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8 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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

I am in the restaurant business and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year. In my first year in business, I was looking forward to a day off. My plans for a much-needed day off had nothing to do with cooking or eating or the demands of feeding others.

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Travelogue – Right Here in my Own Hood w/ Vermont Harvest Recipe

By Ann on November 15th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Organic, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

So much for weekends being a time when I get a little R&R. The past two weekends have been chocked full of events. After spending the morning at a conference for food bloggers at a local beach hotel, I’ve gone to my office to write. I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful Southern California Sunday. […]

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Ten reasons why I love roasting vegetables w/ recipe

By Ann on November 5th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

I just recently I made a How-To-Cook video with Vegetarian Times.

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Healthy Food – Against the Law?

By Ann on November 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It’s a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.  In fact, the police are taking “heat” (pun intended) for one “crackdown” that’s back in the news. The story of the “bust” itself last summer was already an insult to our freedoms, but […]

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Foodies. Are they better than the rest of us?

By Ann on October 26th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

“It has always been crucial to the gourmet’s pleasure that he/she can eat in ways the mainstream cannot afford.”

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Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary White Beans

By Ann on October 22nd, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

In the last week, some nasty flu with heavy sinus congestion hit LA as if it was a disaster movie of the worst kind. You know the ones where A-list actors find themselves in Los Angeles fighting natural disasters like earthquakes or fires in what turns out to be a B-movie production. Bad and more […]

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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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RFD HALL OF FAME…Meet Avery Couchman

By Ann on October 12th, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

I believe that the FOOD WE SERVE at RFD can be a powerful agent of change. We have a new manager who is a living example of this.

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Every Picture Tells A Story

By Ann on October 1st, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

My great aunt, Marie Antoinette aka Arnie, (don’t ask me how she went from being named after a queen to being tagged with a manly nickname.) I reminisced about sitting in a “parlor” hanging on to every word my namesake Ann Elizabeth said. These grand dames were influenced by the work of Dorothy Drake, the interior designer who changed the style of their homes and many others from post Civil War décor. Nor more Scarlett O’Hara green velvet drapes keeping out the sunshine.

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Eating, an act of Diplomacy

By Ann on September 27th, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

The friendly coexistence of vegans and omnivores makes me think of famous odd couples like…..

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