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My Lunch at The Prana Cafe in Newton, MA

My Lunch at The Prana Cafe in Newton, MA

This past weekend I was in Boston and had lunch with a friend of mine at The Prana Cafe in Newton, MA. Here is the organic lunch that we had.

Boston Organic Restaurants Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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This past weekend I was in Boston and had lunch with a friend of mine at The Prana Cafe in Newton, MA.

Here is the organic lunch that we had. Read more »


My Dinner at The Madrona Tree in Arlington, MA

My Dinner at The Madrona Tree in Arlington, MA

Recently, I was in Boston to see Bruce Springsteen in concert.  As usual, it was an amazing show and gave me some good inspiration for my book. While there, I checked out The Madrona Tree, a new organic restaurant in Arlington, a suburb of Boston that is located about 20 minutes outside of the city. […]

Boston Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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Recently, I was in Boston to see Bruce Springsteen in concert.  As usual, it was an amazing show and gave me some good inspiration for my book.

While there, I checked out The Madrona Tree, a new organic restaurant in Arlington, a suburb of Boston that is located about 20 minutes outside of the city.

The Madrona Tree focuses on local, organic and sustainable ingredients, and the restaurant’s menu has a slight Lebanese twist to it.

The Madrona Tree also recycles its waste, recycle its cooking oil (which gets made into biofuel), uses as many eco-friendly products as possible, and has its website powered by 100% wind energy.

Here are a few of the dishes that we had: Read more »


My Lunch on Saturday at Life Alive in Boston

My Lunch on Saturday at Life Alive in Boston

What happens when you have an organic restaurant in a city where there are very, very few and you also serve fantastic food? You get so mobbed that you literally have to close the doors and turn customers away. This is what happened when I visited Life Alive on Saturday afternoon. Located very close to […]

Boston Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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What happens when you have an organic restaurant in a city where there are very, very few and you also serve fantastic food?

You get so mobbed that you literally have to close the doors and turn customers away. This is what happened when I visited Life Alive on Saturday afternoon.

Located very close to MIT (Massachusetts Institute for Technology), Life Alive is an organic restaurant in Central Square in Cambridge, MA that serves vegetarian food.

I have eaten at Life Alive’s other restaurant in Lowell, MA (45 minutes outside of Boston) but this was my first time at the Cambridge location.

Here is what I had: Read more »


My Dinner at The Prana Cafe in Boston

My Dinner at The Prana Cafe in Boston

After I returned from the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Vermont on Sunday, I headed straight to my favorite organic food restaurant in Boston – The Prana Cafe. Located in Newton, about 10 minutes outside of Boston, and run by my friend and fellow Brown University alum Taylor Wells, The Prana Cafe serves super-fresh, organic raw […]

Boston Raw Food Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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After I returned from the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Vermont on Sunday, I headed straight to my favorite organic food restaurant in Boston – The Prana Cafe.

Located in Newton, about 10 minutes outside of Boston, and run by my friend and fellow Brown University alum Taylor Wells, The Prana Cafe serves super-fresh, organic raw food.  If you are ever in the Boston area, stop by The Prana Cafe.  Here is what my father and I had.

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

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Best Non-Organic Food Products from the 2010 Expo East Trade Show

Best Non-Organic Food Products from the 2010 Expo East Trade Show

The are two big trade shows in the organic food world in the U.S.  One is Natural Products Expo West and one is Natural Products Expo East.  Expo East took place a few weeks ago and Expo West took place in March. When I go to each show, I am looking for the best and […]

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The are two big trade shows in the organic food world in the U.S.  One is Natural Products Expo West and one is Natural Products Expo East.  Expo East took place a few weeks ago and Expo West took place in March.

When I go to each show, I am looking for the best and newest organic products on the market.

However, I also come across a select number of fantastic products at these shows that are not organic food ones. And of these, most are not even food.

I thought that people would be curious as to some other cool products that I discovered at Expo East and here they are:

IT’S MORINGA

Moringa is supposedly this beyond-super superfood from Africa and is derived from the moringa oleifera tree, which the company says is the most nutrient-rich vegetable tree in the world.  It has:

– 25-30% protein (9x the protein of yogurt)

– 10x the Vitamin A of carrots

– 17x the calcium of milk

– 15x the potassium of bananas

– 25x the iron of spinach

– 4x the chlorophyll of wheatgrass Read more »


Organic Thanksgiving Ideas – Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

Organic Thanksgiving Ideas - Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind. One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one. Two, I am trying to figure out exactly […]

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind.

One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one.

Two, I am trying to figure out exactly which organic food I’ll be eating.

For me and many other people, holidays do not mean a vacation from organic food. Here are some of my best ideas for an organic Thanksgiving.

– DINNER –

Certified Organic Turkey

As we all know, the staple of traditional Thanksgiving dinners is turkey. Certified organic turkeys mean that:

– No antibiotics, chemicals or pesticides are used.

– All organic feed is used.

– They are pasture-raised, have had ample time to roam outdoors and are not confined to tight spaces.

There are many online vendors that sell certified organic turkeys, and local organic supermarkets have them as well. However, the following two farms offer something pretty unique.

**  Guttenberg Farms in Wisconsin offers certified organic heritage turkeys. Heritage turkeys are the ancestors of the common broad-breasted white industrial breed of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys sold today.

Heritage turkeys have a stronger flavor and darker color, dine on grass and insects, and require about 28 weeks to get to full size. Because it takes so long to grow to market weight, the turkeys have time to develop a thin layer of fat under their skin, which makes them “self basting.” Read more »