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Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

By Ann on November 19th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

When I do my own personal food shopping at my local natural foods store or farmer’s market, it’s inevitable that while I am in the produce section or piling sweet dumpling squashes into my shopping bags, I am often stopped my fellow shoppers with looks of bewilderment.

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October is Non-GMO Month

By Ann on October 18th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Last week my local natural foods store, the Co-opportunity sponsored an educational evening at the Santa Monica Public Library. HIDDEN IN OUR FOOD, GMOS AND YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW I shared the stage with two dynamic people: Megan Westgate, Exec. Director of the non-GMO Project and David King a local Angeleno, who I call the […]

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Real Food is a Real Process

By Ann on September 22nd, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Kids, Lifestyle, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Everyone has his or her own definition of what real food is. Is it the favorites that your mother cooked, what’s growing in your home garden, or what you buy locally from a farmer’s market? 

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Santa Monica Farmer’s Market turns 30!

By Ann on September 13th, 2011 in Blog, Book Tour, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

I never like to tell my age.  What great broad does?  I am always cautious about dating certain life’s events because someone might do the math and figure out how old I am.

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Kung Pao Veggies

By Ann on August 23rd, 2011 in Blog, Kids, Lifestyle, Recipes, Vegetarian

Robert, my husband always tells me don’t start off apologizing. Gosh, I feel guilty that I’ve skipped two weeks of posting. I’m glad that it bothers me.

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May Day and your Mum

By Ann on May 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Kids, Lifestyle

In olden times, the first day of May was celebrated at a great colorful spring festival with dancing around the Maypoles. Children sang and danced in the fields and dramas were performed at the fairs. Where I live, one of the local schools puts on this ancient festival. The school is decorated with bountiful fresh […]

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Spring at last…

By Ann on April 18th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Kids, Lifestyle

Hooray, April finally ushers in the spring, we’ve all been waiting for. Off goes my winter boots and packing up my sweaters and wools for storage gives me great pleasure. All of a sudden the family worktable a.k.a the kitchen table is filled with paints and glitter to paint Easter eggs. My kids and I […]

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Better Eat Your Leafy Greens, Baby!

By Ann on March 24th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Kids, Lifestyle

My children are home on spring break and they spend most of their waking time figuring out how to bribe me for time spent in front of the television. They have cleaned out their closets, rearranged their rooms, organized book shelves and wait in attention at their bedroom doors for acknowledgment of their completion chores. […]

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Cooking for the Kids!

By Ann on February 18th, 2011 in Blog, Kids

Every year, parents in my community get together and organize party nights to raise money for the schools their children attend. The premise is that one or two parents share a skill or talent for other parents to enjoy. For years, my friend Susie hounded me to share my food philosophy, recipes, and cooking techniques […]

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Why is it So Hard to Get a Good School Lunch?

By Ann on January 27th, 2011 in Blog, Kids

First, the good news.  For the first time in 15 years, the USDA has proposed raising nutrition standards for school lunches.  Maybe we are finally moving on from the bad old days of “ketchup is a vegetable.” The USDA’s aim is to reduce the trans fats, sodium and calories kids are eating, and that’s significant, because […]

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