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My Superfood Breakfast Smoothie – Using Tea as the Base

My Superfood Breakfast Smoothie - Using Tea as the Base

When I was at Expo West this past Spring, I was talking with Jerry Zeifman, president of Health Matters America, a distributor of various organic foods, and asked him what he eats for breakfast. Jerry, who looks looks about 10 years younger than his actual age, told me that he drinks smoothies filled with superfoods […]

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When I was at Expo West this past Spring, I was talking with Jerry Zeifman, president of Health Matters America, a distributor of various organic foods, and asked him what he eats for breakfast.

Jerry, who looks looks about 10 years younger than his actual age, told me that he drinks smoothies filled with superfoods and uses organic herbal tea as his base.

Immediately, I thought to myself, “Using tea in a smoothie? Yeah, that makes total sense. Why didn’t I think of that?”

While I had been making the exact same smoothies as Jerry, I was using Brazil nut milk instead of organic tea.

I have since cut back on nut milk and make it about twice per week but am now incorporating tea a majority of the time, thanks to Jerry. Read more »


My Love/Distaste Affair with Wheatgrass. I am in Love. Again.

My Love/Distaste Affair with Wheatgrass. I am in Love. Again.

If you were able to get inside of my head, you would quickly realize that I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure what I should be eating and what supplements I should be taking. (For those people who have seen my kitchen cabinets, they know that I take A LOT of supplements […]

Juice/Smoothies Personal Issues Product Reviews
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If you were able to get inside of my head, you would quickly realize that I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure what I should be eating and what supplements I should be taking.

(For those people who have seen my kitchen cabinets, they know that I take A LOT of supplements and the reason I don’t take more is strictly because of financial reasons.)

When it comes to food, I am constantly researching, learning and talking to people in order to educate myself the best that I can.

Questions that always pop up include:

– Am I juicing enough?

– Am I eating enough greens? Read more »


Ever Heard of Einkorn Pasta? Well, You’re Not Alone

Ever Heard of Einkorn Pasta? Well, You're Not Alone

I get a lot of emails from people wanting me to review their products or asking me if I want samples. While it is not always the case, these products usually fall into one of three categories: 1) they’re not certified organic; 2) they’re a nutriceutical; or 3) they’re something that I know of already. […]

Product Reviews
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I get a lot of emails from people wanting me to review their products or asking me if I want samples.

While it is not always the case, these products usually fall into one of three categories: 1) they’re not certified organic; 2) they’re a nutriceutical; or 3) they’re something that I know of already.

For the most part, I learn about new products at industry trade shows, such as Expo West, or when I’m at organic supermarkets scouring the shelves.

Recently, however, I was contacted via email from someone who wanted me to take a look at einkorn pasta.

When I read her note, I did a double take.

I said to myself, “Einkorn pasta? I’ve never heard of this before. What the heck is it?” Read more »


Organic, Gluten-Free Couscous by Lundberg

Organic, Gluten-Free Couscous by Lundberg

Whenever I go to the prepared foods section at my local organic market, one of the most appetizing dishes is always the couscous. Yet for many people, eating couscous is just not an option. They either don’t want to eat wheat or they are a celiac, someone whose body cannot tolerate gluten. So when I […]

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Whenever I go to the prepared foods section at my local organic market, one of the most appetizing dishes is always the couscous.

Yet for many people, eating couscous is just not an option. They either don’t want to eat wheat or they are a celiac, someone whose body cannot tolerate gluten.

So when I heard about Lundberg‘s gluten-free couscous, I was immediately intrigued. I had never of heard of such a thing and wondered if it would taste the same.

Last night, I made some of this gluten-free couscous and was very impressed.

Instead of wheat, Lundberg uses fire roasted brown rice. While the texture is not exactly the same or as light as couscous made from wheat, it is still fluffy and does not have the heaviness of normal rice that you might expect. Read more »


Nutty Nori Chips by Food on Purpose

Nutty Nori Chips by Food on Purpose

One advantage of spending time in different parts of the country is that I get to discover smaller organic brands that are sold regionally and are not available just yet in New York City. Having spent the last few days in Denver with my family, I have made multiple trips to the local Whole Foods […]

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One advantage of spending time in different parts of the country is that I get to discover smaller organic brands that are sold regionally and are not available just yet in New York City.

Having spent the last few days in Denver with my family, I have made multiple trips to the local Whole Foods and one product in particular has made a big impression on me — the Nutty Nori Chips by a company called Food on Purpose.

I have eaten a similar type of nori chip in the past but these are absolutely fantastic. Read more »


479° Popcorn – Great Gourmet Organic Popcorn

479° Popcorn - Great Gourmet Organic Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my absolute favorite foods, so I was very excited to try the organic popcorn from 479°. 479° Popcorn stands apart from the competition with its incredibly exotic and sophisticated array of flavors. Last night, a few friends of mine and I sampled these seven: – Chipotle and Caramel Almonds – Pimentòn […]

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Popcorn is one of my absolute favorite foods, so I was very excited to try the organic popcorn from 479°.

479° Popcorn stands apart from the competition with its incredibly exotic and sophisticated array of flavors.

Last night, a few friends of mine and I sampled these seven:

– Chipotle and Caramel Almonds

– Pimentòn de la Vera

– Madras Coconut Curry and Cashews

– Ginger Sesame Caramel

– Black Truffle and White Cheddar

– Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar

– Fleur de Sel Caramel

My favorite was the Black Truffle and Cheddar followed by the Pimentòn de la Vera, a smoky, sweet and salty surprise. Read more »


Erewhon in Los Angeles – The Most Amazing Organic Market

Erewhon in Los Angeles - The Most Amazing Organic Market

When I was in California recently to attend Expo West, I made a stop at Erewhon Natural Foods Market in Los Angeles. I first discovered Erewhon last year and it is the most amazing organic market. As I explain in this video, a few things make it stand apart from the rest — the elixir […]

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When I was in California recently to attend Expo West, I made a stop at Erewhon Natural Foods Market in Los Angeles. I first discovered Erewhon last year and it is the most amazing organic market.

As I explain in this video, a few things make it stand apart from the rest — the elixir bar and the massive selection of raw food products.

If you are ever in Los Angeles, make sure you stop by Erewhon. This organic market is truly one of a kind.