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Moonshine Kombucha Cocktail Recipe

Moonshine Kombucha Cocktail Recipe

Try this re‑creation of a classic cocktail and enjoy the digestive benefits of both kombucha and bitters. The dashes of bitters lend an aromatic, well-balanced flavor to the fresh citrus, resulting in a crisp cocktail.

Jovial King of Urban Moonshine is an expert when it comes to pairing food and drink with bitters, which are made of a variety of herbs, fruits, spices, and roots distilled in a base liquor. She inspired me to add cherry bitters to my Traditional Kombucha Wonder Drink—and what a wonderfully refreshing flavor combination! I recommend …

Is Stevia Healthy? Behind the Label

 Is Stevia Healthy? Behind the Label

ColumnThe popularity of the zero-calorie sweetener stevia is on the rise. But is stevia healthy? We go behind the label to find out.

Derived from a plant of the same name, stevia is as much as 150 times sweeter than table sugar but without delivering the spike in blood glucose. It contains active compounds (known as steviol glycosides) called stevioside and rebaudioside, which are responsible for its sweetness.

Once banned in the U.S. from being sold as a sweetener, the FDA approved it for sale as a zero-calorie sweetener in …

The Next Big Craze Could be Water (Correction: Blue Solar Water)

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Move over Smart Water, blue solar water is in town and it’s set to become the newest health craze.

Recently, Gisele Bundchen was seen walking out of a spinning class with blue solar water in tow. Boasted for its soothing, calming and regenerative effects, blue solar water is a holistic approach to getting in your eight glasses a day.

The blue solar water tradition is linked to an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness called Ho’oponopono. It is a sun-charged water that has been used since ancient times but has …

The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens: Foodie Underground


Column If we want to talk about more cooking at home, we also have to talk about sexism.

I have always been an advocate of cooking. If there is one thing you can do to better your diet and better your food choices, I really do believe it’s opting to make your own food at home.

There’s a current trend in food media that echoes this sentiment: Michael Pollan’s most recent book “Cooked”, food television shows devoted to quick and easy food preparation, and every single blog devoted to making your own yogurt/butter/kombucha/almond butter/kale infused …

4 Sustainably-Minded Food Startups to Watch on Foodstand, the App for Foodies

4 Sustainably-Minded Food Startups to Watch on Foodstand, the App for Foodies

At first glance, Foodstand appears to merely be an app: One where foodie Instagrammers can post without the backlash that so often comes with repeated photo updates of their lunch. In fact, Foodstand serves more as an incubator than it does as an abstract mobile platform, fostering New York area food startups with a mission to change the way the city eats.

It does so with several initiatives that only begin with its app. While admittedly Instagram-esque, it maintains an element of exclusivity. Only those …

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

There are so many ways to eat healthy that are good for both your body and the planet. It’s nice when they overlap, no?

I know, you’re probably well aware that Big Macs are out and cauliflower is in. But there are even more ways to eat healthy that make a big difference for the planet.

Climate change or global warming – or whatever you want to call it – doesn’t have to be the …

7 Healing Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes from Around the World 

7 Healing Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes from Around the World 

The moment you feel a cold coming on, use the wisdom of a thousand grandmothers from around the world and make one of these healing homemade chicken soup recipes to feel better almost instantly.

There’s something so comforting about the silkiness of fresh homemade chicken soup. The velvety broth, soft vegetables and tender chicken are almost instantly healing. Different cultures have different versions of chicken soup but the basics are the same: boil parts of a raw chicken for a few hours and …

8 Healthy Living Inspirations from Famous Faces

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These 8 women celebrities have molded their artistic talent into a hybrid of sorts, assuming roles as lifestyle aficionados with a taste for healthy living, environmental sustainability and spirituality.

It’s hard not to idolize celebrities, who troll our televisions, movie theaters, fashion magazines and gossip columns with their seemingly perfect bodies and lives. While many celebrities bask in their fame and stick to what they do best – modeling or acting – others take their huge influence on the masses to an entirely new, more inspired level.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Detox-savvy, …