The Organic Adventurer came back from walkabout and jumped right back into the fray as an exhibitor at last Saturday’s Green Lion Festival. What a beautiful day to be green too! The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing and some fine people were out to find out more about […]

Great day for Green Lion: The 2nd annual Green Lion ...


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In our last post, we told you about helping out a great local nonprofit, River City Eco Foundation, in planning this year’s Eco Fest. Another fantastic organization we’re involved with is soon to be Jacksonville’s newest nonproft: Gastrojax Inc. At One Spark this past April, Gastrojax had much success presenting its […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits


“Team TOA and the nonprofits” sounds like a band, doesn’t it?! But no, we’re just really excited to be collaborating with two local nonprofits that we wanted to take a moment to tell you about. Both organizations, Gastrojax Inc. (as Gastrofest) and River City Eco Foundation (as River City Eco […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits



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Here at Team TOA, we are so excited to be included in the Beyond Meat weekly recipe challenge! This week our Fajitas Verdes recipe has been selected to go toe to toe with one of Beyond Meat’s recipes. Savory refried beans, spicy fajita veggies, creamy avocado and, of course, a […]

Vote for The Organic Adventurer’s recipe


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One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer


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One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer



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One question we get a lot from clients looking to transition to a meat-free diet or just to eat a little less meat is about meat analogues, plant-based foods that are generally thought of as analogous (comparable) to meat in the plant-based diet. Some of our clients have never tasted […]

Meat Analogues: A tofu, tempeh and seitan primer


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Thanks in part to a certain famous firefighter, a lot of people have been exposed in the last year or two to the “plant-based diet.” Maybe some of you have tried it or thought about trying it. Maybe you even bought that red and yellow cookbook. But, you know, your […]

What’s this about a plant-based diet? Find out during No ...


Okay, Organic Adventurers, now that we’ve covered triclosan and BPA/bisphenols as endocrine disrupting chemicals, there’s one more EDC to discuss before we leave the topic. We’re talking about EDCs that we’re all exposed to on a continual basis – all day, every day – and phthalates (pronounced “THAL-ates”) certainly belong […]

Thbpbpthpt: Phthalates



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Happy New Year! In our last topical post, we were talking about triclosan as an endocrine disrupting chemical, or EDC. (Click the link and read that post first for a primer on EDCs and their effects.) But there are over 800 such chemicals that can wreak havoc on our thyroid […]

BPA: The Real Kitchen Nightmare


The big guy in the red suit comes down the chimney tomorrow night! It’s not too late to get a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer. Between e-payment and email, you could almost instantly stuff everyone’s stockings with Organic Adventurer gift certificates! Maybe someone close to you has been talking about […]

All I Want For Christmas (And the New Year) Is ...


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We’re baaack! The Organic Adventurer has spent the last few months traveling the world on many an eco-adventure. We’ve also been helping and encouraging folks on both coasts of this fine nation to green up and answering a billion great questions from clients taking anywhere from the first to the […]

Triclosan ban?



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Ever since Dig Foods Café opened in Jacksonville, Florida, in May of this year, the peanut gallery has been relentless: “Have you been to Dig yet?” “We should really go to Dig, like soon!” “You have to go to Dig; it’s awesome!” Well, we figured that unless owner and chef Sean […]

Time to “Dig” in: New plant-based eatery wows


At the April 27 Tree Hill Nature Center Butterfly Festival, folks were able to sign up for email subscription to The Organic Adventurer, thus entering a drawing for an official Organic Adventurer T-shirt. This is the design on the back: These beauties are super-soft Anvil Organic cotton T-shirts in their City […]

Tree Hill’s 2013 Butterfly Festival: We have a winner!!


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It seems like here in North Florida, it’s either feast or famine when it comes to rain. Today we’re feasting…more like drowning, really! So it seemed like a great day to reflect on last Saturday’s sunshine-filled celebration of a critter that’s most definitely not flying about today. The 12th annual […]

The 2013 Butterfly Festival recap: Sunshiny images for this rainy ...



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There are a ridiculous number of fantastic events going on in Jacksonville, FL, on Saturday, April 27, one of which is a virtual institution in this town: the Butterfly Festival at Tree Hill Nature Center. This year, The Organic Adventurer is very excited to be participating in this celebration of […]

The Organic Adventurer at 12th annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly ...


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Listen up, Northeast Florida business owners! There’s a nonprofit in town that’s under-recognized and under-utilized, and they want to save you money and reward you for your sustainability efforts. I know, I know, all of our nonprofits are under-recognized and a lot of them are under-utilized. But we’re talking about […]

Is your business in a building? Save money and get ...


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Now that we’re into the second week of No Meat March, we’ve heard at least three times, “Oh, I could never give up dairy.” Sure you could. There are lots of good reasons that make it a pretty easy choice (scroll to the end for some of them) but this […]

I’ll give you a tawpic: Buttah, neither dairy nor palm ...