Archive for 2015

Helping Create a Community Park

I’m fortunate enough to be prepping for a holiday vacation in Mexico so I won’t say much, though I wanted to share a lil’ something we have been working on in the low-income area of Logan Heights near downtown San Diego. The dynamic project involved design input from the community, after which me and other […]

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Chocolate – How I Love You

I will admit it feels like something is missing if I don’t have a piece of chocolate each day. Not a coffee drinker, I choose chocolate for a bit of a wake-up as well as to savor something decadent. Nowadays there are chocolate bars flavored with everything from mint to raspberry to hazelnut so almost […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

African-Inspired and Woman-Powered Crafts

I wanted to repost this article on an interesting and worthwhile pursuit – a worker-owned social enterprise inspired by weaving, piece sewing and quilting traditions originating in the rich cultures of West Africa and rural African American communities in the US south. Enjoy reading about Southern Journeys Collective in this intervew with Lara Jealous, textile […]

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Lyfe in Los Angeles

We just took a quick trip through the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, where I spent my first years of childhood. Of course I had to explore any new culinary options on the horizon and something that came up quickly using everyone’s friend Google was Lyfe Kitchen on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Conveniently a […]

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Always Something for the Adventurous

Happy August. I have been delighted with the growing list of places in San Diego that are either entirely vegetarian or vegan or have separate menus or entrees for herbivorous meals. A big breakfast fan, I eagerly made it to Gelato Vero Upstairs.  The food is all vegetarian and vegan and was uniquely delicious. I […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Colombian Comida and Charms

Colombian food brings back memories of my months in  South America years ago – delicious, warm arepas (corn cakes), and tropical nights in colonial Cartagena where green mangoes were sold on the street corner and salsa music blasted from the stores. For a taste of Colombia in San Diego, go no further than Antojitos Colombianos […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Knockout Kauai

Having returned from a recent visit to Kauai, Hawaii, I am happy to share some news on the island’s healthy food scene. As always, my favorite on the island is Postcards Cafe (visit the Facebook page), where I feast on “El Sombrero,” fresh organic green salads, and the famous chocolate silk pie, pictured. Did I […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Trilogy Sanctuary Shines

La Jolla can be proud of another jewel on the scene. Trilogy Sanctuary labels itself a healing arts center and a fully organic vegetarian cafe and juice bar. This business is one step ahead of many herbivorous places on the health consciousness scale by offering only soy- and gluten-free dining. They also have yoga and […]

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Let’s Educate Ourselves for Earth Day

Drought and climate change are upon us. Let’s educate ourselves about pressing environmental issues as Earth Day approaches! April 19 marks the 25th anniversary of San Diego EarthWorks’ EarthFair – the biggest annual environmental festival and Earth Day in the world! With approximately 60,000 attendees, it’s not an event to miss. If you can’t handle […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Healing Scents

While I heard that essential oils are only used by two percent of the U.S. population, the fragrant plant oils have long been utilized for their healing properties in various forms worldwide. The plant products can be used topically, internally, or aromatically (such as in a diffuser or spray). Have you ever taken a whiff […]

Monday, March 16th, 2015