Calling it: Shiitake mushroom chips are the new kale chips

Generally speaking, snack chips have a not-so-nutritious rep for being vehicles of poor-quality ingredients—and long lists of ’em at that . Nowadays, though, smarter satisfying choices make up a corner of the noshing scene in the form of crispy kale , beet, and even protein-packed egg-white options .

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How To Stay Calm and Cool with Lemon Balm Lemonade

Are you ready for the summer heat? In this post, I’ll show you how to make lemon balm lemonade. Stay calm, cool, and hydrated all summer long with this herbal twist on an old favorite. Summer Days While summer is a time of lazy days and longer nights, it can also be busy and full…

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TRAVEL: 6 Amazing Places You Can Find Vegan Food In Barcelona

Plant Based News TRAVEL : 6 Amazing Places You Can Find Vegan Food In Barcelona Plant Based News It used to be extremely difficult to find vegan food in Barcelona – but things are changing, and quickly. During a recent trip I was surprised by how much choice there is for vegans now.

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Eggplants with Chili Sauce

One of my favorite vegetable is eggplant. When it is cooked with chili sauce, it becomes my top 5 favorite dishes have to have when my mum is visiting  and cooking for me. I like spicy food and I have to confess; since I’ve live in the US for years, I can’t tolerate spicy dishes as much as when I lived in Indonesia. But, this dish is still one of my favorite dishes. If you like spicy food and eggplant as much as I am, you might like this recipe.

Ingredients:
2 eggplants – cut in 1/2 lengthwise and slice crosswise into wedges
6 cloves shallot
2 cloves garlic
5 red chili peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
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Red Pipe Cafe, New York City Favorite Organic Coffee House

One night about 1-1/2 ago, my sister and I was shopping around Austin St, Forest Hills, Queens and stumbled across a new organic coffee shop, Red Pipe Cafe at 71-60 Austin St, NY 11375. We felt in love with our cozy cafe ever since. Aside of a great selection of organic beverages and vegetarian vegan food (my favorite is Austin Portabella Sandwich), the cafe has a free wi-fi.

Recently I had a chance to interview Giorgi Tabagari,  one of Red Pipe Cafe owners.

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