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Review: MiiRo Low-Sugar Baking Products and Treats

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The MiiRo Sampler Box (Images Courtesy of MiiRo Unless Noted)

The most significant changes in life are often unplanned. During the pandemic lockdown, I was able to lose 10 to 12 pounds and have miraculously kept it off for the past two years. Weight loss for a not-super-active woman of my age (who, let’s be honest, loves food) is a big deal.  Encouraged by this wildly unexpected accomplishment, I made some changes to my lifestyle that I wouldn’t have considered in the comfy ‘before times,’ like walking distances that are under, say, two miles, and eating salads for lunch instead cheeseburgers and fries. I’m also making smarter choices when it comes to sweet snacks, like reaching for a low sugar treat when I need a bit of an indulgence. This is probably how I ended up on radar of MiiRo, a woman-owned company making vegan-friendly, low-sugar chocolates and baking products that don’t sacrifice flavor. All good. Continue reading Review: MiiRo Low-Sugar Baking Products and Treats

Four Healthy Food Trends to Adopt in Your Cooking

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Food health is an important consideration in our day-to-day lives, and one which often governs the decisions we make at home, at restaurants and even in supermarkets. But attitudes toward ‘health food’ change with the times, and new trends come and go as we discover unique ways to eat healthier. Here are some of the best trends to emerge in 2022 that introduce us to new healthy foodstuffs and habits. Continue reading Four Healthy Food Trends to Adopt in Your Cooking

Casa Verde Offers 50% Off Online Orders For Cinco De Mayo!

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Image Courtesy of Casa Verde

Foodie fans of The ‘Gig might remember reading about Casa Verde foods in this post, so you already know that these vegetarian-friendly Latin meal kits are delicious, versatile, and good for you. As if it couldn’t get any better than that, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Casa Verde is running a major promotion! For 3 days only (May 3rd through the 5th) they’re offering a huge discount of 50% off your entire order when you enter the code CINCO50M at checkout! Click here to stock your pantry with plant-based goodness now! Ole!

Product Review: Hand over Heart Natural Cleaning Essentials

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All Photos By Gail

These days, the notion of Spring Cleaning applies more to tasks like purging your closets or scrubbing the floors: the really time-sucking, dirty jobs that you put off doing as long as possible.  I think I can speak for the majority though when I say that — in the past two years especially — day-to-day cleaning is what is on everyone’s mind. Most importantly, from wiping-down counter tops to being extra vigilant about washing your hands, we look for products that clean effectively, are gentle on the skin, and are made from natural ingredients wherever possible. There could not be a better time than now to introduce you to the Hand over Heart line of household cleaning essentials. Hand over Heart is a family business founded on the belief that no one should have to choose between cleaner living and effective cleaning.
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Create Healthy Latin Meals Easily With Casa Verde!

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Casa Verde’s Line of Plant-Based, Latin Meals (All Photos By Gail)

If you are like me, you love to eat, but would rather leave the cooking to others. Since I can’t dine out every day, my freezer is stuffed with Trader Joe’s favorites and my pantry holds staples like canned goods, pasta and rice, so I don’t go hungry, but sometimes I feel like I could be eating healthier.  I confess though that I am lazy in the kitchen and not the most imaginative cook, so I also need meal prep to be easy. Fortunately, if you can bring yourself to dice a few fresh vegetables and cook a pot of rice, you can eat like a true Foodie at home with Casa Verde’s new line of  heat-and-eat, plant-based meal kits that are perfectly portioned for a party of one.

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