We Have Adaptogens on Our Minds

Three Adaptogens to Help with Stress

Fatigue — unfortunately — is universal in our culture. We all could use a little more energy, a little less stress, and a good mental boost. It’s wonderful to know amazing adaptogenic herbs are out there to aid us.

We at BumbleBar get excited about any plant-based, nourishing foods, so we’ve been thinking and talking about adaptogens lately, and the wonderfully natural way they support our bodies.  Three, in particular, have been on our minds: Rhodiola rosea, schisandra berry, and eleuthero root. These three adaptogenic herbs have been the most extensively studied of the adaptogens and found to be both effective and safe. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Become a CSA Member of Your Local Farm

The breakfast menu for this morning: Chioggia beet and red Norland potato hash with two soft-fried eggs seasoned with summer savory.

I have been making these types of delicious, simple dishes for every meal since I became a CSA member of my local farm this season. My meals are made up of about 65% fresh vegetables—roasted, sautéed, or chopped raw—which is more than double what I ate prior.

It may sound like an overstatement, but I assure you it’s not: Becoming a CSA member has changed my eating habits, and in turn, my life. I’m making healthier, more knowledgeable decisions about the food I put in my body and being culinarily inspired along the way. [Read more…]

It’s Pride Month, Let’s Celebrate!

Why We Celebrate Pride Month in June and Why It’s So Colorful

Love, acceptance, and rainbow flags are in the air!

It’s Pride Month, and people are taking to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community and to raise awareness.

Every year, we parade in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York. On June 28, 1969, police raided a gay bar in Greenwich Village, called the Stonewall Inn. The raid sparked neighborhood riots that lasted for days after. New York’s gay community was fed up after years of enduring harassment from authorities. [Read more…]

May is Celiac Awareness Month. What’s it like to Live with Celiac Disease?

May is celiac awareness month. As a gluten-free energy bar company, pretty much every month is celiac awareness month here, but we want to help spread the word.  

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat. Check out our blog post specifically on gluten to learn more about it. Consuming gluten triggers a response in people with this disease. It damages their small intestine’s lining over time and prevents the body from absorbing nutrients. Celiac disease can manifest itself in many ways. The intestinal damage that occurs when eating gluten can cause an individual with this disease to experience anything from fatigue and irritability to weight loss and infertility as well as a variety of other uncomfortable and painful side effects.

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BumbleBar Feature: Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living

BumbleBar was featured in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living alongside other businesses that operate parts of their companies locally such as Millianna, Pyrotek, HOTSTART, Imprezzio, and Spiceologist. 

The feature discusses the advantages of conducting business in a city like Spokane versus larger cities such as Seattle and New York. Our Founder and CEO Liz Ward was a perfect individual to interview for this take on Spokane as BumbleBar has thrived multiple times over since our operation moved from Seattle in 2003.  

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Tempeh Time: Vegan Tempeh Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

If you liked following along to our post on how to make tempeh hot wings, then you are going to love this Vegan Tempeh Gyros recipe with Tzatziki Sauce. The hot wings were good, but I have to say these gyros are better! If you’re in the mood for a great Greek dinner sans any meat or dairy, these are the way to go.

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10 Cookbooks We Use, Love, and Recommend

There’s something really satisfying about making a recipe from start to finish using a cookbook. In this digital age, it’s easy to find how to make almost anything you can imagine online, but we love the art of the cookbook. Beyond being little nuggets of wisdom from bonafide food professionals, they’re ridiculously beautiful creations. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a foodie just like us and enjoy the gorgeous culinary photography and design that goes into modern cookbooks. If you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve got ‘em. Here are some of our favorites:

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10 Ways We Use Food to Express Love

And the secret ingredient is…spoiler alert: love.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As you made your plans to celebrate the holiday this year what did they most revolve around? Probably the restaurant you’ll visit or the recipes you’ll make for your loved ones. We use food to show love and we do so in all of our precious relationships, not just our romantic connections. Since food is so important to us and it’s Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to reflect on the ways we show love with food in all types of relationships.

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

As January brings in 2018 just as cold as December left 2017, we find ourselves adding to the ways we try to stay warm. We start with sweatshirts, heavy socks, and undershirts. We graduate to blankets, space heaters, and excessive showers and baths. Finally, we’re here at the final attempt to stay warm: imbibing warm water.

While drinking tea or hot water is an excellent way to keep yourself warm as the snows fall, it’s also a very healthy practice for your mind and body.

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BumbleBar Testimony: Superstar Hiking Snacks!

The other day we received an email from a very lovely customer who wanted to share what activities she fuels with BumbleBar energy. As an avid hiker, Diana (Seattle, WA) appreciates having healthy, whole food, energy packed and portable snacks to sustain her on the trails. Below she describes a day she got through her hike on coffee, water, and a Lushus Lemon BumbleBar.

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