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Friend or Fad? Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs

Maybe you’ve seen them at your favorite kitchen, grocery store such as HEB, or trending on the internet, but what exactly is a Pink Salt Slab, where do they come from, what are the uses and benefits, and more importantly…is this just another cooking fad? Let’s answer a few of these questions! What is it and where is it from? A Himalayan Pink Salt Slab comes from…the Himalayas! Okay, you probably already guessed that… It is at it’s most basic definition a surface you can cook or serve food on. But unlike anything you’ve ever used, a salt slab is actually 100% created by nature! (With…

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Healthy Cowboy Caviar (exclusive Long Beach Jazz Fest Recipe)

This year we had the honor of being part of the Long Beach Jazz Festival where we demonstrated and had tastings of various healthy recipes anyone can make using The Real Co. Single Origin, non-GMO Pink Himalayan Salt, Raw Cane Sugar, or White Basmati Rice.  Healthy Cowboy Caviar Recipe adapted and inspired by Cookie and Kate http://cookieandkate.com/2015/cowboy-caviar-recipe/  Photo from Cookie and Kate. Ingredients: The Caviar 2 cups The Real Co. Basmati Rice 2 (14-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked black beans 1½ cups fresh corn kernels (about…

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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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APPLE CRUMBLE

Easier-Than-Pie Apple Crumble with Himalayan Pink Salt

  It’s picnic season and that means pie! Which sounds easy, but really…is it? This delicious recipe gives you all the flavor of apple pie with half the prep time – and bonus – no gluten! Prep time is about 15 minutes, and bake time is 45 minutes. Ingredients   Filling: Four (4) tart green apples (peel and cut into thin slices) Lemon Juice (1/2 Lemon) One (1) Tsp. Ground Cinnamon Topping: 1 1/4 Cups Almond Flour 1/4 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter  1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon Pinch of The Real Co. Himalayan Pink Salt 1 Tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter (For The Pan) Instructions Preheat…

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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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(Almost) DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Warmer

Did you know you can use a standard wax warmer or Scentsy as a quick and inexpensive way to get the benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp? Warming salt is a great way to improve the air quality in your home or office! This is so easy, it barely qualifies as DIY… Benefits Negative salt ions released by heating can: Boost blood flow Improve sleep Increase levels of serotonin in the brain Calm allergy or asthma symptoms You will need An inexpensive candle or electrical Scentsy or Wax Warmer (be sure to follow office rules and use an electrical version when at work)  Coarse Himalayan…

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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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Salt VS. Sodium Chloride

Salt, in chemistry jargon, is simply sodium plus chloride. Nothing more-or-less than a chemical compound formed by the marriage of two minerals. But, we aren’t chemists. We are naturalists! Yes, salt is definitively sodium chloride, but to understand Salt, we must understand where salt comes from. Salt forms as tiny crystals both underground and in our oceans, varying in crystal sizes, colors, and mineral composites. Himilayan Pink Rock salt, for instance, has large discrete pink crystals and is composed of sodium, chloride, potassium iron, calcium, magnesium and 80 other live minerals. The benefits of this mineral combination helps balance out…

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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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