Healthy Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Avocados offer significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, putting them in the category of a superfood. Avocados prevent blood clotting and regulate heart disease, help cellular growth and the immune system, reduce cholesterol. Avocados are also incredible for healthy skin, hair and eyes. Avocados also help with weight loss and the fiber aids digestion…. Read more »

The 7 Ripening Stages of a Banana


Banana ripening is a science. Getting a banana to the perfect yellow color at just the right time is an art.  Equal Exchange Bananas come from small farms in South America. Hundreds of farmers are organized into cooperatives. Unlike conventional farms, the fruit in one container of Equal Exchange Bananas comes from many different farms,… Read more »

Carrot Ginger Soup


A recent trip to Berkeley’s Mission: Heirloom, an organic, completely holistic, predominantly paleolithic restaurant, reminded me just how good so few ingredients can be (something our friends at S.W. Basics know extremely well). The big revelation came in a glorious bowl of Carrot Soup, one so simple that every ingredient could be detected by flavor, and they all… Read more »