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Red-O

Red-O

Mexican Los Angeles, CA Red-O WHAT WE ATE: Classic Guacamole freshly made, chunky, with warm chips & salsa Roasted Garlic Mushroom Cazuela with shitake, oyster, cremini & portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, garlic mojo, spinach and black beans (sin queso) McGrath Farm Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas with a roasted tomatillo sauce, fresh-made corn tortillas and black beans...
Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish

“Long White Icicle” Medicine from the Earth Daikon, in Japanese, means literally ‘large root’. The most common variety is white and shaped like a carrot. You can find it in a lot of asian foods as pickles, mixed into ponzu as a dipping sauce and even grated on top of tempura. It is considered to...
Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Does cancer run in your family? And if so, does it worry you sometimes? Perhaps try cutting a little bit of meat out of your diet. The World Health Organization has determined that in Western society, approximately 30% of cancers are diet related. In particular, studies show that those who eat less meat were far less likely to develop...
Give Up the Bottle - Week 2

Give Up the Bottle – Week 2

Why you Should Drink Water And Lots of It We’ve heard repeatedly that we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day - that’s 64 ounces. New rules say that you need to down half your body weight in H2O to meet the minimum requirements of the body. To really maximize your health...
T.K. Pillan on The Veggie Grill

T.K. Pillan on The Veggie Grill

T.K. Pillan Co-Owner of The Veggie Grill One of the hardest things about being vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free is eating out, and I had no idea until I actually changed my diet. It was only then that I realized how most restaurants revolve nearly every dish around meat.  And if it doesn’t have meat...
Lentils

Lentils

India’s Meatloaf A Top 5 Power Food Some believe lentils originated in Asia. They were one of the first foods cultivated and have been eaten since prehistoric times. Today, lentils are produced primarily in India, Canada, and the United States. There are literally hundreds of varieties of lentils and they come in various colors from...
Not so Free-Range

Not so Free-Range

When you imagine free-range chicken, you think happy clucking, pecking chickens roaming around in the fresh air, right? Not quite. Free range merely implies that the animal has been given access to the outdoors. This could mean that a door in the back of the coup is opened for a couple minutes each day, giving...
Give up the Bottle

Give up the Bottle

Say Goodbye to Plastic Water Bottles Get your 64 oz Without the BPA THE CHALLENGE: As you may already know, Earth Day is coming up quickly. To honor the earth and celebrate this holiday, we’re daring you to give up your plastic water bottles. Personally this was a tough habit to break. Since the onset...
Vegan in Mexico City

Vegan in Mexico City

Carl and Cindy here from Mexico City! This a.m. we had a delicious vegan breakfast and wanted to share this great non-dairy alternative way to start your day. It’s called Birge-muesli and is from Stuttgart where both our Opa’s (grandfathers) are from. The night before set aside a bowl of rolled oats and freshly squeezed...
Weight a Minute

Weight a Minute

Can’t seem to get rid of that layer of fat? Start lifting weights asap! Not only does muscle burn up to 70 times more calories than fat cells, but they also require more energy to survive. While fat needs only 3 calories per day to survive, muscle requires 75-150 calories daily!
Mangos

Mangos

The King of Fruits Mangos are the national fruit of Indian, Pakistan and the Philippines. Throughout the world India is the largest grower of mangos, and they consume most of what they produce given that the fruit has such a cultural significance within the country. As Americans, we get most of our mango supply from...
Pucker Up

Pucker Up

Start your day with a glass of water and freshly squeezed lemon juice. It will rev your metabolism and get your body ready for the day.