Protein-Power Trail Mix

June 11, 2015 By

Sacha inchi is a great snack for traveling or backpacking when you don’t have easy access to other healthy foods. Sacha inchi seeds (don’t mistake them for nuts!) have an earthy flavor that some people are not crazy about. However, when these seeds are paired with the tartness of golden berries and the delicious chocolate flavor of raw cocao…


What is Sacha Inchi?

June 11, 2015 By

SACHA INCHI (Plukenetia Volubilis) Sacha inchi is a climbing shrub plant that grows mostly in the Amazon region, especially in Peru (this remains the source with the highest quality) where it has been eaten by the indigenous people for centuries. Other countries are attempting to grow sacha inchi, including South America and the United States, however the same quality…


Where in the World is Darin Olien? Hunting Superfoods in Peru

June 2, 2015 By

So after a hiatus from traveling to write my book, SuperLife, and to get married to the indescribably amazing Eliza Coupe, I am getting back on the road! I’m off hunting superfoods in Peru, a land that includes microclimates, diverse topography, world-renowned cuisine, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Maccu Picchu. Don’t ask me how…