Blog and Recipes

Why Whole Ingredients Matter
When we talk about whole foods–we hope that it is not confused with the high-end grocery store famous for its asparagus water, but rather whole ingredients that have not been processed or have been through very little processing. We love our ingredients...
How Amaranth and Other Ingredients Influence Latin Culture
Latin Culture plays a significant part on Whole superfoods like amaranth, chia seeds, heirloom corn, and beans. They continue to be staples for many cultures today, in particularly Mexico. The history of these ingredients goes back thousands of years and it all begins in Mesoamerica. This was the...
Why We Should All Be Eating Like Aztecs
Why We Should All Be Eating Like Aztecs? We talk a big game about Aztecs and ancient superfoods here at VIVOTRIBE. And the explanation is simple. Early civilizations had it right when it came to their diet. Granted, they didn’t have Doritos and burgers...
The Future of Amaranth – Uses, Cooking, and Sustainability
Amaranth ingredient is the rising star in superfood. The superstar. The A-list celebrity of ingredients. At VIVOTRIBE, it’s a central ingredient to many of the recipes we are developing.  We know that amaranth has a ton of great nutrients and a unique history. But it...
15 Reasons Amaranth is a Superfood
Superfood? It goes without saying that we’re pretty obsessed with amaranth. Aside from its rich history and ancient origins, it’s a magical ingredient that is healthier than you can probably imagine.   Amaranth is a protein powerhouse making it a great...
Where in the World Does Amaranth Come From?
Now have a seat, it’s time for a quick history lesson. When we say amaranth is ancient, we really mean it. The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas who first cultivated it as a food source go back more than 4,000 years. This was...
The Ancient Superfood You’ve Never Heard Of
Amaranth has since surged in popularity in places all over the world, particularly Latin and South America. Kale, acai, goji berries–we’ve heard of a ton of superfoods over the years and each one seems to have had their 15 minutes...
SoCal Local Favorite Farmer’s Market Finds
If you’ve spent much time in Southern California, then you already know that Farmer’s Markets are kind of a big deal. Here is in San Diego we can find farmer’s Markets in a different neighborhood every single day of the...
Hello – We Are a New Tribe
Hello. We are building a tribe of extraordinary people committed to searching the world for fresh, unique ideas and inspirations to simplify and enrich our lives. There is something special about our tribe – we pay attention to the world around...
Super Bloom in SoCal: Exploring Nature’s Bounty of Beauty
Southern California’s ‘super bloom’ is growing wild. As if they weren’t beautiful enough, our picturesque coastal and desert landscapes have transformed into colorful sceneries resembling paintings in a rare phenomenon dubbed the ‘super bloom’.  Even the sides of the highways and...
ECOachella: Sustainable Steps at SoCal’s Favorite Festival
Sustainable practices were the last thing on my mind last week when I spontaneously purchased a ticket to Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. It was a last minute decision that I would NOT regret. I was...
Every Day is Earth Day: Small Changes Can Make a Big Impact
Although we celebrated the national holiday of Earth Day last Saturday, and also locally in San Diego with the Earth Fair, this does not mean that the “celebration” should stop. Becuase really, every day is Earth Day and we can all...
Looking for Great Adventures? Get Outside Of Your Comfort Zone
Adventure lives outside of our comfort zone. You’ll be hard-pressed to learn or accomplish new things by staying safe all the time. I like to make it a habit of pushing myself outside of my cozy, comfortable apartment – getting outside...
Nature Unplugged: A Challenge Worth Conquering
In today’s age, the outdoors have become an almost sacred place of solitude and escape for those who find themselves trapped in urbanized areas of concrete and chaos. Personally, I try to escape into nature as much as possible; I...
Postively Avoiding Perfection
Every day… I see titles such as “How to Lose 5 Inches in 2 Weeks” in nearly every pane of every page of the web. These messages and filtered imagery infiltrate and erode the sense of wellbeing in readers –...
Can You Increase Productivity with a Twenty Minute Challenge?
Limiting your time frame for a project can encourage productivity. As I booked myself for another sailing adventure this week, my task list condensed over the reduced number of work days, and my need-to-accomplish-anxiety piqued. The day was winding down and I...