About a Woman: In The Kitchen and In The World

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The other day, a young girl asked me how could I consider myself an empowered woman, when I spend so much time in the kitchen. I have never considered ‘in the kitchen’ as the nemesis of ’empowered woman’. I cook because I love to; I cook because I like to know what I am eating, and where the food that I eat comes from. I also cook because I was […]

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The Traveling Onion: We Are Where We Are Supposed To Be (Now)

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We are exactly where we are supposed to be. I heard today. But how many of us struggle to believe such statement? We strive for what we don’t have yet, a more ambitious goal, a better job, a bigger house…more, bigger, better, ad infinitum. When I didn’t have a book deal, I thought that was the reason why I felt frustrated, a failure. When I got the book deal, I was […]

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Once Upon A Time At The Farmers’ Market

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FARMERS’S MARKET, OH, GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FARMERS’ MARKET… When I moved from Hollywood to Tarzana, in 2014, one of the few things I knew I’d miss about my old neighborhood was the beautiful Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Sunday morning. I’d wake up at 6:00 AM every Sunday, to find the perfect parking spot on Selma Avenue, where the market still happens weekly. At the time, I felt very self-aware, and uncomfortable […]

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Trust Nature: If Only We Surrendered to Earth’s Intelligence!

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Trust Nature: Truth and Lies About Fat, Sugar, and The Food Industry On Wednesday, my friend Christy and I attended a lecture by Dr. Marc Milstein, at the Skirball Cultural Center.  “Our brain is made of 60% fat,”  he started the lecture, on the real truth about sugar and fat. The myelin sheath that coats the nervous system is made of fat, a rich source of energy for the cells […]

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Parrot Cay, A Healing Journey in the Caribbean

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Parrot Cay, oh, Parrot Cay… I am in the Admirals Club at the Miami airport as I write this; I am about to board the American Airlines flight 69 to Los Angeles, after ten days in beautiful Parrot Cay, the smallest of the Turks and Caicos islands. It was the early afternoon of August 31st when we arrived on the island: “We are back,” we said in unison. I looked […]

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