Jul 04

Product Review: Propresser Stainless Steel Garlic Press

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Unlike many of the garlic pressers on the market that are made from cheap zinc alloy, the Propresser Garlic Press is fashioned from 100% stainless steel. It won’t rust, won’t weaken at the joint, and won’t break. The Propresser Garlic Press was designed to serve you for years and decades to come. It’s heavy duty, and quality construction, but it weighs in at a svelte 9.3 oz. so anyone can use it effortlessly.

It was also designed with ease of use in mind. To use, hold the Propresser Garlic Press in your hand. Right away I noticed the thickness of the handles and how comfortably my fingers wrapped around them. With a clove of garlic nestled in the basket the handles are the ideal distance apart to maximize leverage. Gently squeeze the handles together. I was delighted at how easily and how effortlessly the Propresser Garlic Press produces perfectly minced garlic. The basket was pretty large too, larger than some of the other garlic presses I’ve owned throughout the years.

And clean up is a breeze! To clean the the Propresser Garlic Press, simply flip up the basket, rinse it under the faucet, and you’re done! Yes it’s really that simple. You can enjoy the flavor and health benefits of garlic instantly without the hassle of messy cleanup.

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When I first took the Propresser Garlic Press out of its box, I marveled at the way light dances over the stainless steel handles and glides over the curves of its ergonomic design. This is such a beautiful complement to my kitchen’s décor.

And the price is incredibly. You can purchase the Propresser Garlic Press on Amazon for 70% off! That’s right this $69.99 garlic press is available for only $16.99! It is such a steal. It looks and feels expense, and you will surely impress your guests with Propresser Garlic Press. And it also makes for a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to cook.

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More than just garlic – it’s also good for pressing garlic. You know how hard it is to cut ginger into tiny pieces for cooking – problem solved!


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Jul 03

Gluten Free Product Review: Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips

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Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips are a delicious, healthy snack that can replace those plain old corn chip. Plus, they are perfect for people with food allergies. Beanfields chips are made from beans and rice, not corn. Not only are they free of corn but, they are cholesterol free, trans fat free, and free of the FDA’s eight most common food allergens!

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Yes, that’s right! Beanfields are not only gluten free but they are also dairy free, corn free, soy free, egg free, nut free, and vegan!

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Made with beans instead of corn or potatoes, Beanfields are rich in nutrients and minerals. One serving has 4g of fiber, twice as much as corn or potato chips, 4g of complete protein, also twice as much as most corn or potato chips, 30% less fat and one third less sodium than most corn tortilla chips.

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Beanfield Chips are made with all natural, non-GMO ingredients. You won’t find any gums, fillers or binders, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors in these chips.

Beanfields chips are first and foremost a great tasting snack. Available in 7 flavors, Beanfields distinctive crunch and delicious flavors will make these your anytime, go-to chip.

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I love bean chips, so I jumped at the opportunity to try Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips. With black beans being the first ingredient, I just knew I was going to enjoy these chips.

All of the nutritional benefits really don’t matter unless the product actually tastes good, right? Well luckily Beanfields taste great! I had the chance to try all seven flavors and I was not disappointed. Of course I liked some better than others, but there wasn’t one flavor I did not like.

Sea Salt has always been one of my favorites. Although I don’t tend to eat salty foods, when it comes to chips sea salt is on the top of my list. Beanfields Sea Salt Chips have just the right amount of salt without being too salty. The salt really enhances the natural rice and bean flavor of the chips.

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The Unsalted chips are great for those on a low salt or salt free diet. This was my least favorite of the bunch. I would eat them again, but these would not be my first choice.

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The Salt N Pepper had a strong black pepper taste, which a zing that I could feel long after the chip was swallowed. If you like the taste of black pepper, these are for you. If you don’t then I recommend sticking to the other flavors.

Pico De Gallo – it was like eating chips and salsa without the salsa. A great flavor, no salsa or dip needed.

Nacho- I’ve never been a nacho flavored chip person. What I liked about Beanfields Nacho chips was that the flavor was not too overpowering, there wasn’t a strong cheese taste, and I could still taste the beans.

The Ranch remind me of Doritos Cool Ranch Chips.  I’m not a huge Ranch fan, and Jeremy didn’t really enjoy this flavor either.

Theblack beans and long grain rice mixes with the natural smoky barbecue flavoring when you’re chewing each chip, giving the The Barbeque flavor a unique taste.

The only thing I don’t like about Beanfields is that some of the flavors – Ranch, Barbeque, Pico de Gallo, and Nacho – contain yeast. I try not to eat yeast. I eat something containing yeast about once a month, so unfortunately I won’t be eating these flavors very often.

Beanfields Bean and Rice chips have a wonderful crunchy texture, just what you would expect from a corn tortilla chip.

Beanfields is family owned company that cares about what goes into their snacks, your body, and how it all impacts the planet. They take pride in farming and producing their products in the U.S.A. They care about their employees by dedicating a portion of their profits to employee profit sharing. They also help contribute non-profit efforts to help farmers grow more sustainable crops. After all, better farmed crops mean better products for us.

Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips are sold at dozens of retail locations in and around Boston. You can also purchase Beanfields Chips on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

 

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Jul 02

ICONIC All Natural Gluten Free Protein Drink Review & Giveaway

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ICONIC is an all-natural protein drink that offers a convenient low-calorie breakfast or snack for on-the-go consumers.  Packed with 20 grams of high quality protein to satisfy hunger, but only 130 calories and 3 grams of sugar—awesome.

ICONIC is available in two flavors: Chocolate Truffle and Pure Vanilla Bean. Both are gluten free, lactose free, soy free, and contain no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect since the drink only contains 3 grams of sugar an no lactose (lactose is what gives milk it’s sweet taste). And I was surprised how sweet it did taste! It wasn’t too sweet that I couldn’t drink these in the morning.

I liked the chocolate truffle; it reminded me of drinking chocolate milk as a kid, but without the thick consistency and coating it can leave in your mouth. And I loved the pure vanilla bean!

Not only does ICONIC have 20 grams of protein per serving, it is also loaded with vitamins and minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.

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The 20 grams of protein and 4g of fiber kept me full all morning and the extra boost of energy from the B12 kept me alert and on top of my game all morning at work.

The delicious and smooth taste, along with the premium natural ingredients, set ICONIC apart from competition in the market.

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ICONIC was so generous to offer one my lucky readers to win a bottle of each flavor! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below.

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Open to U.S. residents only. This giveaway ends on July 16, 2014.

ICONIC hasn’t made its way into stores in MA yet, but you can order cases (12 pack) online for $36.

 

Allergen info: ICONIC contains milk.

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jul 02

Café Don Pablo Signature Blend Gourmet Coffee Review and Giveaway

As many of you know, I love coffee. I drink coffee everyday, religiously. So when the chance to try a new coffee was presented to me, I didn’t think twice.

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The idea to produce a better cup of coffee through Café Don Pablo was conceived over two decades ago after traveling throughout Latin America and discovering how delicious, and different, the coffee was. Over the years they have developed a love for Latin American culture and a taste for great coffee. They have learned from the best and forged mutually beneficial relationships with farmers, roasters, importers, and especially the customers.

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At Café Don Pablo they feel that their coffee is the finest available. They use only the largest, most desirable Arabica beans, grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil in the lush mountainous terrain of the world’s coffee growing regions. These are award-winning beans that were cultivated by skilled farmers whose methods, knowledge, and passion for coffee have been handed down from generation to generation since the very first seed was planted.

As soon as my package arrived I could smell the coffee. When I opened the bag, the aroma of fresh coffee filled my kitchen. It was divine. I could not get over how strong and how fresh the coffee smelled. I couldn’t wait to try it! Also, can we note how big this 2 lb bag is!!

Café Don Pablo’s Signature Blend Coffee is a medium-dark roast made with coffee beans from Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazil. Blended for taste, each of these coffees have distinct body characters and levels of acidity, making the coffee more complex in the cup than a single origin varietal. The beans are slow roasted in small batches to ensure they reach optimum flavor and freshness.

 

A sweetly intense, balanced aroma with milk chocolate, cedar and ripe tomato notes. The acidity is sweet and well integrated and the body medium to full. The finish is cocoa-toned and very smooth.

I appreciate a really great cup of rich, aromatic, eye-opening coffee. I can really taste the difference between a fresh, just roasted product, and others that are roasted by the metric ton and sold by huge corporations. Café Don Pablo knows how to roast coffee.

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Now for the good part! I’m sure all you coffee lovers out there are really going to like this; one lucky reader is going to win a bag of Café Don Pablo’s Signature Blend Coffee! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway will end on July 7, 2014 at 11:59pm.

 

You can purchase Café Don Pablo’s Signature Blend Coffee for $12.99 on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jul 02

Postmates is launching in Boston today! // $10 promo code

Delivery-on-demand service Postmates is launching in Boston today, Wednesday, July 2!

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Postmates has a successful track record having launched in nine other markets, and differentiates itself from similar services offering delivery from any restaurant or store — including things like takeout, spirits/wine, prescriptions, groceries, dry cleaning, electronics, cosmetics, etc. — 24/7 and delivered in under an hour.

Postmates which is like “Uber” for stuff, unlocks the inventory of a city by connecting customers with a dedicated fleet of couriers to deliver anything in under an hour. Postmates is currently doing over 15,000 deliveries a week in nine markets across the U.S., and will now allow Bostonians to get nearly any item — from takeout and groceries to retail items to wine/liquor and even prescriptions — delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The app, available for iOS and Android, allows users to browse an inventory of thousands of restaurants and stores in their city, add items instantly, watch their rated “Postmate” (either a driver or bike messenger) moving on the map, and track their order status in real time. Deliveries start at $5 and users pay for everything within the app so you never have to run out and get cash. But today only all deliveries are free! And I have a promo code – ggea2 – for you to save $10 off your first delivery!

Postmates knows it has a good shot at becoming the go-to on-demand delivery space in Boston given its successful track record in major cities across the country including the San Francisco Bay Area (including SF proper, Silicon Valley and the East Bay), Seattle, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin. They chose Boston as their next market for expansion due to high demand and a consumer base with an appetite for variety but limited delivery options. Imagine being able to order in iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts, ice cream from JP Licks, salad from sweetgreen or rice bowls from Bon Me with the touch of a button. Postmates makes that possible by picking up from merchants that don’t offer delivery themselves.

For Postmates, every new city has grown faster than the one launched before it. To date, the service has driven over $12 million in revenue to local businesses, and paid out over $5M in income to couriers. Across the country they’ve employed over 3,000 local couriers — and will create a strong fleet of local Boston residents to support the local deliveries. The initial delivery zone covers Downtown, Back Bay, North End, South End, South Boston and Cambridge. Postmates will begin expanding to other Boston areas shortly after the launch.

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So, what will you use Postmates for?

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Jul 01

Abe’s Market New Sampling Program // $2 Full Size Samples and Free Shipping!

 

Abe’s Market, the online marketplace of organic and natural goods, just launched a great new sampling program that lets consumers buy full-size product samples for just $2 each, with free shipping! The way it works is that every day, Abe’s Market cracks open cases of their favorite products such as Quinn Popcorn, KIND granola, even vegan smoked jerky. Consumers can pick up to three samples every day, and shipping is free!

 

 

“We are thrilled to provide a solution that will make natural simple,” says Richard Demb co-founder and CEO. “We have partnered with many of our favorite brands, big and small, to make it easier than ever to try their products. We all understand that trying something new is sometimes a risk — maybe it won’t taste good, maybe my kids never touch it — at its core we are removing that risk and opening up new, better, options.”

Once people receive and try their products, Abe’s Market will ask for feedback and their experiences, to better improve their selections, and help Abe’s Market sellers discover what consumers are looking for in all-natural and organic products.

Abe’s Market has over 2000 gluten free products, and many of them are offered in the new sampling program.

Barnana – a dehydrated banana snack comprising all of the nutrients of a banana (high potassium!) with the convenience of on-the-go snacking. The organic, non-GMO and gluten-free line includes original, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter flavors.

Fruit.0 – A super portable, compact fruit pouch containing, well, just fruit. The 100% organic crushed fruit contains no additional ingredients or sugars and is vegan, non-GMO and free of nuts, fat, gluten and artificial ingredients. (regularly $2.49)

Birch Benders Micro Pancakery – Making pancakes has never been easier. Certified organic and non-GMO Birch Benders include all the wholesome ingredients in the package and you only need to add water, shake and cook. The line offers gluten-free options and delicious flavors like cinnamon and banana buckwheat.

Hooray Puree – A perfect way to get your veggies on the go. Hooray Puree picks their organic vegetables at the peak of ripeness and purees them into gluten-free snack packs without adding any preservatives, dyes or acids. So when you’re not near the store, you can always have fresh sweet potatoes, spinach and butternut squash on hand.

Primal Spirit Foods: Love jerky but don’t eat meat? These meatless jerky strips, in six flavors like mesquite lime, teriyaki and Thai peanut, quash that craving when you need protein. The low-fat, non-GMO vegan treats comprise soy seitan and shiitake mushrooms and are certified kosher. (regularly $2.50)

Powbab: Get a daily dose of delicious 100% antioxidants and boost your immunity with vitamins A, C and E from this superfood through tasty acai and pomegranate chews, moisturizing oil or powder you can mix into a drink. The fiber-packed vegan treat contains no gluten, dairy, soy or nuts.

Health Warrior: Boost your run or workout (or even when you need a pick me up in the middle of the day) with chia-packed, flavorful energy bars. The non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, high-fiber bars with omega-3s comprise tasty flavors including chocolate peanut butter, coconut, coffee and banana nut.

KIND: Load up on healthy and tasty gluten-free snack bars, granola, healthy grains bars and more. KIND products are GMO free, protein packed, high fiber, dairy free and all natural. Toss a couple in your bag, your desk or in your gym locker and grab it whenever you need a little extra energy with great taste. (Note: The KIND clusters in this promo are GF) (regularly $5.49)

Quinn Popcorn: Quinn reinvented microwave popcorn and made it healthy. Comprising organic, non-GMO, vegan ingredients in a chemical-free bag, Quinn makes movie time — or anytime — more delicious with flavors including Vermont maple and sea salt, hickory smoked cheddar, parmesan and rosemary and just plain sea salt. (regularly $4.99)

Rip Van Wafel: Coffee time just got more delicious! Just unwrap, place over steaming coffee (or tea!) wait a few minutes and enjoy an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup-free caramel- or cocoa-filled, crunchy Dutch treat!

Urban Accents: You’ve never had more fun or an easier time cooking, baking or grilling than when using Urban Accents dry glazes, rubs, flapjack mixes, seasonings, veggie roasters and more. The gourmet food line produces non-GMO, all-natural and gluten-free products.

World Peas: This green pea snack makes it easy for you to forget high-fat greasy chips. With exotic flavors like Sicilian tomato, Santa Barbara Ranch, Hungarian garlic and Nagano wasabi, World Peas delights without gluten, dairy or high fructose corn syrup.

I Heart Keenwah: Love quinoa but don’t like when it spills in your bag when you try to take it on the go? I Heart Keenwah, with its delicious gluten-free, high-fiber crunchy clusters of almond, chocolate, peanut butter and cranberry, is a perfect snack to take anywhere with you.

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Jul 01

True Lipids Relieve & Protect Ointment Review & Giveaway

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CherylLeeMD’s line of sensitive skincare, TrueLipids®, will change your feet forever! This kit will eliminate dry cracked heels and get your feet ready for summer. It takes about 7 days and works amazingly well.

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TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment works at the source of dry, cracked skin by providing a patent-pending blend of essential skin lipids. This ointment relieves and protects dry, itchy, chapped, cracked, wind-burned and irritated skin, and it is effective for all ages and skin types. The TrueLipids® ointment is very versatile and work for many different skin conditions including: eczema, cuts, scrapes or burns, severe dry skin, itchy dry skin, dermatitis, and more.

I run a lot and have dry cracked feet. So I was eager to try TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment and see if would really work as well as they claim. I was surprised at how well it did work! My feet were smoother within only 7 days of using the cream! And my small patch of eczema is not itchy anymore and almost gone! I didn’t include any before and after pictures because personally I hate feet and I don’t really think you all want to see pictures of my feet, especially my feet before using TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment.

Here’s a great video on how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCtxNI3AoEk

TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment is gluten free, hypoallergenic and non-toxic.

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TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment retails for $49.99. It’s pricier than your typical off-the-shelf moisturizer. It’s also very different from your off-the-shelf moisturizer. This product works and is worth the price. They have a 30-day money back guarantee so there is no risk in trying it. If it doesn’t work, they can just send it back and they’ll refund them. Also, I have a code just for you to save 10% off your order! Promo code: GlutenFree10.  So really, you have nothing to lose!

Not only did True Lipids give me a 10% discount code to share with you, they are also offering to give one lucky reader 1 product of their choice!!

Enter below for your chance to win! And don’t worry, if you buy a product and then win, True Lipids will refund your money!

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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends on June 8, 2014 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Someone at Cheryl Lee MD will get back to you immediately!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jun 30

Gluten Free Veggie Fries // Revolutionizing French Fries

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Think French fries are gluten free because they’re made from potatoes?  Think again.

French fries are surprisingly tricky. You’d think they’d be gluten-free — after all, they’re made of naturally gluten free potatoes right? — but many times, they’re not safe for those of us with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Often when you do find gluten free French fries they contain high amounts of salt, carbohydrates, calories, trans fat, and saturated fat. And have you ever picked up a bag of frozen French fries and read the ingredients? Many of them contain ingredients I can’t even pronounce! Ugh!

I love French fries but I’m not about to put crap into my body.

Luckily, I was just introduced to a local company called Veggie Fries. Veggie Fries makes a healthier version of frozen French Fries that are just as tasty.

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Veggie Fries, based out of Wellesley, MA, are made from all natural USA grown potatoes, carefully selected real farm-grown vegetables, beans, spices, and herbs to provide the most authentic and delicious flavors. Each batch follows a unique patent-pending process to give you the perfect fry texture – crispy on the outside, fluffy and tender on the inside. Each variety contains at least 25% of non-potato vegetables and beans for a substantial amount of extra vegetable nutrition in every delicious serving. Every ingredient is all natural, non-GMO and contains no gluten or wheat.

Veggie Fries are available in four flavors: Carrots, Broccoli, Chickpea & Red Pepper, and Tuscan Bean & Herb.

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The Tuscan Bean & Herb are my favorite. The crispy fries have a mouthwatering blend of beans and herbs. I was blown away with the flavor; it is incredible, and I was not expecting it at all. Veggie Fries are just as addicting as the real thing.

The Carrot fries are naturally sweet with a delicious carrot taste, with just 1g of sugar per serving.

I found the Chickpeas and Red Pepper to be the most unique, this is not a flavor combination I would expect in a French fry, but it works.

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Veggie Fries are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, and are low in sodium.

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Each 3 oz. serving of Veggie Fries contains two full servings of vegetables. And, since Veggie Fries are made with 100% natural and vegetable based ingredients, so they are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Veggie Fries are simple to make. Just heat the oven to 450F and bake 10 minutes on each side. The result is a perfectly crispy outside and fluffy and tender inside. Jeremy loved the fries too. We were both so impressed with the texture and flavor.

Now we can finally enjoy French fries again, without the gluten and without the guilt. And you can too! Veggie Fries are available in leading Supermarkets and Natural Food stores throughout the country.

Veggie Fries are made 100% certified gluten free ingredients and is in the process of becoming gluten free certified.

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

 
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Jun 29

REPS57 // Cycling Classes in Beacon Hill

Renvil’s Elite Performance Studio, better known as REPS, is located at 57 Phillips St. in Beacon Hill.

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Renvil Doman is a highly sought after personal trainer in Boston. He has a proven system for transforming fitness and allowing clients to achieve results that far exceed their expectations. Renvil is known for the expertise, commitment, and intensity that he brings to each of his clients. He goes to great lengths to build strong client relationships an often becomes their trusted source for advice on all things that relate to their health, nutrition, and fitness.

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Renvil is now the proud owner of REPS, established in August 2010. Renvil offers one on one person training, buddy workouts, boot camps, and cycling classes. REPS is the only fitness studio in Beacon Hill that offers cycling class! Of course I was thrilled when I learned this!

Price:

One class:       $30
5 classes:        $140 ($28 each)
10 classes:      $270 ($27 each)
20 classes:      $520 ($26 each)

So how does this compare to other studios?

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Ok, I know you are thinking that this is pricier than most other studios, but what you get at REPS you can’t find at the other boutique studios.

REPS classes are small, with only 15 bikes available. Smaller classes tend to be more personal; the instructor can focus on individuals, and give personalized attention to each person. This is how Renvil’s class was.

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Upon walking into the class, the ‘’regulars’’ greeted me and welcomed me to the class. There is such a feel of community at Renvil’s, it’s not something I’ve experienced at any other cycling studio. Renvil wants his classes to be community oriented, and they are just that. If you would rather exercise with friends, or a small group in your neighborhood, in a different environment that doesn’t feel as intimidating as a gym floor or large spin class, then you should check out a class at REPS.

The 45-minute cycling class is followed by 15 minutes of stretching, abs or upper bodywork It’s intense! What makes REPS classes so unique is that his classes are either followed by 15 minutes of bodywork or 15 minutes of running up and down Beacon Hill, most of times its running. I was sore that day so I am glad I picked a class without the running, but everyone else in class LOVED those days, so it must be a good workout! Boutique classes won’t give you that.

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Renvil is passionate about fitness and dedicated to his clients. He makes a real effort to get to know you by name, not just a number in the class on a bike.

Right now classes are offered three days a week: Monday at 6pm, Friday at 6:15pm, and Sunday at 9am. Renvil hopes to add more classes in the near future.

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Disclaimer: I attended this class free of charge. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

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Jun 28

Jiva Organics Organic Coriander Review

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Coriander comes from the seeds of the cilantro plant. If you didn’t know, they both come from the same plant but the leaves are called Cilantro and the dried seeds are known as Coriander.

The small, creamy brown seeds of the plant (coriander) give dishes a warm, aromatic, earthy, and slightly citrus flavor totally different to fresh leaves (cilantro). Coriander is commonly used in Indian cooking as well as in Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. It is most commonly used in chili and curry dishes.

Coriander can be found in the spice aisle of most supermarkets or purchased online.

I was recently sent a bad of Jiva Organics USDA Organic Ground Coriander to test out.

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Jiva Organics Ground Coriander is:

When I opened my bag of Jiva Organics coriander a wonderful, fresh aroma filled the air. The ground coriander not only smelled fresh, but also had a vibrant color.

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I use coriander all the time when I cook. It’s not super spicy like cayenne or as noticeable as nutmeg. It is more of a background spice that adds a little something to many dishes. I like to add a teaspoon to my enchiladas, or to my rubs for chicken and fish. I also use it when I make sweet potato fries or add a pinch to homemade hummus. The possibilities are endless.

What I like about Jiva Organics spices is that they are packaged in re-sealablee bags, which makes storage super easy.

Health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

The word “Jiva” means life. Jiva Organics is a small family business, driven by care and respect for life – be it people or the environment around them. As a result, they source products that are completely natural, certified organic, and grown with the underlying philosophy that promotes sustainability of Mother Earth for the present and future generations. The organic farms they work with are untouched by modern toxic inputs to produce pure and natural spices and grains of the highest quality, that result in delicious, healthy meals for you and your family. It’s a simple choice that makes a big difference.

Jiva Organics 7 oz. bag can be purchased on Amazon for $6.95. This is an incredible price for organic coriander. I was recently at my local grocery store, and the organic coriander was selling for $5.99 for a 1.25 oz. jar, and a 2.29 oz. costs $4.45.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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