Hundreds of new products come through our offices every month. Some are silly and some sensational. But once in a while, something stops us in our editing tracks and we go….whoa. These goodies prove green can indeed be gorgeous. And, most of all, they’ll convince you that things that help you live healthy can make you feel happy, too.

Spice Market

Looking for a tasty, exotic way to shake up dinner tonight or give someone a gift? Let Portland’s famed Bollywood Theatre save you a trip to India and send you masala spice mixes. ($19.50, all expertly blended using Indian spices.

spicy market

Good Enough to Eat

So long bad boring party cups! Say hello instead to these biodegradable and deliciously edible containers ($12 for four; The plant based gelatin vegan cups are watertight, durable and come in tasty flavors like yes, matcha, cherry and vanilla. Use them to serve cocktails, cocktails or your fav dessert. Sharks on last night’s Shark Tank could wait to add them on their portfolio.

Loliware cups






Want the nutritional benefits of 10 cups of tea in just a few quick sips? Try matcha. This zen-like introductory set ($69; has everything you need to savor the powerful detoxifying antioxidants. The kit includes “ceremonial-grade” green tea, a double-wall tea bowl, bamboo whisk and guide.


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