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 Capão, a measly hour and a half bus ride southeast.

Vale do Capão … 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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  • Rain is a motivator, life creator and healer of all living beings. Cooking lunch before I get back to wheeling, dealing and writing. #happymonday #cookwithcolors #wholefoods #happyspirit #nomeatmonday #veggiesaretheway #gratitude
  • During my farm stay in Bahia, Brazil years ago, I read the 1977 book, How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong. The other day I came across the notes I copied from the book: 1) Renounce useless guilt 2) Don't make a cult of suffering 3) Live in the NOW (or at least the soon) 4) Always do the thing you fear the most; courage is an acquired taste like caviar 5) Trust ALL joy 6) If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze; look elsewhere 7) Get ready to be 87 years old. So splendid. Happy Free Friday!! #selflove #sunshine #books #1977 #ericajong #ridingthewave #onlyyoucansaveyourownlife
  • Breakfast 🍳 is the most important meal of the day. So much pain and unnecessary suffering in the world. We gotta be strong and diligent. Sometimes I eat light and other times, like today I need major fortification! Thx to my ❤️ for this wonderful start to the day. Happy Back to Work Day... #breakfast #breakfastofchampions #eggs #currypotatohash #sauteedkale #hotsaucegalore 😋
  • Today's color is RED for the heart, for blood and more importantly for self-LOVE. Happy ❤️ weekend to you!! Make something wild and fun like stuffed hot tamales or beet & parsley salad. #red #heart #live #love #learn #peppers #beets #redbeans #tomatoes #apples #cherries #watermelon
  • Eat something orange today...fruit or veggie that is. #eattherainbow #orangemonday #wdiet
  • Early dinner documentation with one of my favorite foodies and yogis @the_yoyoyoga #farrosalad #salad #fresh #greens #reds #gratitude
  • Hey peeps!! Back in NYC and came across this sign for the upcoming Chile Pepper Festival in BK. I'm a true hot sauce, chili pepper, piri piri, cayenne pepper, spicy food LOVER 💜🌶 Even tho an acupuncturist suggested I chill with the hot peppers during summertime. But October 1st is technically fall so ... I'm going. #bbg #chilipepperfestival2017 #hotsauce #spicyfood
  • #tbt Our vacation feels like an INCREDIBLE dream and now I'm #WOKE ...and the day I'm unable to do a cartwheel will be a sad one. Gotta keep it moving and grooving!! #eastafrica #tanzania #cartwheel #exercise #moveyourbody #travel #happythursday