Monday, February 13, 2012


Nothing better than a Successful Food Company stepping up to
spread awareness about Factory Farming.

This commercial made my day and stole my heart
for Valentines day.

Watch this commercial by Chipotle.

Please share this video!
All change starts with knowledge.
I've heard it said that, We can't change what we don't acknowledge.

So true in every aspect of life.

Chipotle continues to show us how it CAN be done better. A company

can still make a profit while making animal welfare a focus. They are not
100 % with animal welfare, but they are making a significant difference.

Thank you Chipotle. xo

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

A New Year is always a great time to try new things.
I love that idea! I am a big fan of trying new things.

How about trying New recipes that incorporate a way of eating that is unfamiliar to you?
Or recipes that introduce your palate to flavors,
seasonings, or food combinations that you have never experienced? Sound interesting?

I discovered a great article in the New York Times with fantastic recipes by Mark Bittman. He uses the term semi-veganism to describe his outlook on eating a plant based diet.
Great idea because most people feel like the becoming a vegan is
akin to a prison sentence for their taste buds. I understand. I used to feel that way too.
I am so pleased that he is promoting the benefits of a plant based diet in a manner
that is actually achievable for most of us.
Why not make one dinner meal a week a plant based meal?
It's easy, healthy, inexpensive.

NY TIMES magazine

Read the above article and see if you aren't inspired to
try at least one of his tasty recipes.
I am starting with the Pasta, Beans,

and Tomatoes!
I am a sucker for anything Italian..It's in my genes.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The food and skin connection

Long ago I learned that what I ate would directly affect the way
my body felt, functioned and aged.
The exciting part was that my skin was the direct benefactor of eating
a healthy diet loaded with fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, grains, seeds, and healthy oils.
The effect was not just subtle but, dramatic! People often ask me what I do for my skin. My main focus for skin care is paying attention to what I put into my body.

This was how I began my love affair with Salmon...

Truly... anyone who knows me knows how often I eat Salmon. It is one of those foods
that is packed with nutrients that are healthy for my body and ultimately my skin.
Omega3's work wonders!

I just came across a great article on the subject of eating a healthy diet

and how it affects our skin. It is an interview with one of
the pioneers of the skincare/healthy eating connection.
I think it is a snapshot of some of the tops foods
to keep inflammation down in our bodies and boost
the glow of our skin. ...This is good for men too!

Check it out!


P.S. On the salmon front... Be sure to choose Wild Salmon.
Farm raised or Atlantic salmon
are actually low in Omega 3's and may contain other pollutants.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Eating Meat and Food Inc

If you haven't seen this movie yet....
It is a must see for every person that consumes animal products.

I just watched it again and I think I am officially off beef!...
and probably pork and chicken....
I can at least limit my intake and only eat it
at restaurants that order their meat from
farms that make animal welfare a priority.

It is impossible to watch the inhumane
treatment of animals by many large

producers of beef, chicken and pork....and not be affected by the images.
go to:
Food Inc

When you do eat meat...
Make an effort to search out farmers that offer better environments
for the animals and

a more humane way of handling them.
I agree that statement sounds a little oxymoronic,
but we can at least search out farms that are concerned about
animal welfare and not simply mass production of meat.

The movie is on can even watch it on your computer
if you have a netflix account!

Check it out.
Now, I need to call
In and Out burger
and find out where they
get their beef supply.....oh let it be Niman Ranch Farms!
Niman Ranch

Monday, February 7, 2011


I often wait for inspiration to write a piece on my blog,.....
Looks like I have not been on this site since August!! Wow!

Well inspiration struck last night while I watched Dr. OZ!

Dr. OZ recently did a segment on his show about Glutathione.
Glutathione is an antioxidant that is extremely powerful in keeping our body healthy.
The exciting part is that main stream medicine is starting to acknowledge this and suggest diet ideas as well as supplementation to boast our natural production of Glutathione. Our glutathione levels can be low if we are fighting an illness,
or are under high levels, or persistent levels of stress.

Here is a segment from Dr. OZ explaining Glutathione. Watch part 1 and 2.
Dr OZ segment
It will give you diet and supplement ideas to keep those glutathione levels boosted.
They even discuss IV glutathione.
Yes, I said intravenous ....
Sounds like the last thing you would want to do, right?
Who wants an IV needle in their arm??
Well, I have done this in conjunction with something called a meyers drip to help my immune system when I was starting to get sick. It was prescribed by my Dr. and done in her office.
It works wonders!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I found the "BEST" store bought cookie dough!
I have been eating it by the spoonful since I brought it home.
In fact
I have only made one small batch of cookies from this fabulous dough.
It is 100 % vegan so no problem eating it raw.
It is made by a company in San Diego called EAT PASTRY. They use
organic ingredients, plus...they make their peanut butter fresh in their kitchen.
So far I have only tried the Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough however, their
website lists several other flavors like: ginger, oatmeal raisin,
chocolate chunk, and gluten free chocolate chunk.

I discovered my jar at Whole Food Market.
Go to their website to find out where you can purchase their products.

For you cookie dough lovers:
Try adding this to Vanilla Ice Cream for a homemade
version of Cookie dough ice cream!
Kids will love it!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Nutritional supplements can be an important step in maintaining a healthy diet.
Most of us simply don't consume enough nutrient dense
food to give our bodies it's daily requirements.

If I was stranded on a dessert Island and could only have two supplements to
to take with me...I would have to say...
A. a multi vitamin (no brainer) and
B. Omega 2 Fish Oil

Here's why:

Multi Vitamin

It covers your basics. If you don't consume a large amounts of fruit and veggies...
keep this on your list. It will fill in what you are missing.
Find a formula with a suggested dose of two tablets three times a day.
Plus look for one that delivers more than the
Food and Drug Administrations

recommended daily allowance minimums.

Omega 3's

These babies balance mental health, improve your blood lipid profile and most importantly are
terrific anti-inflammatories. We need to include anti- inflammatory food in our diet to counter balance the damage we do to our body via stress and poor diet. Omega 3's will help immensely. You can also find a large quantity of Omega 3's in salmon,
yet most of us don't consume salmon every day.
Take 2,000 mg every day.
Be sure to find a supplement that is moleculary distilled.
Meaning they have removed any mercury from the oil! Very important!

A few great brands of Omega 3 supplements...
Carlson Labs, Nordic Naturals, Enzymatic Therapy and Europharma