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

San Diego Public Market in the Works!

Just wanted to share the excitement about plans in San Diego to turn a “Barrio Logan warehouse and surrounding spaces into something rivaling Vancouver’s Granville Market, Barcelona’s Boqueria and Seattle’s Pike Place,” from this article in San Diego CityBeat. Check out the San Diego Public Market! For now, they have a farmer’s market on Weds. […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

An Interview with George Vutetakis, Global Foods Expert

Here’s an interview with George Vutetakis, known as “The Vegetarian Guy,” who wrote a great cookbook about the restaurant he started in Michigan years ago. He’s known in San Diego for roving around farmer’s markets and sharing his delicious recipes with the world. Why and when did you become vegetarian/vegan? George:  The decision to become […]

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Harvest Vegetable Salad

Reprinted from The Vegetarian Guy Staying healthy sometimes can be a challenge.  Aside from taking common sense precautions, there is a lot we can do to keep ourselves healthy with food–colorful foods, that is. The darker and more colorful fruits and vegetables are healthier with more anti-oxidants and immune building micro-nutrients.  For example:  red and […]

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Sunny Inspiration at the Market

Today was so worth a stroll around the sunny Little Italy Farmer’s Market in San Diego. One of the first stops was the Peace Pies table, full of healthy raw, vegan, gluten-free and organic (what more could you want?) treats. They are still  fixing up their Ocean Beach location which had a fire, and are […]

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

San Diego Farmer’s Markets Shine

I was excited to experience my first all-vegetarian farmer’s market in Imperial Beach, which I had heard about through fellow San Diegan and vegetable lover George Vutetakis. In the spirit of fresh summer produce and all the inspiration for cooking that can go along with that, I am reprinting his article and photos about San […]

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Toasted Almond Caesar Salad

Reprinted from The Vegetarian Guy– George Vutetakis Every week I explore the farmers markets of San Diego.  One of my most recent discoveries at the Hillcrest Farmers Market is Rosie romaine lettuce; Sage Mountain Farm and Suzie’s Farm both grow and sell the red-hued romaine.   Delicate and tender, yet crisp, it is a perfect lettuce […]

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Vegan Dishes Left and Right at Community Farm

July 17 was La Milpa Organica Farm’s potluck and movie, held on the third Saturday of each month and well-loved by many in the San Diego area. The event, held at the farm five miles north of Escondido, consists of a free open house during which people tour the farm and learn where their food […]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Jason and Pia: Role Models for Raw Foods Diet

It’s motivational to meet a couple with shared life passions who bring positive change to the community.  Jason Rotman and Pia Kanekoa are a lovely engaged San Diego pair who hope to empower and enlighten people on the path of spiritual discovery, optimal nutrition and happy living. With a healthy and grounded glow about them, […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Enamored with a Farmer’s Market

I fell in love today. Surprisingly the culprit was a Farmer’s Market. San Diego has 40 markets I am slowly exploring. The one that got to my heart was in Little Italy. This was three or four blocks of sunshiny heaven, where live jazz and Latin music played and people spilled out of nearby European-style […]

Thursday, September 10th, 2009