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Inn at the Black Olive in Baltimore is the Most Organic Hotel I’ve Ever Visited

Inn at the Black Olive in Baltimore is the Most Organic Hotel I've Ever Visited

When I attended Natural Products Expo East, I stayed at the Inn at the Black Olive, a 12-suite boutique hotel in Baltimore. I had heard about the Inn at the Black Olive several months ago from David Wolfe when he was in town giving a seminar at Organic Avenue. David Wolfe couldn’t stop raving about […]

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When I attended Natural Products Expo East, I stayed at the Inn at the Black Olive, a 12-suite boutique hotel in Baltimore.

I had heard about the Inn at the Black Olive several months ago from David Wolfe when he was in town giving a seminar at Organic Avenue.

David Wolfe couldn’t stop raving about it and told everyone how the owner of the hotel made fresh juice for him and Woody Harrelson at 3:30AM.

Given that Expo East was in Baltimore this year, instead of Boston, I knew that this was absolutely the place I had to stay. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products from the 2011 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show

Top 5 Organic Products from the 2011 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show

I just returned from Baltimore where I attended the 2011 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show, one of the biggest organic food trade shows of the year. There were many fantastic organic food products that I saw but these five really captured my attention. KUR ORGANIC DELIGHTS – BROWNIE The Kur Organic Delights Brownie was […]

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I just returned from Baltimore where I attended the 2011 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show, one of the biggest organic food trade shows of the year.

There were many fantastic organic food products that I saw but these five really captured my attention.

KUR ORGANIC DELIGHTS – BROWNIE


The Kur Organic Delights Brownie was one of the first foods that I sampled at Expo East and the taste absolutely blew me away. Read more »


My Organic Lunch Yesterday at Liquid Earth

My Organic Lunch Yesterday at Liquid Earth

I am in Baltimore attending Natural Products Expo East, one of the biggest organic trade shows of the year. During the first day of the show yesterday, I dashed out and grabbed lunch at Liquid Earth, an organic restaurant and juice bar near my hotel. Here is what I had. DOUBLE SHOT OF WHEATGRASS

Expo East Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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I am in Baltimore attending Natural Products Expo East, one of the biggest organic trade shows of the year.

During the first day of the show yesterday, I dashed out and grabbed lunch at Liquid Earth, an organic restaurant and juice bar near my hotel. Here is what I had.

DOUBLE SHOT OF WHEATGRASS

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Just Arrived in Baltimore for Natural Products Expo East 2011

Just Arrived in Baltimore for Natural Products Expo East 2011

I just got into Baltimore to attend Natural Products Expo East, one of the two biggest trade shows in the organic industry, and I am incredibly excited about this year’s show for several reasons. One, I am speaking on a panel tomorrow at 4PM called “Allergens, Additives and Special Diets” – the first time that […]

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I just got into Baltimore to attend Natural Products Expo East, one of the two biggest trade shows in the organic industry, and I am incredibly excited about this year’s show for several reasons.

One, I am speaking on a panel tomorrow at 4PM called “Allergens, Additives and Special Diets” – the first time that I have been asked to speak at either Expo East or Expo West.

I’ll be covering various topics including: organic vs. natural, the relationship of GMOs and allergies, the different organic labels, and how retailers can better educate consumers about organic.

Ever since I started livingmaxwell less than two years ago I had always been hoping that one day I would get to take part in a panel. Now it is happening.

Two, I am staying at the most organic hotel I have ever come across in my life called the Inn at the Black Olive. This place is AMAZING!  I checked in a little while ago and am so over-the-top impressed. Read more »


Talking Artisinal Tofu with Minh Tsai, Founder of Hodo Soy Beanery

Talking Artisinal Tofu with Minh Tsai, Founder of Hodo Soy Beanery

At the recent 2011 Expo West trade show, I got a chance to speak with Minh Tsai, the founder of Hodo Soy Beanery. Hodo Soy Beanery is based in Oakland, CA and makes artisinal organic tofu. The other great product that Hodo Soy Beanery makes are organic yuba strips. If you’ve never heard of yuba […]

Company Stories Expo West Video
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At the recent 2011 Expo West trade show, I got a chance to speak with Minh Tsai, the founder of Hodo Soy Beanery. Hodo Soy Beanery is based in Oakland, CA and makes artisinal organic tofu.

The other great product that Hodo Soy Beanery makes are organic yuba strips. If you’ve never heard of yuba strips, definitely give them a try. They are phenomenal!!

In this video, Minh and I talk about his products, what it means to be an artisinal tofu maker and when Hodo Soy Beanery will be expanding its distribution to the East Coast.

 


Artisana Organic Coconut Oil – Why I Bought This Product

Artisana Organic Coconut Oil - Why I Bought This Product

I don’t know why it has been so difficult lately but it has taken me several days to find an organic coconut oil that I wanted to buy. Yesterday, I stumbled across Artisana’s Organic Coconut Oil and immediately picked it up. The Requirements There are three main things that I have to see when buying […]

Expo West Product Reviews Raw Food
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I don’t know why it has been so difficult lately but it has taken me several days to find an organic coconut oil that I wanted to buy.

Yesterday, I stumbled across Artisana’s Organic Coconut Oil and immediately picked it up.

The Requirements

There are three main things that I have to see when buying coconut oil.

1) It has to be organic This goes without saying.

2) It has to be in a glass jar As I have written about before, I carry glass water bottles to work and want to use glass, instead of plastic, as much as I can.

I often see several different brands of coconut oil in plastic containers. Regardless of how badly I want or need the coconut oil, I don’t buy it and prefer to wait in order to get something that I am happy with. Read more »


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 […]

Expo East Expo West Product Reviews Smoothie Recipes 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 »