Archive for 2012

Seattle Area Eats

For me, a trip to Seattle would not be complete without stopping at Araya’s Place, where silver buffet trays spill over with vegan versions of pad thai, phad woon sen, and numerous other delicious dishes. If you are not a buffet person, don’t fret — you can order from the full menu. My friend and […]

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Eco-Friendly Cars Emerging

With the high price of gas and the worsening state of the environment, it’s hard to not be jazzed about buying an eco-friendly car. I liked this fun video by Eco-Vegan Gal, who joined Jason Wrobel at the L.A. Auto Show and did an informal review of the newest eco-conscious vehicles. The Ford Fusion was […]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

One Billion Rising San Diego!

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to […]

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Many Benefits of Meditation

With the stress and high emotions that can crop up around the holidays, in addition to the economic woes many are facing, why not put away the chocolate cookies and try something inexpensive that helps you stay healthy and balanced? Meditate and levitate! Hopefully you will enjoy this info from GreenYatra, an NGO in India. […]

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Attack of the Desserts

One of the best parts of being a blogger is the diversity of foods we are lucky enough to sample. Somehow Hail Merry got in touch, and within a few weeks I was part of the research and development team, munching on delicious macaroons in creative flavors like strawberry almond and caramel sea salt! The […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Cheery Veggie Weekend in San Diego

My penchant for blogging has not been as strong as a few years ago when I was zipping around to more events, interviewing health and other experts by email and phone, and jazzed about writing regularly. But I want to keep motivating others to eat nutritious meals, interact with new people, and attend some of […]

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Global Weekend of Events

This weekend in San Diego was eventful with a global flavor. African Restaurant Week kicked off on Friday night at the World Beat Center — people of all ages eagerly lined up for delicious food from San Diego’s finest African restaurants and enjoyed entertainment by musicians from Senegal, Ethiopia and beyond. The event continues through […]

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

San Diego Vegetarian Festival on the Rise

When I moved to San Diego nine years ago, a local told me over a wintery cup of tea that this city was not a very hospitable environment for vegetarians and vegans. While we don’t compare to San Francisco or Los Angeles which have dozens of veggie restaurants, bakeries and the like, I have never […]

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Celebrating African Cuisine, Music & Culture

I was on the planning team for this event when I worked in City Heights, so I am excited to share the press release below. The event should be culturally enriching and fun, and African restaurants often have delicious veggie options. Ethiopian food is a favorite! African Restaurant Week Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October […]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

San Diego Public Market in the Works!

Just wanted to share the excitement about plans in San Diego to turn a “Barrio Logan warehouse and surrounding spaces into something rivaling Vancouver’s Granville Market, Barcelona’s Boqueria and Seattle’s Pike Place,” from this article in San Diego CityBeat. Check out the San Diego Public Market! For now, they have a farmer’s market on Weds. […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012