Caramel, Thai Pumpkin Soup, Carolyne’s Green Bowl, and More!
Hi! Here’s what’s new, exciting, and thought provoking from our Life is NOYOKE world.
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1. New blog posts, site updates, and other things we’re proud to be sharing
Good morning from Minneapolis!
Short work week for us. We spent Tuesday at Vitamix HQ in Olmsted Falls, Ohio (just outside Cleveland).
It happened to be the 5-year anniversary of Life is NOYOKE.
Hey, it’s Lenny. Wanted to take the Insta reigns from Shalva today to say thank you for your support. Life is NOYOKE turns 5 today. Despite most of you knowing this the whole time, I’ve come to embrace that our work is, and always has been all about the Vitamix machine. So here it all comes full circle, today we are in Olmsted Falls, Ohio (Vitamix HQ), and are visiting the Founders House. Where it *really* all began. Here I am pictured with John Barnard, third generation CEO (his daughter now runs the company). Please raise a glass of green juice. L’chaim. 💚
Lots of proverbial goodness to unpack from the trip. Look forward to that in upcoming updates from us.
But until then, here’s the podcast we were recently featured on. A really fun one!
Read: Updated this surprisingly popular post: How to cut tomatoes for salads.
Watch: ICYMI, A Day in the Life of Shalva and Lenny.
Okay, let’s get to the incredible things we made this week.
2. New recipes we’re enjoying
No-Cook, Vegan Caramel. Guys! Guys! We made caramel. You should make this caramel. Go! Now!
Why haven’t you made this caramel yet? Stop scrolling, go back up, and get into that caramel recipe. Go!
Okay, fine, here’s the next one. It’s good. But it’s not that caramel.
+ Thai Pumpkin Soup. If you’re looking for a seasonal soup that’s great for tonight and also great to freeze for armageddon (or newborn arrival), this is it. Grab a pumpkin and make a batch of this deliciousness.
3. Classic recipes we’re re-showcasing
Carolyne’s Green. Throwing it back to the green smoothie that started it all. (Also great in smoothie bowl form as shown below.)
4. Vitamix deals, news, and updates we’re enjoying
Some really good deals right now, Vitamix shopping friends:
🇺🇸 USA shoppers:
New, limited time! $599 ($50 off!) the Heritage Edition Pro 750 in Copper (True!) Metal Finish.
+ Two Exclusives
(The two exclusives are our best kept secret, CR Models.)
SUPPORT = 💚
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5. Articles, posts, and products from around the web we’re thinking about
This was sent to me by my dad (who was a dog in a past life). Not sure he realized that this cute vid of kids and animals is what vegan folks pass around to help people like him make a connection to the food on their plate.
Okay, all for now.
Thanks and good things,
Shalva and Lenny
P.S. Here’s a quickie of us outside Vitamix HQ. (Fun fact number one: Vitamix is now considered a large company with nearly 1,000 employees. Fun fact number two: Those three cars behind us are driven by the COO, CEO, and Executive Chairman of the Board. A Honda Accord, a Nissan something, and because he’s at the point in his life where he can get away with it, the 80-ish-year-old, 3rd generation CEO and now Chairman’s red Cadillac with a custom VITAMIX license plate. Humble, humble, and hilarious.)