The Shutdown Induced Hangover and the Bad Taste it Leaves for the Food Dependent Community
Feb15

The Shutdown Induced Hangover and the Bad Taste it Leaves for the Food Dependent Community

Written by Nicole Villanueva In case you’ve been living from under a rock, and are unaware, our nation is currently in recovery from the longest government shutdown in history, and low-income families are being disproportionately affected. The nation standoff for President Trump’s demand for funding a new border wall, put government funded operations at a halt. The ripple effect continues. This was a scary and uncertain time for many...

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Encinitas cafe offers consumable cookie dough
Feb15

Encinitas cafe offers consumable cookie dough

Lionspack is the only place in Encinitas where you can enjoy edible cookie dough without the risk of salmonella poisoning. Not only is their cookie dough delicious, but they also offer vegan and sugar free options if you’re craving a more healthy snack. Sean W., a Lionspack customer, said the “taste and texture of your cookie dough couldn’t be any better. Especially for someone like me who has food allergies. Just baked it and...

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Visiting the Vista Farmers’ Market

Vista’s Farmer market has produce from over 50 farmers and dozens of Crafters / Artists. They also have food artisans ( bread, cheese, meat ) and many hot food vendors with traditional / ethnic foods. Pat Hartley/The...

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Vista Farmers Market grows into vortex of sustainability 
Dec10

Vista Farmers Market grows into vortex of sustainability 

The City of Vista’s Farmer’s Market is one of the longest running markets in the county. “Yep, I’ve been here from 1986,” said Madeline Maciel one of the founders of Maciel Farms in Bonsall.   The unique market requires the seller certify all farmer’s crops homegrown. All artisans and crafters products also have to be hand made.  This creates not only a more genuine vibe but also a truly connected community where the buyer...

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Fat acceptance: an excuse for poor health
Dec03

Fat acceptance: an excuse for poor health

The obesity epidemic around the world is not only gaining weight, but traction thanks to a social justice phenomenon called “The Fat Acceptance Movement.”   Fat acceptance is a phrase used by many who wish to normalize the otherwise abhorrent state of being the medical field calls obesity.  For some, it’s morbid; however fat acceptance advocates don’t wish to acknowledge the health risks that arise by being fat. In fact, the National...

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You don’t need a child to wear dad shoes

Once upon a time during the Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week, the ‘ugly’ dad sneaker trend was born.   Designers such as Gucci and Balenciaga have recently popularized the dad shoe trend, and big-name celebrities and models have joined the bandwagon. These designers manga read to hyper brand these shoes, creating a trend that is seeping into every corner of the fashion world.   The prices for the designer shoes range from...

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