Category Archives: whole foods


Brian, the passionate vegan

by KalaLea on May 13, 2014 • Posted in Interviews News

It was Easter Sunday. Not the ideal day for food shopping but I had just returned from an out of town excursion and had a hankering for some fruit and cereal. Seeing that I’m a petite woman, the Whole Foods employee yelled out, “let me know if you want me to grab something for you.” Two minutes had barely passed before I solicited his help and we began to discuss organic labeling and GMO crops.
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Chocolove Almond & Sea Salt bar

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

I’ve been sitting at my desk trying to find one word to describe this incredible chocolate bar. HEAVENLY comes to mind. SINFULLY GOOD but that’s two words. BELEZA! Brazilian Portuguese for TOTALLY COOL & AMAZING. Yeah, that’s it.

Timothy Moley, Chocolove founder has eaten two chocolate bars every day for the last ten years. He must be a special guy because his Colorado-based company has excellent customer service. A real person responded to my email, leaving
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Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water

by KalaLea on October 17, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

It’s embarrassing to admit that I haven’t really worked out for over 5 months now. Yes, I ride my bike super frequently and walk just as every other crazy New Yorker, but I haven’t made any effort to exercise since long before the raw food cleanse. This is going to change this week and my main concern is rehydration.

That’s where Harmless Harvest 100% raw & organic coconut water comes in. I can’t take credit for
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WDIET : Wide open workshop (Wow)!

by KalaLea on June 11, 2011 • Posted in News

Scene:
Brooklyn loft space. Steamy hot. Beautiful faces. Music. Refreshing drinks and food. Wow!

Sounds like the setting of an incredible party, huh? Close but not really. This past Tuesday evening, I hosted my first Why Did I Eat That? Wide open workshop (WDIET : Wow)!

Fourteen patient people — mostly my dearest and nearest friends — stared at me as if I was a stranger, eager to hear what I had to say about food
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What brought me here?

by KalaLea on January 23, 2011 • Posted in News

If any one would have told me that I’d be educating others on the benefits of eating healthy twenty years ago, I would have laughed in their face.

Back then, my diet consisted of cereal, soda, fast food, donuts, hot dogs, Pop-Tarts®, and chocolate chip cookies. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with working parents who hopped on the processing food bandwagon like many others, I hadn’t given much thought as to what I ate or why
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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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  • Lunch in the city #flavor #vegan #chickpeas #couscous #greens #tahini #hotsauce #tasty - thanks @goodlightworks for intro.
  • 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