Archive for the 'Products' Category

Revolutionary Granola

We devoured three bags of GrandyOats Coconola so fast I barely had time to reflect on the products’ attributes. Made of coconuts, this original product is appealing to the hordes of people steering clear of grains and gluten. On top of that, Coconola is organic, non-GMO, oil-free, salt-free, Kosher and low sugar! Something that really […]

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

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

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

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

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

Support Refugee Causes, Especially at Holidays

I had the pleasure of seeing Emmanuel Jal (pictured) speak and perform last weekend. A refugee from Sudan, he tells powerful stories of growing up in a war zone and refugee camp, losing relatives, and suffering from starvation. He motivated the crowd to make a difference through local youth programs and activism. International Rescue Committee […]

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Bad Ass Power Cookies Spice Up Life

Inspiring people in the worlds of fitness and healthy eating for years, John Lewis aka Bad Ass Vegan has done it again. Now this motivational man offers us a nutrition-conscious cookie. Read more of his personal health transformation story here. Like many health nuts, John would love how he felt eating spirulina, the green superfood […]

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Chocolate for a Cause

Rescue Chocolate is not only organic, vegan, fair-traded and certified kosher — all the things conscious shoppers want in their treats — but it’s delicious and the company gives 100% of the net profits to animal rescue groups around the U.S.! Each flavor represents a different rescue issue, and the chocolate bar names are creative: […]

Saturday, October 12th, 2013