On The Go? We Have A Choice To Make.

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“What an extraordinary achievement for a civilization: to have developed the one diet that reliably makes its people sick!” Michael Pollan, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual Thursday is my acupuncture day with Nicky. My appointment is at 1:00 pm, in Toluca Lake, and my morning has been hectic. When lunch time approaches, I realize that I won’t make it on time to go home and have a slice of the […]

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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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