Revolutionary Granola

Untitled-30_largeWe devoured three bags of GrandyOats Coconola so fast I barely had time to reflect on the products’ attributes. Made of coconuts, this original product is appealing to the hordes of people steering clear of grains and gluten. On top of that, Coconola is organic, non-GMO, oil-free, salt-free, Kosher and low sugar! Something that really stands out is that the bakery is the nation’s first 100% solar powered food production facility, using 288 solar panels.

Coconut is highly popular as a great source of energy, fiber and healthy fats. The products also contain nuts and seeds which add nutritional value. Being a total chocaholic, I especially loved the Chocolate Chunk flavor.

GrandyOats, a lovely business with more than 35 years experience, provides a variety of Coconola flavors for your tasting pleasures, as well as roasted nuts and seeds and trail mixes, all organic. Check out their website and Facebook page to find out more and start shopping!

June 11th, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

The Different Sides of Travel

On a recent trip to the Tijuana area, I experienced a variety of senses and emotions, seeing sights that ranged from lovely beaches to neighborhoods in need of some beauty enhancements.  That diversity is what makes travel so fulfilling.

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May 14th, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

Seattle Sights

seattlepike wa wa2Gorgeous produce from Pike Place in Seattle and natural areas near Bainbridge Island!

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April 8th, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

Desert Beauty

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Enjoying the gorgeous wildflowers this year’s rains brought to Anza Borrego!

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March 14th, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

In These Kooky Trump Times

15977644_1232944313465948_7266125825887143832_nModern times are chaotic, whether keeping up on the nonstop madness in the news or facing the rat race we call life in big cities in the U.S.

We can all use a little humor to lighten us up! Here’s looking back at The Far Side from 1990! Those were simpler days.

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February 19th, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

Veggie Treats in Ensenada

canvas1 I had a delicious lunch at Falafel Comida Israeli (pictured). Don’t miss Chutney Curry House in the same little mall, offering veggie options! We also tried La Sonrisa for fresh-baked breads and burritos.

 

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Other highlights were stopping for fresh cocos (coconuts) on the way to Ensenada and catching a gorgeous sunset at the bay.

 

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Don’t miss the sunset!

January 2nd, 2017 by veglady | No Comments »

Visual Explorations

These days I find myself more engaged in taking photos while exploring neighborhoods and stunning natural scenes than pursuing my longtime interest of writing. So you may find me sharing pretty pics more than rambling on through the written word.

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November 10th, 2016 by veglady | No Comments »

Back to the Desert

As much as I love the beach, it’s always nice to get a change of pace and see desert colors and landscapes. So we headed to Arizona for a few nights and even found some veggie-friendly sites that brought a smile when in Scottsdale and Phoenix. It was predictably hot but a lovely place to visit and discover healthful foods and locales.

Check out these photos and enjoy!

Natural Grocers

Natural Grocers

Fresh Mint, Scottsdale

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Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy and Cafe

Chef Sara’s Raw Vegan Academy and Cafe, Cave Creek

 

October 2nd, 2016 by veglady | No Comments »

A Taste of Mexico at the Boulevard Market!

unnamedBaja is definitely on the foodie radar these days and San Diegans enjoy crossing the border for flavorful foods and a dose of culture! Likewise, we appreciate the pieces of Mexico interwoven into our lives here in Southern California.

I wanted to share a little something cool going on in the San Diego-Tijuana border region that entails vegan tacos, cross-cultural collaboration, and fun to be had!

I am not surprised that this project comes from El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, a group always keeping an eye out for revitalization and creative projects. Vayan al Boulevard Market Aug. 19 y disfruten!

August 12th, 2016 by veglady | No Comments »

Unconditional Love

It’s a good time to share a few positive messages in this era of mass shootings, racial tension, people burning homeless folks in San Diego, and the recent loss of my sweet father. Somehow even with all that going on, my strength and joy of life are intact. My father taught his four kids and others blessed to be in his life about unconditional love and joy. I am lucky to be surrounded by many great people. It seems important to focus on loving relationships and the good in the world to prevent being overwhelmed by the horrors around us.

 

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July 9th, 2016 by veglady | No Comments »