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Health Warrior: The Company That Put Chia Seeds On The Map

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I hate to run. And on more than one occasion, I’ve found myself in this conversation: Me: “I hate to run.” Multiple other humans: “I hated running, too. But then I read “Born to Run,” and now I love running. I run every day. It changed my life.” For Shane Emmett, the CEO of Health Warrior, the book “Born to Run” didn’t only inspire him to pick up a pair of sneakers — it also spurred him into entrepreneurship. After a winding…

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Bringing Buckwheat, An Eastern European Staple, To The American Mainstream

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Leeann Rybakov grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, where buckwheat is ubiquitous on every table. And while her mom continued to serve it once they moved to the United States, Leeann didn’t see it around all that much — not that she really thought about it anyway. After working for eight years at her family’s logistics company, her husband encouraged her to follow her passion for cooking and attend culinary school. She did, though she says cooking as more than just…

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Increase Energy, Lift Libido And Balance Hormones With Macaccino

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Aaron Glassman says he used to be somewhat of a recluse. High up in the Hollywood hills, he was focused on the internal rather than the external. That is, until the financial crisis hit and he decided opening up a restaurant at the height of the economic downturn sounded like a good idea. (Hint: don’t try this at home.) Luckily for Aaron, his concept of building a community around healthy food and compassionate connection struck a chord with the city, and his cafe,…

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Taking What’s Old And Making It New Again With Cleveland Kraut

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Drew and Mac Anderson are brothers. Their sister is Emma. Emma married Luke. Drew and Luke met over some beers, as brother-in-laws have been known to do. They realized they’d both been fermenting stuff in their kitchens. A lightbulb went off, they started jarring their creations and Cleveland Kraut was born. Then, Mac graduated from college, stepped up as lead sales guy and became (one of) the shining golden children of the enterprise: “Mac is like our Lebron James. He’s as tall…

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Joy The Baker On Gap Years, Starting Over And Her Fave Food Trends

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WOAH! A podcast on a Monday instead of the typical Friday!? Yep. This is a new series: We Could Make That in-between-isodes where I talk to top food writers, popular Instagrammers and all around cool people to share their favorite makers of the moment. Have someone to nominate? Email me here. I want to be Joy Wilson’s friend. But then again, everyone does. That’s why she’s been awarded “Best Baking Blog” by everyone from Saveur to The Kitchn since she started joythebaker.com…

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Drawing On Hometown Roots And Old-Time Values With Stagg Jam

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When the going gets tough, the tough slow down. Or at least, that’s Candice Ross’ motto. She’s the founder of the Brooklyn-born and based Stagg Jam, where she makes tasty jams and marmalades in cool flavors including seasoned sorrel, cherry chai, spicy orange with red pepper and fennel, and grapefruit rosemary, a nod to her Louisiana roots. For the past year, Candice has steered the Stagg ship, aiming for ideals that would make her grandad proud (she named the company after…

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How Think Jerky Is Leading The Healthy, Chef-Driven Future Of CPG

In the early-90s, I’d be willing to bet that few pre-adolescents had the inclination to go into the start-up life when they got older. Sure, there were a handful of us who set up friendship bracelet operations at recess, or bugged the neighbors until they let us cut their lawns, but I’m fairly certain none of us said ‘entrepreneur’ when asked about their future career path. Ricky Hirsch is the anomaly. He wanted to be an entrepreneur from day one – vacuum cleaners, food stuff…

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Slice of Pai on Instagram, Food Trends and Starting Out

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WOAH! A podcast on a Wednesday instead of the typical Friday!? Yep. This is a new series: We Could Make That in-between-isodes where I talk to top food writers, popular Instagrammers and all around cool people to share their favorite makers of the moment. Have someone to nominate? Email me here. Joann Pai started writing her blog as a way to keep her friends and family in the loop during her travels. Then, Instagram came along and everything changed. Suddenly, the…

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The Most Impressive Person Of 2016

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(Photo credit: NY Observer) If you were a parent, chances are you’d want your kid to turn out like Sagan Schultz. Sagan is the CEO of the functional beverage and nutrition company, WellWell. He has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, a medical degree AND MBA from NYU and he’s a certified personal trainer. He’s also a certified sommelier and a self-proclaimed fitness junkie. While I was stalking his Instagram for this interview, I noticed he also recently built a kitchen…

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What Does It Take To Disrupt A Category Giant Like Pasta?

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Surprise! It must be pasta week on We Could Make That because today’s guest is Brian Rudolph, the co-founder of Banza chickpea pasta. Brian created Banza in his kitchen (where all good things happen, obvi.) He was looking for an alternative that didn’t make him feel quite so guilty after he ate it. He wanted his food to DO something for him. Something good. And so, Banza was born with double the protein, four times the fiber and nearly half the…

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