Vegan Latin American

When Calafia (Bay-Area almond milk maker) asked me to teach the Latin American class “vegan,” I was surprised at first. But the end result was delicious and here are some of the pictures… Above is our meal featuring Classic Cuban Ropa Vieja made with plant-based beef, snuggled between Easiest Black Beans, Coconut Rice and sliced… continue reading

Japanese Cooking with Macrobiotics (virtual)

Macro (large) biotics (life) is a holistic practice that guides choices in nutrition and lifestyle, promoting health as individual responsibility. Originating in Japan, macrobiotics combines the “super foods” of Japanese cuisine such as tamari, miso, umeboshi, sea vegetables, pickles and dashi, with seasonal and local whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. Dairy-free with little if… continue reading

Past Events

A partial list of organizations where I was guest chef, taught cooking classes, or given presentations & lectures to, since 2006. Aero PrecisionAetnaA10 NetworksAlpha and OmegaApple, Inc.American Association of University WomanAnthemAny Event LLCBB & TBrentwood Agricultural Land TrustBlackberry, Inc California Academy of SciencesCalifornia Dietetic Association – Trends in Nutrition 2010California Farmer’s Market AssociationCA Representative Wilma… continue reading