Last year on my West Coast trip with Robert Cheeke during his book tour we stopped in Ashland, OR to grab some food for the road from their local coop. The town was so beautiful that we decided to crash there for the night - it's Shakespearian, organic, vegan-friendly vibe completely won me over. We sought out a place with WiFi so we could book a place to stay and update our websites, which is how we stumbled upon GrillaBites. The green certifications on the windows and vegan items on their menu lured us in, but we had no idea how much of a treat we were in for.
Published in Restaurant Reviews
 
While at the Natural Products Expo West this year I had the opportunity to interview the founder, president and face behind Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods: Bob Moore himself! He spoke about the importance of whole grains in the diet, his vast gluten-free offerings, organic options, where his ingredients come from (how far from the base near Portland, OR), and the sustainability of the company. Bob is a very sweet and sincere man - my favorite quote from him is the very last one in the video about life as an 82 year old! I hope you enjoy this interview!
Published in Interviews: Food

Question:

Could you recommend an online store to buy stainless steel/glass tupperware and storage containers at a (very) reasonable price? I'm ready to rid my house of plastic!

Published in Home
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:23

Q&A: Eco & Vegan Flip Flops



Question:
What source do you recommend for good vegan flip flops?

Answer:
Good question! It's been a while since I bought flip flops (a good pair will last for many years), but here are some great companies who make vegan and eco-friendly sandals:

Published in Fashion/Clothing

One thing that often gets in the way of people going vegan or having a healthy vegan diet is money. I've been there too, but someone I always get great organic food in my life (sometimes it's just more basic than other times!). It's no wonder deal sites like Groupon have taken off - everyone wants to save money! And fortunately, there has also been an explosion of green offerings, like GatherGreen, WinWinLiving, Blissmo and Daily Gourmet. Unfortunately, as great as these eco-friendly deals are, they're not always vegan friendly, so when they pile up in the inbox or social media feeds it can become a little frustrating for vegans who want to save too. In comes VeganCuts, a deal site that is exclusively vegan, featuring discounts on beauty products, clothing, shoes, food, etc. and is the subject of today's video.
Published in Interviews: Food


Exciting announcement! I've joined the fabulous ecorazzi team as the host of their new video series "Good Gossip"!! Ecorazzi has been one of my favorite eco sites for a while and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Tune in every Wednesday morning for the entertainment news style show, where you'll hear about the latest celebrity do-gooder(s) and green going-ons, in 3 minutes or less.

Check out the first episode, in which I talk about the cool things happening with Ryan Gosling, Betty White, Michelle Obama, and some exciting eco news! And if you don't care about any of that, tune in just to see me make a fool of myself. ; )

Published in Guest Posts

Question:
I'm working on going eco-friendly/fair trade/organic and I was wondering what you thought about reusable menstrual pads. I've been thinking about maybe trying them but what about when you're out all day or not able to get home?

Answer:

Published in Holistic Health Care
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