Tag archives: nutrition

Soup-ing up the Holidays
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 6, 2022

For a decade, the Organic Soup Kitchen (OSK) hosted community meals on Christmas Day at the Veterans Memorial Building on the Santa Barbara waterfront, serving hundreds of warm nutritious meals to the homeless and others. The event eventually grew to include an appearance by Santa to hand out gifts to people of all ages and […]

Mind-Body Matter: An Ayurvedic Approach
By Rebecca Capps   |   April 5, 2022

Editor’s Note: Without our health, what are we? Through the pandemic, we have been challenged in countless profound ways. Many of us have faced the loss of loved ones, careers, or even just lifestyle. As discussed by Rebecca Capps below, mental health issues and chronic illnesses are on the rise in the US, and recent […]

At Organic Soup Kitchen, the Proof is in the Soup
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 11, 2021

Historians say that soup has been a staple of the human diet as long as man has cooked his food. Archaeologists believe that humans have been making soup for at least 20,000 years, beginning with the advent of waterproof containers such as clay pots, where folks could pile in ingredients and boil them over a […]

Kate Farms Partners with Foodbank
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 20, 2020

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara partnered with local company Kate Farms last week to support those most impacted amid the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic through accessible nutrition. On Tuesday, August 11, 15 volunteers came together to package 8,000 meals to be delivered to the Santa Barbara community.  Santa Barbara-based Kate Farms was founded by […]

The Time to Plant Your COVID Victory Garden is Right Now
By Valerie Rice   |   May 28, 2020

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin Couldn’t we all use some nurturing right now? Planting and harvesting your own food is rewarding and even more so now, with fewer […]

Raising the Bar
By Richard Mineards   |   September 19, 2019

Santa Barbara twosome Ivan and Polly Pelly are enjoying the sweet life! The dynamic duo has just launched Ivan Bar, a new nutritional candy with Macadamia nuts, almonds, chia, hemp and pumpkin seeds, and dates. “I bought my last grocery store snack bar four years ago,” says Ivan, a software engineer from the U.K. “They […]

Laguna Blanca Girl Scout Wins Award
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 11, 2019

Local Girl Scout and Laguna Blanca High School student Natalie McCaffery has received the highest Girl Scout honors, winning a Gold Award for her extensive Smart Farm program that she implemented at Laguna Blanca.  Naturally drawn to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Music), Natalie recognized the lack of healthy food choices among […]

Fresh Start
By Richard Mineards   |   December 27, 2018

Former longtime general director of Opera Santa Barbara, Steven Sharpe, has landed in a whole new aria. Steven, an accomplished consultant and administrator who has successfully led a succession of nonprofit organizations, has been named executive director of Food From The Heart, which provides medically challenged residents with nutritious meals. “In many ways this is […]

Notable & Quotable
By Montecito Journal   |   November 22, 2018

“The saddest part about these fires in California is that they are self-inflicted. Californians should not allow such mismanagement to continue. At what point will common-sense forest management practices win out over the ideologically driven environmental lobby? Soon, I hope, or Paradise might not be the only thing lost.”– Krystina Skurk (The Federalist) (Ms Skurk […]

Planting a Seed for Holistic Health
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 25, 2018

When Jacqueline Lopez and her life partner, Michael Russer, confronted his double diagnosis of cancer a couple of years ago, they made a whole series of drastic changes. Having seen the results in both their health and outlook, the couple have been eager to bring those benefits to the larger community. Under one or both […]