From Booze to BANANAS!

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My Good Food Friends –

My review of EXPO West 2013 was titled “From Babies to Babes.”

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Well this year, it’s From Booze to BANANAS!

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I had to spend four days in SUNNY  SoCal to get this DELISH  FUN Story for  YOU!

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Here’s the layout:

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Thousands of Exhibitors and nearly 75,000 in attendance! You can see how hard I had to work to bring you this Story. And YEAH, my eyes are blurry, too!

A never-ending maze of FOOD!

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If you were concerned that I was all right and being taken care of while doing this HARD WORK for you, not to worry. Here were my digs in the exclusive  PRESS Room:

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CONGRATULATIONS to UNCLE MATT’S® Organic!

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for being on the GOOD JUICE  for 15 Years!

There was cake …

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and his MOM was there, too!

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The Juice that made him FAMOUS!

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And what a CELEBRATION it was!!!! 15 SUCCESSFUL Years, their NEW Orange-Mango Juice Blend and BAINBRIDGE Organic Legacy Vodka!

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I brought the bottle of BAINBRIDGE Organic Legacy Vodka because there should be nothing but THE BEST  forTHE BEST, which ORGANIC ALWAYS  IS! BAINBRIDGE Distiller’s Organic Legacy Vodka was recently named ‘The WORLD’S BEST VODKA’ by the World Vodka Awards. Over 1000 brands from 25 countries were entered in the competition, which held its awards presentation, February 20th, at the luxurious Palm Court, in London’s Waldorf Hilton. www.BainbridgeDistillers.com

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And how about an UNCLE MATT’S Organic Grapefruit Pale Ale, too!

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Party time at ‘ol UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Juice Stand!

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YEAH, it was a PAAARTAAY!  I think there was an Exhibitor next door trying to chat-up some kind of granola with a few ‘fact sheets’, but they got lost in the aisle-dancin’! Matt called it doin’ the BAINBRIDGE Mango-Tango!

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FAMILY!

 

Matt McLean

(The BEST Juice Maker EVER!)

UNCLE MATT’S® Organic

matt@unclematts.com

877.364.2028

www.UncleMatts.com

 

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Those new Organic Cocktail Franks were PERFECT and fill in a much needed gap in the good food life!

And REMEMBER the BRAND:

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888.444.6455

Consumer: organic@organicvalley.coop

Retailer: salessupport@organicvalley.coop

Farmer: farmerhotline@organicvalley.coop

www.OrganicValley.com

 

Here are CROFTER’S ORGANIC® Fruit Spreads on display at EXPO WEST:

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Apricot, Blackberry, Blood Orange, Concord Grape, Four fruit, Mango, Morello Cherry, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Biodynamic Blueberry, Black Currant, Seville Orange, Superfruit and a variety of Superfruit® Spreads that reflect their County of Origin: Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  Oh, I think you can find a FAVORITE there!

And here are CROFTER’S® ORGANIC Fruit Spreads  being ENJOYED  at a recent Children’s Environmental Health Forum:

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 SATISFACTION!

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WOW!

Know WHY they’re called Fruit Spreads and can’t be called  jams, jellies or preserves?  ‘Cause CROFTER’S® ORGANIC Fruit Spreads have TOO MUCH FRUIT and not enough sugar!

Kristin Brun

CROFTER’S ORGANIC® Fruit Spreads

kristin@mrothco.com

510.375.1381

www.croftersorganic.com

 

In addition to ONE DEGREE Organic Foods spot-on Cereal recipes, ANCIENT GRAIN O’S, ANCIENT GRAIN Flakes, ANCIENT MAIZE Flakes, BROWN RICE Cacao Crisps, BROWN RICE Crisps and HONEY O’S, you can scan the QR Code on the box and check out a little Video of each Ingredient and Farm. As they say, “Every ingredient has a story …” Very, VERY COOL! And in this day and age of transparency, ONE DEGREE Organic Foods WINS the Day!

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Here’s one about our Good Food Friends at REDMOND RealSalt® Nature’s First Sea Salt™ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8rpSaV_46k

Danny Houghton

ONE DEGREE Organic Foods

Vice President, Marketing and Sales

danny@onedegreeorganics.com

760.580.8082

www.OneDegreeOrganics.com

 

On Sunday, I was wearing my Change Your Food – Change Your Life! GOOD FOOD TOUR i AM what i EAT! T-shirt, and this guy was reading the back of it: “I changed my life at … Health Care in Communities of Color, Keys to Healthy Living. MIND, BODY & SOUL. Change Your Food – Change Your Life! Presents: a little singin’ … a little cookin’” He said stop and tell me more. Good he read the T, asked me to stop and that I stopped, because Mark turned out to be an Author and a VERY CREATIVE packager. An inspiring book, “Charlie’s THINKING CHEESE™”, packaged with inspirational note cards and envelopes, inspirations for everyday, stickers and ‘Pure & Simple Recipes, Filled with Fast & Tasty Treats!’ Makes for a really nice gift.

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Upon my return to Seattle, I introduced his unique work to my FAVE children’s book Author, Katherine Pryor of “Sylvia’s Spinach”.

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I KNOW the two of them will get along quite well.  www.facebook.com/SylviasSpinach, twitter.com/ReadYourGreens

Mark Juarez

Author

“Charlie’s THINKING CHEESE™”

mark@thehappycompany.com

510.395.5666

 

Now, I like chips as much as the next guy, but after having 221 varieties of chips shoved my way … besides, the best deal on the fair grounds is ALWAYS  QUE PASA® Organic Tortilla Chips … I started to look for something DIFFERENT! And I FOUND IT!

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NOT those dried banana chips, but banana snacks, soft, moist and chewy!

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And the Chocolate Covered … well …

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Even their case packaging is FUN!

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Nicholas Ingersoll

TOP BANANA! (Sorry, but just couldn’t NOT say that!)

Co-Founder

Chief Marketing Officer

BARNANA

Nik@Barnana.com

619.797.7715

www.Barnana.com

 

A California sunset …

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… and then ROCK ON under the starry, starry night sky!

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GALACTIC from New Orleans was one of the hardest drivin’ funk-jazz-blues Bands I’ve heard in quite a while!

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And then another day starts all over again!

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To Your Health!

Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG

Founder

Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™

425.774.8971

www.ChangeYourFood.com

CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods with

GOOD LiViN’

 

LUNCH, anyone?

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The PROUD Aramark Staff – Anaheim Convention Center.

 My Good Food Friends –

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They’ll come from all ‘round the World for an Organic Good Food Lunch.  Especially if it’s produced by the ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION, ‘cause after all, they KNOW all the BEST Organic Good Food Farmers!

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Calista Goh from Hong Kong, Anything • But • Salads.  I LOVE her tag line: cuz sometimes salads just ain’t enough!

And from across the USA!

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 Matt’s DAD, Benny McLean from Florida, UNCLE MATT’S® Organic

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Do non-organic lunches EVER need security?

And the scene-set: Sunny SoCal, Anaheim, March 7th, 82°!

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10 WELCOME!

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 OF COURSE, sodas!  By veri Organic & Low Calorie!  The ORANGE: Sparkling water, organic cane sugar, organic orange juice from concentrate, organic lemon juice from concentrate, organic carrot juice from concentrate, organic flavors, and organic stevia leaf extract.

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Some kinda DELISH Organic Roasted Chicken recipe!

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Fresh Seascape Strawberry Pie … and you read it … WITH Rose Geranium Whipped Cream!

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 YES … it WAS DELISH!

So, now comes the commercial: The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) aims to foster and improve the widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policy that brings more farmers and acreage into organic production. Founded in 1990, OFRF is a leading champion of American organic family farmers, providing $millions in Grants over the years.

Amy Bodiker

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Executive Director

amyb@ofrf.org

831.426.6606

DONATIONS to the Organic Farming Research Foundation fund their Grant money.

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Send them some money so they can continue their ‘good works’, and here’s HOW:

 A VERY EASY way to DONATE via Credit Card: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=55199

Or, mail your check to:

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 440

Santa Cruz, CA  95061

HELP the Organic Good Food Farmers so I can have GREAT LUNCHES FOREVER!  PLEASE!

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To Your Health!

Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG

Founder

Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™

425.774.8971

www.ChangeYourFood.com

CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods with

www.EllenLivesay.com/Music.htm

ORGANIC is ALWAYS your BEST BET!

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My Good FOOD, FUN & FASHION Friends –

Change Your Food – Change Your Life! SHOWS and TELLS the Story of the JOY Organic GOODS bring into your LIFE! It’s the FUSION of FOOD, FUN & FASHION. Everything you can EAT, DRINK and WEAR is THE BEST in EVERY Category!!

ORGANIC Good FOOD is oohed and aahed over. FOOD so GOOD it’s even sung about! A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune to ENJOY a 100% Grass-Fed, Organic Rib Eye Steak prepared medium-rare to perfection by The Organic Chef™. It was soooooo GOOD that I asked our ‘Cool Jazz’ Vocalist from Taos, ELLEN LIVESAY, to write a song about it called Sizzle for Me

ELLEN LIVESAY  "Sizzle for Me"

ELLEN LIVESAY
“Sizzle for Me”

BAINBRIDGE Distiller’s LEGACY ORGANIC VODKA http://www.bainbridgedistillers.com/ has been named ‘The WORLD’S BEST VODKA’ by the World Vodka Awards. Over 1000 brands from 25 countries were entered in the competition, which held its awards presentation, February 20th, at the luxurious Palm Court, in London’s Waldorf Hilton. In addition, packaging for Bainbridge Legacy Vodka has been honored with ‘World’s Best Vodka Design.’ http://www.worldvodkaawards.com/2014/

BAINBRIDGE Legacy Organic VODKA

BAINBRIDGE Legacy ORGANIC Vodka

SARA BETH, Ms MIGHTY-O Organic Donuts http://www.mightyo.com/, WON the “Food Network’s” FIRST EVER ‘Donut Challenge’ and the $10,000 Prize! ‘Top Pot’ was not top, and neither were the other two, a bakery from California and an outfit from New York. Not only was Sara THE BEST DONUT MAKER, but Sara was also the only one with any personality … and THE COOLEST LOOK!  She put ORGANIC on center stage!

Sara Beth, Ms MIGHTY-O -  WINNER of Food Network's CHALLENGE 4-10-11

Sara Beth at work, WINNING the Food Network’s CHALLENGE!

Ms MIGHTY-O, Sara Beth!

Ms MIGHTY-O, Sara Beth!

And OF COURSE, THE BEST Orange, Grapefruit, Lemonade and Apple Juice EVER!

Life's DELISH in Uncle Matt's ORGANIC Grove! Dennis Weaver, Founder, Change Your Food - Change Your Life!

Life’s DELISH in UNCLE MATT’S ORGANIC Grove!  Dennis Weaver, Founder, Change Your Food – Change Your Life! with the real LIVE MATT!

SATISFACTION!

SATISFACTION!

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How’s about an ice-cold UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Grapefruit Pale Ale!

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Can you have THIS MUCH FUN in a non-organic Restaurant?

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Eat like you give a damn!  Portage Bay Café

Do you PARTY like this?

ROMP 'n'  Roll Rocker Organic Cotton T by NINA MORGAN-JONES

ROMP ‘n Roll Organic Cotton Rocker T  by NINA MORGAN-JONES!

ROMP HOLLYWOOD Organic CottonToweling Swimwear by NINA MORGAN-JONES

ROMP HOLLYWOOD Organic Cotton Toweling Swimwear by NINA MORGAN-JONES.  Pool-side, Beverly Hills.

Well, WE over here on the ORGANIC Good FOOD, FUN & FASHION side of things … DO!

So, do YOU have it?  It’s called ORGANIC envy!

And as AnnaMaria sings in our ANTHEM, GOOD LiViN’, “We’re takin’ good livin’ to a whole nother level!”

LOGO

To Your Health!

Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG

Founder

Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™

425.774.8971

www.ChangeYourFood.com

CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods with

www.EllenLivesay.com/Music.htm