While you may think Rhythm Superfoods is run by robots, we promise that’s not true. We’re moms and dads (that includes fur parents too!), brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, food enthusiasts, adventure-loving, music-loving, superfood gurus.
So basically we’re not much different from you!
We’re passionate about what we do, the people we do it with, and want to share a little behind the scenes about us so you can feel like family too.
Our Accounting & Finance Team is all about numbers! Whether they’re processing orders, forecasting or ensuring our customers are always happy, they’re an amazing part of the Rhythm Superfoods team that keeps us running on a daily basis!
On July 24th the Rhythm Superfoods team stepped away from our desks to enjoy some of our favorite parts of Austin and beyond. Our mini retreat was filled with great food, team bonding and learning more about some of our favorite superfoods!
We started the morning off at the Rhythm office enjoying breakfast tacos from Torchy’s Tacos before driving to our first stop, Boggy Creek Farm. Located in East Austin, Boggy Creek Farm is one of the country’s first urban farms and home to one of the oldest existing homes in Austin. Fun fact, Austin use to be the spinach capital of the U.S.! Our friends at Boggy Creek Farm generously gave us some okra and cucumbers to enjoy in the office. We also learned that many Austin restaurants source their produce from Boggy Creek Farm. It’s great to be reminded that the community of Austin shares our passion for fruits and vegetables and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
After our morning stop at the farm, we headed to CB’s Lounge at Stubb’s to dive deeper into what it means to be a part of the Rhythm Superfoods team. The team tasted some exciting new snacks while thinking about how we can better ourselves individually (challenging each other to improve our gardening skills with a gardening challenge) and as a team. Of course, our next activity also involved food because our team loves to eat. We watched (and later tasted) a fun and informative cooking demo from The Naked Bite, an organization focused on teaching and catering “plant forward” meals. Chef Amber taught us how to make raw cacao nut truffles and spicy tropical cauliflower ceviche with coconut milk and peanuts – both delicious vegan items!
Next we hopped on a duck boat for a tour of the city by land and water as we learned about the history of downtown Austin on our way to the water. The heat didn’t stop us from seeing some of Austin’s greatest sights including the Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s mansion and the beautiful Lake Austin.
Back on land, we headed out of Austin to Dripping Springs Hill Country Casitas. We continued our theme of learning about growing produce with a trip to Hawk’s Shadow Winery. Our curious team had lots of questions on the process of making wine. We enjoyed great views of the Texas Hill Country with our wine tasting and appetizers from Gourmet Gals. I especially enjoyed the beet & hummus bruschetta featuring our Naked Beet Chips! The team enjoyed a delicious dinner and catching up with old (and new) team members.
The next morning over breakfast we brainstormed innovative superfood snack products and flavors and ways to make our current products even better. We are so grateful that our team shares a passion for eating right with snacks that are both flavorful and nutrient dense. We are already looking forward to learning more about growing produce and enjoying great food and company at our next retreat!
It’s almost here! In just over 1 week Team Rhythm will be running to raise funds for one of our favorite local non-profits, Anthropos Arts, at the Austin Marathon on Feb. 18, 2018. Five Rhythm Superfoods employees (Allison, Ashley, Bri, Dan, and Emilea) will be running anywhere from a 5k to a full marathon. We’ll credit Dan with those marathon miles. 😉
Over $8,000 has been raised to-date but there is still time to contribute to this amazing non-profit that provides high-quality music education for low-income and at-risk students. DONATE – You can support the runners by donating to their fundraising pages. Simply follow this link here and click on “the team” to contribute towards a specific team member’s page. Every little bit counts!
“We’re so happy to have the synergy of health and wellness, and music all come together to show support for these kids’ education. It means more than you know and makes every bit of difference in their lives.”
– Dylan, Anthropos Arts Executive Director
ABOUT ANTHROPOS ARTS
Through Anthropos Arts, students not only get instruction from the best musicians, they also receive mentorship and the opportunity to perform onstage in Austin’s best venues and events. The non-profit serves over 150 students at 16 middle and high schools and offer music workshops and master classes for many more students each year.
The benefits of their programs are profound, affecting many aspects of students’ lives: overall academic success, self-discipline, self-esteem, and a pathway to college. Over the past five years, 100% of our senior students have graduated from high school, and more than 80% enrolled in college on scholarships. For the last four years, 100% of the seniors enrolled in college.
To learn more, please visit www.anthroposarts.org.
Here at Rhythm Superfoods, we believe a positive mind, eating right, and staying active are the keys to health and happiness. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate National Nutrition Month by sharing some of our favorite healthy recipes! Our team members decided to get creative in the kitchen and create original recipes using their favorite Rhythm Superfoods snacks! First up is a noodle-less lasagna featuring Rhythm Superfoods Garlic & Onion Roasted Kale and zucchini.
Heat oven to 350 F
Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/8” thick slices. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes to draw out excess water. Dab with towel to remove drawn out water.
Brown beef in 3 quart saucepan; drain. Add sauce; simmer about 10 minutes.
In bowl, stir together ricotta, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper.
Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Layer slices of zucchini over sauce; place a layer of roasted kale over zucchini; cover with about 1 cup sauce. Spread 1/2 of cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of zucchini, kale, sauce, and cheese filling. Top with layer of zucchini, kale, remaining sauce, and remaining mozzarella.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake about 15 minutes longer. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving. 10 to 12 servings.