There is A LOT to Love About Sakara Life, the Organic Meal Delivery Service

Written by Max Goldberg on March 3, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


Recently, I stopped by the offices of Sakara Life, the fantastic organic meal delivery service based here in NYC.

Even though I have known co-founders Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle for a few years, I hadn’t fully researched their company until now. And what a huge mistake that was because it is an incredibly impressive operation with delicious food.

Currently, Sakara Life is delivering fully-prepared, 100% organic, gluten-free, plant-based meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The service will eventually be expanded to other parts of the country, with California on the company’s near-term radar screen.

Here were a few things that I tasted. Read More »

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The Lentil and Black Bean Pastas by Tolerant Foods are Fantastic, 20-Case FREE Giveaway

Written by Max Goldberg on December 17, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


Just like many other people, I love eating pasta.

However, I don’t eat pasta that has gluten in it, so that generally leaves me with pasta made from quinoa, corn or rice.

While I don’t have issues with any of these three, I had always wanted something a little different.

That is why I totally flipped out when I came across the red lentil pasta by Tolerant Foods at Natural Products Expo West earlier this year. I was so excited about this pasta that I immediately named it to my Top 5 Organic Products of the Show.

It is rich and hearty, and the texture is strikingly similar to a wheat or flour pasta. Read More »

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Suja Elements is a Total Winner

Written by Max Goldberg on September 8, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


I come across hundreds of new organic products each year, and it doesn’t take long for me to assess which ones are truly special.

So, when I tasted Suja Elements the other day, I knew right away this drink belonged in that category.

Many people may be familiar with the Suja brand because its pressed organic juices are sold at stores throughout the U.S. Yet, this week the company is introducing a new smoothie line – Suja Elements – that is very, very unique. Read More »

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Gopal’s Pumpkin Seed Sprouties are the Perfect Travel Food

Written by Max Goldberg on June 15, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


I am always on the search for healthy snacks that I can take with me on-the-go or for whenever I travel.

My ideal snack is nutritious, filling, and not too sweet. I don’t want to eat something and suffer through that “sugar hangover”, even if it is derived from a natural source.

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are that perfect food. Not only do they satisfy my hunger, but they provide excellent health benefits: Read More »

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Sealand Birk is the The Next Coconut Water, FREE Giveaway

Written by Max Goldberg on May 5, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


When I was at Natural Products Expo West recently, I came across a drink that wowed me in a major, major way.

It easily would have made my Top 5 Organic Food Products of the show, but I knew that I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it, given how special it is.

Never seen before on U.S. supermarket shelves, Sealand Birk comes from Denmark, where it has been a beverage for thousands of years.

So, what exactly is Sealand Birk?

It is the juice that is tapped from a birch tree, and harvesting takes place only once a year, from April to May.

The birch tree naturally purifies over 100 liters of water per day through its roots system, and in this process it adds minerals and nutrients.

The end result is a fluid which is slightly “syrupy”, light, refreshing, and naturally sweet.

I can’t compare it to any other drink that I have had in the past because it is so unique and different.

What I can tell you is that I absolutely LOVE Sealand Birk, have had a lot of trouble putting it down, and believe that it is going to be a massive hit in the U.S. beverage market. If marketed correctly, this drink has the potential to be the next coconut water. Read More »

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