Living the WELL Life
April 6, 2013 - 10am to 1pm
We worry about the planet and the environment in which we live. But what about the environment inside us? My teacher used to say if we took care of our inner environment the one in which we lived would naturally be cleaned as we would not be able to tolerate it any other way. Join me as we cook to keep our inner workings working well. Read more
We Have the Right to Know What’s in Our Food
A recent survey conducted by Reuters and National Public Radio in October 2010 states that more than 90 percent of Americans think genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be labeled. Come November, California may join the more than 40 countries of the world that label GMOs with the passage of a ballot initiative called the California Right to Know. If California wins a labeling victory, then it could pave the way for the rest of the country. Read more
Holy GMO’s, Batman! In Artificial Sweeteners, Too?
GMO’s are complex and often confusing. They are ingredients derived from plants whose DNA has been altered with genes from other plants, animals, bacteria or viruses.
If you didn’t think artificial sweeteners were bad enough, aspartame, considered by many to be the most widely used sweetener in the world, is found in soda, sweets, diet foods and a host of other processed foods. And by virtue of the fact that it’s an artificial sweetener (and with that comes a laundry list of troubles), now it has been discovered that it’s being made using a secret genetic engineering process…a fact that has some scientists saying further testing is needed to discover the impact on human health. Read more
As hearty dark leafy greens come into season, they are at their most tender, sweetly flavored and oh, so yummy. Incorporating them into your daily eating will make you big and strong as they provide us with most of the vitamins, minerals (and fiber) we need to nourish our vitality. Read more
Fear, Ambivalence, and Raising a Vegan Family
“Propaganda.” “Brainwashing.” “Dangerous!” Who knew that a children’s book about veganism could provoke these charges? While my first picture book, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, was welcomed by veg populations around the world, it also caused such controversy—garnering attacks online, in animal agriculture trade magazines, and even from Farm Bureau CEOs. My recently released picture book Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action also caused an uproar in the media. I admit—I loved it. I’ve always been interested in the underbelly of things, and each case of opposition to my books provides me the opportunity to study the invisible forces that shape public thinking about children, food, health, and animals. Read more
Demo Class- Soy Vey!
October 20, 2012 – 10:AM to 1:PM - $30.00
Is soy good for us? Bad? Will soy make you healthy or aggravate your condition? How much should we eat? Is it true that tofu can shrink our brains and our men’s…well…you know? Read more
Clean Your House!
As the weather turns cold and we begin to close the windows to ward off the winter chill, take the time to ensure your home is clean and orderly…but skip the cleaners that leave behind a chemical haze and clean your home with products that are kind to people and the planet and clean as well as any chemical you can buy. Read more
Election 2012: California’s Prop 37 Could Affect The Whole Nation
Why we should have the right to know which foods are genetically modified…
Although Prop 37, also known as the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is a California initiative, it has national implications. Prop 37 would require food manufacturers to label any foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. This is a major win for consumers and a setback for companies like Monsanto. Read more
Choosing Chocolate for the Rainforest
Whether you are following one of Christina's delicious baking recipes that calls for chocolate, or you are simply enjoying a scrumptious chocolate bar, you now have a great opportunity to help the rainforest. Next time you buy chocolate, try to choose brands that are made from sustainably sourced cocoa. Shade-grown, fair trade, organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified − these are the words a rainforest lover looks for when choosing this sweet. Read more
The Body Scrub
The end of summer means our golden, sun-kissed glow will fade as fast as we can say ‘the end of summer,’ leaving us with dry skin that is not so well adjusted to the cooler weather. This simple scrub, done daily, will result in moist, supple (although pale) skin that will stay nourished right through the cold days to come. Read more