Food and Cuisine

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Where does that Earl Grey tea come from?

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.

April 8th

Healthy Homemade Cocktails

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 […]

April 6th

Companies we Love: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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 […]

March 29th

Book Review and Giveaway!

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 […]

March 13th

Books that Changed Everything

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 […]

March 7th

Tiny Bubbles: Homemade Vegan Water Kefir, Step by Step!

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 […]

March 2nd

Wild Foods: Edible Foraging from Martha Stewart

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 […]

February 27th

Meat Free March!

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 […]

February 25th

A Healthy Diet is a Greener Diet

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 […]

February 9th

increase your energy with good food!

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 […]

January 31st

Seeds of Freedom and Gardens of Hope: Vandana Shiva visits Hawaii

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 […]

January 22nd

caffeinated foods: yes or no?

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 […]

January 17th