Friday, April 24, 2009

Organic Explorer, your guide to everything organic & sustainable in New Zealand!

This is the quintessential guide book for traveling organically and sustainably around New Zealand! Even if your current travel plans don't include going to New Zealand, when you get this guide book you will be so blown away by the depth of natural beauty and commitment to the environment in New Zealand, that you will be instantly compelled (as we are) to hop on an Air New Zealand flight immediately!

The Organic Explorer New Zealand guide book is more than a list of sweet, family run B&B's and lodges, it is chock full of resources for touring and discovering immaculate landscapes and meaningful excursions that will make you want to visit and re-visit New Zealand time and again.

We will of course be writing so much more as we travel the pages of the Organic Explorer Guide book and we'll be blogging about it much more after we film our episodes there.

To purchase your copy of Organic Explorer New Zealand, please visit:

Or you can please visit: to learn more about each wonderful organic location.

More to come!!!

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Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

We are honored to blog about the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize, that awards individuals from six continents for their heroic efforts to bring about positive environmental change!

Our deepest congratulations go out to:

Africa - Marc Ona Essangui
"In Gabon, a country without a culture of civic engagement, Marc Ona led efforts to publicly expose the unlawful agreements behind a massive mining project that threates critical equatorial rain forests."

Asia - Syeda Rizwana Hasan
"Working to reduce the impact of Bangladesh's exploitative and environmentally-devastating ship breaking industry, leading environmental attorney Rizwana Hasan spearheaded a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about the dangers of ship breaking."

Europe - Olga Speranskaya
"Russian scientist Olga Speranskaya successfully transformed the NGO community in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) into a potent, participatory force working to identify and eliminate toxic chemicals in the environment."

Islands & Island Nations - Yuyun Ismawati
"As waste management problems mount throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Yuyun Ismawati implements community-based waste management programs that employ low-income people and empower them to improve the environment."

North America - Maria Gunnoe
IN the heart of Appalachia, where the coal industry wields enormous power over government and public opinion, lifelong resident Maria Gunnoe has successfully campaigned against environmentally-devastating mountaintop removal and mining."

South & Central America - Head Captain Wanze Eduards & S. Hugo Jabini
Head Captain Wanze Eduards and S. Hugo Jabini successfully organized their communities against logging on their traditional Saramaka lands, ultimately leading to a landmark ruling for indigenous and tribal people throughout the Americas, granting them the right to control resource exploitation in their territories."


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vegan Moussaka at Cafe Gibraltar

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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Cafe Gibraltar with Chef Jose Luis to show us how to make an incredible all Vegan Moussaka! That's right, the typical Greek mixed meat dish made in an vegan way with 100% organic ingredients and a whole lot of love!

Vegan Moussaka
Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

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Meeting Robert Redford at the Goldman Environmental Awards

On April 20th, we had the absolute pleasure to film both the "Green Carpet" interviews with Al Gore, Robert Redford, Tracy Chapman, as well as to film the 20th Annual Goldman environmental Awards!

Al Gore didn't have much of a chance to chat at the press conference, although we did shake hands with him and he did remember meeting us that time in the Vancouver Airport! It was 2 years ago when Mr. Gore was flying around speaking about the Oscar winning film "Inconvenient Truth," - and at that exact moment we had just arrived in Vancouver to film a series of shows on our "sustainable Vancouver" tour.

We did have a chance to ask Mr. Redford what it's been like to narrate the Goldman Award video segments all these years that features each award winner, we also were so happy to present Mr. Redford with a signed copy of our "Hippy Gourmet's Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating," (Wellness Central) - which brought one of the biggest smiles we saw on his face all night!

Running into the television director for the Goldman Award ceremony, we were honored to be asked to provide some of our HD Green Carpet and balcony-cam footage for their satellite up-link and archival purposes, and as always we are more than happy to contribute to the cause!

Robert Redford is a wonderful and generous man who has devoted his life to the creative spirit and to helping preserve our beautiful planet earth! Al Gore continues to blow us away with his commitment to reversing climate change and for being the tireless advocate for humanity that he is!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sailing Venice Italy on Eolo, featuring Risotto with Peas

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're on the majestic lagoon sailing yacht Eolo, touring the breathtaking scenery surrounding Venice, Italy! Chef/Owner Mauro takes us down below to show us an organic Risotto and Green Pea recipe! Ciao Bella!

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Spicy Thai Wraps at Loving Hut Hippy Gourmet Style!

In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we feature Sunny Mueller at Loving Hut Restaurant as he shows us how to prepare a vegan Spicy Thai Wrap!

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