As we rapidly approach 2016, I’m reflecting. A few years back, Melanie Waxman, one of my favorite macrobiotic teachers and chefs, suggested that I write down ten goals that I accomplished in the past year as well as ten goals for the new year to come. Since then, each year, I spend time reviewing how things have […]
Preparing holiday meals with seasonal ingredients makes for fresh and vibrant food. Here is a sampling of some of the dishes I cooked this Thanksgiving in various stages of preparation.
My birthday was not too long ago and my wonderful friend SH gave me one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten. She bought a seat for me at Yogarden’s Farm-to-Table & Yoga events held at Green Row Farms and I went with my other friend GS. GS & I stopped on the way at […]
I always wanted to be a contributing author to edible Hawaiian Islands and this dream came true with the launch party that happened in early 2014 at Taste. The name of my featured article is Eat Well, Live Well: A Game Plan for Health The photography (and actually everything) in this issue is really spectacular. […]
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. […]
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. […]
My goals are to: • build community by providing a forum for people to meet, share, and exchange information and ideas as equal human beings through healthy discussions. • cook healthy food of the best possible quality available with positive energy. Organic ingredients (such as grains, beans, and leafy greens) are my priority, and I […]
The next time you cook, pay close attention to every single action that you perform in the kitchen. Don’t think about what you have to do later in the day or what you did that morning. Think about the rice you are washing, the carrot you are cutting in long, thin matchsticks, or the broccoli […]