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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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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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Quick and Easy Basmati Rice Pudding

As you celebrate the end of Summer and begin to enjoy the first hints of Fall, this fast and simple recipe is perfect with it’s mix of both warm and cool weather favorite ingredients! Recipe by Jamie Relei Ferguson Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups The Real Co Basmati rice1/2 cup coconut cream1 tsp sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp The Real Co Himalayan Pink RockSalt Optional add ins: Orange, juiced Orange, zested Mango, diced Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish Cinnamon Ginger, grated if fresh Unsweetened Coconut shreds   Directions: Cook rice by desired method, set aside and let coolCombine all ingredientsGarnish with optional add ins…

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Cowboy Caviar

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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Cinnamon Popcorn

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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HIMALAYAN SALT WARMER (2)

(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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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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