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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

MyBacon Vegan Mycelium Bacon Review

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There’s been a recent shift in the vegan meat market to incorporate a beneficial part of mushroom—mycelium. Mycelium is the hidden root-like structure of fungi that is found in the soil underneath it.  Mycelium consists of a network of thin fungal strands called hyphae. The mycelium provides nutrients and digestive enzymes to its host source.  While on the prowl for the best vegan bacon, I came across a brand that I’d never seen before.  MyBacon produces a farm grown mycelium plant-based bacon.  The Challenge of Finding a Good Vegan Bacon     When I saw the brand at Whole Foods, I automatically thought highly of its packaging which displayed pictures of the juicy looking vegan bacon that truly resembled real bacon. MyBacon mycelium bacon  costs $9 a package. Why it's the same price as actual organic bacon I have no idea but it's no problem because it’s super hard out here to find vegan bacon that actually tastes good. After trying all the brands available for plant-based bacon

Native Girl Scout Limited Edition Collection Review

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If you are a regular Native customer then you might have heard about their limited edition Girl Scout cookie scented collection.  As a former girl scout, I wholeheartedly support this collaboration.  Girl Scouts is a non profit organization that provides life changing experiences for girls of all ages.  The collection is licensed by the Girl Scout organization.   Native body washes are a self-care staple.  I was able to try three scents from the Girl Scout collection.  Here are three reasons why I am a huge fan of their body washes: 1. Scents- Native offers a large variety of scents that actually smell delightfully good. Whether you’re in the mood for fruity, sweet, floral or clean scents, the scents totally deliver! I don’t know how Native manages to do it but the scents are always true to what it should be smelling like. 2. Value- Now I don’t know about you but I love cleanliness and showering is always important. If you shower frequently, then you probably know how small body wash b

Battle of the Prepared Meal Programs: FACTOR 75 vs. Cook Unity

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I’ve been trying popular meal kit and prepared meal programs so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you!  The point is also to inform consumers about what their food will look like in reality as well as what they can expect when they join.  I came across an ad for Factor a few hours before I saw one for a similar company named Cook Unity.   I actually signed up with Factor75 first but I paused my first box after I visited Cook Unity’s website.  I’m glad that I did as I have another company to compare Factor75 to.   Factor75 isn’t like your Hello Fresh, Marley Spoon, Dinnerly and Green Chefs of the world.  Companies such as Factor and Cook Unity prepare the food and ship them to you already cooked. They sell individualized prepared meals and there is no cooking or food prep involved.  You select the meals that you desire, they’ll arrive to your door and voila…it’s heat and eat time! Now, I could sum this up in one sentence and make the recommendation for the p

Cooking Unified: Here’s What I Love about Cook Unity!

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I was scrolling down my social media fashion filled timeline when a company by the name of Cook Unity suddenly appeared. The ad was very simple and it contained photos of scrumptious food; enough to draw any foodie in! I thought to myself..there’s no way this is a regular meal delivery company.  Everything looked so palatable and enticing!   Signing up with Cook Unity was more than a breeze. The ad brought me to the website and I signed up immediately.  Cook Unity offers a wealth of meal selections.  Whatever your tastebuds are desiring, they have it all.  You will get the chance to taste the world whether it’s Latin, African, Asian or Italian food, they’ve got a great gourmet pick.  Cook Unity has the most diverse meal selections that I’ve seen of any meal delivery program—one advantage that they have over other meal delivery companies such as Hello Fresh, Gobble or Green Chef.                                              Salmon Teriyaki with Brown Rice, Brussel Sprouts & Carrots

The New Beyond Steak: Green News Guide Reviews

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The new meatless steak by Beyond Meat is a hot item.  I can count at least two times where I intended to purchase Beyond Meat’s new meatless steak and it was completely out of stock in both stores.  I am going to give you the real deal nitty gritty about Beyond Steak.   When I first heard about Beyond Meat’s new steak and looked at a picture of the package, I thought, “hmmmm….will this be similar to the taste of Gardein’s beefless tips?" They do look kind of similar to each other.  Even though I have used Gardein’s beefless steak in various recipes, I’m not sold out about the taste.  That product has somewhat of a cardboard taste (not gonna lie)!  When I finally got my hands on Beyond Meat’s Steak courtesy of Amazon Fresh, I instantly thought about the recipe that I would use it for.  I decided to do a seared mixup with some peppers and onions on top a bed of fluffy rice.  I was pleasantly surprised at how great Beyond Steak tastes as well as how similar the texture is to real ste

I finally tried Quorn and the truth is...

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I finally got around to trying brand Quorn. I had known about Quorn since about 2011-2012 and I was a bit hesitant to try their alternative meat substitutes. Perhaps that is because I’ve become acquainted with others that are pretty satisfying. Quorn uses mycoprotein to create their alternative meat products. Mycoprotein is made from fermented fungi spores and other nutrients. This protein is very low in saturated fat, high in fiber and amino acids. I tried the pesto mozzarella chik’n breast and let me just say that yummy is not even the word! It was fantastic and packed with flavor. The distinctive pesto meshed with the texture of the breaded quorn cutlet was a great pairing. You wouldn’t miss chicken if you tried it. Vegans and vegetarians have a world of options as far as protein substituting goes. They don’t just consume bowls of vegetables all day. That is the most common misconception of those outside the world of vegans and vegetarians. As you might know from our BAMFEI initiat

Fenty Skin Review: Is it Really Clean?

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Rihanna released a skin care collection consisting of three products at the end of July after the success of her company, Fenty Beauty cosmetics. The latest product to be released in the Fenty skin range is the Instant Reset Gel Recovery Cream. The two products that I’ve tried are the 'Fat Water' which is a pore refining toner serum and the Instant Reset Recovery Cream. Fat Water is a transparent pink hue that looks like water but has a weightier volume. It’s easy to understand why this toner serum was nameD ‘Fat Water.’ Fat Water has a mix of fruit and plant based ingredients such as cactus flower, acerola and fig fruit extracts and even vitamin B3 (Niacinamide). After using the product for over a month, I can say that it certainly does not dry out facial skin and it tightens and diminishes pores with great success. I think Fat Water is an amazing facial toner!!! It’s skin refreshing abilities are superior to others. The Instant Reset Recovery Gel has a very familiar fragrance

Reviewing Your Products!

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Plandemic the Movie: An Honest Review

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A preview of a full length movie called “Plandemic” premiered near the end of May and went viral across social media platforms. The movie received an absurd amount of criticism from medical professionals, journalists and other health officials. The movie was also a conspiracy theorist’s gold as it provided an introspective and thought provoking alternative explanation for the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Judy Mikovits: The Blacklisted Researcher Plandemic offered viewers a documentary style approach to understanding truths and falsities concerning the current pandemic. Dr. Judy Mikovits sat down with Mikki Willis to reveal truths concerning corruption that went on in the world of science and the current players who are at the front of it all. Dr. Judy revealed that she was blackballed from a field that she grew to love and diligently worked in. This was of course, the field of research. At one point in time, she was accused of taking artifacts from a lab that she worked in and was char