Also in my visit to WF this week I met Hugo of Hugo Naturals. I didn't know he was going to be there, but thought it was cool that he was at one of our Michigan stores. He was very kind and well informed, we chatted about the products of course, Monsanto, the food industry, etc. What a cool happenstance! I did not have my camera on me, otherwise I totally would have asked for a photo.
He hooked me up with some lip balm, a lavendar sanitizing hand spray ( I do like to keep a natural hand sanitizer of some sort for festivals or the like when we'll most likely be using port-o-potties, this one is surprisingly moisturizing too ), and a delicious rose soap. How generous!
Mom, you're going to go gaga when you smell this soap!
I found that I loved Hugo Naturals hand/body lotion in Las Vegas, they carried it at the new big WF on the strip. I was interested in it first because it's cruelty free and at the same time made with ingredients that I recognize. When I buy lotion this is what I get, the Oatmeal and Shea butter. I then started using their Vanilla and Sweet Orange shampoo and conditioner which I loved too, I have since as you know become a no-pooing gal. HN also gets the WF premium body care designation. By talking with Hugo you can understand his sincere concern with the health of our planet and you can read more about that here. Another cool thing for anyone who has gluten sensitivity is the products are gluten free.
I sampled the baby oil too, and must have smelled my skin about 50 times on the way home, yum. I did not know they had a baby line (I think baby products are great for adults too:) I think the line would be awesome for anyone with a babe or babe on the way.
Here's some recent eats around this joint.
Big chia oat kefir breakfasts
Gena's Raw Curried Cashew Spread, which is awesome! I've eaten it spread in the wraps and with red pepper and zucchini dippers.
with stirred-up dressing
more salads and wraps
Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup with brown rice. I used red kale instead of spinach and left out the chickpeas. This was yummy, warming, and spicy.
I lost the recipe when it slid down between the countertop and the wall ;)
I found it with a quick search online at Delicious Living, the link is above. I love this magazine and also Taste for Life.
Averie's Vegan Chocolate Snowballs that I made for my Mom on Mother's Day. I did go quite a bit lighter on the sweetener and used part raw agave, and did a half cup total of the coco powder which I used half cocoa and half raw cacao. I also used the coconut oil and chias. Mom has reported that they are all gone now and were delish =) I agree.
Mom had ordered some raw cacao from Mrs. Bassett and ordered me a bag too! Thanks Momma xoxo
A raw dinner away from home with lots of green power!
A little Ziggy for this warm sunshiney day!