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  • Rescue Chocolate

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    This is part of why I love having a blog. So I can help spread the word about great companies and brands doing great things. Rescue Chocolate is one of those brands. Rescue Chocolate was started by Sarah Gross, a chocolate loving girl who also loves animals. Sarah got the great idea to combine those two loves into a brand that benefits animals, all while giving us humans something delicious to eat.

    Rescue Chocolate sells artisan, organic, vegan chocolate bars. A portion of sales from every chocolate bar goes to animal welfare organizations around the world. Some of the rescues they’ve helped are Foster Dogs NYC, No Kill Advocacy Center, Petfinder Foundation, Old Dog Haven, The Sato Project, Jerusalem SPCA, Farm Sanctuary, House Rabbit Society, United Animal Nations, Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti and many more. How cool is that? You can see the full list of organizations they’ve helped here.

    These chocolates make the best gift idea. Not only will the person receiving the chocolate bars love eating them, but you’ll all feel good knowing your money helped animals in need. As for flavors, the Peanut Butter Pit Bull is my absolute favorite Rescue Chocolate bar. It’s made with dark chocolate, peanut butter and toasted rice for added crunch! Other flavors include Forever Mocha, Foster-iffic Peppermint, Fakin’ Bacon, Pick Me Pepper, The Fix (pure dark chocolate), Salted Caramel Bow-Wow Bon Bons, Like White (vegan white chocolate – a rare find!), Bananas Foster Dogs and Mission Feral Fig.

    So keep Rescue Chocolate in mind next time you’re looking for a great, thoughtful gift to give. You can buy Rescue Chocolate directly from rescuechocolate.com or at these retailers. As their site says, Rescue Chocolate is the sweetest way to save a life. 🙂



    P.S. Rescue Chocolate bars are for consumption by humans only. No pups!

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  • Dinner in 7 Minutes or Less With Hungryroot








    Hungryroot Carrot Cake

    I have been so excited to tell you guys about Hungryroot! After trying Hungryroot last month I emailed them saying I just had to do a blog post on their healthy, delicious and veggie-centric meal service, because I loved their food that much. Hungryroot delivers to your home fresh, nutritious, gluten-free, vegan, feel good foods that are always ready to eat in 7 minutes or less. They offer everything from breakfast to dinner to healthy desserts that you can whip together in a flash and feel good about eating.

    At Hungryroot they use genius food swaps to make all their meals extra nutritious. In their noodle dishes you’ll find raw spiralized vegetable noodles instead of noodles made from processed flour. In their cookie dough and pancake batter you’ll find chickpeas instead of eggs and butter. And even in their brownies you’ll find good-for-you ingredients like black beans, almond butter, sweet potatoes and tahini!

    Add all that to the fact that there’s no cutting, no chopping and no prep time, and you can see why I’m such a fan. All you’ve got to do is simply mix all the ingredients together and heat them up. Whether you’re a parent cooking for your family after a long day of school and extracurriculars, or you’re coming home after a busy day at work, Hungryroot makes eating healthy, even on your busiest days, so doable.

    Here are my favorite dishes from Hungryroot:

    Dishes I can’t wait to try:

    And for the rest of June you can use promo code ‘TEDI‘ at checkout on Hungryroot‘s site to get FREE SHIPPING on your orders!

    Hope you all enjoy Hungryroot as much as I do!



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  • By Chloe

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    If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know I’m a fan of By Chloe. By Chloe opened last summer and has had lines out the door ever since. With its new location in LA, and more expansion on the horizon here in NYC, By Chloe is certainly making a name for itself. One of my favorite things about By Chloe is that this 100% vegan restaurant attracts everyone, whether you’re vegan or not. The food just tastes great and that’s what draws people in. At By Chloe the menu features salads, sandwiches, sides and a delicious weekend brunch menu.

    By Chloe offers counter service therefore, because of its popularity, it can be hard to get a table at the restaurant. So it’s not great for large groups. However, By Chloe is just a few blocks down from Washington Square Park, making it the perfect place to grab your food before heading up to the park to enjoy it.

    Here are some of my favorite items on the menu at By Chloe:

    • Pesto Meatball Sub: Italian meatballs (portobello + veggie), marinara, sweet peppers, basil pesto, cashew mozz, almond parm, potato sub roll
    • Quinoa Taco Salad: spicy seitan chorizo, black beans, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, tortilla strips, vegan crèma, agave-lime vinaigrette
    • Whiskey BBQ Sandwich: smoky portobello mushrooms & seitan, sautéed kale, onion marmalade, grilled pineapple, bourbon bbq sauce, potato bun
    • The Early Bird: scrambled organic tofu, spinach, maple sausage, market greens, 7-grain toast, avocado, hot sauce
    • Smashed Avocado Toast: seasonal veggie, almond parm, 7-grain toast
    • Kale Artichoke Dip: comes with almond parm and tortilla chips
    • Mac n’ Cheese: sweet potato-cashew cheese sauce, shiitake bacon, almond parm
    • Air Baked Fries: great with the beet ketchup and chipotle aioli

    By Chloe is located at 185 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012.



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  • Le Botaniste

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    Le Pain Quotidien’s got a new sister in town and she’s vegan! This past February the people behind Le Pain Quotidien opened Le Botaniste, a 100% botanical (aka plant-based) restaurant located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Just like its LPQ counterpart, Le Botaniste was born in Belgium before going international and coming to the States. And in addition to being completely plant-based, the food at Le Botaniste is also gluten-free and organic. The whole concept behind Le Botaniste is healthy, delicious, plant-based, organic food that is good for our health and for the planet.

    Le Botaniste truly takes the Hippocrates quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” to heart. The restaurant is fashioned to look like an old-time apothecary, where in past times people would come in search of cures for their ailments. But here at this modern-day apothecary the walls house glass jars filled with healthy food instead of medicine, and the staff wearing white lab coats dispense that healthy food instead of pills. Above the menu on the wall you’ll even see it says “Prescriptions”, with all the nourishing food items written out below. Le Botaniste gives us a place where we can do just what Hippocrates recommended…fuel our bodies with healthy, clean, life-sustaining foods that not only prevent disease, but can treat it as well. Think of Le Botaniste as a place you can go to get a genuinely healthy dose of food-as-medicine.

    And if you’re wondering what to get, here are some of my favorite dishes at Le Botaniste.

    What to order:

    • Mezze Platter for Two: green pea hummus, red beet tartare, seaweed tartare, coconut ceviche
    • Seaweed Tartare: whether in the mezze platter or on its own – so good!
    • Spicy Chili Sin Carne: quinoa, chili sauce, mixed beans, vegan sour cream, turmeric onions
    • Tibetan Mama Rice Bowl: brown rice, peanut curry, steamed greens, kimchi
    • Build Your Own Botanical Bowl: choose from an assortment of items
    • Detox Juice: ginger, beetroot, apple

    Le Botaniste is located at 833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065.