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If You Eat Meat Be Smart About Your Consumption. Know More!

It’s time for a little tough love folks. I will never lecture anyone about their choice to eat meat. Instead, my work is to educate and inspire my audience to use food as a vehicle for living a healthy and happy life however when I do feel a moral obligation to give some tough love because I feel we are sabotaging the chances of a bright future, I cannot sit idly by. So… We know about the colossal land mass…

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What My Farmer Told Me

Today is Sunday and of course that means I am at the farmer’s market. JR Organics’ had fresh beautiful crown broccoli surrounded by the most gorgeous lush greens and even though I did not plan on buying broccoli today, I am mad for broccoli greens so immediately picked a beauty for myself. Loving them so much I couldn’t imagine anyone ever asking their farmer to remove these like they often request with carrot tops and beet greens. Are broccoli greens victim to this too? And why don’t…

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Don’t Eat That!

I don’t care how “cheap” food is because the conversation has more to do with “What is cheap anyway?” and “How much is this product really costing my health, my child’s health and the health of the planet?” Those questions, no matter your budget, are way more important than “How much does it cost?” because even fifty cents is too much for   glysophate. You only have one body and knowingly consuming a toxin proven to cause cancer is downright crazy!…

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Real Food, Fake Food.

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist and author of Real Food Fake Food. This book, though troubling in so many ways as he exposes the massive food fraud that is happening in this country from everything from olive oil, red snapper, shrimp, parmesan cheese… I mean the list goes on. However the great thing about this book is that Mr. Olmstead also makes sure to deliver very accessible solutions and ways around this madness in our food system and takes time to…

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#YouDontOwnMe

Remember, we do have choices in how we choose to live and what we bring to the kitchen table so that means instead of waiting and hoping that our government will label GMO foods, we can instead just make sure not to eat their conventional foods that we know are compromised. So, try means incorporating more produce from small local farms that are at your farmer’s market and eating less packaged foods. Also, know that grains are heavily treated with agro-chemicals in…

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Will I See You Saturday?

Hello and Happy New Year. It’s 2017 and I’m kicking it off with a FREE farmer’s market tour and conversation on Saturday, January 7th at the Santa Monica Farmers Market . Come learn how to navigate any farmer’s market with confidence and shop with your budget and lifestyle goals in mind. Bring a pad, pen, tote and cash if you would like to buy any of the bounty. This is a FREE two-hour tour, however donations are always appreciated – even if…

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Are You Really Connected To Your Local Food?

Connecting to your food isn’t just about knowing how your food was grown, if it is organic or local or if your animals were raised humanely. Connecting to your food also means having appreciation and connecting to the lives of and for the people harvesting it and in many cases, they are immigrants. They are eager and willing to do the strenuous hard work that unemployed American citizens don’t want to do. No one is taking away the jobs of…

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Are Your Healthy Living Needs Being Met?

There is a lot in the world to be angry about and while I could make a list, let me instead share my frustration when I witness the needs of so many people being neglected in the healthy living community. While every mainstream “expert” is selling hundred-dollar cleanses, everyday people still have to suffer trying to change their lifestyle for the better. Let’s be clear, eating well is a right not a privilege! You wouldn’t know it if you looked…

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How To Prep Fresh Herbs For Easy Access All Week Long And No Waste!

I love cooking with fresh herbs. Adding cilantro, parsley, mint and chives to almost any dish makes my palate sing a song and herbs elevates any meal by adding loads of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc in your diet. Using herbs to infuse nutrients in your convenient and processed foods is a great step in the right direction too. But like you, after a long day, I want to do less in the kitchen, not more, so…

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Have Your Pollinator Friends’ Back! How To Shop Thoughtfully for Honey and Other Hive Products.

Eating local honey is touted as the only honey you should ever buy but in our modern day, does this rule of thumb still reign supreme? With honeybee populations in peril and every person needing to do their part to help out, you may find yourself living in Los Angeles abut buying honey from Montana. This is when engaging with your beekeeper, whether at the farmer’s market or by visiting their website online matters! and there. Email them or call…

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