Barefoot Books

Have you heard of Barefoot Books? They are bright and beautifully illustrated children’s books and CDs that celebrate the joy of childhood, diversity, inclusivity and the planet we all share. I fell in love with them when my son was a baby. We were visiting The Getty and before leaving decided to take a quick peek in their… Read More

Seared Chanterelles with Black Rice

Forbidden rice (black rice) gets its name from ancient days when it was exclusively reserved for the Chinese Emperors and  royalty to ensure their longevity and good health. Eventually, common people were allowed to eat this “forbidden” rice and now it’s a nourishing staple that is treasured for it’s nutty flavor, soft texture, and dramatic color. The beautiful deep… Read More

Growth Doesn’t Just Happen

po·ten·tial / pəˈten(t)SHəl/: having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. Potential. I love this word. It’s filled with hope, optimism, faith and possibility. It’s also inclusive; everyone has it and no one is left behind. The challenge, though, is for each of us to believe in our potential… Read More

Creamy Mushroom Soup

So good on a winter’s day, this creamy mushroom soup is both earthy and warming. Full of nutritional benefits and easy to make, you can serve this soup with the mushrooms in tact (photo at the end), or purée it like I did hear. Tasty and durable, this version has  bit of an Asian flavor profile because… Read More

Wellness Coaching

Today, I want to talk to you a little bit about health and wellness. It’s a new year and like almost everyone else I know, detox, exercise, and hopes to lose some weight have been on the brain all month. I understand, after the holidays I felt as chubby as a little piglet and in need… Read More

Seasonal and Holiday Favorites

Now is about the time I start to think of holiday meal planning and I’m often swapping recipes and ideas with friends and family. Here’s a list of a few of my seasonal and holiday favorites from the archives. Happy Holidays! Much love, peace and happiness to you. ~ Martine SAVORY Walnut and Mushroom Pâté – For… Read More