Pumpkins R’Us

My first job as a teenager was baking unhealthy but oh-so-yummy muffins early in the morning at an L.A. shop. Decades later, I am still a fan of baking and sweets. Nowadays I experiment with healthier alternative sugars like coconut nectar syrup and coconut sugar, and gluten-free flours from buckwheat to chickpea to brown rice […]

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Organic Products by Conscious Marley Family

Ziggy Marley and siblings are carrying on the humanitarian traditions of their hugely famous father Bob Marley. Ziggy does everything from writing children’s books and performing conscious music to now running Ziggy Marley Organics. The company makes Coco’Mon, a line of organic, gluten-free, non-GMO coconut oils. The prices are high, but the flavors sound amazing […]

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Daily Raw Meals for Pick-Up in Point Loma

The Go Raw Life Center at 2751 Roosevelt Rd., #103 in Liberty Station (Point Loma area of San Diego) opened almost a year ago but was new to me. Some friends and I went for a delicious dinner of raw pad thai with kelp noodles, sunflower seed butter and almonds, kimchee, and organic salad. The […]

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Building Better Habits

People often speak about food allergies, wanting to lose weight, and other reasons to stay away from ingredients known to cause health problems. Gluten and flours are high on the list of known allergens, along with corn, soy, dairy, nuts, sugar, soy and other ingredients. Luckily, the gluten-free fad has hit restaurants and stores. Trader […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Treats from L.A. to Santa Barbara

Sorry for the longer pause between articles – the website has been having technical difficulties. Back to the fun stuff:  on a recent trip to L.A, I shared dinner with family at Cafe Gratitude, a place featuring both raw and cooked meals, in oh-so-trendy Venice Beach. While ordering dishes with names like “I am awesome” […]

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

The Growth of Gluten-Free Pizza

After some struggles with avoiding white and wheat flours, I thoroughly enjoyed a gluten-free lunch at zpizza the other day! The casual restaurant can be found in many states across the U.S. and has several options that can be veganized by replacing the cheese with the beloved Daiya Cheese. Tapioca, potato and rice flours create […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Attack of the Desserts

One of the best parts of being a blogger is the diversity of foods we are lucky enough to sample. Somehow Hail Merry got in touch, and within a few weeks I was part of the research and development team, munching on delicious macaroons in creative flavors like strawberry almond and caramel sea salt! The […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Healthy Summer Fun in San Diego!

America’s Finest City is becoming more veggie-friendly each year, and there is no better time to check out new sites and events than in the gorgeous days of summer. The First San Diego County Raw Health Fair hosted by KALE University is this Saturday, July 28 starting at 10 am in La Mesa. The free […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Sunfood’s Green Superfood Powder Impresses

Some people like to avoid the predictable winter colds and flus by taking something extra to boost immunity and well-being. For this purpose, along with general health, I recently reintroduced spirulina into my diet, but was not loving the taste or globs left in the blender when mixing it into a daily smoothie. It was […]

Saturday, November 26th, 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