Archive for the 'Health' Category

Veggie Treats in Ensenada

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.               Other highlights were stopping for fresh cocos (coconuts) on the way to Ensenada and catching […]

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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 […]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Juice, Juice Everywhere

My latest habit when I feel a cold coming on or want to give my body an oil change:  run to the nearest juice bar and slurp down a drink filled with beets, spinach, apple, ginger and other goodies known to be nutritionally cleansing. Luckily, juice shops are all over the place these days in […]

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

San Diego Proud of New Public Market

Something reminiscent of vibrant markets in San Francisco, Seattle, and cities worldwide has arrived in San Diego like a breath of fresh air: the Liberty Public Market. Liberty Station, a buzzing spot in Point Loma, has totally transformed from its Navy training station days into a walkable area boasting everything from nonprofit office spaces to […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Tea Time

Any techniques that help humans slow down and savor the moments in our fast-paced lives should be taken advantage of. Whether we twist ourselves into unimaginable yoga poses, walk along a beach, or sit still for a few moments of peace, self-care is always beneficial. For thousands of years and across the world, one way […]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Real Food Daily Rocks Repeatedly

I must confess I can’t seem to go to my hometown of Los Angeles without stopping by Real Food Daily. Whether it’s the Santa Monica or the West Hollywood location, I love the creative, delectable food and the stylish atmosphere.  My family, a mix of vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores, enjoys dining at Real Food Daily […]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Puerto Vallarta – Healthy Options by the Sea

Puerto Vallarta may have been crowded at Christmas, but my boyfriend and I had a great time walking along the vibrant malecon, exploring nearby beaches by bus, and cafe-hopping. This was my first Puerto Vallarta vacation, but I have been to Mexico several times, slowly discovering more of the beauty and inexpensive travel not far […]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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

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