Natural Products Expo West 2014 Vlog

April 11, 2014 by Cobi | 0 comments

This is Part 2 of my experience at Natural Products Expo West 2014. It’s an incredible chance to see all of the latest and greatest food, beauty and eco-lifestyle trends in one place. New products should be available in stores by May.

Annnnnd, if you read the YouTube video description box, you’ll find out how to enter my secret giveaway. Good luck!

::Products mentioned in this video::

Natural Vitality
Parmela Creamery
BeeFree Honee:
Love Bean Superfood Fudge
Owl’s Brew Tea Crafted for Cocktails
ArtyWater
Veggie Fries
Blk. Mango Infused Water
TempehSure

 

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored but does contain affiliate links. Mahalo to Natural Vitality for donating the giveaway prize pack.

The Beetbox Cafe, Haleiwa HI :: Vegging Out

February 18, 2014 by Cobi | 5 Comments


The RestaurantThe Beetbox Cafe 66-443 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 Located inside Celestial Natural Foods. Phone (808) 637-3000. Vegetarian + Vegan 

The Dish: Portabella Stache’wich served with tortilla chips and salsa $11.00

The Rave: I guess I never thought about it before but a sliced mushroom does kinda look like a mustache, doesn’t it? This sammie is what all other portabella burgers wish they could be. Grilled portabella mushrooms get slathered with a Vegenaise based garlic aioli, tucked into a toasted wheat bun and topped with the crisp freshness of raw red onions, red bell peppers and sunflower sprouts. Every bite is a savory vacation to Umami Land. The toasted bun holds up well against dripping juices from the meaty ‘shrooms but you may have to opt for eating with a fork and knife near the end. Washed it all down with the Green Juice of the Day, a cooling mixture of apple, kale, dandelion greens and parsley, and left with a smile. Continue Reading →

Shangri La Estate Tour

February 7, 2014 by Cobi | 5 Comments

I’ve had a few requests to share more of Hawai’i’s picturesque scenery and places of interest.  I hope these posts will be helpful when you’re planning your visit to the islands. 

Shangri La. Mythical utopia, land of eternal happiness and fountain of youth. So aptly named was the private estate of Doris Duke, now open to the public, showcasing her extensive collection of Islamic art. The five acre, ocean-front compound is located on Oahu, behind a nondescript gate in Diamond Head and is accessible by shuttle bus only (no private cars). Continue Reading →

Vegging Out :: LA Vegan Crepe

September 27, 2013 by Cobi | 6 Comments

Brunch is a simple luxury that I seem to only make time for when I travel. On my recent trip to LA, I packed up my bestie and we headed to Beverly Hills for a meal at LA Vegan Crepe. Continue Reading →

Vegging Out :: Native Foods Cafe

September 21, 2013 by Cobi | 2 Comments

If someone asked me where to enjoy vegan versions of all their favorite comfort foods, I’d send them to Native Foods Cafe. From Reuben sandwiches to burgers and decadent desserts,these dishes hit the spot. Continue Reading →

Vegging Out :: Hangawi NYC

September 14, 2013 by Cobi | 2 Comments

One of the best meals on my recent trip to New York was the prix fixe lunch at Hangawi. The moment you walk in and surrender your shoes before entering the dining room,you know you are in for a different type of experience.Wear something comfortable on your lower half, as you will have a seat on a floor cushion and enjoy your lunch service on a low table. Order a soju mojito and get ready for some superb vegan Korean food. Continue Reading →

Vegging Out :: Peacefood Cafe NYC

September 9, 2013 by Cobi | 0 comments

We came for the vegan cronuts but fell in love with the carrot cake. I recommend the paninis and pizza for lunch,so satisfying! The cheese-less mushroom pizza is served on a perfect thin crust,topped with red bell peppers and zucchini. I finally got to try chickpea fries- crunchy,savory and begging to be dipped in some vegan ranch dressing.

Get there early because the space fills up for lunch and they will sell out of certain baked goods.

Peacefood Cafe NYC: The cost- Lunch for three + desserts and tea about $60 Peacefood Café on Urbanspoon