Helping and Hugging the Homeless

Last year, San Diego’s homeless population was estimated at nearly 9,000 people – no small matter. My friend Jacqueline Penhos of Art of Being You came up with a great solution to improve the lives of the local homeless:  a monthly event called “Hugs and Bags.”  Our team of volunteers, which has grown to include […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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

Forward Thinking: It’s Time for Sliding Scale Animal Clinics

Sara Vaz, one of my dear friends, is the CEO of Clifford Animal Foundation, a new Oceanside non-profit which provides veterinary services to low-income clients through 30 to 50 percent discounts, based on need! Check out this article on Clifford Animal Foundation written by Lisa Lipsey in Rage Magazine San Diego Edition –see page 65. […]

Thursday, August 15th, 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

Native Foods Cafe Finally Opens in San Diego!

After months (years?) of anticipation, the beloved Native Foods Cafe that San Diegan vegheads have been feasting at in L.A., Orange County, or Palm Springs, has set up shop in Encinitas, in North County San Diego. The restaurant is in the midst of some wonderful pre-opening events, and a friend and I splurged on starters, […]

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Headquarters Cafe Hits the Spot

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy live music or an open mike, study, or hang out while eating veggie food in San Diego, Headquarters Cafe is the place. The staff allowed my group of eight, including young children, to take up a few tables for almost three hours, as if it were our […]

Friday, January 11th, 2013

One Billion Rising San Diego!

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to […]

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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

Cheery Veggie Weekend in San Diego

My penchant for blogging has not been as strong as a few years ago when I was zipping around to more events, interviewing health and other experts by email and phone, and jazzed about writing regularly. But I want to keep motivating others to eat nutritious meals, interact with new people, and attend some of […]

Sunday, November 4th, 2012