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

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

Optimum Health Institute – A Great Resource

I finally made it to a free Sunday open house tour (and dinner) at Optimum Health Institute (OHI), a gem in the Lemon Grove area of San Diego that focuses on a balance of body, mind and spirit.  All spiritual traditions are welcome at OHI. The San Diego spot has a nice relaxing atmosphere and […]

Saturday, December 21st, 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

Snacking on Superfoods

It’s been fun experimenting with new organic superfoods lately, with Navitas Naturals serving as one of the main companies I purchase from.  Tart goldenberries from South America supply Vitamin A, fiber and protein. Even tastier for snacks and smoothies are goji berries, full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant-rich mulberries. Coconut fans will love some of […]

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Fondue for Two in San Francisco

I am grateful for every visit to San Francisco. Though it’s chilly, the veggie-friendly restaurants, beautiful historic buildings and artistic vibe bring happiness to many! And what other city boasts an organic cafe and a yoga room in the airport? SFO (the airport) is home to The Plant (which has other Bay area locations as […]

Friday, May 31st, 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

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

New Co-op in San Diego?

A bit of news in the words of Teagen McClain, activist extraordinaire: Today there is an exploding interest in eating organic, locally sourced, plant- based foods. People all over are demanding more vegetarian and vegan choices. More than ever we all want fresh, nourishing, delicious food! You don’t have to be a vegetarian or long-time […]

Friday, September 14th, 2012