9 Ways To Help The Earth Right Now

9 Ways To Help The Earth Right Now

The rainforest in on fire, global sea level is rising, and more and more animals are endangered every day. Sure, we can shake our fists at our local politicians or rant on Facebook, but what if we each did something right now to help the earth? Here’s what we...
Alessandro’s Nutella Crostata

Alessandro’s Nutella Crostata

By: Alessandro Giovinazzo Edited by: Kristen Llorca “Merenda”, the time of day when young Italian children run home in the mid-afternoon to have a delicious snack before finishing their homework. One of my most vivid “merenda” memories is eating...
Your New Favorite Chili Recipe

Your New Favorite Chili Recipe

by: Alessandro Giovinazzo edited by: Kristen Llorca I come from a cooking tradition and culture (Italian), which has a different approach to eating than the one I’ve experienced here in the States. For example, I was stunned, when, a waiter in Santa Barbara, CA asked...
Super Simple Detox Tonic

Super Simple Detox Tonic

This morning, I sweat through my entire two-hour yoga practice. And not a ‘normal’ sweat- like that oily, gross, sweat. My practice wasn’t pretty either, nor was my bloated stomach. The entire practice felt like I was using someone else’s body....
Composting Made Fun

Composting Made Fun

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. – Wikipedia Sounds involved, doesn’t it? It seams that it may require special equipment, explicit knowledge,...
Eat Your Way To Happytown

Eat Your Way To Happytown

We have all been Bridget Jones at one time or another. Something seemingly tragic happens and through no will of our own we are huddled under the covers, watching British romcoms, drinking wine, and shoveling chips into the gapping whole in the middle of our face....