How could this be happenin g? The United Kingdom is experiencing a brutal heat wave where temperatures are surpassing 100 degrees Farenheit which is a record in UK weather history.  Multiple fires broke out during the past few days and have burned down grassland, properties and homes.  The fires originated in grass as the record temperatures continue soaring.  On Tuesday, temperatures reached 104 degrees Farenheit at Heathrow Airport.   A SkyNews correspondent, Laura Bundock, discussed her experience with the chaotic fires: "It was like night fall near the fire, with winds moving the flames at a terrifying speed. You could see the smoke spreading though fields, fueled by brittle dry ground, which crunched underfoot," Bundock wrote. "As the fire grew, we saw emergency services running through the village to evacuate homes." 104 degrees Farenheit in the UK? NO way it could be true! Still even with the confirmed research and science some British people

The Plant Based Movement and Where it is Today....

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“Somewhere along the way, meals became complicated. We got overwhelmed about where our food’s grown How it’s raised  What it’s fed  And lost trust in the right decision It’s time to uncomplicated our plates again by getting back to the basics Serving less of the bad stuff more of the good Taking out the guess work and the legwork It’s time to fix dinner…” You’ll probably never guess where these words came from. There is so much truth in them.  As uncanny as it may be, the message here could even be used as an introduction for a speech focused on how the plant based movement came to be, how it’s impacting our grocery store shelves, science and our general beliefs about food and eating.   The First Wave of the Plant Based Movement The “plant based movement” began in the late 2010s by a somewhat well known organization.  PETA, an animal rights organization could be said to be frontrunners of the “plant based” movement before the term was even coined. If you know PETA then you know that PE

Green Chef Review: How does it Compare to Hello Fresh?

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Green Chef is up next for review on the boxed recipe delivery circuit!  I learned about Green Chef from a mailing ad insert.   Green Chef was acquired by Hello Fresh in 2018.  HF's goal was to reach the customer base of Green Chef and attain their organic menus while utilizing Hello Fresh's scale and resources for continued growth.   Green Chef is a certified Organic company who is very similar to Hello Fresh in its packaging, easy to follow recipe steps and pricing.   A weekly box with 3 meals at four servings per meal costs approximately $160 while a box of the same size at Hello Fresh costs approximately $112.  A Green Chef box with 3 meals and two servings will cost $91 compared to $70 at Hello Fresh.  The recipes at Green Chef are healthier and contain more vegetables from what I've noticed.  They also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, keto and paleo meal options which incorporate whole foods.  The only gripe I had about Hello Fresh was that the ingredients were no