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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Friday, September 12, 2008

Almond growers suing USDA

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American almond growers are going nuts over the USDA rule that forces them to chemically pasteurize their almonds, eliminating the growers ability to produce organic and/or raw almonds.

The lawsuit was filed because California almond growers are losing substantial business to foreign growers who don't have the same restrictions on pasteurizing their almonds.

"This ruling is a financial disaster and has closed a major customer group that we have built up over the years," said one plaintiff, Dan Hyman, an almond grower and owner of D&S Ranches in Selma, Calif. The AP article continues..."Hyman contended his customers are being denied "a healthy whole natural raw food that they have eaten with confidence, enjoyment and benefit for decades."

This provides direct evidence that the market has spoken, and it's saying we demand healthy, nutritional ingredients - without radiation, or chemical pasteurization. People who shop do know the difference and are in fact shying away from almonds that are not organic, or are treated in some way that most certainly effects nutritional value.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Vegan Raw "I am thankful" Coconut Soup!

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This is a wonderful recipe segment taken from our visit to Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco, California. Here we meet up with Prep Chef Vinicio who shows us how to prepare a delicious vegan/raw coconut soup!

Cafe Gratitude is an awe inspiring vegan restaurant chain founded on the premise of pure abundance that surrounds all of us. The cafes were initially started as a place where people could play the "Abounding River" board game, that teaches people how much good and positive there is in the world to be thankful for. As the people began to come in to the cafe to play the game, Terces and Mathew Engelhart (Cafe Gratitudes founders) decided to introduce tasty vegan and raw items on their menu.

After just a few years in operation, Cafe Gratitude has expanded to four locations around the Bay Area of San Francisco, with more locations around Los Angeles and the rest of the country planned to open soon. The Cafe Gratitude experience extends from their main kitchens (where this segment is filmed), through all the loving attention that each team member and chef puts into their recipes, all the way to the patrons who frequent each cafe and to the abundant plates that satisfy their greatest appetites.

Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet is proud to have the opportunity to film the folks at Cafe Gratitude in action and to do our part to help spread their messages of abundant joy!

Peace, Love and Organics!
Your Hippy Gourmet family

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