Announcing a Freemium version! Get your FREE subscription to Organic Insider today!

My New Discovery This Week — Palm Sugar Powder by Organic Nectars

My New Discovery This Week -- Palm Sugar Powder by Organic Nectars

As I have written about many times before, I am a big fan of palm sugar. This alternative sweetener is sustainable, low on the Glycemic Index and tastes great. Palm sugar was also named one of my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2011. When I was in the supermarket the other day and scouring […]

Product Reviews Raw Food
LivingMaxwell.com

As I have written about many times before, I am a big fan of palm sugar. This alternative sweetener is sustainable, low on the Glycemic Index and tastes great.

Palm sugar was also named one of my Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2011.

When I was in the supermarket the other day and scouring the shelves looking for something new, I stumbled across PalmSweet by Organic Nectars.

I immediately said to myself “Wow, this is really interesting.”

At closer glance, I realized that PalmSweet is nothing more than palm sugar but in powder form.

While it may seem like a simple and obvious idea, the company claims that PalmSweet is the very first powdered coconut palm sugar and I believe them. I have yet to run across this product before. Read more »


My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use – A Glass One

My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use - A Glass One

As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment. When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why? The water […]

Company Stories Environment Expo East Product Reviews Water
LivingMaxwell.com

As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment.

When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why?

The water tastes very, very off and is not purified.

So, I bring my own bottles of water to work each day. This may sound crazy to some people but drinking high quality water is essential to staying healthy.

Given that I take so much effort to drink good water, the type of bottle that I use is also of great importance.

I used to drink from a BPA-free plastic bottle. The problem with that is that it is still plastic and is leaching other chemicals into the water. 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 […]

NYC Organic Restaurants Raw Food Restaurant Visits/Pictures
LivingMaxwell.com

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.

AMUSE-BOUCHE

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


Pressed Organic Pomegranate Juice at Organic Avenue

Pressed Organic Pomegranate Juice at Organic Avenue

It doesn’t happen very often but I had one of those moments the other day. Yes, one of those moments when I come across an organic product that really blows me away. The last time I felt this way was when I discovered Grower Pete’s Lettuce. This time it was the pressed organic pomegranate juice […]

Drinks NYC Product Reviews
LivingMaxwell.com

It doesn’t happen very often but I had one of those moments the other day. Yes, one of those moments when I come across an organic product that really blows me away.

The last time I felt this way was when I discovered Grower Pete’s Lettuce.

This time it was the pressed organic pomegranate juice at Organic Avenue, a well-known raw food and juice take-out place here in NYC.

Most organic pomegranate juice that can be purchased at a supermarket is either from concentrate or is mixed in with other juices.

The one that I got at Organic Avenue wasn’t pasteurized or made from concentrate or mixed in with any other juice. Furthermore, and most importantly, it was freshly pressed.

As I write about often, I am huge fan of pressed organic juice. Not only is it more nutritious but it just tastes better. 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 […]

NYC Organic Restaurants Restaurant Visits/Pictures
LivingMaxwell.com

(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

ellarys-greens-organic-restaurant-nyc-west-village

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 […]

NYC Organic Restaurants Pressed Juice Restaurant Visits/Pictures
LivingMaxwell.com

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 »


Italian Volcano Blood Orange Juice – My New Favorite Bottled Organic Juice

Italian Volcano Blood Orange Juice - My New Favorite Bottled Organic Juice

While many of you know that I am huge fan of freshly-made pressed organic juice, I do drink bottled juice as well. I’ve been drinking Italian Volcano Blood Orange Juice for a few years now and have really come to love it as of late. There are three primary reasons why I like it so […]

Pressed Juice Product Reviews Soil
LivingMaxwell.com

While many of you know that I am huge fan of freshly-made pressed organic juice, I do drink bottled juice as well.

I’ve been drinking Italian Volcano Blood Orange Juice for a few years now and have really come to love it as of late.

There are three primary reasons why I like it so much:

1) The taste is very, very unique. It is slightly tart, very refreshing and unlike any orange juice that I’ve had.

Also, The Italian Volcano Blood Orange Juice tastes incredibly healthy. As the juice goes into your mouth and down your throat, you can almost feel the nutrients pouring into your body.

2) The orange trees are grown in phenomenal soil. On livingmaxwell, I tend to repeat a few different phrases over and over again.

One, I am a water fanatic. Two, it is all about the soil.

Very healthy soil means that the food grown in it will be very nutritious. And vice-versa. Read more »