Fresh Moves – Mobile Produce Market | Chicago

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“The drought is over!” This is the message Fresh Moves is sending to Chicago. Fresh Moves was created to serve communities in Chicago that fall within a food desert, areas that have no access to grocery stores or healthy, affordable food. Imagine having to travel miles to get fruit or vegetables. This is especially hard for people who are elderly or are constantly working and the only free time to get food is late at night and takes 2 buses and a train to get there.

I love food trucks and this repurposed CTA bus is top on my list for the needs it is serving. Consider volunteering your time or donating to Fresh Moves to help keep Chicago fresh.  To find out more information check out their website: Fresh Moves – Mobile Produce Market |.

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

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Anyone who likes some heat has probably tried Sriracha. If you haven’t here is your chance with 25, yep 25 different ways you can incorporate some spice in your life. For those of you who already have a good relationship with Sriracha here are some ideas for you. What is your favorite thing to put Sriracha on? I’m a fan of using it in soups.

Some of the easiest ways: Sriracha Ketchup, Sriracha Deviled Eggs, and Sriracha Marinade. Recipe for the marinade can be found, here.

Sriracha Marinade

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Don’t forget the seafood.

Shrimp Sriracha

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Here is the link to all 25:

25 Ways to Use Sriracha: bonappetit.com.

Need a Skin Detox? Official Glowing Green Smoothie (R) Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat a bit healthier these days. This morning I woke up and began making the greenest smoothie I’ve ever had. I knew it would be good for me but what about the taste? That was my excuse for sitting on the recipe for, well…months.

My blender isn’t very big so I used about half what the recipe calls for in spinach and romaine but used all of the fruit and still had enough for two servings this morning and another two for tomorrow. I don’t need to tell you how healthy this is, one serving has about as many greens as most people have in a week, makes your skin glow, helps you lose weight, etc. What I need to tell you is this is good. Not just kind of good but, for real good. There is really no reason you shouldn’t make it. The fruit gives it a sweet taste, it is very filling and it is very easy to make. You can easily change up the greens (kale, arugula) and the fruit (strawberries, blueberries) to suit your taste.

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The original recipe is at the link below but these are the proportions I used:

  • 1 ½- 2 cups very cold, filtered water
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 stalks of organic celery
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 Tbs. fresh organic lemon juice
  • Ice cubes (the extra coldness can help newbies with the taste)

Check out Kimberly Snyder’s site for more recipes and information.

Kimberly Snyder’s Official Glowing Green Smoothie (R) Recipe.