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 in Downtown Oxnard's Fresh & Fabulous. On Wednesday, Heather and I met at … Continue reading Let’s Bake Organic Bread and Change the World Together

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 to help me celebrate with a glass of organic beer.   Join me on … Continue reading Eat Less Water National Book Release PARTY & READING November 1, 2017 at Leashless Brewing

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?

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

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 this day belongs to all of us. We are water being. It fascinates … Continue reading Start Eating Less Water Today, World Water Day

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 water is sourced from aquifers, reservoirs, and rivers that scribble across the landscape. … Continue reading Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day with “Green” Water Food

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, from samba, salsa, traditional corridos, performed by members of LA Grammy-winning bands, Quetzal … Continue reading Sing, Dance the Conga Line, and Eat Right with Grammy Nominated Jose-Luis Orozco

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 production in West Africa according to a Tulane University report . This disturbing child slave/chocolate … Continue reading Why give fair-trade chocolate to your valentine: A recipe for chocolate cake