Advanced Praise for Eat Less Water

Writing a book is a lot like baking bread. It takes time, patience, and faith to transform the flour, water, and yeast from a sticky mess into one smooth mound of dough ready to rise. Eat Less Water is ready to rise off the page and become a vehicle for positive change, but it needs … Continue reading Advanced Praise for Eat Less Water

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Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

"Get the good chocolate for yourself," advises author Simran Sethi, on her newly launched chocolate podcast,  The Slow Melt.  Good chocolate demands you place the decadent morsel in your mouth to slowly seep into each pore of the tongue. And as Simran Sethi discusses both in her podcast and book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of … Continue reading Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Dear Mr. Scott Pruitt (President Trump's Nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency), On warm winter afternoons, my daughter Estrella and I head to the beach.  She sits in the matching beach chair beside me with her sketch pad and Harry Potter book. But the books are quickly tossed on the beach towel. Instead, she … Continue reading America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

I hosted an impromptu brunch for 11. Bell pepper, onion, kale, cheese, and butter leftover from last week's farmers’ market were perfect ingredients for a tasty omelet. Apples and bananas leftover from the week's grocery trip earlier in the week, and oranges from our backyard tree became the fruit salad.  The guests, already in my … Continue reading Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?

  "I don't want to go to a fermentation festival," complained Joaquin, my ten-year son. "I don't like kimchi or sauerkraut," he groaned. I reminded him of other fermented foods, which don't involve cabbage he likes, like salsa, pickles, kombucha and chocolate. He wasn't convinced, but he and my youngest daughter, Estrella had no choice … Continue reading Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?

Eat Less Water Coming to Bookstores Near You Fall 2017

I hit the send button for my completed manuscript for Eat Less Water (with a little help from my three children)! It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish. But as Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it's done." My book research extended from California … Continue reading Eat Less Water Coming to Bookstores Near You Fall 2017

4 Tasty Earth Day Recipes to Save the Planet

Food is a delicious gift from planet earth. Celebrate Earth Day with a feast of flavor. I offer you links to four recipes to eat your way through your Earth Day, including chocolate cake for dessert. But these recipes are a bit different than the standard. These recipes are designed to be action steps to … Continue reading 4 Tasty Earth Day Recipes to Save the Planet