Veganism and Vegetarians – Let Your Conscience Be Your Food Guide

Conscience Food Choices - The Case for Veganism “I tried to amend my carnivorous habits.” - Jimmy Buffett We are not vegans, but we have been eating a plant-based diet for nearly twenty years. Our reasons for this have been based on health and moral concerns. Study after study show that meat consumption leads to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity, among other diseases. And, the horrible treatment of animals in the mass production of meat products is well documented. Thirty years ago, those who cared [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:04:28-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gut Check – How To Eat Well And Not Get Sick From The Food

Travel Food Tips - Gut Check "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates A balanced diet is essential. A proper and adequate intake of proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates will keep your energy level up, and help stave off any ailments that might come your way. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins. A variety of nuts and beans will provide you with necessary protein, and every culture has a staple starch dish to fill your carbohydrate needs. However, Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi Belly can [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:09:24-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vegan Banana Muffins

Vegan Banana Muffins Banana bread has always been a staple in our diet. It’s easy and delicious and a great way to use up all those bananas that seem to go from green to brown overnight. As a child, I can remember looking forward to my grandparents coming for a visit, knowing that Grandma would bring a loaf of this sweet, moist treat. I used her recipe for years - with a half a cup of butter, two eggs, white flour, and a whole cup of sugar! As the years went by, we became more health conscious and our diet [...]

By |2018-05-29T03:15:31-07:00May 28th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Agua De Jamaica

Agua De Jamaica In a small taqueria in San Jose del Cabo we first discovered what soon became our favorite beverage in Mexico. Agua de Jamaica (pronounced hah-MY-kah) is an infusion of hibiscus flowers. This beautiful deep crimson tea can be consumed both hot and cold. Our preference is to pour it over ice with a bit of sugar and lime juice. On its own jamaica is quite tart, with an almost cranberry-like flavor. With the addition of sugar or agave syrup, it’s a delicious, refreshing cocktail on a hot tropical afternoon. You can find the dried hibiscus flowers at [...]

By |2018-05-29T02:48:34-07:00February 5th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments