Check Out Our New Site!

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The Tasteful Pantry has a new look and a new site! Check us out at www.tastefulpantry.com and check out our resources for delicious, healthy, mindful, ‘free-from’ living! You can also sign up here to be emailed our latest posts once a week.

Have an idea or topics you’re dying to learn more about? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page and as we build out the site and grow we’ll keep your suggestions in mind! We can’t wait to hear what you want to see more (or less) of!

Thanks for your awesomeness and we look forward to hearing from you over at our new home 🙂

Jennifer & Lea

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This Year’s Food Trends at Expowest

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Every year, I prepare my stomach and my brain in mid-March for the colossal gathering of the skyrocketing natural products industry at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. At this convention, anyone who is anyone, or wants to be anyone, in the natural products industry, gathers at the Anaheim Convention Center to exhibit, network, gather intel, and taste. The convention takes over the city of Anaheim for that weekend and swarms around the convention center and neighboring hotels like bees around a hive. This is where products are born, companies are noticed, and trends are validated….at least until next year. Continue reading

10 Everyday Mindfulness Practices

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Mindfulness and meditation go together like muscles and strength-training. Mindfulness is an attribute we exercise during meditation, and meditation is a practice (I believe the best practice) to cultivate mindfulness. However the rubber really meets the road when we can bring that mindfulness off the meditation cushion and into our everyday lives. Mindfulness doesn’t have to be limited just to the times we can set aside to meditate at home or at the local meditation center. We can start to blur the boundary between our practice and our lives, living more and more in the present moment and appreciating the richness in the world around us. Continue reading

The 6 Best Herbs for Healthy Digestion

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We’re excited to share with you this guest post Jill Cohen, our friend and certified herbalist. Jill lives in Boulder, CO where she teaches herbal and earth-based education to youth and adults.

If you’re reading this blog, chances are good you’re personally familiar with food intolerances and digestive discomfort. Chances are also good that you’re conscientious about choosing foods that nourish your body and avoiding ones that don’t – at least for the most part!

In addition to making informed food choices, another way to support digestive and overall health is to incorporate medicinal plants into your diet. Continue reading

My Favorite Fats for Cooking

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There are so many different types of oils and fats to cook with these days, and for every one there’s a different opinion on which is healthier. Many fats that were previously considered categorically bad for us have now been proven to be acceptable and even beneficial for us. Below are some of the factors to keep in mind when choosing a fat, and my favorites for cooking. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: Easy Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake (GF)

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Every holiday deserves its own cake! Even if you’re not so much of a baker, this cake is easy to make and naturally gluten-free. It is so rich and decadent, it will satiate any chocolate cravings for months to come and leave you and your loved ones patting you on the back! Pour your heart into the baking of this cake and make it the perfect delightful gift or treat for that someone special – yourself!  Continue reading