Change Your Food * Change Your Life

I set an important and life-changing goal for myself. Want to know what it is? This goal is to positively and radically change my life in 2011, to embrace my gifts and to show up fully in the world. You see, I think that for that majority of my entire life, I have been hiding […]

Women, Food, God

Do you feel like you don’t have time to eat well? Worry about the cost of buying organic? Think it’s way too difficult and you could never master it? Fear your family and friends will reject you, your food, or your efforts? Think badly of yourself if you make a mistake in the kitchen? These […]

Sipping Tea with the Emperor and Queen Victoria

Vegan High Tea the other day at Baby aWEARness was a HUGE hit. We had a great time.In preparation for the tea festivities, I watched a DVD called All In This Tea. One section included a quote (I’ll have to paraphrase) that really moved me and that I would like to share with you: “In […]

Happy Thanksgiving

I am extremely grateful for all the joy, abundance, love, beauty, fabulous ohana, and opportunities in my life. Thank you!


Just a little YouTube video to ring in some good celebratin’ energy about all the GREAT GREAT things in my life!! WOO HOO! For some booty shakin’ fun, watch the video and be sure to dance! A few lyrics by the Black Eyed Peas, from Let’s Get It Started “Obstacles are inefficient, follow your […]

A Healthy Cup of Tea

My life has been a whirlwind lately, from cohorting with some internationally renowned local chefs, to getting a rush of much welcomed and appreciated press, to taking on celebrity clients. I’m in awe, and extremely grateful for all my opportunities and the places my job takes me. What a life! While my job is often […]

Grow Hawaii Iron Chef Competition: Next Generation

Grow Hawaii Iron Chef Competition: Next Generation

The Iron Chef Next Generation teams were scrambling around the room choosing all their ingredients to use in their cook-off. Kabocha was the “secret” ingredient of the day. The displays were incredible of all the fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. And on the judge’s panel…. that’s ME, with Ed Kenney, Alan Wong, and Roy Yamaguchi […]

Grow Hawaii Project

Leslie will be teaching a break out session along with some other very well known chefs in Hawaii as part of this project! See