Bicycle Bread Company
We are lucky enough to have discovered Bicycle Bread Company, fresh baked bread hand delivered to your door weekly by young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs/bread bakers on bikes. Their breads are made from grains they mill themselves and baked right here in South LA.
From their website, “Much of the bread that you will find at the store is made using white flour, which is wheat grains that have been refined and stripped of the germ and the bran during the milling process.
The bran is the outer protective shell and is an important source of fiber, minerals and vitamin B.The wheat germ contains many key nutrients including Vitamin E, Vitamin B and protein.
By milling our own grain and using the whole grain we are able to take advantage of all the nutritional value that bread was meant to have!”
With flavors like Honey Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin, Oregano Basil, Jalapeño Cheddar and Chocolate Orange how can you go wrong? Honey Wheat and Cinnamon Raisin are both delicious! We haven’t tried it yet, but Chocolate Orange seems to have a huge following among our neighborhood peeps.
For the past few years we have been eating primarily organic meats and produce. We also like to eat foods grown locally. It’s not always so easy, surrounded by fast food restaurants without a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods in site. That’s why I love Daily Organics, or DO, so much. DO is founded on the principle that everyone deserves access to healthful, local and fresh produce.
Started by South LA resident Renee Gunter, DO has made purchasing nutritious, sustainable organic produce easier for the community. Daily Organics sells fresh, organic locally grown produce to the residents of South LA every Sunday at 29th Street and Cimarron from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A quick read of DO’s blog shows how committed Ms. Gunter is to South LA and encouraging us all to enjoy eating a little healthier.
Farm Fresh to You
David and I have joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Farm Fresh to You. When they told me I could buy organic fruits and veggies that were grown in California for less than what it would cost to buy at Whole Foods and they will deliver them to my front door, I said sign me up! I have been very happy with the quality of the food. I also like that you don’t have to get a box every week which is nice if you are on vacation…or a junk food binge.
We started out with a small box of mixed fruits and vegetables delivered weekly and have now worked up to a medium sized box. It is really changing the way we eat for the better. We are now eating around 10 fruits or vegetables a day compared to the paltry one or two we used to eat.
You don’t need to live in South LA to enjoy this one!
We’re not all healthy around here all the time. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I adore Chocolove’s Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate candy bar! Heaven. When it was out of stock at the grocery store I ordered it from Amazon. It’s that good. While dark chocolate has some health benefits, this is more yummy than healthy. And there’s nothing wrong with that.