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Purple Cauliflower

sweatthestyle_purplecauliflowerPurple Cauliflower does more than just catch the eye, it carries with it extra benefits than its all white counterpart. What makes it the color purple are the same antioxidant that’s found in red cabbage and red wine containing about 25% more vitamin A than regular cauliflower.

With similar taste and cooking requirements as white cauliflower, there’s no harm in grabbing one the next time you’re at the farmers market or your local health food store. In fact, experiment with other color varieties when you can to receive the full range of health benefits each cauliflower provides.

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Courts 02 by Ward Roberts

sweatthestyle_courts-5 sweatthestyle_courts-3 sweatthestyle_courts-2 sweatthestyle_courtsFollowing the release of Courts in 2012, New York based photographer Ward Roberts released his second volume (Courts 02) this summer. Documenting sporting courts in Hong Kong, Hawaii, New York, and Melbourne; the collection is a beautiful glimpse into the iconography of sport environments.

A Sweat The Style favorite for its simplicity of execution and elegant prettiness. The color palette and soft hues of his urban imagery creates an awe-inspiring landscape that we are immediately drawn to.

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Baked Sweet Potato Frenchies

sweatthestyle_sweetpotatofriesGrowing up many of us have fond memories of eating french fries without worrying about the salt, fat, or oil that we now try to avoid as adults. We’re now seeing Sweet potatoes are appearing on more menus as a healthy option for fries; as a solution to wanting the flavor and the comfort without the consequences.

Sweet potatoes contain more vitamin A and C with a lower glycemic load and glycemic index that won’t spike your blood sugar like regular potatoes. Unfortunately, all these health benefits are destroyed once they are deep fried. Lucky for us our Chef Catty Boom Batty created a delicious baked recipe that’s easy and healthy. For a gourmet twist she includes fresh herbs from the farmers market to add flavor and texture to these incredible baked sweet potato frenchies. A couple bites will bring you back to your carefree days as a kid while still being a health-conscious grownup.

Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
2 lbs Sweet Potatoes, peeled
2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 t Kosher Salt
1/2 t Cracked Black Pepper
2 T Chopped Parsley
2 T Rosemary Leaves
2 T Sage Leaves, roughly chopped

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the sweet potatoes to 1/4 to 1/2 an inch wide and 3-4 inches long. Toss them with the oil, herbs and seasoning. Spread them on 2 baking trays and bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Flip the sweet potatoes to the other side and cook until crisp, about 10 minutes. Serve hot!

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Sweat The Style x Stance

adrianneho_stanceThe Sweat The Style x Stance collaboration is here! In partnering with Stance our goal was to create a performance product that will enhance your workout in every way while providing a cool aesthetic that will take you from the streets to the gym. You can stay focused on your training with confidence knowing that you will be seen, supported and stylish every step of the way.adrianneho_stance-2adrianneho_stance-3Both pairs of Sweat The Style x Stance socks incorporate reflective elements, allowing them to shine through in the dark. Without sacrificing style, the collection features innovative mesh breathability, air channel cushioning and moisture wicking to allow you to perform as well as you look. Available now exclusively at retail and Stance.com

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The KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender: Homemade Pesto

sweatthestyle_pesto_kitchenaidsweatthestyle_kitchenaid_14-copyBasil Pesto is always one of my go-tos when it comes to cooking something easy and flavorful at home. Its classic fresh taste makes anything from sautéed shrimp to pasta extra delicious, fresh, and comforting. Better than anything you would find in a jar at the grocery store. My KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender is the perfect tool to create this…
sweatthestyle_pesto_kitchenaid-6sweatthestyle_kitchenaid_12-copyI begin the process with a trip to the local farmers market to pick up a handful of fresh ingredients, this is key! For a gourmet twist, I like to use Marcona almonds instead of pine nuts. The blender chops and purees the ingredients perfectly. The fresh aroma of all the ingredients instantly fills up kitchen. Take a look at the recipe below!sweatthestyle_pesto_kitchenaid-5Homemade Pesto:
Makes about 2.5 cups
Ingredients
2 c Basil Leaves
1 c Italian Parsley Leaves
2 T Fresh Oregano
1/4 c Marcona Almonds
1/4 c Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Lemon to squeeze
1 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 t Kosher Salt

sweatthestyle_pesto_kitchenaid-2Directions:
In a blender add the fresh basil, parsley, oregano, almonds, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Turn the blender onto high and slowly pour in the olive oil through the cap in the lid. Blend for about 10 seconds. Put the mixture into a mixing bowl and stir in the grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Add to your favorite dish and enjoy!

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