12 May Sliced Bread-Volume #2
It’s the small things each day, that can bring so much pleasure. A weekly newsletter with some of the coolest things we are enjoying.
Kitchen Gizmo Sous Vide Immersion Circulator — Once limited to the pros, sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent, restaurant-quality results. My sous vide has literally replaced five different appliances. I love using this to grow my famous 11 strain probiotic that super charges my microbiome.
Sous vide cooking is much easier than you might think, and usually involves three simple steps:
1. Attach your sous vide to a pot of water and set the time and temperature according to your desired level of doneness.
2. Put your food in a sealable bag and clip it to the side of the pot.
3. Finish by searing, grilling, or broiling the food to add a crispy, golden exterior layer.
Super easy and super clean.
MatchaDNA Handheld Electric Milk Frother — This little $6 gem makes my morning coffee a playground. It runs on a couple of AA batteries, so is cord-free. My personal favorite morning drink is a shot of espresso, with a dash of our stevia and a fair amount of grass fed butter. So delicious! But I had trouble getting the butter to thoroughly melt and disperse. Problem solved. This little guy can take any milk, cream, or coffee creamer and whip an ordinary cup of coffee into something special. Perfect for you Bulletproof coffee fans — check out that recipe here! Have fun and save money making amazing lattes at home. M. Schmunk, Marketing Team
Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine — Got noise? Have trouble sleeping? Have trouble staying asleep? There is a reason there are 11,000+ reviews for this gem on Amazon. Dohm has nailed the right source for white noise — the perfect hum of air whooshing through the motor of this machine. You can adjust it for volume and intensity. Dramatically blocks out noise without itself being a distracting noise! R. Nath, Marketing Team
Best Thing On Our Phones: All Recipes Dinner Spinner App — AllRecipes.com is an an almost endless treasure trove of free recipes for almost anything I’m in the mood for. You can save recipes you like into your account, and easily organize by folders/subjects. You can easily search through thousands of recipes with key words like “cheese” (15,392 results!), “pesto” (389 results), “pork chops” (3,275 results), or “vegan dinner” (834 results). With the mobile app ALL of your recipes are with you at all times. And, you can quickly mark your recipes so the app automatically creates a shopping list of all the ingredients you need — grab your phone, head to the store and just look at your shopping list right on the app. Syncs up automatically to your desktop, phone, Ipad. Almost makes cookbooks obsolete! P. Michaels, Marketing Team
Best Thing We Read: The Daily Stoic is not the best thing you’ll read today. It’s the best thing you’ll read every day, all year. And next year, too. Begin each day with one of these 366 daily gems of meditative wisdom from the Stoic philosophers. Short, precise and poignant, each day is timeless wisdom you can apply immediately. This school of Greek philosophy has been beautifully brought to life by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman and published by Tim Ferriss. A perfect guide to modern living from the ancients. Available at Amazon and on Audible. E. Jeffries, Sales Team
Best Thing We Listened To: Radiolab (available on NPR, and as a podcast), episode from April 26th “Funky Hand Jive.” Fascinating insight into the bacteria that lives on your hands. The Radiolab team, as usual, makes the learning fun by using Neil DeGrasse Tyson for an experiment. R. Flowers, Operations Team
**Quick note: Steviva Brands LLC is not affiliated with any of the products, businesses or services mentioned here, unless otherwise stated. We just want to share some of our favorite stuff in the hopes that you might receive some use or joy from these things as well. In good health, Team Steviva