Tea is one of those commodities that should be subject to Fair Trade standards and in my humble opinion should be organic and non-GMO as well — for the enjoyment and health of the tea drinker as well as those who work on the farms, which are often in faraway places where the potential for unsafe and unfair practices has been common.
Food and Cuisine
Happy weekend! Whether you’ve faced a long day at work or just want to settle in for a long conversation, sometimes a handmade cocktail is just the right thing. This post features a round-up of some beautiful homemade cocktails, all featuring wholesome ingredients to make your buzz just a bit healthier. My favorite bloggers have […]
A copy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home recently landed in my lap and I totally fell in love! This book is instantly captivating: luscious flavors and beautiful imagery are found throughout this super cute (and James Beard Award winning) book. Who would ever think to combine ylang-ylang and clove into ice cream? What […]
Homemade kimchi is an awesome intro to homemade fermentation. It’s easy, delicious and mega healthy for your body!
If you are interested in food, farming, and learning more about the wide range of flavors available to you in the US, head over to Vibrant Wellness Journal to read the review and WIN a copy of this great book yourself! It’s a great book and we’d love to share! Here’s a snippet from the […]
Falling in love with books is much like falling in love with humans: not only do they teach you new and exciting things about yourself, they open you up to as-yet unknown possibilities in life. Hopeless romantic that I am, I fall in love with books continuously, and I have a diverse book collection and […]
Awhile ago I wrote about the joy of my first homemade fermentation experiments with Water Kefir. Here is a thorough step-by-step process for how to make your own homemade (vegan) water kefir for your fizzy drinking pleasure. Why might you want to drink kefir? Well, it’s loaded with probiotics and healthy acids. It’s bubbly and […]
In the March 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living, readers get a chance to learn how to find ingredients in a totally new way- by foraging for weeds, seeds, and plants in the wild! Tama Matsuoka Wong, who has written the book Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market, takes readers […]
Are you ready to go meatless for a whole month? The Girls Gone Green, Julie Watkins is encouraging people to get healthy and take the No Meat March challenge during the month of March. March is National Nutrition Month and what better way to celebrate than by participating in a community-supported initiative developed to help […]
Wintertime is the perfect time to get yourself into the kitchen. Making homemade soup is a great introduction to home cooking- and it makes your kitchen nice and warm too! All the soups listed below are virtually fool-proof (assuming you can boil water), and made using simple pantry ingredients, whole grains, beans, and earthy winter […]
With Valentines Day just a week away its pretty hard to escape all those heart-shaped, pink and red candies. While they may seem temping, many of them contain GMOs.
Rather than focusing on short-term diets and crash course exercising, our health focus should be on making long-term changes to our diet and lifestyle. Choosing healthful foods, quality physical activity, and cleaner, greener supplements can help us feel our best physiologically and mentally. Good health habits also happen to be GREENER habits– which we love […]
We had a full studio and a full schedule this week, featuring an awesome interview with GD Meg’s digital publishing hero, Waylon Lewis, founder and publisher of elephantjournal.com.
How many of us wish we had more ENERGY? Unfortunately, the answer is probably TOO MANY. There are a multitude of factors that contribute to low energy: dehydration, not enough sleep, lack of physical activity, stress, and poor dietary habits. Of all these factors, changing your diet is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to […]
Hawaii was blessed last week with the appearance of internationally recognized seed-saving and anti-GMO activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva, trained as a physicist, has become the world’s most outspoken critic of the corporate takeover of our food system. She has worked for decades promoting biodiversity, organic agriculture, and global seed saving as the means […]
There are many debates about whether caffeine is healthy for our bodies: some say it’s going to help with depression, help keep us from gaining excess weight, that it might even keep death at bay! But most research is centered around the naturally occurring caffeine in coffee, tea, or chocolate. But what happens when caffeine […]