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Au Lac – My Dinner Last Night in Los Angeles

Au Lac - My Dinner Last Night in Los Angeles

As soon as I landed last night in Los Angeles, I went directly to Au Lac. Au Lac is considered by many people to be the best raw food restaurant in the country. After finally experiencing it myself for the first time, I agree. It was absolutely phenomenal. Simply remarkable. Some things to know about […]

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As soon as I landed last night in Los Angeles, I went directly to Au Lac.

Au Lac is considered by many people to be the best raw food restaurant in the country. After finally experiencing it myself for the first time, I agree. It was absolutely phenomenal. Simply remarkable.

Some things to know about Au Lac: Read more »


My Valentine’s Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

My Valentine's Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes. Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I […]

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For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes.

Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I talked briefly to Nikki King, the head chef, who I see often when I go to One Lucky Duck.

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This drink was made of maple syrup and ginger soda with blood orange and beet caviar floating on the top. Very crisp. Read more »


My Favorite Organic Restaurants in NYC

My Favorite Organic Restaurants in NYC

(THIS LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING REVISED) While there are other very good organic restaurants in NYC, these are just my personal favorites. ELLARY’S GREENS Why I like it? – Their chickpea burger in a gluten-free wrap is reason enough for Ellary’s Greens to be on this list. – A broad and diverse menu that appeals […]

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(THIS LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING REVISED)

While there are other very good organic restaurants in NYC, these are just my personal favorites.

ELLARY’S GREENS

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Why I like it?

– Their chickpea burger in a gluten-free wrap is reason enough for Ellary’s Greens to be on this list.

– A broad and diverse menu that appeals to my many dining moods.

– The entire dining experience is just so, so pleasurable. From the friendly wait staff to the soothing decor to the cleanliness of the restaurant, going to Ellary’s is extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Read more »


My Recent Brunch at Sun in Bloom

My Recent Brunch at Sun in Bloom

In what is quickly becoming my favorite place to have brunch in New York City, Sun in Bloom in Brooklyn is where I ventured out to this past weekend. Sun in Bloom is an organic restaurant on the edge of Park Slope. This hidden gem (well, I would say hidden to people who live in […]

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In what is quickly becoming my favorite place to have brunch in New York City, Sun in Bloom in Brooklyn is where I ventured out to this past weekend.

Sun in Bloom is an organic restaurant on the edge of Park Slope. This hidden gem (well, I would say hidden to people who live in Manhattan — not sure if it is hidden to Brooklynites) serves some fantastic vegan food, both cooked and raw.

It was very, very cold in New York City this past Saturday, so I started off with the Miso Broth. Read more »


GustOrganics’ Alberto Gonzalez on Having a Certified Organic Restaurant

GustOrganics' Alberto Gonzalez on Having a Certified Organic Restaurant

In this interview, I sit down with Alberto Gonzalez, the owner of GustOrganics. What makes GustOrganics very unusual is that it is a certified organic restaurant. While there are plenty of organic restaurants in NYC, GustOrganics is the only one that is certified as organic by a third-party certification agency, NOFA-NY. Alberto discusses with me […]

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In this interview, I sit down with Alberto Gonzalez, the owner of GustOrganics. What makes GustOrganics very unusual is that it is a certified organic restaurant.

While there are plenty of organic restaurants in NYC, GustOrganics is the only one that is certified as organic by a third-party certification agency, NOFA-NY.

Alberto discusses with me what it means to be certified organic, what percentage of his food is organic and what the process was like to become certified.

The fact that GustOrganics is certified clearly demonstrates his incredible commitment to organic. Well-done, Alberto! I hope many other restauranteurs follow your lead.


The Future of Food Documentary – Watch it For FREE Online

The Future of Food Documentary - Watch it For FREE Online

I just found out that there is a FREE online version of the very well-done documentary called The Future of Food, and I wanted to pass this information along ASAP. If you have never seen this movie, please watch it as it is extremely important. It gives a very detailed review of how GMO-food evolved […]

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I just found out that there is a FREE online version of the very well-done documentary called The Future of Food, and I wanted to pass this information along ASAP.

If you have never seen this movie, please watch it as it is extremely important. It gives a very detailed review of how GMO-food evolved in our country and the tremendous danger that it presents to consumers, farmers and our entire planet.

As I have said many times before, the argument that GMO-food is the only way to feed the world is one of the most flawed arguments that I have ever heard. This is propaganda that the biotech industry and BigAg wants us to believe but is simply not true.

Three things in the movie that I want to point out: Read more »


Destruction of GMO-Crops is on Hold – For Now

Destruction of GMO-Crops is on Hold - For Now

Last week, I wrote about how a federal judge ordered the destruction of GMO-crops for the first time ever. These genetically-modified sugar beets should have been uprooted already but that has been put on hold. To no one’s surprise, Monsanto was not going to just sit there and let this happen. So, the company appealed […]

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Last week, I wrote about how a federal judge ordered the destruction of GMO-crops for the first time ever. These genetically-modified sugar beets should have been uprooted already but that has been put on hold.

To no one’s surprise, Monsanto was not going to just sit there and let this happen. So, the company appealed this court decision and now the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a temporary stay, which will block the destruction of these crops until December 23rd.

It is possible that the December 23rd date will get pushed back even further but that is all we know as of now.

This issue of GM-sugar beets is a continuing saga between our government (policies that started with President Bush and continue with President Obama) and proponents of organic food.

I’ll keep you posted on any new developments.