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... Read More

Autumn Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

But­ter­nut squash has more vit­a­min A than that in pump­kin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is per­haps the sin­gle veg­etable source in the cucur­bitaceae fam­ily with high­est lev­els of vitamin-A, pro­vid­ing about 354% of RDA. Vit­a­min A is a pow­er­ful nat­ural anti-oxidant and is required by body for main­tain­ing the integrity of skin and mucus mem­branes. It is also an essen­tial vit­a­min for vision. Research stud­ies... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever

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