Tag: food and water

Let’s Bake Organic Bread and Change the World Together

Join Chef Heather, from Farm & Flame catering/food truck and me, Florencia Ramirez, at the Farm and Flame commercial kitchen to bake and break bread together this Thursday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00 in Westlake Village, CA. Upcoming class on Wednesday, January 31… Read More

Eat Less Water National Book Release PARTY & READING November 1, 2017 at Leashless Brewing

It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish Eat Less Water (ELW). But as Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  The official release date is on November 1, 2017, and I want you… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

Start Eating Less Water Today, World Water Day

Today, March 22, is World Water Day. I told this to my 8-year old daughter Estrella this morning before school. “Congratulations, it’s your day,” she said. I laughed at her response and wondered why then I wasn’t served breakfast in bed. But… Read More

Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day with “Green” Water Food

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by eating food produced with GREEN Water. Not literally green, but food grown with natural rain and moisture. Water footprint researchers assigned colors to water to help differentiate the types of water sources: blue, green and gray. Blue… Read More

Sing, Dance the Conga Line, and Eat Right with Grammy Nominated Jose-Luis Orozco

  Get ready to dance! Jose-Luis Orozco, a beloved singer and musician for children, is joined by LA’s top Grammy-Award winning musicians, on his latest album Come Bien! Eat Right! released on the Smithsonian Folkways label. The album is a mixture of Latino rhythms,… Read More

Why give fair-trade chocolate to your valentine: A recipe for chocolate cake

“Is this slave chocolate?” my son Joaquin asked after he swallowed a big piece. Seventy percent of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in West Africa, much of it produced using enslaved child labor. An estimated 1.8 million children are involved in cocoa… Read More

Drought-Friendly Cooking: Stir-Fry Vegetables with Baked Tofu Recipe

Announcing the launch of a Drought-Friendly cooking channel on YouTube. Learn a simple Stir-Fry Vegetables with Baked Tofu Recipe and how to save water where it matters most–in the kitchen.

A #Water Footprint Riddle

What uses less water? A soy burger made from irrigated soybeans or a pasture-raised burger? The answer may not be what you think.

KIDmade Organic Cookies

A few months back I wrote about the importance of cultivating the next generation of mini-chefs in the post, Top Reasons Why Kids Need to be in the Kitchen. In the article, I made the connection between the outsourcing of food preparation to… Read More

How Chalkboards Save Water

The first thing I did when we moved into our home was paint a wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint. The chalkboard is the center of communication in our home. Birthdays, holidays and gratitude are expressed in colored chalk. The board… Read More