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Power Oatmeal

Power Oatmeal

Oats with the Most Going Beyond Breakfast Lately I’ve been told to eat more warming foods to balance my chi, as prescribed by eastern medicine practices. I have been drinking shakes in the morning because it was a tasty way to get ALL of the supplements I’m currently attempting to take on a daily basis....
Kitchen Sink Veggie Burger

Kitchen Sink Veggie Burger

Skip the Frozen Section Use up Your Scraps After Carl’s real burger indulgence, we decided to take a crack at making our own veggie burgers. We looked up several recipes and got the general idea. There are a few key ingredients that serve as a base, and then you’re free to add in whatever your...
Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Acid v. Alkaline Our pH and What it Means We’ve probably heard of pH (potential of hydrogen) in our grade school science class where we tested various solutions to  measure their acidity or alkalinity, or perhaps even in deodorant commercials. Does “pH balanced for a man” ring any bells? pH levels are measured on a scale...
Vegan a la Mexicana

Vegan a la Mexicana

Ay Que Rico! Comida en La Cuidad So as some of you may already know we were in Mexico City for a few days over the past week/weekend. It was my Opa’s (grandfather) 90th Birthday Party. What an honor to be able to celebrate such an occasion. My entire family was there and we had...
One Day Without Shoes

One Day Without Shoes

Toms Shoes April 5, 2011 Through a friend of ours that works at Toms, Cindy and I learned about an event that is going on next Tuesday, April 5th. “One Day Without Shoes” is an all-day event meant to spread awareness about the difficulties that so many people face by simply not having shoes. If...
Be Lazy, Eat Healthy

Be Lazy, Eat Healthy

Quick, Healthy Meal Ideas What We Really Eat Every Week  When you get home from a long day, we all know the last thing we want to do is start cooking. It’s much easier to grab the chips and plant yourself on the couch, than make a trip to the market. For any diet this...
Mix it Up

Mix it Up

Craving afternoon sweets? Skip the M&Ms and go for a trail mix instead. Try cacao nibs, raw cashews, raisins and even the occasional shredded coconut. You’ll be satiated and more importantly, energized to make it through those last few hours at work. We all know how tough those can be .
Take a Bite Out of Heart Disease

Take a Bite Out of Heart Disease

A Floss Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away Oral Hygiene & Your Health More and more studies are emerging linking dental health to heart disease. In fact, poor oral health has been associated with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, strokes and memory loss. Though we may not think of it in this way, our mouth is the gateway...
Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza

Italian Los Angeles, CA Osteria Mozza WHAT I ATE: Little Gem lettuces with baby squash, walnuts, red onions & a vinagrette Fiorentini with tomato & spicy pickled peppers One of my closest friends was in town this past weekend and called about a month in advance to make a reservation at Osteria Mozza. I had...
Eat Clean

Eat Clean

Eliminate Clutter in Your Meals Consume More by Eating Less Whether you’re the type of person who no longer can see their floor because it’s covered in clothes, or you’ve taken the whole minimalist idea to a new level, an important habit to develop is clean eating. Here, clean eating indicates meals with few and...
Our No-Name Pizza Pie

Our No-Name Pizza Pie

Vegan & Gluten-Free Perfection Made in a House in Hermosa Beach So last night we went to Hermosa to have dinner with Carl’s dad. We were cooking for 3 people and 3 very curious dogs. It had been a while since our last, not so successful, vegan and gluten-free pizza attempt so we decided to...
Oats

Oats

Not Just Your Ordinary Grain Breakfast with a Bang We are most familiar with the family of white oats, also known as Avena Sativa. As part of the grasses family, they are a hardy crop and can withstand conditions in which other plants may not survive. These white oats come in several varieties, dependent upon their level...