Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro Sauce

Learn to make a delicious, detoxifying cilantro sauce in minutes that can be enjoyed on salads, vegetables, pasta and more. You can also customize this sauce to make it spicy (add garlic or jalapeño) sweet (add agave) or savory (add some sautéed onion and a dash of mustard powder). Cilantro is a powerful detoxifyer and […]

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Common Genetically Modified Ingredients, Where They Lurk & How we can Avoid Them

Common Genetically Modified Ingredients, Where They Lurk & How we can Avoid Them

Some of the food products that are available now are a far cry from the types of wholesome foods that where consumed less than 100 years ago. Its no surprise that the rise of many illnesses and diseases are a direct result of increasing processed foods being introduced into the market. Many of them are touted as […]

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Adventures in Catering

Adventures in Catering

The past few months have brought several unique opportunities to share the love of nourishing others. My assistant Summer Bradley and I bravely undertook the Dream Awake retreat held deep in Matillija Canyon that lasted 7 days in early July. True to its reputation for intense heat here in the Ojai Valley, the starting day of […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza

Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza

Here’s a yummy pizza recipe from our vegan cheese making class! The crust is made from chickpea flour and only takes minutes to make. Top with tomato sauce, fresh basil and this easy, melty moxerella cheese and you’ve got delicious home-made gluten free pizza in about a half hour. For Crust: 1 cup garbanzo bean […]

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Putting the "Veg" Back in Vegetarian

Putting the “Veg” Back in Vegetarian

Just Because its Vegan Doesn’t Mean its Good for You! When I began to phase out a majority of animal products from my diet many years ago, veg-versions of foods I was familiar with made the transition easier. But over the years as I have continued to grow in my awareness of healthy eating and proper […]

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The Amazing, Almost Forgotten Malva Plant

The Amazing, Almost Forgotten Malva Plant

Often mistaken for a common weed, the Malva plant also known as Mallow is holistic medicine cabinet filled with the ability to sooth and heal a number of health issues. For centuries it has been used for digestion and respiratory ailments. The soft leaves when ingested create a soothing coating in the throat and stomach. They […]

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Aphrodisiac Foods for Sexual Health

Aphrodisiac Foods for Sexual Health

Here is a blast from the past, in an article written for Connect to Wellbeing Magazine. Plant Based Passion: Foods for Sexual Health by yours truly. This article features tips for a sumptuous dinning experience which includes, tastes, textures and aphrodisiac foods for increased circulation and sensitivity. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Integrating the Shadow - A Shamanic Food Medicine Journey

Integrating the Shadow – A Shamanic Food Medicine Journey

After recently catering an EFT  (Emotional Freedom Technique) retreat in Ojai I was re-connected to my passion to provide food for people doing healing process work. Learning to eat well and take better care of myself was a huge step in my own personal healing journey. Years of child sexual abuse had lead me down a […]

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Immune Boosting Turmeric Health Shot

Immune Boosting Turmeric Health Shot

Skip the needle this season and try this amazing immune boosting health shot instead. Give it a try if you feel a cold coming on and for overall wellness! Turmeric is great for all types of inflammation from muscle pain, arthritis and joint pain. Also has amazing immune boosting qualities combined with ginger, garlic and […]

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Holistic, Holiday Meal Inspiration

Holistic, Holiday Meal Inspiration

There is something about stuffing in the food world that makes meals so much more exciting and appetizing. Sure eggplant and butternut squash are great, but stuffed eggplant and butternut squash? now your talking! Whether your stuffing a turkey or serving some plant-based inspiration this season, these ideas can be enjoyed by meat-eaters and vegans alike. Amaranth […]

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