Veggin’ Out in Tijuana

The Tijuana region is an adventure to explore and has a surprising number of veggie-friendly options. Let’s start off on a sweet note: bakeries are big in Mexico, and two seen locally offer not only the anticipated heavenly smell upon entering but a few vegan treats. Panaderia Integral La Alegria, on Paseo de los Heroes […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Raw Foods Diet – Vibrant and Healthy

The raw vegan sushi made of avocado, green onion, sprouts, and walnut paste had me at hello. Walnuts also starred — along with sunflower oil — in the applesauce, and made their way into the pumpkin pie. This was not your average pie featuring our squashy friend the pumpkin, but a raw concoction of banana, […]

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Blooming of Leo Flowers, a Veggie Comedian

Leo Flowers, who went from counseling married couples and inmates through a Master’s program to sassy stand-up comedian, delivers candid insights that make us ponder, “I should have thought of that!” Flowers is blossoming not only in his career — having toured the U.S. for seven years — but in his personal journey. He frequents […]

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

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

A Vegetarian Fitness Trainer and Healer

Jerome Gross, who was raised in San Diego, has been sharing his gifts as a healer, yoga teacher and fitness expert with his Southern California community since 1995. As the adage goes, “healer, heal thyself.” Gross strongly models keeping in shape physically and emotionally. Six days a week, he does 1.5 hours of core fitness […]

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Moving Past Cancer

In the last week, I was inspired by two survivors of cancer — both great teachers of courage and overcoming challenges some would consider daunting. Deborah Shemesh learned 29 years ago that she had melanoma. She was a beautiful blonde swimsuit model. Doctors thought all her childhood years of getting burnt at the beach in […]

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009