Category Archives: organic


work exchange and waterfalls

by KalaLea on March 31, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Before arriving in Bahia, I did some research on Chapada Diamantina, the glorious national park in Bahia. After my WWOOFing gig in Seabra, I had plans to visit Vale do Capรฃo, a measly hour and a half bus ride southeast.

Vale do Capรฃo … Where the earth is red, the people are green and the water is free. You read correctly, several times I was told that many of the residents do not pay
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the number 9

by KalaLea on March 15, 2011 • Posted in News

During a staff meeting yesterday, I asked a hand full of women if they knew how to tell organic produce from conventional produce. Five out of five said, No, how?

The number 9.

Go get a piece of produce and check the label or code on the sticker. If it contains five digits starting with the number 9 then according to the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), this item was produced organically without the
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The Meatball Shop

by KalaLea on February 6, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

A few days ago, I received a text that read:
Hey K, can u suggests a cool spot to eat on the lower east side that is not too pricey?

My immediate response to this message was:
The Meatball Shop

He loved it and you will too! And rumor has it that they’re opening 2 more spots soon: (one) in Williamsburg and (two) in Greenwich Village. Yippee!

Warning: there may be a wait of up to
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Fleisher’s Meats

by KalaLea on January 21, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

In November 2010, I visited the New Amsterdam Market in the South Street Seaport. There I met Bryan of Fleisher’s Grass-fed and Organic Meats. After a long discussion about what constitutes organic standards in meat production, he insisted I try some of their bacon (yes, pork). Days later, I served this bacon at a small brunch in my home and I must say that I think about that bacon every day. Check out their site
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Rest in Power to Mr. Dick Gregory. His books and talks inspired me to ask questions, love myself and my people and dig deeper. If you can get your hands on his book, Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature. It's a wonderful witty introduction to natural foods and the digestive system. Giving thanks to have lived in the same era as him. #dickgregory #naturalfood #book #healthbook #wdiet #cookbook #rip
  • What an adventure!!! After several attempts to find the local "KFC" spot, we made it last night with the help of four local friends. The kuku (Swahili) or chicken spot has been going strong for more than 30 years. The original owner passed down the biz to his grandson, Mfanyge, pictured here. Nearly every evening, Mfanyge sets up shop for a limited time in the evenings and only fries one big batch then closes shop abruptly. The key to finding its obscure location is to look for the wicker flame ๐Ÿ”ฅ I'm NOT a huge fan of chicken ๐Ÿ— but this was absolutely the juiciest and well seasoned chicken I've EVER eaten. He also adds a secret lime sauce to each piece. I woke this morning licking my fingers in search of any leftover juice embedded under my nails. The other images are of a couple food stalls in the surrounding area ... With limited light, vendors sell everything from fresh watermelon ๐Ÿ‰and avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ slices to fried cassava and rice balls. The fried rice balls or kitumbuu were delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ too. #KFC #africa #tanzania #chicken #friedchicken #market #riceball #watermelon #avocado #eastafrica #wdiet #foodstories #traveling #foodtravel #nightmarket
  • The inside of a graviola fruit aka #soursop #guanabana #custardapple or #Brazilianpawpaw The flesh is deliciously sweet ... but don't eat the seeds. Scientists have been studying the active compounds and chemicals in graviola since the 1940s. Compounds that have anti-tumorous properties ... still more research to do but some alternative healers use graviola to treat certain types of cancer. Always consult your doctor, if you're dealing with any major health issues. #tropicalfruit #graviola #fruit #tropical #cancer
  • Every one was born with a purpose. I truly believe this. I also believe that each one of us has the power to create beauty and make our world a better, more harmonious place by practicing small acts of love and kindness. #doyourbest #happyweekend #lifepurpose #purpose #love #eachoneteachone #bekind #beloving #nevergiveup #wdiet
  • Walking helps with the healing. It lightens loads, lifts spirits and calms the mind. Giving thanks for my legs and feet. Happy Friday ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #africa #tanzania #walking #beach #happyfeet #happyfriday #healthybody #healthymind #traveling #eastafrica
  • The Swahili word for coconut is nazi ... it's the only nazi I support ... unless it means cheese ๐Ÿง€ in another language ๐Ÿ˜€Sooooo many benefits to drinking coconut water, eating the meat and I use coconut oil on my skin and my hair daily ... except when I'm beachin' it up. Shea butter is a better sunscreen for the skin. #coconut #swahili #traveling #africa #zanzibar #beach #coconutwater
  • Was captivated by this painting in Joburg Airport. #southafrica #travel #airport #joburg #art #painting #wdiet #traveling
  • Me โค๏ธ tacos ๐ŸŒฎ and I went taco crazy while in Cape Town. This is a close up of my last taco meal, seared tuna tacos from the Fish Market restaurant at V&A Waterfront. So fresh and so clean! I prefer hard shell, what about you?? ๐Ÿ˜‹#tacos #southafrica #capetown #tuna #fishmarket #freshandclean