Submitted by Christina on January 16, 2020 - 10:20am
It’s been a long time since I was in a kitchen full time. Most of my days now are spent testing recipes, writing articles, planning and teaching cooking classes, serving on a number of non-profit boards, traversing the globe teaching and hosting groups.
I consult with restaurants on healthy vegan menu items. On those occasions…in the kitchen, I miss the action of ‘the line.’ I miss the heat, the stress, the camaraderie of the kitchen crew, the ‘family meal’ before service, the gorgeous plates, the decompress after an 18-hour day…all of it. Back in the day, I loved all of it.
Submitted by Christina on March 4, 2019 - 9:17am
I grew up in a wild, passionate Italian and Irish family. Food was the glue that bonded us and quality of ingredients reigned supreme. My Irish father worked as a butcher (with an artist’s soul) to support the family, juggling positions at three different shops to make ends meet. He worked two jobs during the week and one on weekends. He was rarely home and when he was, he was napping, eating, fixing something around the house, drawing charcoal portraits or enjoying his children.
Submitted by Christina on August 29, 2017 - 10:46am
It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Obesity Awareness Month so let’s talk about our kids and their wellness, shall we?
I’ll start this article by saying that I don’t have kids. I always say when other young women were getting married and having babies, I was getting married and healing from cancer.
Submitted by Christina on January 23, 2017 - 11:39am
Can you feel like a new person in just 3 short days? Can you undo the damage you did over the holiday season? This 3-day plan can put your feet on the path to regaining your energy, looking like you’ve taken to napping and glowing with vitality.
Keep it simple; follow this plan for three days…just three days. It’s a nutrient-dense, easy to digest power plan that will restore your radiant glow.
Submitted by Christina on May 31, 2016 - 10:58am
I think a lot about food. I guess that’s obvious, right?
The other day, my husband and I were driving on the highway, passing billboard after billboard for food that seemed to become less like food with every passing mile and ad: burgers, pulled pork, soda, sweets, sweetened drinks, fast food joints selling all manner of junk masquerading as food.
I turned to my husband and asked, “How the heck do you think we got here? What happened to food?” I suddenly felt completely distressed and intent on figuring it out.
Submitted by Christina on June 22, 2015 - 7:43am
Summer means strappy sandals, t-shirts and sundresses; long weekends picnicking at the beach and…road trips!!!!
But wait. Can those of us dedicated to healthy living survive out there on the road and return home with our health intact?
Yup…as long as we know how to sidestep some potential landmines lurking along the road.
Submitted by Christina on March 31, 2015 - 5:58am
We asked and you answered! As a long-time advocate of healthy eating and natural living, I sometimes feel like I live in my own little world. Living the way I do is natural to me after all my years doing so; I can’t imagine any other way.
Every day I meet people who are taking to the path of living well and thinking creatively to smooth their way. I love learning new things and discovering new ideas that can be shared and implemented by us all.
Here’s the best of the best of your tips and trick to living well!
Submitted by admin on March 17, 2015 - 10:19am
As I write, it is an unseasonably cold, grey March day. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see sun or be blissfully warm again. As I write, it’s snowing…again…outside my window. And yet, if I pay attention and stop whining about being cold, there is a freshness in the air that can only be identified as spring.
Submitted by Christina on December 12, 2014 - 1:58pm
I am a gym rat. It’s my one true vice. Not chocolate or
Submitted by Christina on February 10, 2014 - 4:32pm
Thirty-five years ago, I changed the way I eat in order to regain my health during a life-threatening illness. Obviously, it worked out well, as I am here and healthy these many years later.
In the process of discovering my way back to health, I was introduced to Japanese philosopher, Georges Oshawa, considered to be the father of modern macrobiotics and its accompanying lifestyle. Oshawa has penned many books and in my reading, I was enchanted (and sometimes shocked) by many of his very black and white statements.