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

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

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

Chocolate to Live For

It has been a busy few weeks so this will be a brief update, but I wanted to share this lovable link for chocolate lovers who don’t partake of animal products! VegNews does it again with a wonderful compilation of products found across the U.S. The treats are flavored with everything from quinoa to bananas […]

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Tempted by Fair Trade Chocolate

Literally the day my holistic health doctor told me to cut out chocolate and sugar for two weeks to kill the lingering cough so many people have this year, I came home to find packages from two local and fair trade chocolate companies. The torture. Yet it was a joy winning a Valentine’s “Share Your […]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Some Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming, and people rack their brains about how to show appreciation to their “better halves” (or “media naranjas” in Spanish) and other loved ones. Flowers are an appreciated choice, but for us foodies, especially those who could do better at keeping plants and flowers alive, chocolate and all its cousins come to […]

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Ten Things that Drive Vegans Crazy

By Michelle Inaba Mocarski, reprinted from Vegan Mainstream How to come up with a list of just 10 things that drive vegans crazy? When you live a lifestyle that is not mainstream, there are always going to be some roadblocks and annoyances along the way. Depending on your situation, where you work, and whether your […]

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Book Touts Whole, Unprocessed Vegan Cuisine

In her new book The Perfect Formula Diet, Janice Stanger, Ph. D. says vegan cuisine is the way to go, as long as care is taken to eat unprocessed whole foods. She shares her past personal struggles with weight issues, depression, and health problems. In 1995 when her daughters decided to become vegans, Stanger, a […]

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Chocolate – a Surprisingly Healthy Treat

When chowing down on chocolate – whether on its own or mixed with things like peanut butter or coconut (or both in one type of the amazing Coconut Bliss ice cream) – people act as if they are committing a sin.  Indulge in your chocolate flavored with everything from mint to cayenne, because health experts […]

Saturday, October 10th, 2009