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Great healthy habits for the New Year

Great healthy habits for the New Year

  As we all know, New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. Research shows only about 8 percent of people actually incorporate their resolutions into their daily life past a few weeks. The average fitness New Year’s resolution is surprisingly kept for a whopping eight days, that’s why you will see packed gyms for the next week […]

Exploring a traditional German Christmas Market

Exploring a traditional German Christmas Market

  Lick the Plate has expanded into Europe recently with the addition of European correspondent Quinn Boylan who is based in the United Kingdom. Quinn took a trip to Germany last week and had the opportunity to spend a couple days at a traditional Christmas Market in Muenster.  Many of these German dishes can be […]

A farmer in the kitchen at Bistro West

A farmer in the kitchen at Bistro West

Green Drink phenomenon — to juice or blend?

Green Drink phenomenon — to juice or blend?

A foodie field trip to IKEA

A foodie field trip to IKEA

  As a business that is committed to sustainability I hold the utmost respect for IKEA. They are putting solar on most of their stores and have set a goal to use 100 percent renewable energy for its global facilities by 2020. That said, a trip to IKEA, which involves leaving my North County coastal […]

Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

  After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making […]

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making it […]

Giving thanks for an abundance of plate licking adventures in 2014!

Giving thanks for an abundance of plate licking adventures in 2014!

  It’s nice to write a column like this in an area where the restaurant, brewery, farming and wine scenes are all exploding.

Exquisite Indian cuisine at Royal India in Del Mar

Exquisite Indian cuisine at Royal India in Del Mar

  Any time you can find a restaurant where a good portion of the dishes evolve from the recipes of the owner’s mother, chances are you will not be disappointed. Add to that the fact that the mom in this case cooked three meals a day for her family in the Punjab region of India […]

Bell’s Beer arrives in North County

Bell’s Beer arrives in North County