Organic Valley’s Rootstock Radio interview with Florencia Ramirez available now​

EXCITED to be featured on Rootstock Radio, a podcast that highlights individuals and organizations who work to improve the food and farming system in our country. The interview is now LIVE and available at the Organic Valley website and THIRTY stations on Public Radio around the nation. You can also listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you…

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Why Homemade Food is Better

In my forthcoming book, Eat Less Water, I list the top five action steps to initiate in your kitchen to save water. Cooking meals at home as much as possible is one of them. When you cook meals, you control the source of your ingredients. Only then can you ensure the food you eat is water sustainable. Water…

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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…

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Dr. Seuss Approved Green Eggs

My kids left for school in their pajamas. Today, the school cafeteria served green-dyed eggs and ham  to celebrate America’s favorite rhyming doctor. But I like to think Dr. Seuss, author of the Lorax, would prefer the green eggs I ate this morning. The eggs I scrambled  came from a new vendor at the Oxnard…

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Summer Pie with Crumb Top…easy, water-sustainable and delicious (Fruit Pie Recipe)

I am a big believer in Michael Pollan’s Food Rules on dessert. I paraphrase the rule but it something like, only eat homemade dessert. Not only has this rule saved me hundreds of thousands of calories but it allows me to control the source of my ingredients. I volunteered to bring dessert to a dinner…

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Popcorn and Water

Schools out, kids are home and they want to eat. I have hosted six kids above my own three for sleepovers and playdates this week alone. That is a lot of hungry kids. My snack of choice for kids is popcorn. It is almost always a hit with kids. It is healthy. It is cheap.…

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