veg ‘n’ out: magic kingdom

Disney World’s theme parks are filled with fun, excitement and magical experiences for everyone to enjoy. My favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom included the speed and thrills of Space Mountain or getting soaked on Splash Mountain. For a little more relaxing experience, I really enjoyed Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3D movie and the audience interactive Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. All the fun and laughter really works up an appetite! Probably... Read More

Winter Park’s trendy living cuisine

Tucked along a side street of the affluent Park Avenue area of Winter Park, Florida is a restaurant serving cuisine based on the raw/living food lifestyle.  Cafe 118° exemplifies a fresh and delicious living cuisine menu. Crispy Vegetable Rolls For those unfamiliar with this type of cuisine, allow me to give you a brief explanation. The raw/living cuisine is plant-based foods that are prepared by not cooking foods in the traditional sense.  Foods... Read More

Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Modica Market in the Central Square of Seaside, Florida offers many gourmet and specialty items.  Modica Market has a nice selection of fresh produce, exotic mushrooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crackers & snacks, specialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pastas, boutique wines and micro brewery beers. My favorite brands are well stocked within the market: Rice Dream, Newman’s... Read More

A Day of Play in Seaside

Halfway between Destin and Panama City, along the Emerald Coast waters, lies fairytale beach towns on County Road 30A.  Among those beach towns is the master planned community of Seaside. Wooden custom cottages, wide porches and a complementary color palette to the bordering gulf waters makes Seaside the vision of a beach town ideal. While enjoying the beautiful beach at Seaside, one may find hunger and thirst of necessity to quench. Fortunately,... Read More

A Few Good Apples

    Tucked away in the corner of Seagrove Plaza on beautiful state road 30-a, surrounded by sub shops and kitschy beach merchandisers is a fresh and tasty café, A Few Good Apples. Upon entering the quaint eatery, the first things I noticed was the bright decor and clean environment. I reviewed the overhead menus with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. I had trouble choosing between homemade vegetarian soups, baked sweet potatoes, a... Read More

Orlando’s Best Kept Produce Secret

  Before I discovered Freshfields Farm, my budget for fresh produce consisted of bananas, green beans, potatoes, onions and the occasionally bag of spinach.  The chain supermarkets drained my budget quickly and a few years ago at the height of the recession canned and frozen food were replacing the fresh, nutrient rich foods I craved.  Then one day while I was running errands, I drove past a bright and inviting sign with produce specials... Read More

Reviewed: Central Florida Earth Day 2011

  Live music at Earth Day The celebration of the 41st Earth Day at Lake Eola Park on Saturday April 23, 2011 was enjoyed by many. There were vegan food vendors, live music, entertainment, eco-friendly vendors, mind body spirit activities, animal haven, artist corner, speakers, presentations, environmental education, humane education, earth kids zone and much more! The vegan cuisine choices were a plenty! My guest and I tried the sweet potato... Read More

Central Florida Earth Day Event

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Strawberry Fields Forever

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