Archive for the 'Health' Category

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

Veggie News in San Diego

Happily, San Diego’s restaurants are becoming more veggie-friendly, and people are excitedly checking out new options for plant-based dining. Check out the very active and helpful San Diego Vegans group on Facebook for more updates! In downtown San Diego, try the newish Sol Cal Cafe for organic and fresh foods and juices. The Raw Pesto […]

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Marveling at Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato

Venturing through Mexico is definitely doable, though it takes research and resourcefulness, especially as a vegan. Efforts are needed to avoid lard, chicken stock, and other animal ingredients while also dodging stomach issues that may arise from local unbottled water or produce that has not been cooked or disinfected. Speaking Spanish helps with asking wait […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The Yucatan Peninsula: Caribbean and Colonial Charm

By Paige Newman, written for VegDining.com 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

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