Adventures in grocery shopping with Wonder Woman

Earlier this morning, I went to my favorite health food store to purchase all the necessary ingredients for my cooking class, Refreshing Summer Dishes.  One of the items on my list was polenta, and so I browsed the bulk section in search of it.  I go to the bulk section first because I can find […]

Refreshing Summer Dishes: Cooking Class

Recipes shared in the next class (7/29) will be: Napa Cabbage with Sweet Mustard Dressing Polenta with Grilled Mushrooms Potato & Green Bean Salad with Lemon, Miso, Walnut Dressing Purple Cabbage & Herb Pickles Watermelon Cooler For more information go to [click here]…                

Workshop – Food Futures

Workshop – Food Futures Hawaii Food Policy Council takes a seriously fun look at the future of our food. What role can policy play to influence our food system? The Hawaii Food Policy Council is excited to team up with the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies to develop an immersive tour of Hawaii’s possible […]

Group Coaching Class This Sunday

This Sunday (7/22) is my group coaching class from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be looking at: Common limiting belief systems “I’m don’t have enough time.” “It’s too expensive.” “It’s too hard.” Weight loss strategies Pantry basics Menu planning Dealing with cravings What to do when others don’t want to eat the same way PLUS […]

Recent cooking classes

Here are some examples of the favorite dishes from the past few cooking classes:   One of the greatest resources available in the health food store is the friendly produce guys. When I went in the day before the “Fruity” cooking class, I inquired with the produce guy “What is especially good right now?”  He […]

Nice Rice, Baby!

Quinoa Nation & Other Great Grains This Sunday, is the first of my Conscious Intuitive Eating series, kicking off with Power Plate: Quinoa Nation and other Great Grains. During this class, you’ll learn everything you always wanted to know about grains, including: washing, soaking, and pressure-cooking them the nutritional boost they bring to the table […]

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 […]