Who's making milk... it's soo easy I'm serious. My fav is hazelnut milk, I keep a big bag of hazelnuts in the cupboard and always have access to fresh milk within minutes. Way easier than running to the store. This weekend I blended a vanilla bean with the nuts before straining and it was delicious! Vanilla Hazelnut Milk 1 cup hazelnuts 4 cups filtered water 1 vanilla bean stevia to sweeten (optional) Blend all the ingredients, strain through nut milk bag and add stevia to taste. If you need a refresher on how to make milk click here and for an amazing cereal to go with your milk click here. So above are my ingredients and below are the ingredients in a store bought nut milk... just saying. Natural Almond Base (Filtered Water, Almonds) All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice Calcium Carbonate Sea Salt Natural Flavour Locust Bean Gum Sunflower Lecithin Gellan Gum Zinc Gluconate Vitamin A Palmitate Riboflavin Vitamin D2 Vitamin B12.

So the lovely Labute made a new salad yesterday. It's called Strawberry Fields, it's all organic, dairy, nut and gluten-free gorgeousness and contains such things as: fresh picked, local strawberries, jicama, zucchini, spinach and red quinoa. Not to mention the sweet and sour tamarind dressing and tiny seasoned seed mix with hemp, sesame, chia and poppy seeds. Wait a minute, did you say jimaca? What tha..? Well, this legume is round, tan and bulb-like so kinda looks like a turnip. Its lovely white insides are smooth and crisp and some think tastes like an apple. It's high in vitamins C, A and B, along with calcium and phosphorus and TONS of dietary fiber. But remember: The skin is inedible so remove it first. Here's a recipe I found on line that I'm totally trying this weekend (with my own tweak).  But let's be honest - I'll probably just sit with the bowl and a spoon. Corn Jicama Salsa 2 cups of corn, roasted ½ cup jicama, peeled and diced ¼ cup cooked black beans 1/8 cup of shallots, minced 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped fine ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 avocado diced Small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped with membrane removed (optional) Mix together, refrigerate for an hour.

photo cred Cat What the f*** am I going to eat for dinner? I don't want anything heavy or complicated but I want it healthy. Oh I'll have an omelette but I only have 1 beautiful organic egg... BUT I do have the following in my fridge (thank you MamaEarthOrganics): Asparagus and spinach. And there you have it. So damn delish, it may be my new go-to. Oh and little one sat on my lap and popped the asparagus bits in her mouth while I ate. Riiiiight? All you need: 1 organic/local egg Organic Asparagus diced - as much as you'd like Organic Spinach - handful Pink Himalayan salt - dash Fry up the asparagus for 5 mins, then add spinach for the last minute then crack an egg on top and mix it all up until the egg is cooked. Slap it on a plate and sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Easy-peasy.

20130612-150102 Hey kids! We are back, had to step away for a few days... you know how it goes. The Polska Popcorn Princess strikes again, this time with basil infused olive oil. Oh my, add a little of that to you air popped, non-GMO, organic maize with a touch of mineral salt and you'll be munching up a guilt-free storm in no time. I'm working on getting the PPP to regularly blog for THE GOODS, she is quite the popcorn aficionado plus has a fitness trick or two up her pant leg. Cross your fingers all. Check out the PPP's other raved about recipes Dilly Kaz Corn and Lemon Poppy Seed. And yes I'm working on infusing some olive oil myself and will share once I've got it down.

photo cred Cat We had a wonderful class last night with a spectacular bunch of ladies. The Goods hosted a raw Mexican Fiesta class based on the recipes of the famous and fabulous Elaina Love (through whom all of this was made possible). It was such a pleasure cooking and teaching these lovely ladies. The class was set up by Nadine for her friends. When one friend was told about the upcoming class the reaction was this " What that f***? Raw Mexican?". Needless to say, she was one of our more enthusiastic participants. The food was next level. Talk about guilt-free second helpings. The biggest takeaway from the night was that it's all about adding to your diet not taking away. Add that smoothie, add those gorgeous local fruits and veggies and the rest will follow. Trust me. Check out more of Elaina's easy, delicious and so damn good for you recipes on our blog like this and this.