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My Dinner on Saturday Night at LifeFood Gourmet in Miami

My Dinner on Saturday Night at LifeFood Gourmet in Miami

* UNFORTUNATELY, THIS RESTAURANT HAS SINCE CLOSED * On Saturday night in Miami, I ate dinner at LifeFood Gourmet, one of my favorite organic restaurants in the country. Owned and run by John Schott, LifeFood Gourmet serves vegan food and most of its menu is raw. Here is what I had.

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* UNFORTUNATELY, THIS RESTAURANT HAS SINCE CLOSED *

On Saturday night in Miami, I ate dinner at LifeFood Gourmet, one of my favorite organic restaurants in the country.

Owned and run by John Schott, LifeFood Gourmet serves vegan food and most of its menu is raw. Here is what I had.

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Beet Kvass – What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Beet Kvass - What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha. And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks. Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both. A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass […]

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Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha.

And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks.

Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both.

A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass provides the body with beneficial bacteria and aids in digestion.

It is also touted as a blood purifier and an excellent way to cleanse the liver.

Unlike kombucha, which uses sugar in the fermentation process, the beet kvass from Hawthorne Valley uses no sugar at all. And because it is a raw drink, all of the vitamins and minerals remain intact.

While I tend to drink it straight, the other great thing about beet kvass is that it can be used as a base for soups, salad dressings or marinades. Read more »


Organic Black Sesame Seeds – Something You’ll Always See in My Kitchen

Organic Black Sesame Seeds - Something You'll Always See in My Kitchen

When it comes to eating, I like clean and light food. My body seems to reject heavy sauces, fried foods, and sautées, even if they are 100% organic. I like simplicity in a meal and as a result, I tend to cook a decent amount for myself. Why? Not only is cooking at home the most […]

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When it comes to eating, I like clean and light food.

My body seems to reject heavy sauces, fried foods, and sautées, even if they are 100% organic.

I like simplicity in a meal and as a result, I tend to cook a decent amount for myself. Why?

Not only is cooking at home the most inexpensive way to eat organic but I can have exactly what I want. Read more »


Rawtella – A Great Organic Chocolate Spread

Rawtella - A Great Organic Chocolate Spread

Bottles of Rawtella have been staring me in the face for months already. I see them all of over NYC but never took the plunge to try it until the other day. Normally, I am incredibly curious about any new organic product, especially one that has chocolate in it and is raw. However, it must […]

Chocolate Product Reviews Raw Food
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Bottles of Rawtella have been staring me in the face for months already. I see them all of over NYC but never took the plunge to try it until the other day.

Normally, I am incredibly curious about any new organic product, especially one that has chocolate in it and is raw. However, it must have been the product’s association with Nutella that gave me real pause.

Yes, I may be one of the few people in the country who hasn’t tried Nutella. Aside from the fact that it is not organic, Nutella doesn’t appeal to me in the least.

If I want chocolate, I am going to eat an organic chocolate bar, buy organic chocolate ice cream or put raw cacao into a smoothie in the morning.

Clearly, I am in the minority here with never having tasted Nutella. Read more »


Fearless Makes a Truly Fantastic Organic Chocolate Bar

Fearless Makes a Truly Fantastic Organic Chocolate Bar

When I go to the organic trade shows twice a year, I see hundreds and hundreds of products. Many of the products I am already familiar with but some are brand new. And in this category of brand new products, there are always a few that make a long-lasting impression. Fearless Chocolate happens to be […]

Chocolate Expo West Raw Food
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When I go to the organic trade shows twice a year, I see hundreds and hundreds of products.

Many of the products I am already familiar with but some are brand new. And in this category of brand new products, there are always a few that make a long-lasting impression.

Fearless Chocolate happens to be one of those organic products, which I encountered at the 2011 Expo West show in Anaheim, CA, and I vividly remember not being able to stop eating it.

While I favor raw chocolate over non-raw chocolate, because it tastes so much more light and healthy, the Fearless Chocolate Matcha Green Tea Peppermynt was something special.

The combination of green tea and peppermint, both of which I am a huge fan, was what made this chocolate bar so refreshing, compelling and unusual. Read more »


It’s All About Light and Delicious at Gingersnap’s Organic in NYC

It's All About Light and Delicious at Gingersnap's Organic in NYC

(Gingersnap’s Organic closed its operations in March of 2017.) With so many new organic restaurants popping up all over NYC, it becomes harder and harder to know who is truly organic and who isn’t. I hear whispers about numerous organic places using conventional ingredients when they can’t get organic or when the cost of organic […]

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(Gingersnap’s Organic closed its operations in March of 2017.)

With so many new organic restaurants popping up all over NYC, it becomes harder and harder to know who is truly organic and who isn’t.

I hear whispers about numerous organic places using conventional ingredients when they can’t get organic or when the cost of organic is too high. And with only one restaurant in NYC that is actually USDA certified organic, it is hard to know who to trust.

When I go to Gingersnap’s Organic, however, I don’t have that worry at all. And neither should you.

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Organic Avenue Founder Denise Mari Talks About Her New Midtown Manhattan Location

Organic Avenue Founder Denise Mari Talks About Her New Midtown Manhattan Location

Last week, I spoke with Denise Mari, founder of Organic Avenue, about her brand new location that just opened up in Midtown Manhattan. Organic Avenue offers pressed organic juices, juice cleanses, and raw vegan food. It is a concept that is absolutely exploding in NYC and shows no slowdown in sight. Aside from its strong […]

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Last week, I spoke with Denise Mari, founder of Organic Avenue, about her brand new location that just opened up in Midtown Manhattan.

Organic Avenue offers pressed organic juices, juice cleanses, and raw vegan food. It is a concept that is absolutely exploding in NYC and shows no slowdown in sight.

Aside from its strong commitment to organic, Organic Avenue offers its pressed juices in glass bottles, something very important and incredibly rare. Read more »