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Tofu Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Tofu Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

If anyone ever told me that eating healthy meant not being able to have dessert, I just wouldn’t do it!  It’s important to enjoy life, and we can do that in part by including better quality foods in our diet!  This is a tofu and chocolate “cheesecake” that I baked this weekend. Cheers!

Vegan is the new Viagra

Vegan is the new Viagra

In the documentary Forks Over Knives, the doctors say “Erectile Dysfunction is the canary in the coal mine.” If you have ED, then you have cardiovascular disease. Vascular problems in one place means you have them all over. Men who change to plant based diets are able to “raise the flag” again. Check out the […]

HB2703 – Closing Thoughts

HB2703 – Closing Thoughts by Ashley Barbara Lukens on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:52pm · Today, Representative Tsuji requested to “indefinitely defer” HB2703, as he and Senator Nishihara were unable to reach a “compromise” on the final language of the bill. To be totally clear, Senator Nishihara has been an ally in this process – but […]

Update to HB2703 * Our last chance

From Ashley Lukens: Its 12:05. We’ve got 5 hours. But I come to you with hope. I attended the 9am conference committee hearing with a hui of folks ready to stand up and speak out about the proposed changes to the bill made by Rep. Tsuji. Luckily, Senator Nishihara was equally alarmed by the new […]

STOLEN! HB2703 re-written by Big Ag, Big Land, and GMO Seed Companies

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I was hoping that today would be our last and final push until we got HB2703 onto the Governor’s desk. After making it through every twist and turn, mounting ever hurdle, I was ready to tell you the “power of the people” matters. But instead, I am writing to you with […]

Food and Feng Shui

Workshop News: Live a healthy life through Food and Feng Shui! A “wholistic” evening encompassing all aspects of health in regard to food and environment Alice Inoue and I would really love to see you have more of what you want in you life and to live healthier in every way. Whether it’s food or […]

Welcoming Spring into Our Kitchens

Tips for Spring Cooking Add fresh greens to your meals (e.g., kale, collards, watercress, parsley, and other hardy greens) Use lighter cooking methods, such as short-time boiling, steaming, and quick sautéing Reduce the amount of salt and other seasonings slightly Use foods and pickles fermented for a shorter period of time Include wild grasses, sprouts, […]

Did you fall off the wagon over the holidays?

Did you fall off the wagon over the holidays?

If you did, here are some tips to help you get back on track: 1. Be gentle and compassionate with yourself. Every day we begin anew! 2. Recommit to yourself, your life, and healthy living. 3. Clear out the junk food.  If you see it staring at you, it’s very likely you’ll eat it! 4. […]

Great Grains

Grains are the most abundant crop on the Earth and the foundation of human development, according to Oriental philosophy. They are thought to provide: Strong peaceful energy Strong intellect Spirituality Deep sleep Sense of calm Quick reflexes Long memory Clear thinking Flexibility, strength, and endurance B vitamins Complex carbs and fiber High quality protein Calcium, […]