filming with Cornias, Total Care Dental today: and the Almond Joy Fudge recipe

I just filmed the beginning of Samantha Cornia’s GSG Makeover in her kitchen. What fun to get Gavin’s and Olivia’s first green smoothie on film. Olivia was born with her organs outside her body, and although doctors put it all back in, she suffers with terrible constipation and digestive problems. Heading over to film with…

my plans for Part 2 classes, and another recipe

Poor pregnant Desiree and Shaunie asked me to tone down the number of recipes we taste-test/demo, for Part 2, and I struggled with that for hours planning the class this weekend, because I want to do more, more, more….. It’s still more ambitious than the Part 1 classes. Here’s what I have planned for Sandy…

first recipe from our 12 Steps classes this week

Thanks everyone who came to the Orem, Riverdale, and Sandy Good Earth 12 Steps classes this past week. It was a first time trying to cater classes for 80-100, and the Orem class was rough around the edges….so sorry if you were inadvertent guinea pigs in that class.   I think we got the bumps…

Chocolate Bean Cake, from Debbie in Portland

This is something Debbie made and brought for me to try, as we were driving all over the rainy greater Portland area last weekend. That’s “Chocolate is Non-Negotiable” Debbie. If you can’t beat the chocolate addiction, make it tons more nutritious! This cake is rich and yummy and it comes to you with love from…

6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier….part 2 of 2

Continued from yesterday. (Yes, I know people are HEALTHIER and recipes are more HEALTHFUL, and so does my editor, but we abandon that in my book titles because “Healthful Recipes” sounds so stiff and wrong.) 4. Oil Please don’t use “vegetable oil” for baking. It’s highly refined, heated to high temperatures, and already rancid when…

6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier, part 1 of 2

At the Zermatt in December, I taught these six tips for making a baking treat healthier. You don’t have to know anything about recipe development. These are no-brainers. Three tips today, three tomorrow. (All of this information is in Ch. 11 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) 1.           Substitute finely…

My Cousin Quinn’s Russian Cream Breakfast Parfait

My beautiful cousin Quinn is the middle child of my uncle I speak of often, in my books and lectures. (My 32-year old Uncle Gerald chose the medical route when diagnosed with cancer, at the same time my grandmother chose a 100% raw diet.) Just three years ago, Quinn’s husband was diagnosed with cancer at…