Joos – Day 5 – getting it right

Yesterday, six sweet little containers of Joos™ were on my doorstep – such bounty! The company started the delivery service in this area and is also available in gyms and yoga studios locally at Joos™  Depots. Perfect. Have a great workout and grab one to go. Even when I’m not doing the cleanse, I will still want this juice, it is such a great and easy way to get your veggies – although I eat a fairly healthy diet, there is no way I am getting the recommended amount of veggies every day (the recommended amount of chocolate, no problem).  I feel great today -although still hanging on to my tea – my body isn’t ready to lose that yet. Started with watermelon, a spoon of peanut butter (honey roasted) and a Joos™. It promises to be a busy day – soccer, Newton North’s Bringing Down The House and a dinner party. Hmm..how will I manage to keep my cleanse when out? Stay tuned to see if I can or if I cave.

Here is something cool I read on the Joos™ blog:

“Eat Your Weedies” Artlicle in Oprah Magazine: Guess what? These powerhouses are in JOOS!

I was very excited to see in the June edition of Oprah Magazine (p. 97) the article entitled “Eat Your Weedies.” Finally, the truth about our little powerhouses growing right before our eys in our front lawns is finally revealed! In fact, the article says, some of these wile greens “are so nutritious, they can make spinach look like iceburg lettuce.”

Why am I happy to see this? As people who JOOS know, we’ve been adding these wild greens to your JOOS, from chicory, to dandelion greens to even purslane.

JOOS is committed to deliver to you the most nutrient rich, fresh juice that changes with the seasons. This is why many people who drink JOOS experience reduced allergy symptoms, colds and flu.

JOOS is admittedly an acquired taste for people who have highly acidic diets, which to me is sad because it shows how much they’ve grown away from what we’re intended to eat.

The good news is that, after a couple days on JOOS, most people adjust and actually start liking the taste, because their bodies are craving the nutrients.

Here is a recipe from Oprah.com:

Dandelion greens are packed with nutrients(vitamin E and iron) and are available both in ethnic markets and your own backyard. Blanching and combining them with tamari and ginger tames their natural bitterness.

Servings: Serves 4–6


Gingered Dandelion Greens

  • 1 bunch (about 1 pound) dandelion greens
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari or dark soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


Notes: You may substitute wild spinach for the dandelion greens; if you do, there is no need to trim and blanch the spinach, and you can begin by heating the olive oil in a large skillet.

Wash dandelion greens and cut off tough stems.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Immerse greens for 1 minute; remove to a colander and run under cold water. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes.

Add garlic and mushrooms; cook 4 minutes more.

Stir in reserved greens, ginger, and tamari. Cook 3 minutes, then remove from heat.

Add lemon juice; serve.

All about greening your lunchbox, great (not green) treats and cleaner, greener toothbrushes

Just found these (in O Magazine – although I have seen them in small shops, too)  Lunchskins – great reusable lunch bags created by moms who were appalled at how many plastic sandwich bags they were using (http://www.3greenmoms.com). I have heard about but had not seen the wave of plastic bag video and I found some great time sucks ones at Treehugger. Treehugger is an amazing resource for all things green. For some reason I got stuck on this:  7 Weird, Yet Helpful Green Tips from Celebrities…maybe because Adrian Grenier was one of them?

Here is the pic I tried to find the other day – found it on Garden Girl – a great local skincare company. Love their stuff – find it at local favorite store – Just Next Door -or on-line.

from garden girl - photo of trach in pacific ocean

Here is a great brownie recipe to go in those new bags:

It is the one I talk about in Rewards for Mom.  Really very good – great frozen, too. From Verbatim blog


2 sticks butter
1 12-oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
dash salt

Preheat oven to 300°. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Melt butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave and add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 45 minutes. Cut when still hot into small squares, but then let them cool for a few minutes before taking them out of the pan. Then you freeze some of them. You will probably eat a few of them still warm, not that I would…

Now – go brush your teeth with a recycled toothbrush from Preserve that you can mail back to them for even further recycling!

Fw: Introducing the Revolutionary New Preserve Mail-Back Pack! – capabilitymom’s posterous.

preserve toothbrushes in new mailer package

SarcMark, @ sign @ MoMA, not just bon-bons and Oprah


When I posted about the sarcasm mark, I thought – Hmm…while I will never pay for this, maybe someone will, good luck with that.  I had no idea that there was a group already in protest of the $1.99 download (although now I guess it is free for a limited time) here at http://opensarcasm.org/

The sarcmark  – more here in The Week and here is a funny commercial on YouTube. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlwCCWGYOGg%5D is evidently controversial.

That led me to a conversation with a friend (who told me about the sarcmark to begin with) about what can be trademarked, bought, sold and how a punctuation mark (before this digital age) would never be for purchase (see, it isn’t all bon-bons and Oprah here at home). The same well-read friend mentioned that the Museum of Modern Art had purchased the @ sign. While I believed her (I really did), it seems bizarre to me that the @ sign would be for purchase (the sarcmark also sort of looks like the @ sign upside down).  From the MoMA blog, Inside/Out (posted by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA):

“MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design has acquired the @ symbol ,into its collection. It is a momentous, elating acquisition that makes us all proud. But what does it mean, both in conceptual and in practical terms?”

So the Museum of Modern Art bought the @ sign. What does it mean to you?  Here is more about it:  MoMA | @ at MoMA.

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