Archive for 2014

The Yucatan Peninsula: Caribbean and Colonial Charm

By Paige Newman, written for A week in Mexico’s delightful Yucatan Peninsula ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean Sea and the small beach towns, and we lucked out with finding restaurants with healthy options. Merida was our first cherished locale – a gorgeous, tranquil colonial city. The walkable plazas were vibrant […]

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Following the Breeze

This post is in honor of our dear family friend Deborah Shemesh, the beautiful blond in this 2009 photo with her son Adam and I. Deborah passed away a few days ago after 34 years of warding off cancer. She’d hit the big 60 year milestone, was thrilled to have become a Chopra Center Certified […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Blogger’s Break

Life is full and I am on an indefinite break from blogging . . . may you enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. No tags for this post.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Always Adventuring

The first piece of exciting news in the San Diego region is that the beloved veggie heaven aka Native Foods is opening in Point Loma on April 29. I went to a delicious pre-opening event and was stuffed with tortilla soup and salad, while eyeing the amazing nachos and sandwiches others were eating. I read […]

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Yummy Yucatan

A week in the wonderful Yucatan ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean sea, the small beach towns, and hearing Spanish spoken everywhere. We also lucked out with great hotels and natural foods finds. As always, I looked to Happy Cow for some veggie options. Merida was a favorite trip spot – a […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Ciao for Now

Saludos! I will be back in April after vacationing in Mexico soon and taking a break from writing. Ole! No tags for this post.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Nuances of Nut Butter

The timing was perfect. Just as I was becoming bored with the Trader Joe’s almond butter and peanut butter occupying space in the fridge, the package of Artisana Foods products arrived, to my delight. I was familiar with the company from snacking on their amazing coconut butter over the years, but the nut butters opened up […]

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Awesome Avocados

People sometimes ask “if you were stuck on an island and could only have a few foods for days on end, what would you eat?” Have you pondered this question? My latest response is  avocados (and coconuts). Not only do avocados remind me of their tropical homelands of Central and South America, areas through which I […]

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Victorious on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and some people are scrambling to find loved ones tokens of their affection. A dinner date or the typical roses and chocolate may fit the bill, but if you are feeling more creative or wanting to buy something healthy and ecologically-friendly, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, also known as Healthy […]

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Helping and Hugging the Homeless

Last year, San Diego’s homeless population was estimated at nearly 9,000 people – no small matter. My friend Jacqueline Penhos of Art of Being You came up with a great solution to improve the lives of the local homeless:  a monthly event called “Hugs and Bags.”  Our team of volunteers, which has grown to include […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014