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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  • 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
  • Mural painting at Malaika Beach Club ... a home away from home indeed. In 2001 while in Mali, West Africa, I traveled via pick-up truck nearly 21 hours to Djenne, the home of one of the oldest mosques. I would have continued on to Timbuktu but many foreigners had warned that the city was barren and unsafe. Today I wonder if those warnings came from a truthful or fear place...perhaps both. But my gut told me to stay in Djenne so that's what I did. Whenever I see any reference to this ancient capital, I reflect on that first trip to the Motherland alone. One of my most challenging yet enlightening trips...After a lengthy 2nd visit to East and South Africa, I'm back in NYC and feeling so grateful for the ability to travel, for new friends, for nature's healing powers and for love ❤️ and laughter. Feeling recharged. Looking forward to my next visit to Africa - Hugs and #happywhereamiwednesday #timbuktu #happywednesday #art #malaikabeachclub #mural #muralart #gratitude #africa #tanzania #kigamboni #nature #travel #eastafrica
  • Need healthy hair tips for post-beach living...please! Raw eggs?? Avocado?? Butter?? #hair #sodry #backatthebeach #kigamboni #beach #hairtips #afro #afrolove #naturalhair
  • For our last evening in the city of Dar, we decided on Ethiopian, one of my top 3 cuisines. The name of the restaurant is Addis in Dar. The ambiance was delightfully cozy...we were the first customers of the night. Four of us in total. The food hit the spot ... lentil wot (stew), chickpeas, mushrooms, lamb...yum yum! And I had a few sips of honey wine too. Def coming back next trip! #africa #eastafrica #tanzania #addisindar #ethiopian #daressalaam #winterindar #wdiet #lentils #lamb #chickpeas #ethiopia
  • Someone ripped this cartoon clip from a Tanzanian newspaper (I think) ... an illustration depicting the state of youth in these here times. Notice the other character holding up the main dude. And the other set of hands grabbing at his chest...#africa #tanzania #cartoon #youth #winterindar #socialmedia #substanceabuse
  • The weather in Dar es Salaam is HOT today. Hard to believe it's winter time. I nearly jumped into the mouth of this fish to cool down. Staying hydrated with water + tamarind and lemon juice...Happy Tuesday! #africa #tanzania #winterindar #fish