Raw Food Adventure

Last weekend I took a road trip from Hershey, PA, to Baltimore, MD, to New York. I had some of the BEST foods I’ve ever eaten.

I stopped at Liquid Earth while I was in Baltimore (a vegetarian/vegan/raw restaurant) and ordered an amazing vegan Liquid Earth Club, “Agent Orange” smoothie, and a ginger tea.

From their menu:

Liquid Earth Club… our own organic fake bacon, organic baby field greens, red onion , avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes stacked on multigrain bread with Nayonnaise

Agent Orange…soy milk, orange juice, vanilla, banana and ice.

I don’t quite remember what type of tea it was, but it was recommended and it was delicious. Something about ginger and honey.  The entire meal (with tip) was $20.  A little pricey, but the sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. I almost asked them how they make their tempeh so delicious. They motivated me to try making tempeh bacon on my own again last night, but I failed. I just don’t have those skills. The meal and staff were wonderful.  After I was already eating I overheard their raw special of the day was a raw burger. If I had known that I definitely would’ve given that a try.

I didn’t take any pictures of my food, unfortunately, but I did fail at taking a drive by picture of the restaurant.

Tried to take a driveby picture of Liquid Earth (notice it on the left)
Tried to take a drive by picture of Liquid Earth (notice it on the left)

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Awesome Websites to Drastically Increase (or Decrease) Productivity

Here is a list of some of my favorite websites that increase productivity, help decrease the amount of time spent on day to day tasks, and some that are just entertaining.

Functional:

www.Mint.com: Really easy online banking site. I’ve tried Microsoft Money, Quicken, and the individual websites from my banks, but Mint is the best by far. It links all of your online banking together in one place and updates automatically. The new budgeting features allows you to keep track of how much you’re spending in each category, and will send you emails if you go over. It’s safe, customizable, and free. Plus they make all these pretty charts and graphs for you.

www.DailyBurn.com: This website is really helpful in tracking your health. You enter your goals, and then the foods consumed and exercises done.  It totals your calories, carbs, protein, and fats, and if you get a premium subscription it will monitor just about any other info possible too. I’ve used Calorie King, Excel spreadsheets, and a marble notebook to keep track of my nutrition, but nothing quite as effortless as DailyBurn. There is also a great support group where you can join teams with similar goals.  Coolest new feature: You can use your iPhone to scan in the bar codes of foods your eating.

www.Pandora.com: Free Internet radio. You create different stations based on songs or artists you like and Pandora gives you recommendations that are similar. It’s pretty accurate picking songs I like, and it’s a great way to be introduced to new bands. Continue reading

Reasons Why You’ll Find Me at Walmart During the Inevitable Zombie Attack

I don’t think Walmart is the greatest thing ever (their produce is awful), but I also don’t think Sam Walton is the antichrist. No matter where you fall on the great Walmart debate, everyone has to admit Walmart is the ideal base camp during the impending zombie apocalypse (and if you don’t believe it’s coming, I say you start by taking a look at the obscure medical experiments that are done today and tell me we won’t create a zombie virus…yeah, I thought so).

ANYWAY, if you are just driving along, minding your own business and start to see the undead walking around and eating people… HEAD TO WALMART. Costco and Sam’s Club are also acceptable, maybe even preferred. Only head to Kmart or Target if you can’t make it to a walmart. Shopping malls are ok, but we’ve all seen Dawn of the Dead.

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