optimum vortex blender review

Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Vortex Blender Review and Recipe

Here at EcoKarma, we are always excited to share new products with you, especially when we get to personally test them out and give you some raw feedback. We have a couple of smoothie fanatics on our team, and when Froothie, the exclusive distributers of Optimum Blenders, reached out to us for a review on one of their models, we …

Food Preservation

Food Preservation

There are a wide number of modern day techniques and machines that help us preserve food and store abundance for later. Most Popular Methods: Drying Freezing Cooling Canning Pickling Heating Boiling Smoking Vacuum Sealing Why It’s Important?? Food waste is a very large problem, especially in America. Americans lead the world in food waste. It is estimated that about 50% …

Coffee

Coffee beans are erroneously categorized as a bean. Their physical appearance is the only resemblance they have to true beans. They are actually the seed of a coffee plant. The coffee plant is a member of the plant family Rubiaceae. Caffeine is found within the coffee bean and the intended use of this is part of the plant’s natural defense system …

canning equipment

Best Canning Kits: A Guide for Buying & Using Canning Equipment

According to the EPA, over 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to a combination of transportation and manufacturing, meaning that the food we buy from the local grocery store, which is nearly always packaged and/or grown somewhere else and shipped by truck, arrives at a withering cost to our environment.  In the past, we’ve revealed lots of ways to cut back …

best iced tea maker

Best Iced Tea Maker: Cool off with a Delightful Drink

Finally the sun is shining, warming you from head to toe as well as the earth beneath your feet. Warmer days are on your heels and you’re excited to spend more time outside. Before you reach down and grab an ice cold can of your favorite soda, maybe you should consider a better, more satisfying option. Iced tea is a …

Food Dehydrator Recipes

Food Dehydrator Recipes: Jerky, Fruit Leathers, and More

If you’re going to get into dehydrating food it is best to have a few go-to food dehydrator recipes. Dehydrating food is one of the easier food preparation techniques to get into. Especially if you have a handy food dehydrator, which will help you control the drying temperature. This precision goes a long way to creating the ideal texture and …

Juicing Recipes for Health

Juicing Recipes for Health

Juicing is all the rage these days. The nice thing is that it is easier than has ever been before to integrate juicing into your lifestyle. Buy a juicer or blender, some fruit or veggies, and you’re ready to go. Unfortunately, some folks get caught up in the excitement. They run out and buy a juicer, make a few cups of juice one …

Juicing

Juicing

Juicing is the process of breaking down plant tissues of fruits and vegetables into a liquid state. It is an excellent way to create something healthy to complement a meal, or consume as a standalone snack. Liquids are easier for the body to digest and become and nearly instantaneous source of energy to help you through your day. Juicers and blenders …