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What is Basmati Rice?

When browsing at grocery stores or on food websites, you may have come across basmati rice.  Basmati is a special rice with a delicate flavor that should not be paired with everything like regular white rice cab be. So, just what is basmati rice and when you should you use basmati over white rice? Basmati rice is a type of rice grown in the Himalayas and Pakistan. It is a long grain rice that is characterized by a light nutty flavor. Basmati can be found in the gourmet section of your supermarket or at a Middle Eastern grocer. Basmati is a rice…

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Get Inspiralized! (The Interview)

Today we are launching our Food Innovators Series! At The Real Co., we believe that farmers are celebrities and that as Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. This series will introduce you to people who live that ethos and are changing the lives of others with that knowledge. We will discuss their origin, journey and the impact that they are having on their communities. Nancy M. from The Real Co. recently interviewed Food Innovator Alissandra (Ali) Maffucci, a star in the food revolution.She is a major force in the shift towards plant based eating and is…

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Blissful & Beneficial: Himalayan Pink Salt Foot Bath

In addition to the feeling of pure bliss you get when soaking tired feet in a warm Himalayan Pink Salt bath, there are health benefits as well!  Pink salt is anti-bacterial and kills germs. If you have athletes foot or foot odor, you can benefit from a foot soak in Himalayan salt In a regular bath, moisture is actually extracted from the skin. In a Himalayan Salt Bath, minerals are absorbed while toxins are released into the bath water via osmosis. The inside of your body and the outside of your feet are detoxified through this process. Contains over 84 minerals and elements and is known as…

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Cinna-Yum! Sugar Popcorn

The DVR has been set to record all week and now it’s time to relax and binge watch your favorites – or bring everyone over to watch the big game…and serve them up some popcorn with a sweet and savory twist! Follow this delicious recipe created for us by natural foods chef Whitney Aronoff and enjoy! Yields: 4 quarts of popcorn (1 gallon) Ingredients: ½ cup organic yellow popcorn kernels 4 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons The Real Co. cane sugar 3 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons The Real Co. Himalayan pink salt To Prepare: Use a 3-4 quart pot with a lid. Heat 3…

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Five Sense-able Steps to a Healthy Desk

Five Sense-able Steps to a Healthy Desk (and Healthier You!)

Did you know that we spend a third of our day (and almost a third of our lives) working…yikes! Whether that is behind a desk or not, you need to assure that your work space is a sanctuary that delights all five of your senses, which include: Sight, Touch, Smell, Sound, & Taste. Here are some ideas to help you spice up your desk & assure that you’re feeling good on the job! Sight What makes you the happiest? Is it your family? What about your friends? Your dog? Framing a photo and surrounding yourself with the smiles and memories of…

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Companies Step Up Efforts to Reveal More Details on Food You Eat – WSJ.com

Companies Step Up Efforts to Reveal More Details on Food You Eat – from the Wall Street Journal  Special codes and websites showcase where ingredients come from.Updated March 13, 2016 7:55 p.m. ET Fish + People Inc. has been posting on its website the names and photos of the boat captains that caught fish for its new Fishpeople-brand packaged seafood meals and frozen filets over the past three years. Many shoppers are hooked. The company put special codes on its packages that, when typed into its website, provide information on how each ingredient is produced, and the people involved. Some…

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Brown Sugar Scrub with Honey & Lime

Warm weather has arrived and it’s time to break out the summer wardrobe… Get ready for the season and pamper yourself with this Honey Lime Brown Sugar Scrub. This moisturizing body scrub contains the perfect balance of skin softening ingredients that will show off a summer glow.  Brown Sugar Scrub with Honey & Lime 1/2 cup of Real Co Organic Raw Cane Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons of honey 1/2 lime  In a glass bowl, add the raw cane brown sugar, honey and lime. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth. In the shower, rub your face and body with the scrub while…

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ORGANIC RAW CANE SUGAR LEMONADE

Organic Raw Cane Sugar Lemonade

It’s warm weather time and that means it’s Lemonade time! We of course like making Lemonade with our own Single Origin, Organic, Non-GMO Raw Cane Sugar.  Recipe: 6 organic lemons = about 2 cups of lemon juice 1 cup of Real Co Raw Cane Sugar 6 cups of cold water Stir raw sugar and 1 cup of the water together in small saucepan. Heat, stirring often, until sugar is completely dissolved and resembles syrup. Note: You can skip the above heating step with Real Co Raw Cane Sugar – unlike other raw sugars, ours dissolves instantly in cold water! Just mix…

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Food for thought….(Cloned or Grown, The Choice is Yours)

Please ask yourself… is it possible to be responsible without thinking about food?….. Done thinking? Here’s what I think: Food is the most important part of the human existence. Social sustainability and, more importantly, “responsibility” is not a feel good mechanism. It is a conscious choice in the realm of morality. Ethics, the most common and basic College course for students, is the most forgotten topic when it comes to the world of competing contracts and short-term profit. To be responsible, it is vitally important to recognize and research the true costs of the industrialization of food. Unless you know…

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Pink Salt Is Not Just a Fancy Color…

The varieties of salts in our kitchen closely echo the numbers of diseases associated with salt’s daily use. There is Sea Salt, Celtic Salt, Kosher Salt, Table Salt, and so on. We also have Himalayan Pink Salt. The distinction, beyond the obvious color, is a grand juxtaposition that goes way beyond the obvious. Life and salt can’t live without each other, but the fact remains: Our consumption of salt is slowly killing us. Why? To understand this, we must first understand salt. Salt is commonly known to be made of the minerals sodium and chloride (minerals essential to human life). However,…

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