Category Archives: Why Did I Eat That


you so crazy

by KalaLea on October 13, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness

I’ve done a lot of things that many would consider frightening…jumping out of a plane, traveling through West Africa alone, diving from cliffs into unknown waters …. even quitting my awesome job in order to move to Brasil. But the most frightening time of my life was the year after I sold my half of a restaurant/cafe business. Days before signing the legal papers, I bought a plane ticket to Bahia then stayed in Brazil for
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be beautiful

by KalaLea on March 2, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Where have you felt your most beautiful self?
What were you doing?
What were you wearing?
What does that feel like?
Please repeat after me: I am beautiful and perfect and lovely and alive. Thank you.

Besides the many reasons I’ve listed for being here, the music, culture, the warmth, the people, nature, there is another reason why I’m here. I feel my most beautiful self in Bahia. I feel vibrant and free and alive. And
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taking a bite out of bahia

by KalaLea on February 1, 2012 • Posted in News Travel

Somehow I’ve landed in Bahia, Brazil. Well, it’s no accident really. I’ve been planning this move for a couple of months now. Starting in March, I’ll begin working on an organic farm in a beautiful National Park called Chapada Diamantina. I found this farm via the WWOOF Brazil organization of which I’m a member. In exchange for 4-6 hours of farm work, I’ll receive free room & board. It’s time to take my relationship with
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live & in color kale salad

by KalaLea on October 22, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea
Serves 4-6 seekers of all things bright and light!

I’m in a very green mood these days — my awareness is heightened and I am practicing saying YES to what life offers me. If you couldn’t tell by now, kale is my favorite leafy green vegetable. Read the other posts to find out what makes kale a must-eat-veggie.

What You Need:
1 bunch of kale (feel free to use 1/2 for less people)
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Gourmet Pizza (4 options)

by KalaLea on April 18, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Pizza! I totally love it. I could honestly eat it every single day but I don’t because pizza doesn’t necessarily love me. Due to my allergies to mold, ragweed, and pollen, my monthly pizza quota is 2 slices. However, this month, I’ve gone ΓΌber overboard. Blame it on the weather; gloomy days and rain evoke pizza eating. I’ve been a bad girl but I’m back to my senses now.

I have not one but 3 recommendations
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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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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 πŸ˜‹
  • 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 πŸ’œπŸŒΆ 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