Blog and Recipes

The Secret is in the Soil: How Farmers Make Sure They Grow the Best Ingredients
While we know that organic farming is important to growing healthy and nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, unless we’re farmers, we don’t know very much about the process. It takes a lot of work to get to those beautiful farmer’s market spreads. What’s the...
Cacao Around The World: Dishes to Spice Up Your Diet
Cacao might have a reputation for sweeter, indulgent snacks–but there are many countries and cultures around the world that are using cacao for unique and even savory dishes. Here are some ways that cacao’s decadent flavor can be used to spice...
5 Healthy San Diego Restaurants
Did you load up this Thanksgiving with mounds of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie? We totally support you “treatin yoself”, but completely understand that you may want some recovery food. If you are from the beautiful San Diego, there are...
GUEST POST: 7 Foods to Give Your Mood a Boost
Mood altering foods: Ever been down in the dumps, feeling tired, and just want to lay on the couch and eat your sorrows away? What if I told you that could can! True story. Scientists have discovered the link between...
Cacao Recipe Ideas for the Holidays!
Cacao recipe ideas to “WOW” your guests are in-demand especially now the holiday season is in full force! Need some creative recipes? Read on! And, if you have been keeping up with our latest blog posts (which you should), you...
Healthy Options to Crush Your Salty Cravings
Salty Cravings! There always comes that time in the day where we are craving something salty, and we need it NOW! Instead of ending up at the In-n-Out drive thru, we’ve done the research for some healthy options that will...
8 Best Healthy Food Instagram Accounts to Follow
. If you’re anything like us, we love to see ‘food-spirations’ at any chance we get. There isn’t really a bad way to display delicious food, but these bloggers really know how to photograph healthy food. Here are our favorite 8...
Tips for Eating Healthy on Vacation
Eating Healthy on Vacation? It’s the time of year where the holidays are upon us which means that we are more likely to be traveling, visiting family, or just taking that much needed getaway from work. While it is very...
The hot “new” grain: Amaranth!
We’ve all been through the quinoa fads and bought into the kale hype, but have you heard of amaranth? This “underrated” superfood is up and coming, and we are hopping on board. Particularly found in the indigenous cultures of Central America and...
Best Botanical Infused Teas to Warm Your Day
Botanical infused teas (besides their delectable flavors) pack some serious health benefits. With the weather cooling down and fall in full force, you’re going to need something other than pumpkin spice lattes to warm your day. Some of the most flavorful and...
Top 10 Food Bloggers You Should Know
In a world where the internet rules, healthy food bloggers have popped up in incredible numbers. Now, there are so many blogs out there to inspire you to try new food dishes while catering to your favorite diets, such as paleo, vegan, or...
6 Best Snacks for a San Diego Hike
San Diego Hike. For a Saturday morning hike, it’s easy to remember the proper hiking boots and your hat, but what you shouldn’t forget is the proper fuel to get you through the trek. We’ve done the research for some of...
Our Favorite San Diego Farmer’s Markets
Farmer’s Market. Going to farmer’s markets in San Diego is essential. It’s one of those things that makes you a true San Diegan (regardless of how long you’ve lived here). And how could you not love em’? It’s a playground...
What’s So Great About Botanicals?
Botanicals can be a healthy addition to your diet. More than ever before, people around the world are using alternative types of botanical medicines and supplements including botanicals. For centuries, these flowers, roots, and seeds have helped with relieving pain, curing...
Organic Farming: What is it and why should we care?
Today, it seems like grocery stores are inundated with everything “organic”. We all know it’s good, but have you ever thought about why you should choose organic over the conventional fruits and vegetables? To start, organic farming represents the agricultural...
Beans, a Magical Modern Day Superfood: 7 Reasons to Eat Beans
Beans have got to be one of the most underrated and undervalued foods at the grocery store. In fact, these small legumes are packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants, that they should be far from neglected. So, let’s learn seven...
Farm to Shelf: How VIVOTRIBE is Changing the Game
Farm to Shelf. People don’t want an anonymous experience anymore regarding the food that they are putting into their bodies. The world today is demanding more organic and whole foods, rather than packaged foods filled with added sugars, sodium, preservatives...
The Future of Plant-Based Diets
Oh, remember the days when being a vegetarian seemed like just another weird fad that the hippies tokened? Today, however, people are advocating a plant-based diet, and there is strong evidence to support the health benefits. That’s not to say...
10 Tips for Smarter Snacking On-The-Go
Be a mindful snacker. We eat way more when we aren’t paying attention to what we’re snacking on.. If you’re eating in the car or watching TV, you aren’t likely thinking much about what or how much you’ve eaten. Being a...
The Best Superfoods for a Busy Schedule
We are often guilty of running out the door and getting so caught up in the every day that we can forget to stop and take the time for a proper meal. We’re busy. We have work or families or...
Cacao: The Amazonian Superfood
It is safe to say that everyone loves chocolate. It’s simply a universally adored treat that is served in all kinds of delicious forms. We cook with it, bake with it, and even drink it. However, there’s a lot of...