Elements of Wellness Conference

September 30th, 2013

If you live in Southern California, (or know someone who does) you won't want to miss The Elements of Wellness Conference taking place in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 9th, from 9 to 5.  Yes, that's a whole day devoted to exploring wellness, with teachers like:
William Spear  (The Five Vital Elements of Recovery)
Dr. Ronald Peters  […]

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 […]

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 Amazon.com 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 […]


December 4th, 2012

From The MILF Diet…
"MILFiness is all about balance.  By staying balanced, MILFs are healthier, sexier and have more fun.
Your body is constantly finding balance for you.  By pumping your heart, exhaling toxic gases and keeping your blood at a proper pH, you maintain a delicate balance called homeostasis.  This system can handle a remarkable […]

On Chewing

November 27th, 2012

From The MILF Diet…
I got up to 12 chews before everything went down the hatch.
But I kept trying. And the next day it happened. By the end of my bowl of rice and roasted winter vegetables, I had made it to 36.
And something else happened, or should I say, didn't happen.
I didn't crave a dessert […]

Seitan Stroganoff

November 15th, 2012


My good friend Aaron Steinbach is a private chef who works for the rich and famous in Hollywood these days but I met him as a young whippersnapper eating brown rice and kale.  I asked him to donate this recipe to the book because I couldn’t forget it after eating it seventeen years ago.  It’s […]

Changing Your Template

November 13th, 2012

By switching from animal food to plant protein, you are slowly re-building your entire body with new materials.  It’s like moving from a concrete house to a lovely wooden one.  It may feel uncomfortable for a bit… that’s why I encourage some transitional hybrid-esque dishes for a while… but you are undergoing a complete overhaul, […]