Good Talk

Good Talk

This month we hear from T.K. Pillan, one of the visionaries and creators of The Veggie Grill. Read about his story, his transition into veganism and how this remarkable restaurant was born. If you live in California and have yet to try it out, get on it.
We Dare You

We Dare You

This month’s dare is to drop that BPA and become a proud owner of a reusable water bottle! Find out the sources of BPA, the dangers and how you can avoid it.
Tip du Jour

Tip du Jour

Tips to make healthful decisions. Suggestions on what to eat, food facts and more.
At The Root

At The Root

We get down to the root of it all with a featured food item. Find out where it came from, the benefits, the uses, the controversies and more!
Dine & Dish

Dine & Dish

We’re rating the hip and hot restaurants around LA to let you know who’s veg friendly and who’s not. We’ll explore the vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and test their tastiness. It’s time to be proud of your dietary restrictions and get a good meal!
Latest entries
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...