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Listen to Your Deepest Desires

Going into the last holiday season, I was worried because I wasn’t able to spend it in the way I usually do, and for this reason, thought that  it might be depressing and isolating. Also, my home is too small to have a Christmas tree or to really get into putting up decorations, but I […]

Resist Eating for the Wrong Reasons

I loved this information that was in the November 2012 issue of Whole Living According to Julie M. Simon, author, The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual Be Aware, Not Obsessed We all enjoy eating, so we all overeat on occasion. The problem arises when we’re turning to food so often that we become overweight or our health suffers. […]

Today’s Inspiration

Today’s Inspiration

Monday wasn’t the best day for me, but my father always says, “Get a good night’s sleep. Things will look different the following day.”  Hearing his voice, I went to bed early and when I got up on Tuesday and went outside, the first thing I saw was my orchid had bloomed in triplicate!  So […]

Benefits of Cooking and Eating at Home

Benefits of Cooking and Eating at Home

The magazine Whole Living reports that when women who are trying to lose weight eat meals they’ve made at home (especially lunch), they drop 5 pounds a year more than women who eat out. Those who eat regular meals every day lost 8 pounds more. (This is probably true for men as well given that […]

Teach Tolerance

Not long ago, I attended the lecture of a well-known author who has long advocated a plant-based diet.  I was really excited to attend, as the topic focused on creating more peace among those who tend to disagree about what makes a healthy diet.  “Right up my alley”, or so I thought.  Two of my […]

Hawaii IRL: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Bland

Hawaii IRL: Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Bland

Recently, I spoke to Melissa Chang of Hawaii IRL and she interviewed me about my most recent cooking series.  Even though this cooking series is now over, you can learn more about me and my teaching philosophy in the interviews! See the video and read the blog at the following links: Hawaii IRL (video) Nonstop […]

Holiday Cooking Class (a few select photos)

Holiday Cooking Class (a few select photos)

Here are a few images of the food from today’s side dishes class. The menu was: Holiday Rice Artichoke and Heart of Palm Salad Pumpkin Coconut Bisque Christmas Parsnip Soup Sweet Potato Casserole with Mapled Pecans Oven Baked Squash Also the second side dishes class included: Cranberry Chutney; Green Beans w/Pumpkin Seed Dressing; Mashed Potatoes […]

Class rescheduled due to fire

My 10/14 class has been rescheduled to 11/11 due to the fire that happened in the Manoa Marketplace.  I am not sure if there is any room yet in this class for new students, but hope to know this information soon one way or another.  For any of my students who drove there and didn’t […]