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

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

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... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: St. Augustine

Inte­rior of The Florid­ian Restaurant The Florid­ian Restau­rant The Florid­ian describes them­selves as ‘regionally-authentic, fresh from the source cui­sine: a clever syn­the­sis of down home South­ern com­fort foods and lighter, health­ier dishes, with many veg­e­tar­ian options.’ The Florid­ian restau­rant was a great din­ing option for veg­e­tar­ian me and my omni­vore travel companion. Daily Spe­cials for The Florid­ian... Read More