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WOW what a busy season it’s been! Wasn’t it just September first like… yesterday? Time flies when you’re having fun so the adage goes, and in Atlanta that couldn’t be more true. So what’s been happening? Let’s find out!


A Lesson In Probiotics and Gut Health from Sprouts

At some point in our lives we all have some type of gut issues. Take sweet boy for instance. He has a much more sensitive tummy than I. Sometimes I think I could eat a bucket of bolts and not be affected. It’s more of a curse than a blessing, as that means I eat everything!

A few weeks back we attended Sprouts farmer’s market Eat Your Way to a Healthier Gut Blogger Tour. It was extremely informative and very beneficial in understanding how to maintain gut health.


Our speaker and host was registered dietitian nutritionist, Marisa Moore. Marisa is also a professional speaker and consultant, and is a regular contributor to Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Marisa gave an excellent presentation on the benefits of probiotics in a daily diet.

Sweet boy and I decided to try a few of her suggestions. He opted for a Garden of Life daily probiotic capsule. I opted to go a more delicious route, enjoying a daily serving of Noosa yogurt.

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I’m really excited to say that both have been a fantastic addition to our diet. The capsules have made a great difference in the amount of gut issues with the boy and the yogurt every morning has been the perfect way to start the day.


This has been my very favorite flavor, Blackberry Serrano. SOOO delicious! It has a touch of sweet and a touch of heat that makes it a perfect combination. As Marisa recommended everyone should consume at least one fermented item daily for optimum gut health, I choose THIS!


Sprouts carries a wide variety of options for gut health as well as overall nutrition. They have a very knowledgeable staff and can always point you in the right direction for any of your needs. I encourage you to visit a Sprouts location near you for more information. Click here for a  Sprouts Location Near You!


Genki Noodles & Sushi Celebrates 20 Years in Buckhead


Genki Noodles & Sushi has been serving fresh, delicious sushi and noodles for over half of my life! That is a huge accomplishment and we were honored to celebrate with them!

An Atlanta staple since 1996, Genki Noodles and Sushi is celebrating 20 years of success with a Throwback Thursday anniversary party at its Buckhead location. The evening began with complimentary passed appetizers and  included a specialty seasonal menu that featured favorite dishes from when the restaurant originally debuted in Buckhead. 


Patrons enjoyed the sounds of DJ Whoopsie upstairs and vinyl and cocktails downstairs.  Imbibers also enjoyed half-off bottles of wine and Genki’s anniversary cocktail, the Japanese Mule, made with ginger-infused Hangar One Vodka, ginger beer, fresh mint and lime juice. 


Guests also participated in a raffle throughout the evening for an omakase dinner for four, poke dinner for two and more. 100% of proceeds from the first Japanese Mule anniversary cocktail purchased throughout the evening was donated to The Giving Kitchen. 


We are so thankful to Atlantans for having made the past 20 years such an enjoyable blessing,” said Genki Noodles & Sushi founder Reid Zeising.  “The beauty of longevity is now seeing multi-generational families love Genki!  We hope everyone joins us for an evening of food celebration, reliving memories and making news ones.”

Known for its fresh, artfully presented sushi, bountiful noodle bowls and a variety of entrees for all tastes, Genki Noodles and Sushi has been serving Atlantans for more than 20 years and has three convenient locations, Buckhead, Sandy Springs at The Prado, and Virginia Highland.  Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Genki has become known for its reasonably priced, delicious Asian fusion cuisine that is served in a friendly and casually, upscale atmosphere.  It’s wildly popular Genki-To-Go Food Truck can be found throughout Atlanta.  Stay connected with the most up to date news at www.Facebook.com/GenkiNoodlesandSushi and on Instagram and Twitter at @genkiatl. 




Knowledge never tasted so good; just ask White Oak Pastures’ owner Will Harris.  His Bluffton, Georgia, farm was named a Savory Global Network Hub in 2015, and now he is bringing a worldwide event called “Eat It, Wear It, Regenerate It: Igniting a Consumer Revolution” to Atlanta. On Friday, Nov. 4, Harris hosted the Southeastern premiere of the Institute’s world broadcast and assembled a team of top chefs to put the “dinner” in his dinner and a movie evening.


Chefs Kevin Gillespie and Andreas Müller (Gunshow and Revival), Tal Baum (Bellina Alimentari), Reid Harrison (White Oak Pastures), Terry Koval (Wrecking Bar Brewpub) and Jenn Robbins comprise the talented culinary team behind the food stations at this event.


Each chef highlighted a protein from White Oak Pastures for guests to enjoy while mingling, learning more from Harris about his farm’s regenerative farming methods and viewing the four short films.


 Our goal is to help build awareness for the importance of holistic land and animal management practices that create environmental, economic and social benefits,” Harris says. “We hope to help ignite a consumer revolution that demands good stewardship of our lands and proper management of livestock to promote the ecological restoration of grasslands worldwide.

White Oak Pastures is the only Savory Institute Training Hub in the Southeast and one of only three located east of the Mississippi River. Hubs provide both education and support on regenerative farming to land managers in their region, including Holistic Management training, consultation, and ecosystem services. All Hubs are supported by the Savory Institute to further opportunities for farmers and ranchers to market their goods. 20161104_183223_1479155316996_resized

About White Oak Pastures

White Oak Pastures is a multigenerational, family-owned farm committed to the principles of sustainability and stewardship by raising  five red meat (cows, sheep, goats, rabbits and hogs) and five poultry (chickens, turkeys, guineas, ducks and geese) species. It is the only farm in the nation that humanely hand-butchers both red meat and poultry species on site under USDA inspection. This takes place in White Oak Pastures’ own abattoir designed by Dr. Temple Grandin. The fifth-generation farm, led by owner Will Harris, has operated continuously on the same land in Southwest Georgia for more than 150 years. White Oak Pastures cooperates with nature to produce artisan products that are healthy, safe and nutritious. Care is given to ensure that all production practices are economically practical, ecologically sustainable and that the animals are always treated humanely. White Oak Pastures never falters in conducting business in an honorable manner, for the sake of the animals, the land and the people eating the products. The farm now also offers on-site lodging and dining.

You can read more about White oak Pastures and our visit HERE.