I’m busy working on the new site today, so here is a quick and nutritious recipe for when you are in a hurry, erm…like me. See you all soon! Miso Soup 5 cups filtered water 1 small carrot, sliced thinly in diagonals 1/4 cup daikon, sliced thinly in diagonals 1 strip kombu 5 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, and sliced cup fresh snow peas 1/2 cup tofu, cubed 5 tablespoons of dark or light miso paste (I like Wesrbrae brand) 1. Bring the water, kombu, and mushrooms to a boil, Lower the heat, add the tofu, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the kombu, slice into ribbons, and put back into the broth. Add the carrots and daikon, simmering for 3 minutes. 2. Add the miso paste, stirring to incorporate into the broth, then add the snow peas and sliced green onions, simmering for 2 more minutes. Place into soups bowls and serve immediately.
What a gift to live in Laurel Canyon. The jasmine is creeping along the path that leads to our house, blooming and scenting the air, which is absolutely heavenly. Just yesterday morning, I peered out from my bedroom window, and gazed upon two deer grazing on the hill opposite our house. Today I pointed out two eagles flying in the sky to my son Jake, who quickly said, “oh Mommy, they are so beautiful.” In the spring, wild turtles sun themselves in their favorite spot: through the dappled sunlight of the ivy that curls up the hillside next to our house. I will always be a Venice girl, but Laurel Canyon has it’s own unique pleasures: the most amazing creative community that are, drum roll please….nice! If you happen to live in Los Angeles, the search for the perfect neighborhood can be one of the hardest things to find. For whatever reason, the average length of stay in L.A. is about 4-5 years. Much like Venice beach, the community spirit is chilled and creative. Essentially we’re talking Venice beach in the hills. Home to many legends such as Jim Morrison (the only house he ever owned is opposite the Laurel [...]
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, makes you wanna move, your dancing feet! Whatever the weather, the sun can shine from within by drinking this wonderful tonic that gives a burst of life to your skin, and reduces your cellulite. I am not kidding folks! There’s no point beating around the bush: unless you’re Gisele, a 19 year-old Victoria’s Secret Model, or workout for 2 hours, 5 days a week (we salute you Madonna), you’re going to have a conversation with cellulite. I have I have fought the good fight, eating well for most of my life, 13 years of yoga, and regular exercise, but hey, I’m only human. I found this recipe a few years back in a wonderful book by the raw food guru, David Wolfe. The book is titled, “Eating for Beauty.” I fasted on this drink for three days and could not believe the results. Not mentioned in the book is an added surprise: decidedly younger looking skin with a dewy glow. C’mon, what are you waiting for? Buy yourself a bag of organic oranges, grapefruits, lemons, pineapple, and get cracking! I recommend a week of light eating before you ease into any fast, [...]