5 Vegan Alternatives for Game Day Snacks

5 Vegan Alternatives for Game Day SnacksI don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the Super Bowl is watching the game with family and friends and enjoying a delicious spread of food. This year, I have some vegan guests coming over and will be making a few alternatives to game day favorites that everyone can enjoy. Come into The Corner for all of the ingredients needed for these vegan snacks.
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Staff Pick: Dandies Vegan Marshmallows

Staff Pick: TonyThe newest addition to our culinary staff, chef Tony has chosen Dandies marshmallows as his staff pick. Ahhhh…. A luscious vegan version of the traditional marshmallow, and they are tasty.

Tony says Dandies make an excellent vegan Rice Krispie Treat. The minis are great for topping off hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Best of all, vegans can finally enjoy s’mores around the campfire!

PS: Tony plans on making his famous candied sweet potato muffins this week. Topped with… you guessed it, Dandies vegan marshmallows!

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We Love Chia!

We Love CHIA!

Introducing the amazing CHIA! This is my new favorite seed! And wait until you see the way it gels up when you mix it with your favorite juice..it’s like a delicious high-fiber JELLO! Have you tried adding it when visiting our fresh juice bar or stopping by the refrigerator for a Chia Pod for a quick, nutritious breakfast? I highly recommend it…you’ll be getting a healthy dose of fiber, protein, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats.

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Nature’s Corner West Long Branch

WLB2015-webWe are pleased to announce that Nature’s Corner is coming to West Long Branch! This year is our 20th Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate! We plan to open our second store by this Summer 2015. The exact location will be announced soon… and you’re really going to love it!

We have received many customer requests over the years to open a store in the West Long Branch area and we are very excited to become a part of the West Long Branch and surrounding community.

More details are coming soon! For the latest updates on our new store, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

We’ll be posting updates on our website whenever we have news to share!

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Staff Pick: Maca

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This week one of our newest staff members, Colin, chose to spotlight maca powder!

Maca root powder is rich in B vitamins, vitamins C and E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and amino acids. It’s great for energy, overall health and mood, as well as maintaining hormone balance, and can be found in our Cacao Craze Superfood Blend at the Organic Juice Bar! You can also add it as a boost to any smoothie or Superfood Blend on our menu.

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Hats, Scarves, Organic Green Juice, and a Whole Lotta Love

This combination Staff/Customer Pick is a throwback to last December, when some of our staff bundled up to take this warm picture with one of our favorite regulars, Henry. It’s just too good to not share a second time!

Keep warm, everyone. :)

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An Avocado a Day…

…Keeps the bad cholesterol away?!

This is great news for all of us guac-lovers. According to NPR, “new research finds that eating an avocado per day, as part of an overall diet rich in healthy fats, may help cut the bad kind cholesterol, known as LDL.”

Read the full article here.

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The Responsible Economy of Patagonia

The winter athleticwear companies Patagonia and The North Face may seem very similar. That said, you’re likely to think they’d be competing for sales – But that isn’t the case!

On the contrary, Patagonia is in no hurry to increase its production or revenue. Their Responsible Economy program challenges the assumption that an economy based on growth and increased consumption is necessary for prosperity.

“Just last September, Patagonia unveiled their latest marketing goal: limiting growth. Yep, you read that right. Patagonia announced they’re aiming (with some specific action items) to make less than they have in previous years, in order to better serve the environment.”

Read more about these action items here! Image source: Patagonia.com

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Staff Pick: Sea Salted Macadamia Nuts by NOW

This week, Jane chose to spotlight one of her favorite salty snacks: NOW brand’s Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts with Sea Salt!

Not only do these nuts satisfy salty cravings, but they’re a natural source of fiber and healthy fatty acids. In fact, they offer the highest amount of monounsaturated fats of any nut! You can eat them right from the bag, add them to breads and desserts, or use them to make an excellent, savory crust for chicken and seafood dishes.

Stop by and try some today! ;)

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Here’s to Health and Happiness in 2015!

We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to The Corner for our big New Year’s Day 20% off sale last week! It was truly a blast and we were so happy to see so many of your friendly faces.

We’re looking forward to another year filled with even more Local Honest Food. See you soon :)

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