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National Olive Day June 1: Bel Lavoro Olive Orchard Donates 100% of Sales

Artisan Olive Orchard
to Donate 100% of all Sales of Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
and Steep Echo Tea on June 1, 2020 to Feed America
National Olive Day on June 1st not only celebrates the olive itself, it celebrates the many ways that the olive enriches our lives via food, oil and tea (yes tea). This year, with so many families impacted by Covid19, Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards (family owned/operated), home to Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Steep Echo Tea, will mark National Olive Day by donating 100% of all sales on June 1, 2020 to Feed America via the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.
“We are so fortunate to be able to grow, harvest and sell our olives right from our home, but we know that there are so many families being impacted by the Covid19 pandemic right now so we wanted to mark this year’s holiday by using our bounty to help others,” notes Kim Branum, owner of Bel Lavoro. “We are going to donate 100% of all sales of Cut1886 and Steep Echo Teas on June 1st to our local Food Bank of Santa Barbara County which is part of Feed America.  It is our hope that we can help make a difference in the lives of members of our community and beyond.”

100% of all purchases of tea and olive oil from 12:00 am-11:59 pm on June 1, 2020 will be donated to the Food Bank Santa Barbara County (

Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Now delivering its first exclusive batch of 2500 cold-pressed bottles for sale, certified organic and harvested by hand, Cut1886 was blended by a Master Miller to extract the most beautiful flavor profiles and colors from the trees. Medium bodied with a mix of herb and nut flavors and a touch of spice, the oil is perfectly balanced, crafted from a small batch and in limited quantities based on the fruit yields and the health of the trees.
Steep Echo Tea:
Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural olive leaf teas. Each of the teas brings together hand-harvested organic oliveleaf with a collection of natural botanicals curated by the best artisans in the trade. The fusion of these ingredients thoughtfully present a rare blend of detail, depth and nuance that elevates each flavor and accentuates the health benefits of the olive leaf.

Featuring five caffeine free blends (Tend, Ascent, Bloom, Hush and Repose) that have been tailored to match any moment. Steep Echo is one of very few tea makers worldwide to exclusively use the olive leaf for its production.

To find Bel Lavoro, one must venture onto a winding road leading to a hideaway and homestead that features over 350 olivetrees growing naturally on the hills above the not-to-distant sea below. It is in this picturesque location that nature has delivered a well-spring that ends its journey at the orchard’s doorstep. Combined with a grow-friendly climate that mixes cool ocean breezes with the warm sunlight, Bel Lavoro finds itself in the exact right spot in which to create the organic olives that have become the main ingredient in its two new artisan, olive-based products.

About Bel Lavoro:

Owned and operated by the Branum family, Bel Lavoro was purchased sight unseen by this then Seattle-based family in 2010, and upon their first visit, the Branum’s discovered that olive trees surrounded their new home. After years of research, education and trial (and error), Kimberly Branum and her son Brandon dedicated themselves to developing products that are harvested by hand through timeless practices.

Their calling has become their occupation and today they are ready to share the fruits of the labor: a collection of the finest organic teas and oils, drawn from fruits, vegetables and herbs irrigated by natural spring water.

RECIPE for Vegan Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding

By: Fresh n’ Lean – the nation’s #1 organic meal delivery company

Vegan Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe – enough said lol. Here’s an amazing recipe, which is super easy – so easy that I did it with my toddler running around and a conference call on the line.


  • 2 medium Avocados
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Melted Keto-Friendly Dark Chocolate
  • 8 drops Stevia
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Plant-Based Milk

Cook Time: 2 MINUTES


CARB: 20g

FAT: 29g


TOOLS: Food Processor


  1. Cut open avocado and scoop out flesh.
  2. Melt chocolate.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  4. Serve, or chill until ready to eat.


There are some days where you don’t feel like turning on the oven and just eating what I like to call an “instant gratification” dessert. This vegan keto chocolate avocado pudding is definitely that. All you need is a food processor and a few ingredients and you’ll be on your way to dessert town!

I am honestly surprised at how amazing the consistency is of this pudding. It’s like it came from a box, but didn’t! It’s velvety, smooth, rich, and loaded with healthy fats. And along with being ketogenic, it’s also vegan! I see some delicious dessert in your future, friends.


15-ounce Bags of Jalapeno and Teriyaki Beef Sticks Spice Things Up for At-Home Snackers

In a market sphere where shrinking product size is the norm, Old Trapper is focusing on expanding its product offerings to further meet consumers’ desire for high quality product in large clear-view packages.

The company recently launched two new flavors of its 15-ounce bags of Deli-Style Beef Sticks. Jalapeno and Teriyaki seasoned are the latest options to come in the shareable bags. And because they are low in carbohydrates and sugars at only 2 grams of total carbohydrates with 9 grams of protein per serving, they represent a keto-friendly snack.

A December 2018 “Forbes” feature predicted, “You can expect to see more keto-friendly snack options and meals.” For those not in the know, “a keto diet focuses on low carbohydrate … foods.” Flash forward a year and the low-carb trend is showing no signs of letting up. In August 2019, MarketWatch reported, “Ketogenic Diet Market Size will grow at 5.5% CAGR to exceed 15,640.6 million USD by 2027.” That figure equates to more than $15.5 billion.

Old Trapper continues to cater to this growing keto market with its line of authentic meat snacks. To ensure its customers always have a tasty snack option, the company is constantly expanding its product offerings. The new Jalapeno and Teriyaki 15-ounce Deli-Style Beef Sticks are the newest taste temptations to accommodate Old Trapper’s hungriest fans.

New 15-Ounce Flavors of Deli-Style Beef Sticks

The new Teriyaki flavor combines the delicious spice of Old Trapper’s famous smoked beef with the tangy flavor of soy sauce. The result is arguably the world’s best tasting teriyaki beef stick. The Jalapeno Deli-Style Beef Sticks start with the same wood-fire smoked beef with the added bonus of jalapeno spiciness.

“The popularity of our Original flavor 15-ounce bags told us that our customers are looking for large quantities of quality beef sticks for a good price,” explains Robert Leary,Old Trapper’s Director of Marketing. “Our latest Jalapeno and Teriyaki versions of the shareable bags deliver more of what our market base is craving – we know this because of how fast they sell out at retailers. And because we are so proud of the appealing mahogany color, all our 15-ounce Deli-Style Beef Sticks are clear bagged so consumers can see the exact quantity and quality they are receiving.”

Each 15-ounce bag of Old Trapper Deli-Style Beef Sticks retails for around $14. Each serving of both new flavors contains only 2 grams of total carbohydrates with 9 grams of protein making them a keto-friendly snack.

About Old Trapper Smoked Products

Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide. A family-run business, OldTrapper offers a full line of high-quality, naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef, the freshest seasoning ingredients and real wood-fired smoke. For more information, please visit


Suffering From The Dreaded Mid-Afternoon Slump?

All of us are trying to keep up with the hectic pace of life, which has us reaching for less than healthy options, full of synthetic chemicals and sugars.  Want to make a change but scared to cut the caffeine? I wanted to introduce you to a product that will deliver that pick-me-up without the jitters of coffee or chemical filled energy drinks.

If you are looking for convenient, effective and healthy nourishment for a healthy brain, improved concentration, attention, positive mood, memory and mental energy, grab a Voke superfood tab.  It is a twice-daily plant-based chewable tablet, that is supported by over 25 independent studies that show it can boost your whole-body health and give you more mental productivity. Sound too good to be true?

Voke Superfood Tablets

$34 for 30 Tablets at Amazon

Voke gives your mind the gift of superfoods to clear brain fog and rapidly transforms your ability to focus on the task at hand. With ingredients backed by over 25 independent research studies, Voke will help you maintain all-day mental energy, laser focus, upbeat mood and clear thinking. Each chewable tablet will improve mental clarity, energy and focus for 3 hours. Due to Voke’s uniquely effective formula of superfoods, you won’t experience jitters or a crash.

Voke is Grown by Nature, Proven by Science.  Just natural goodness inside:

  • Natural Red Beetroot
  • Organic Raw Guarana Seed
  • Organic Acerola Cherry
  • Natural Green Tea Leaf Caffeine

All-Natural Benefits of Voke Tabs:

  • Refreshed mind
  • Sharp Mental Focus
  • Bright Mood
  • Productive Energy
  • Weight Control
  • Natural Antioxidant
  • Essential Nutrients
  • ​Immune Support
  • Sport Endurance

Still not convinced? Eat two Voke a day and give yourself a great brain day. You can avoid the daily low point which happens around 3 pm, where we make poor decisions, are less focused and, yes, our mood declines. Try Voke Tabs to experience the healthy and refreshing benefits that come along with these convenient chewable tablets!

More to love! Voke Tabs are proudly made in the USA and the company partners with “1% for the Planet” to support environmental solutions.


Voke was a simple idea dreamed up by Kalen Caughey over a decade ago on a chairlift at his local ski hill in southwest Montana. As a competitive skier, he was looking for a healthy, convenient, and ultra-portable energy solution to fuel long days in the mountains and at school.

Kalen teamed up with his dad, a PhD in biochemistry, to research an ideal combination of natural ingredients that would provide a balanced, sustained energy boost without sugar, artificial sweeteners or excessive doses of vitamins. Together they combed through thousands of pages of scientific literature in search of ingredients that were proven to improve memory, focus, metabolism and physical stamina. The resulting ‘Voke Blend’ that they developed was an exacting combination of organic Guarana Berry Seed, organic Acerola Cherry, Red Beet and natural Green Tea Leaf Caffeine that delivers a consistent and reliable vitalizing lift in focus and energy. With the formula developed, Kalen brought in his brother, Evan, to help with creative development and operations. Kalen and Evan continue to run Voke together as a family business.

Over the years, Voke has spread via word of mouth to people around the US and across the world. Voke has fueled expeditions on all seven continents, including many climbs in the Himalaya and a global sailboat navigation. As word continues to spread, Voke Tabs are seeing rapid adoption beyond the original core group of adventurers to an incredibly diverse group of health-minded professionals. Tech engineers, truck drivers, pilots, doctors, fire fighters, commercial fisherman, artists, executives, yoga instructors, photographers, soldiers and night shift workers are a few of the new groups discovering the many benefits of Voke Tab.


Great Wine for A Fun Home Staying Memorial Day Weekend

Drinking a bottle of delicious wine at your own balcony, I don’t think I miss bars at all. Home drinking can still be fun and enjoyable. The Clambake wines are delicious and perfect for upcoming warm weather.
Mary McAuley (Credit: Ripe Life Wines)
Founder, Mary McAuley’s inspiration was simple – she was a beach obsessed sommelier (and French Culinary Institute grad) tasked with picking the wines for her friends annual clambake on the Jersey shore.  When she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for, she rolled up her sleeves and made them herself for the next year with premium Mendocino grapes.
The result?  A bright, unoaked Chardonnay that is light, clean and smooth, and a delicate, fruit-forward floral rose. While they conjure up images of shoreside seafood feast, they are perfect to sip wherever you are, as an aperitif or with a wide variety of warm weather dishes Mary can suggest.
Now let me introduce these two amazing wines for your summer 2020. They are great for a stay-home Memorial Day weekend, drinking good wines and eating seafoods. That sounds a fun and lovely long weekend should be.
The Clambake
Un-Oaked Chardonnay
This unoaked Chardonnay isn’t your typical big, buttery Chardonnay. This single-vineyard Mendocino Chardonnay is picked slightly under-ripe, and aged in stainless steel tanks, resulting in an atypically light, clean and smooth expression of California Chardonnay. Letting the grapes from this amazing region speak for themselves.
RIPE LIFE WINES winemaking techniques result in a Chardonnay that is curiously delicate with notes of lemon verbena, green apple citrus zest and crisp minerality that will make your clambake food sing a little louder… and cut through that delicious better, too. But Chardonnay is still king so there’s still enough richness and boy to stand up to all those potatoes and lobsters staring ‘atcha.
The Clambake
Limited Edition Rosé
For Clambake Limited Edition Rosé 2015 and 2016, RIPE LIFE WINES have selected some of the very best old-vine carignan from Mendocino they every seen. Picked in its youth and crushed ever so lightly, RIPE LIFE WINES have created a Rosé with both delicate, flawless and acid-driven structure, but also only extracting the best juice out of the grapes for the best flavor.
Refreshingly crisp, this Rosé backbone if the perfect match for a seafood feast, notes of wild strawberry, bing cherry candied citrus, and light florals dazzle on the palate in a wine that is light, dry, and wonderfully smooth. The flavor profile will bring out the very best in claw meat, steamers, sweet corn, and everything in between, but perfect on it’s own as well.
For more information, you can check out The Clambake wines at

Love dogs? You’ll love this can!

What better way to show your love for dogs that by drinking from a can…with an adorable Frenchie front and center? Consumers LOVE this design, but love what’s inside even more.

Here I want to introduce you to Frenchie Premium Hydration. Sticking to health and fitness goals while staying hydrated tastes better than ever!

Frenchie is a citrus flavored lightly sparkling premium hydration drink! It contains optimal amounts of potassium, glucose and sodium to ensure maximum rapid hydration.

While the brand’s name and design was inspired by the founder’s two beloved pets, the Frenchie formula is based on the current WHO guidelines for an Oral Rehydration Solution. The isotonic drink has the optimal ratio of ingredients to ensure maximum rapid osmotic pull of electrolytes into their cells. Thanks to this clinical formula, Frenchie not only maximizes your rate of rehydration, but also allows you to make the most of the water you consume.

During a time when water and other hydration drinks are flying off shelves inside shoes, Frenchie is available on Amazon.

Frenchie benefits at a glance

  • 2 grams of sugar per can
  • Helps you stay hydrated
  • Helps athletes refuel and rehydrate
  • Helps regulate the body’s fluid balance while carbs provide energy
  • Maintains the balance of muscle functioning

  • HYDRATION DRINK: Each can of Frenchie is packed with Potassium and Electrolytes to ensure maximum hydration for athletes.
  • REGULATE the body’s balance of fluids with no crash
  • STRENGTHEN: Improves and maintains muscle functioning, allowing for quicker recovery and improved performance.
  • LOW CALORIE AND LOW SUGAR: Each can contains only 15 calories and 2g of sugar.
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS: Natural citrus flavor provides the great taste that every athlete and health-conscious individual deserves.

More About Frenchie

The Chicago-based company prides itself on delivering a unique flavor without sacrificing health benefits. This all-natural premium hydration drink is low in sugar, calories and without preservatives.