Vegan Shepard’s Pie

January 18th, 2017

Vegan Shepard’s Pie
I created this after watching Patricia Heaton make a Shepard’s pie on her Food Network show, Patricia Heaton Parties. I hadn’t had this comfort food in such a long time, and I turned of the TV drooling, determined to make one I could eat. It’s pretty good, if I do say […]

January 19th, 2016

I am, if anything, an irregular blogger. But here’s a announcement of a really exciting summit of heavy-hitters in the plant-based world. I just want to shout about it…
My friend and health educator, Laura Christine Sainz, has interviewed the top world renowned whole-food, plant-based doctors, Emmy award-winning chefs, private cooking instructors, world class […]

LA Cooking Classes

September 3rd, 2013

When: Sundays, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Dates: September 22nd, 29th, and October 6th
Where: My place.  If you register by emailing me, I'll give more details
Price: $60 per class, or $150 for the 3-class series, if paid upfront. 
I love late Summer.  The heat has really settled into the earth, […]

Super-Delicious Mystery “Cheese” Cake

September 2nd, 2013

Laura Taylor and Karen Bryson teach whole foods cooking classes in Los Angeles, and they have concocted some amazing recipes over the years.  Here is a their “cheese” cake which has pleased every single palate it has crossed.  Gluten-free, soy-free, it is remarkably satisfying and delicious.  YOU MUST TRY IT.  
¾ cup millet, soaked overnight […]

Come to the Kushi Summer Conference

July 9th, 2013

Every year, hundreds of people gather from all over the world, to learn, laugh and snarf great food. The summer conference become a touchstone for many people; a place to re-connect with macro friends and re-inspire themselves to find, and keep, their balance in the world.  This year, it's taking place from August 1st through […]

Hip Chick Cooking Classes

June 5th, 2013

I resisted teaching cooking classes for many years.  You see, I love to the teach, especially the principles of macrobiotic cooking, eating and living… but teaching cooking classes usually involves securing a venue, organizing people, and (the worst) SCHLEPPING SO MUCH STUFF!! And being a bit of a hurricane myself, the more cracks there are […]

New Year, New Book

January 2nd, 2013

In the publishing industry, this time of year is known as "New Year, New You", because it is when all the diet books come out.  Everyone wants to purge the excesses of the holiday season, and find that perfect regime, that one can FINALLY stick to… This will be the year!
What I love about macrobiotics […]

Nice Christmas Surprise

December 27th, 2012

I’m currently in Toronto for the holiday. I can't tell you how pleased I was to see my new book on sale in a huge Canadian bookstore, smack at the foot of the main staircase.  VERY EXCITING. 
I am also happy to announce that is shipping The MILF Diet prior to its official January 1st launch date.
Right now you can order your own […]

Buckwheat Pilaf

December 14th, 2012

Buckwheat is an incredible grain.  Well, actually it's a grass–not a grain–but who's keeping track? 
Native to cold climates, buckwheat helps our bodies adapt to cold weather, so anyone out there who can see your breath, or needs to shovel your stoop, should consider eating buckwheat every ten days or so.  Also known as "kasha", buckwheat […]

Calling All Bonne Bell Girls

December 12th, 2012

Remember Bonne Bell Lipsmackers?  O. M. G.  I absolutely lived at the local drug store, ogling all the colors and smelling all the testers of those big, fat lip glosses.  They had ridiculously fun and lip-smacking flavors, like root beer, and watermelon. They were my first exposure to make-up, perfect for an 11 or 12 […]