It's official! Spring is in the air, the weather is glorious, and soon, hot weather will be upon us. I don't know about you folks, but I intend to chill down this summer in a super delicious way.
No, I'm not talking about heading to the lake and reading in the sun (though that will Read More →
Good day to you, lovely!
Spring is officially in the air! What are your doing to celebrate? I, personally, am taking the time to ‘go within’ and reflect on a lot of the lessons gifted over the last year(s), as well as what to do next!
That contemplative next step includes learning how to mak Read More →
Long time, no blogging… I know. But, I feel my absence is justified.
Did you know that I finally returned to the U.S. after another six-month stint abroad? I was blessed to be able to leave in November 2015 and venture to Bali and Thailand for three months, then head to Africa Read More →
Blessings to you and your family. I have just one week left in Africa, and I'm using my remaining time to put together an AMAZING Bloom for Life Cookbook (with 80+ recipes and a 2-week menu plan), as well as teach students nutrition and whole food cooking at the Organics4Orphans sch Read More →
If you like healthy, easy-to-make, and perfect-for-work types of lunches, you’re in luck!
While in Africa volunteering with Organics4Orphans, I got in the habit of sitting down to a lunch with some kind of spread (such as guacamole, hummus, or mashed chickpea salad), leafy gr Read More →
So, back in the States, it is cold.
In Africa, notsomuch.
Days here range from mid 70’s (F) to mid 80’s (F). And when the sun isn’t beating down, there is refreshing rain to dampen the dust.
But, as Kenya is heavily influenced by Indian culture, it only makes Read More →
So… I love fruit. I am all about that fruit. And, surprisingly, being in Africa, there is an amazing abundance of it (which I did not expect... though I am 100 miles away from the equator).
But, as I mention when teaching about flavor balancing and Chinese medicine, there needs t Read More →
Hey. So. You’re about to be super pleased with these 7-ingredient cinnamon rolls.
While in Africa (yes, I am in Africa - Kenya, to be exact), I was gifted the inspiration to make cinnamon rolls with the limited ingredients on hand.
The flour isn’t gluten free or organic. I had to use regu Read More →
Wow - vegan and ketogenic? Yeah, totally doable.
In fact, I’m FINALLY finishing a live food ketogenic recipe book with tons of recipes to allow you to do just his.
Well, after spending time as a chef and nutritional counselor at several holistic healing centers where a simple, plant-ba Read More →
Okay, faux what? While I dislike rebranding hearty plant-based alternatives as a ‘mock’ variety of a dead animal, it’s what catches peoples’ attention.
So, like it or not, this recipe is for faux chick-n that tastes so good, I’ve actually had people (vegetarian or vegan, as expected) fr Read More →
Hey, beautiful friends!
As I write to you, sitting in 80+ degree (F) Bali, I’m reminded that back home, the United States is in a frenzy as people finish off their last-minute Christmas shopping and prepare for feasts with friends and family members.
This year - like last year when I was at an Read More →
I hope you are well! It is an eventful and interesting time on this planet, and I know many of us are a bit confused and tired as worldviews are being shaken up.
All I can say at this time is to have faith and really make the effort to care for yourself. When your body is nourish Read More →