EVOS: A Wholesome, Natural Approach to Quick-Food Fare

  The Veggie Garden Grill burger, air-baked fries, mesquite magic ketchup and an iced tea. EVOS approach to the quick-dining experience is a more healthful and fresh alternative to the traditional burger and fries type joint. EVOS cooks their menu items using air-baking methods instead of deep frying, which decreases the caloric count significantly. They also use organic greens for their salads, organic and reduced-fat ice cream for their shakes,... 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

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

Veg ‘n’ Out: Key West

Key West is better known for Fantasy Fest, Duval Street, free roaming chickens, key lime pie, mile marker 0, southernmost point, six toed cats and the Hemingway house, but also among those six square miles of island time are some unique and noteworthy veg cuisine restaurants. To maximize your Key West experience, I recommend renting a moped, which are available throughout the island. No worries if you’ve never driven one before, the rental... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Downtown Disney

  Disney World is Orlando’s tourist mecca with four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of themed resort hotels and countless places to grab a bite to eat. With that being said, this article is focused on vegetarian and vegan options at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. The Fresh A-Peel building at Downtown Disney I started my Downtown Disney Marketplace veg experience at the new Fresh A-Peel quick service dining pavilion, which is home... 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

Florida’s Best Veg Friendly Chain Restaurants

    Jason’s Deli is a deli restaurant for all tastes. Their large menu and excellent salad bar makes Jason’s Deli a top choice for vegetarian and vegan options. They pride themselves in using only the highest quality ingredients, USDA certified organics, whole grains, extra virgin olive oil and more. The following menu items are highly recommended for maximum veg enjoyment: Jason’s Deli Salad Bar Vegetarian French Onion Organic... Read More

Central Florida Earth Day Event

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