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Seedz Cafe in St. Louis, Missouri is Serving Up Some Fantastic Food

While in St. Louis last week attending the National Organic Standards Board meeting, I spent an inordinate amount of time at Seedz Cafe, a plant-based organic restaurant located in Clayton’s DeMun neighborhood.

Founded by a former buyer at Whole Foods Market and built with many reclaimed and recycled materials, Seedz Cafe is dishing out some truly delicious cuisine.

Here are some of the things that I ate at Seedz Cafe on one of my numerous visits to this very inviting and appealing organic restaurant.

BBQ TEMPEH PIZZA

Made with sprouted organic wheat and a cashew cream base, this pizza is topped with tempeh, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeño cheddar cheese and a house-made bbq sauce sweetened with roasted pineapples.

MOCK TUNA ON SALAD

I am a big fan of mock tuna, but I have never had one like this before. This mock tuna was made with carrot pulp, capers, tomatoes, sprouts, sweet pickles, and onions, and it was served on a bed of greens.

TEMPEH REUBEN

Made with smoked fermented tempeh, sauerkraut, house-made thousand island dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, and sprouts, this Reuben wrap was delicious and so flavorful.

MALIBU BURGER

This black bean and quinoa burger was absolutely phenomenal and had outstanding texture. Topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions and “mock”arella cheese, the Malibu burger is one of the restaurant’s best items.

MOCHA BAR

When I think of the best raw desserts ever, Pure Food & Wine’s mint chip sundae is at the top of the list. However, Seedz Cafe’s mocha bar is right behind it. While eating it at the restaurant, I texted my friend Peter Cervoni, one of NYC’s best plant-based chefs, and told him that he needed to check this one out. I was that impressed.

The mocha bar was made with house-made chocolate from raw cacao, mocha caramel sauce with tahini, walnuts, maple syrup, espresso and coconut flakes. Rock star status, and I don’t say this lightly.

If you ever are in the St. Louis area, you definitely want to check out Seedz Cafe. Fantastic food, warm and inviting atmosphere, very friendly service. Needless to say, the people in St. Louis are lucky to have this spot.

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Organic Sunday Stacks Pancake Mix

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There is A LOT to Love About Sakara Life, the Organic Meal Delivery Service

Recently, I stopped by the offices of Sakara Life, the fantastic organic meal delivery service based here in NYC.

Even though I have known co-founders Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle for a few years, I hadn’t fully researched their company until now. And what a huge mistake that was because it is an incredibly impressive operation with delicious food.

Currently, Sakara Life is delivering fully-prepared, 100% organic, gluten-free, plant-based meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The service will eventually be expanded to other parts of the country, with California on the company’s near-term radar screen.

Here were a few things that I tasted.

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How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

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Ozuké – The Best Organic Kimchi I’ve Ever Had

When I review organic food products, I do my best to make sure that they are available either online or at retail locations throughout much of the country, so readers can go buy them.

Sometimes, however, my excitement about a product is so strong that I have to make an exception.

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, not only was I fortunate to have eaten at Dr. Andrew Weil’s restaurant True Food Kitchen for the very first time, but I was also lucky enough to have discovered Ozuké kimchi by the Esoteric Food Company.

For the most part, sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods is a very regional business.

So, wherever you go in the U.S., there tends to be a different local producer of these foods.

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The Best Farmers Market in the U.S. is in Miami, Florida

Most people would probably say that choosing the best farmers market in the country would be based on selection, prices, quantity, how much is organic, crowds, and overall experience.

For me, it is much more simple.

Which farmers market will dictate my entire travel schedule just so I can be there for it?

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