In Chicago, A Love Affair with Artisan Tofu

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By Aimee Thompson On a quiet stretch of Broadway Ave. on Chicago’s north side is Phoenix Bean, the city’s oldest operating tofu factory. The 30-year-old factory uses more than 1,000 pounds of soybeans each day to produce approximately 13 different types of soymilk, tofu, and bean sprout products. Phoenix Bean’s expert tofu makers use many of […]

The Sweet Scoop on the Benefits of Maple Syrup (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Who knew you could get a healthy helping of nutrients from a sweetener? In fact, maple syrup reigns supreme when it comes to natural sweeteners like honey, agave and raw sugar, providing the most amount of riboflavin, manganese, magnesium, zinc and potassium. This sweet sap does not cause the same spike in blood insulin levels […]

Stay for Sustainability: An InstaGlimpse of Green Travel


By Caroline King It seems now more than ever, the topic of climate change has been at the forefront of discussions. Individuals, communities, and nations as a whole have put forth programs and initiatives to try and combat the effects of carbon emissions and help eliminate our global carbon footprint. More and more, travelers are […]

30 of the Greenest Cities in the World (INFOGRAPHIC)


If you’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit, you probably know that Reykjavik is one of the greenest cities in the world, but New Delhi, on the other hand, may not have been an obvious contender. Other cities on this list, such as Chicago, are making extreme efforts to go green by implementing incredible […]

Chocolate Vanilla Cream Easter Egg Recipe (and it’s Vegan!)


Via MindBodyGreen If you’ve been food shopping lately, you’ve noticed that Easter is approaching, as chocolate eggs adorn every shelf. It has been quite some time since I’ve eaten a milk chocolate easter egg as these days, my preference is to eat raw chocolate, otherwise known as cacao. Not only is raw chocolate guilt-free, it’s […]

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