Dec 14, 2017

Recipe: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Spelt Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? Especially when they’re lightly crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and full of melty pockets of dark chocolate. 

Recipe for Whole Grain Cookies


Most of us eat a lot of sweet treats during the holidays and, as much as our tastebuds might enjoy it, our bodies and faces don’t. These peanut butter chocolate chips use whole spelt flour instead of processed white flour to help keep you off of that skin-unfriendly blood sugar rollercoaster. Sweetened with honey and bound with chia and flax seeds, they’re full of heart healthy fats! If you’d like a vegan cookie, just sub the honey for an equal amount of maple syrup. Enjoy!

Oct 12, 2017

Review: Swanson Vitamins

Living in NYC, the cost of everything is sky high. Some expenses, like ridiculously bloated rent and ever-rising subway fare that definitely doesn't reflect how frequently there are delays and closures, we just have to accept and chalk it up to the cost of admission to be a New Yorker.

But some expenses, like the overpriced non-perishable snacks and ingredients in city groceries and cornerstores, we don't have to put up with. Ordering non-perishables online, especially in bulk, can save quite a lot of money! I recently had the opportunity to try out Swanson Vitamins, an online retailer for health foods, snacks, and supplements, and here are my thoughts!
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Cost

I was really pleased with them on this front. A 6.5oz jar of PB2 costs a whopping $7.85 at my local grocery, but only $3.99 on Swanson Vitamins! Likewise, a Quest bar costs $2.99 at my local grocery and $3.99 (!!) at my local cornerstore, but only $2.09 when bought in bulk (a pack of 12, so not even huge bulk) on Swanson Vitamins. 

Other products had similar savings, so I was really pleased - even if you don't buy enough to get free shipping, it doesn't take much shopping for savings to cancel out the shipping cost. Cost efficiency is definitely a plus for Swanson Vitamins!

Sep 8, 2017

(Green) Eating NYC: Top Veggie-Friendly Picks Around the City!

With the weekend coming up, what better time for a post to help tourists, newcomers, and lifelong New Yorkers alike eat their (veggie-friendly) way around NYC? While I only moved back to the city at the end of this past spring, after a brief stint in Boston, I've cumulatively spent about three years living in New York.

Vegetarian Guide to NYC
To follow along on my adventures in real-time, follow me on Instagram @danaikadzere

In that time, I've had a lot of fun trying many different vegetarian, vegan, and veggie-friendly places in the city. Here's a list of my favorite standout places over the years - they're the ones I go back to and highly recommend!

Pure Ktchn

Location: 352 W 46th St
Price: $10-15 per meal
Great for: Quick healthy bite, vegans, a casual midtown dinner that won't weigh you down
My favorites: Their pure caesar salad!

Peacefood

Location: 460 Amsterdam Ave (uptown west) or 41 East 11th Ave (downtown)
Price: $15-20 per meal
Great for: Plantbased brunch, vegans, newbies to plantbased eating, and comfort food that's good for you!
My favorites: Raw sushi and the assorted veggies!

Hibino

Location: 10-70 Jackson Ave, Long Island City (there's another location in Brooklyn that's actually the original location, but I've never been)
Price: $15-20 per meal
Great for: Sushi, Fish, Pescatarians and omnivore/herbivore groups, a cute date night that won't break the bank
My favorites: Tsukemono, seaweed salad, and the salmon sushi!

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