Meal prepping is everywhere these days. Do a YouTube search of this term and you’ll be in a deep rabbit hole of methods, recipes, and more. It can be intimidating! You watch a 3-minute video and the results are 10-12 beautiful little meals ready to pop in the fridge. They make it look so easy! It seems like so much work but who has the time?? And also did I mention that it seems like a lot of hard work? While I’m not sure if you could really do a successful meal prep that wouldn’t require any work whatsoever, it’s probably a lot easier than you think.
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Sometimes life gets hectic and we get a little too busy to make it to the grocery store. Well, now no need to worry! We have partnered with a third-party grocery delivery app in Honolulu, called Avocado Shopping. You can get groceries delivered in as little as two hours. Trained shoppers will select fresh groceries and deliver to your home, office, or anywhere.
The title of this post describes me perfectly. There are only so many hours in the day, and when I'm finished working, I want to get errands done as quickly as possible so I can enjoy my free time. I relish and search for any and all time-saving (or really effort saving) devices out there… if there’s anything that can help automate my life to get things done faster and done well, I'm all over it.
Summer is right around the corner, you can feel it in the air! Temperatures are getting higher, and we are starting to see more of the sun. During these hotter months of the year, protecting your skin is so important. However, it’s not just about lathering on sunscreen and moisturizing lotions. You want to make sure the products you’re using have safe ingredients, so you can feel confident that you’re protecting your skin. Some of my favorite after-sun products are from Ny’ala Skin Care, a locally made skin care line with clean ingredients.
In case you haven’t heard, a new Down to Earth has opened in Kakaako and we could not be more excited. The store itself is the biggest DTE yet, and the deli is outstanding. Not to mention Kakaako is one of our favorite places to hang out. Stop by the store (500 Keawe Street) to grab kombucha, sandwiches, and chocolate (all picnic essentials). Then head to Kakaako Waterfront Park to enjoy your food by the ocean! You can also take advantage of the Biki bike stations and go for an afternoon ride around the park.
At Down to Earth, Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year. We love promoting sustainable practices to help keep our Earth healthy! On our website, we have articles on the many reasons to go vegetarian, one of those being for the sake of the environment. One article brings up that vegetarian and vegan diets use significantly lower amounts of Earth’s resources. If you are already vegetarian, or maybe not quite ready to make the leap, there are many other practices you can implement to lower your environmental impact.
At Down to Earth we have lots of foods with multi-cultural influences: from our hot bar, to the store, and throughout our cooking classes and events. Our hot bar has a wide variety of multi-cultural deliciousness, from manupuas, curries, fried rice, Okinawan sweet potato salads, pizzas, pastas, soups, etc.
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Hawaii, but don't despair! The good news is that most heart disease is preventable, and you don't have to make huge changes to lower your risk. A few simple tweaks to your diet can make a wonderful difference. Here are 10 heart-healthy foods that could save your life:
Being vegan at home is easy. You’re in complete control of what food you buy and where you eat. When you go on vacation – it’s a different story. It can be difficult to stay on track when your daily routine changes.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it again, the holidays are crazy! Whether you’re running around picking up presents, visiting relatives, or going on vacation, it can get overwhelming. The pressures and expectations of the holidays make it easy to overlook why we even celebrate them in the first place! It’s a time to be with people you love and to spread cheer. But there’s one person you probably forget about each and every year…. Yourself! Last year I remember being way too stressed and couldn’t enjoy myself fully.