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Osechi Ryori (Photos & Recipes)

I’ve put together a set of recipes that I’ve never shared before, until now, that highlight some of the deliciousness I learned during my macrobiotic studies in Japan. Some of the dishes are pictured here.  I explain what the symbolism is for certain ingredients as well as recipes.  The dishes eaten during the first few days […]

Healthy Cooking: Easier, More Affordable, and More Fun than You Think!

The What Whole foods are unprocessed and unrefined and come to us from as close to the source as possible.  In contrast, processed foods are genetically modified, colored, made by synthetic means, or laden with hormone additives. White flour, sugar, white rice, most cold cereals, crackers, and packaged foods are processed, for example, and even […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healing Foods: Parsley

If you’ve been to my cooking classes,  you probably know how much I love parsley! Here are the reasons why: Parsley’s volatile oils qualify it as a “chemoprotective” food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke). […]

Last Sunday’s “Got Spice?” cooking class

Last Sunday’s “Got Spice?” cooking class

In the 8/12 Got Spice? cooking class I taught how to make: Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Dip Red Lentil Tagine Thai Vegetable Soup And more from when I was setting up and waiting for all the participants to arrive…                     We have one more class in […]