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 summer heat here in the Ojai Valley, the starting day […]

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Easter Treat Ideas for the Mindful Mama

How the pagan fertility symbol of eggs got mixed up with the birth of Jesus is still kind of mysterious to me. The whole ritual of easter bunnies, eggs (which come from chickens not rabbits) candy and presents seems a bit strange in todays world. Don’t get me wrong, when I was a kid I […]

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3 Keys for Compassionate Eating

When I first began to understand what it meant to eat compassionately I identified three key factors for doing the least amount of harm to: No. 1 The Earth Eating locally grown organic foods contributes less toxins to the soil, air and waterways. Plus supporting local farmers who use eco friendly practices to feed their communities […]

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