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Organic Candy and Healthy Options for Halloween

Organic Candy and Healthy Options for Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve put together some of my favorite organic candy options. I have also included one amazing and very healthy option that kids will never know is not candy but absolutely tastes like it. ANGELL ORGANIC CANDY BARS Angell Organic Candy Bars will probably make my list every single year […]

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With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve put together some of my favorite organic candy options.

I have also included one amazing and very healthy option that kids will never know is not candy but absolutely tastes like it.

ANGELL ORGANIC CANDY BARS

Angell Organic Candy Bars will probably make my list every single year as I am very impressed by the integrity of the product and the people running this company. Read more »


My Organic Dinner at Green Planet Grocery in Syracuse, NY

My Organic Dinner at Green Planet Grocery in Syracuse, NY

This past weekend, I was in Syracuse, New York giving a speech at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ Northeast Regional Conference. My talk, which was filmed and will be on my blog this week, was about my experience with antidepressants and how students have options when it comes to dealing with depression. […]

Raw Food Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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This past weekend, I was in Syracuse, New York giving a speech at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ Northeast Regional Conference. My talk, which was filmed and will be on my blog this week, was about my experience with antidepressants and how students have options when it comes to dealing with depression.

As I have come to learn, what we put into our body (organic food, of course, being one of them) has a major, major impact on how we feel.

While in Syracuse, I scouted out the local organic fare and had a fantastic lunch and dinner at The Green Planet Grocery. This organic market had a small raw vegan café that served phenomenal food.

Here is what I had. Read more »


8 Questions with Chocolate Expert and Author Clay Gordon

8 Questions with Chocolate Expert and Author Clay Gordon

In 1994, Clay Gordon decided that he wanted to learn as much as he could about chocolate and looked for a chocolate critic to guide him. Since there wasn’t a single person doing it at the time, he decided to become one himself and embarked on a career as a chocolate expert. In 2001, Clay […]

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In 1994, Clay Gordon decided that he wanted to learn as much as he could about chocolate and looked for a chocolate critic to guide him.

Since there wasn’t a single person doing it at the time, he decided to become one himself and embarked on a career as a chocolate expert.

In 2001, Clay Gordon launched Chocophile.com and later published the book Discover Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Tasting and Enjoying Fine Chocolate.

As a leading independent authority on chocolate and founder of the New World Chocolate Society, Clay Gordon conducts chocolate tastings and classes around the country and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business Week. Read more »


Gnosis Chocolate Opens a Pop-Up Store in NYC’s Flatrion District

Gnosis Chocolate Opens a Pop-Up Store in NYC's Flatrion District

On Saturday night in NYC’s Flatiron District, there was a small party celebrating Gnosis Chocolate’s new pop-up store. In this interview, I speak with Vanessa Barg, Founder and CEO, and Lauren Gockley, Chocolatier, of Gnosis Chocolate about what prompted them to open up this shop, whether retail is part of their future strategy and the […]

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On Saturday night in NYC’s Flatiron District, there was a small party celebrating Gnosis Chocolate’s new pop-up store.

In this interview, I speak with Vanessa Barg, Founder and CEO, and Lauren Gockley, Chocolatier, of Gnosis Chocolate about what prompted them to open up this shop, whether retail is part of their future strategy and the importance of superfoods in their chocolate.

If you’ve never tried Gnosis Chocolate, definitely go check it out. It is some of the best organic chocolate on the market.

The pop-up store is located in the restaurant Organique at 110 East 23rd Street in NYC.


Sprouted Chia Seed Powder is an Amazing Superfood, Great for Breakfast

Sprouted Chia Seed Powder is an Amazing Superfood, Great for Breakfast

Are you looking to add an incredibly healthy and nutritious food to your breakfast? You may want to consider organic sprouted chia seed powder. For those unfamiliar with chia seeds, it is a true superfood that has been around for thousands of years. It is rumored that the Aztecs carried them when they went off […]

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Are you looking to add an incredibly healthy and nutritious food to your breakfast? You may want to consider organic sprouted chia seed powder.

For those unfamiliar with chia seeds, it is a true superfood that has been around for thousands of years. It is rumored that the Aztecs carried them when they went off to battle because chia seeds provided tremendous amounts of energy and strength.

Interestingly enough, a book that I am now reading now called Born to Run is about an indigenous Mexican people called the Tarahumara.

The Tarahumara are legendary for their ability to run ultra long distances, and their preferred source of energy is Iskiate — the main ingredient of which is chia seeds. Read more »


Flackers – A Very Unique Brand of Organic Flax Crackers

Flackers - A Very Unique Brand of Organic Flax Crackers

When I scour the supermarket shelves, I often come across fantastic products that use all organic ingredients but are not certified organic. Many times, I will then follow-up with those companies to see if and when certification is coming. This is exactly what happened with Flackers by Doctor in the Kitchen. I first discovered their […]

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When I scour the supermarket shelves, I often come across fantastic products that use all organic ingredients but are not certified organic. Many times, I will then follow-up with those companies to see if and when certification is coming.

This is exactly what happened with Flackers by Doctor in the Kitchen. I first discovered their organic flax crackers several months ago, contacted the company and kind of forgot about them.

Then, out of nowhere, Flackers was back on the shelf at my local organic market and is now certified organic by MCIA.

AN INTERESTING PRODUCT

There are two main reasons why Flackers stands out to me.

1) Very unique flavor I am a huge rosemary fan and have never seen organic rosemary in flax crackers before. Aside from rosemary, Flackers also has organic sage. Read more »


Farmageddon: A Food Documentary That Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

Farmageddon: A Food Documentary That Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

Last night, I went to go see the documentary Farmageddon, a movie that I had been hearing about for the last few months. Farmageddon highlights the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the […]

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Last night, I went to go see the documentary Farmageddon, a movie that I had been hearing about for the last few months.

Farmageddon highlights the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the right thing.

The objective of the movie is not to promote raw milk, however. The objective of the movie is to get people to wake up and to start demanding change. Read more »