Cat & Smoothie Oh shit, I'm obsessed. This is what's in my morning smoothie today. 2 cups filtered water 1 banana 1/2 cup of soaked raw sunflower seeds (soak 'em for 1 hour prior) 1 massive handful of mixed greens 3/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries It's blowing my ever-loving mind right now. Ok, now I'm awake. Right. Let's get to it.  

Cat Catharine Parker I can't say enough about Amaranth. It's easy to cook, full of magical things good for your entire body and the only (pseudo) grain that actually has Vitamin C in it. It's a great source of lysine, an important amino acid with protein content comparable to that of milk, but more easily digested. I said pseudo grain cause it's technically not a grain at all, as it's not part of the Poaceae family. You know what I call that? Pure discrimination. Everything about it is cries grain, yet just because it grew up with its brothers from another mother, it has to suffer. Well I say, not on my watch. Though on a side note, if amaranth were a character in Game of Thrones, it would be Amaranth Snow. That's just a fact. Also makes a great breakfast porridge!

  We got a space. We're going bananas, we're soooo excited. Aiming to open for takeout and pre-order pickup very early 2014, we'll be found at 1255 Dundas West at Dovercourt, South side. Our current delivery service will continue as usual. There is now a kilometre long to-do list, so we're going to take a blogging break. But will be posting lots of photos of THE GOODS' progress at 1255. It's sure to be an adventure. Much more information to come, we thank every gosh-darn one of you for being enthusiastic, encouraging and wonderful. Like us, follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thegoodsisgood

  Soups are soooo righteous. They're easy to make and most of us have something in the fridge we can throw in the pot. Keep it chunky, or blend it all up, it don't matter, it's still arguably the most perfect snack/meal/appetizer/companion on this planet. Here's a classic for all you soup-lovers out there. United we stand. Easy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup  3 lbs sweet potato peeled & quartered 1 large leek chopped 2 liters of organic veg stock 2 tbsp ginger minced 5 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 cup hemp hearts dab of coconut oil Himalayan salt & pepper to taste In a large pot saute leek with coconut oil and garlic for 5 mins. Add stock and sweet potato and bring to boil, then simmer for 45 mins. In batches add soup to blender (if you want) and add ginger, hemp hearts and salt & pepper. Yields: Enough for the week.

  Our Naked Burrito inspired today's daily email to our Goodies. It went something like this:
Holy Guacamole! Here are a few interesting facts about this ancient concoction.
  1. Back in the 1900's a Spanish-English pronunciation guide listed guacamole as a "salad of alligator pear". Charming.
  2. On two days a year: Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo, over 20 million pounds of avocados are used for guacamole.
  3. Early recipes from the California Avocado Advisory Board (Calavo), published in the 1940s, were accompanied with a pronunciation suggestion: "Say Huakamole".  (TOTAL SIDEBAR: Could you imagine the inter-boardroom fights at Calavo coming to the above mentioned pronunciation suggestion? "I don't care what you say, I think it should be pronounced GUAC-amole"......"What? That's simply madness, you know it originates back to the Aztecs, they would have never accepted that pronunciation, you are knowingly compromising the integrity of the avocado, and I will not stand for this insubordination, I think you should leave...all in favour, say I.")
  4. Here's a redic delish recipe for an amazing guac-salsa dip. Enjoy.