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Wellness Wednesday: Sustainable Supperclub brings awareness to food waste

What started off as a modest idea as a shared passion between two friends to eliminate food waste led to the creation of Sustainable Supperclub. In 2017, Mayela Lanza learned of a New York-based dinner that started the dialogue on sustainable food systems. Loving the idea, Mayela shared her discovery with her good friend, Jennifer Weinberg, and both women were inspired to take action.

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Wabi Sabi by Chef Shuji Hiyakawa: Simple and Elegant Sushi

Where to find fresh sushi is a popular conversation among Miamians. While a number of places offer sushi on their menu, it is not the main focus and many times the sushi is “tricked out” with sauces and decorative items that may diminish the raw fish.

Not so, at new Wabi Sabi by Shuji in Upper Biscayne/ MiMo area on NE 79th St.

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Wellness Wednesday: Gluten-free dining in South Florida

My journey with Celiac disease, an auto immune disease in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine, began in 2014. Although gluten free food options have tremendously increased since that time, there is still a lack of understanding and care for those with my specific dietary need.  So if you're like me, finding a restaurant that offers gluten free options can be extremely difficult. Luckily, I have found a few places in South Florida that fit the bill (and which I frequent very often). 

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Wellness Wednesday: 6 Places to Eat Vegan and Plant-based in Miami

The environment and climate change are literally “hot topics” today. Did you know that the #4 solution to REVERSING climate change ( (#3 is reducing food waste) is adopting a plant-based diet? Decomposing plants and vegetables contribute minimal greenhouse gases while raising livestock for meat, eggs and dairy contributes over 14% of the methane gas.

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The 2019 James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project in South Florida

This year marks the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ hosted by the James Beard Foundation. And voting for the BEST Blended Burger ends on July 31st! Vote here.

A Blended Burger is made up of a patty that contains at least 25% fresh mushrooms, and many will find that blended burgers are tastier while being more healthy and sustainable. This years burgers even include some completely plant-based burgers as well.

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Shop Local at Urban Oasis Projects Farmers Markets

Celebrate local farmers and shop farmers markets for fresh fruit and produce in South Florida!. On a recent Saturday, the fresh fruit and vegetable enthusiast that I am, ventured down to the Southwest Farmers Market at Tropical Park (open year-round, Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm) to experience what they had to offer.  

The Urban Oasis Project local produce farm stand was the main draw for me but there were other vendors to see as well.

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The 2019 James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project in South Florida

This year marks the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ hosted by the James Beard Foundation.

A Blended Burger is made up of a patty that contains at least 25% fresh mushrooms, and many will find that blended burgers are tastier while being more healthy and sustainable. This years burgers even include some completely plant-based burgers as well.

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Wellness Wednesday: Retreat Season at The Carillon Miami Beach

The Carillon Wellness Resort in North Beach offers a world class spa (formerly Canyon Ranch), thermal experience, 4 pools, a fitness center, and 20 fitness classes a day, in addition to its luxury hotel accommodations and beachside restaurant, The Strand.

And beginning End May-October, the Carillon offers special 3-day Wellness Retreats that are both educational, informative and relaxing.

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Wellness Wednesday: Eat Healthy in Miami with Healthy Bowls & Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

Summer in Miami is here and getting that bikini body in shape requires some healthy eating choices. So, let the healthy eating begin at these Miami places, feel better and even maybe lose some of those extra pounds.  

 

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Hidden Farms in Key West - Florida Keys Garden

The wildly diverse ecosystems of the Florida Keys can perhaps best be discovered in hidden gardens, tucked off main roads and the Overseas Highway throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. While visiting Key West, I was looking for a salt farm but instead stumbled upon Tammy Germain’s microgreen farm, Florida Keys Garden.

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Seek The Beauty: A Sustainable Supper Club at Harpke Farm

Having been born and raised in Miami, most people find it incredible that the first time I ever visited the Everglades was only a couple of years ago - at the ripe age of twenty-three. It took me until then to venture out to our city’s closest national park - a gorgeous World Heritage site that protects a unique ecosystem full of wetland creatures.

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8 Places to Eat Vegan and Plant-based in Miami

Two years ago, Miami vegetarians and vegans had few options for dining out. A few juice bars offered fresh salads and wraps, but enjoying a healthy or plant-based dinner out was non-existent. Today, Miami is a center of creative chefs offering colorful and flavorful vegan and vegetarian dishes even your carnivore loving friend will love. Here are some of our favorites.

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Slow Food Miami's "Snail of Approval" Tasting Party Returns on March 14th

Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party hosted by Kelly Blanco of NBC 6 returns for its eighth year on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Regarded as Miami’s Freshest Night Out, the annual celebration will be held from 7PM to 10PM at The Palms Hotel & Spa, home to farm-to-table concept Essensia Restaurant & Lounge.

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Wellness Wednesday: Dry January Made Easy with These Miami Mocktails

If you’re anything like us, then you probably over-indulged a bit during the holidays. Now that the new year is here, it’s time to pull back just a little. We aren’t going full “new year, new you,” but some of us are taking it easy when it comes to happy hour.

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