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Year in Review

One of my favorite things to do at the end of the year is to review my accomplishments.  It’s important to validate one’s progress and also set new goals. For me, 2013 brought gifts and challenges, and overall was very experimental, as I had lost my regular space for cooking classes and sought other options. […]

Special Vegan Dining Experience

This weekend I joined the women of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Hawai’i Chapter, to celebrate their birthday at the Sheraton Waikiki. The original menu was not something that I would have normally eaten, so the Dames President of the Hawai’i chapter arranged for me to get a special vegan course menu, and it was absolutely scrumptious. […]

Summer Cooking Style

In summer, plants ripen and reach their growth.  At this time we can begin to use foods that have more active expansive energy, such as leafy green vegetables, summer squashes, sweet corn, and locally grown fruits.  Fresh salads can be served more frequently in summer or enjoyed in the form of marinated, pressed, or lightly […]

Body Confidence

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Is your body image positive or negative?  If your answer is negative, you are not alone. I have informally questioned my students if they are happy with their bodies, and they resoundingly say “NO. I’m too fat. I don’t like my eyelids, chin, […]

Bikini-Ready Body Foodie Photos

fix you coldplay lyrics radiohead fake plastic trees lyrics katy perry lost lyrics madness lyrics its time lyrics black skinhead explosions lyrics cant stop lyrics breed lyrics pink floyd brain damage lyrics Here are some of the photos from the cooking class! After the class ended, participants went over to Hawaii Fashion Incubator and did […]

Greek Food

One of my favorite menus! The potato salad is included here because the ingredients were very fresh at the market at the time. If you would like delicious healthy food like this prepared in your own home, or if you would like me to teach you how, please contact me.

Vegan Prix Fixe Menu

Something I would love to see more of on Oahu is high end vegan cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. I love dining out but usually don’t because there are so few options. I’ve known about Roy’s for a while, but just recently dined there to see what their vegan prix fixe menu was all about. […]

Maui Ag Festival

The Maui Ag Festival took place on Saturday, April 6th, at the Maui Tropical Plantation. I flew over for my first neighbor island trip that I’ve had in a little while so that I could explore what’s happening with food, farming, and education, getting ideas and inspiration. The festival was spread out over the land […]

Please, don’t hide your food!

Several years ago, over the holidays, I went to a spa with a couple of other women who I didn’t know very well. We had some people in common so it was advantageous for us to foster a good relationship and I genuinely also liked them despite not having known them for very long. They […]

On women & apologizing…

Normally I write about things related to food, health, and wellness.  I’m taking a moment to talk about gender in this post because in the past few weeks, I have noticed what seems like a ridiculously large number of women apologizing to me for the strangest of things. Here’s one example of what I mean. […]