Explore the World with Your Palate + Gluten Free Tabbouleh

By | 2016-04-15T18:44:14+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Culture has always been synonymous with food for me. Being from a large city with countless inhabitants whose people originate from far away places is as exciting as it is delicious. As a child, I loved to try new foods from different countries. It told me about what was important to that culture, which is usually family. It is also a great lesson in sustainability. A quick glance at any culture’s food teaches about what is local to the region [...]

The Challenge of Owning a Company + Groundnut Sauce

By | 2016-03-19T21:50:05+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first of a two part blog series. Do you have a hard time figuring out who you are or what defines you? I do. I think we all do. I am a person who believes in sustainability, but I will buy a plastic food container. I try to eat locally, but sometimes I crave mangoes. The challenge of balancing all of my feeling plagues me daily. One of the largest challenges I face is owning a business. [...]

Food Choices: Who can afford to be gluten-free?

By | 2015-01-13T21:07:06+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

As I was browsing Instagram the other day I came across a profile that set me off.   On this person’s description they described themselves as a connoisseur of local products and a locavore. This term, deemed by Michael Pollan, describes a person who is committed to eating food grown and produced locally.  The profile got me thinking of how we have categorized ourselves when it comes to eating. We have vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free, lacto-vegetarians, paleo diet, raw food, etc. The [...]

Frustration, Confusion, + Food Advocacy

By | 2017-10-29T19:42:47+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Everyday I wake up with uncertainty about what the day holds for me. I don't plan what I’m going to cook, nor do I really know the direction of my business. This becomes frustrating when I look at the rest of the world and see others with the appearance of having it together. I find myself longing for the day that I’m able to authentically look the part of confident businesswoman, but then I wonder: maybe I am not supposed [...]

Proposition 37

By | 2017-08-16T13:04:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Almost all the corn and soybeans grown in the United States now contain DNA derived from bacteria. The foreign gene makes the soybeans resistant to an herbicide used in weed control, and causes the corn to produce its own insecticide.” “The F.D.A. has said that labeling is generally not necessary because the genetic modification does not materially change the food.” From “Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods” by Amy Harmon and Andrew Pollack of the New York Times [...]