I’m a published Author! Woohoo!

I want to begin by saying thank you! If you’re reading this via email, you’ve stuck with me during this lull! I’ve been working on a book, that will be available so very soon! Let’s just dive right back in. I have a couple questions for you.

What if food, money and sex were all
connected in unexpected ways?

Imagine Making Sensual Love in the Kitchen
while growing personally and as a couple?

How would your life change if your
dried-up old, non-existent sex life was
suddenly wild, wet and rejuvenated again?

We want you to feel the heavy weight
of a Sex relationship that just isn’t working
transforming into a “Dance of Sex, Love, and Awakening”…

11 experts share their stories, tools and
even getting you shifts right there –
so you can see that the love that didn’t work
for you was actually just the training ground for the
conscious love and Soulful sex you were really
meant to have in your life!…

Goodnight, Taipei, on Valentine’s Day

july

Do you love holidays? I love the idea of an unconventional holiday. Our writer, July spent some time in Taipei, and wrote about it to give you a taste of something you might have yet to try. Here’s your chance to experience a lil’ spice of Taipei.

 

 Goodnight, Taipei, on Valentine’s Day  |  by: July Westhale

How do you ever been out on the streets on Valentine’s Day? Couples are all grinning at each other, giving each moon eyes, eating sitting next to each other instead of across the table, and generally just making the lives of those who are single pretty miserable. However, aside from big metropolitan cities, Valentine’s Day in the United States is more about packaged candy and stuffed bears then eating the taipei noodlessame spaghetti noodle in a back alley of an Italian restaurant.…

If you can do it in the kitchen…

Then you can do it all over!

It may be a bit of a pun, but it’s not a joke at all. Today, I was on a conference call with a group of incredible authors (or authors to be). We’re collaborating on a book, with the focus as relationships. I can’t share much more, but I will say that I’ll be a published author next year, 2016!

This article isn’t about the book, it’s about the process, and what’s unfolding as I write the book. On the call today, one of the co-authors mentioned how I am conveying how the microcosm in the kitchen is the macrocosm of the whole relationship. In other words, what happens in the kitchen is a smaller picture of what happens in the relationship as a whole or on a daily basis.…

Leave the dirt outside

Do you take your shoes off before you walk into your house? My mother and grandmother always did so I think I just picked up the habit. The habit became a must after my first international travel experience in Thailand, almost a decade ago. Even before walking into retail stores, I had to remove my shoes. Almost always, the floor was so clean, I was elated to step in with my bare soles.

dream kitchen temple
what a dreamy temple!

This is the same feeling I like to have when I walk into my kitchen at home. It’s like my sacred temple. I want to walk into my kitchen and get that squeaky clean, shiny feeling. For some reason french fries, oreos and things like slim-jims just don’t get me in that space.…

Meeting the Food Babe

The Food Babe
Food Babe in Mountain View, CA!

Have you ever seen an invention, and said to yourself, “Hey! I thought of that years ago! Why didn’t I act on it?!” I feel like this is so common in our world today, and this same scenario goes for business as well.  When my husband Joe discovered the Food Babe, I totally had this feeling.  Why wasn’t I courageous enough to start speaking about the food industry publicly?  What was I waiting for? How could I withhold this information for years?! This feeling only lasting a brief moment, because I instantly fell in love with Vani Hari, the Food Babe and decided that the only and best option was to join the food babe army. …

2 steps for overcoming the fear of cooking

dahi vada
dahi vada

Just a week or so ago, Joe and I went on a double date with our good friends, who I absolutely love talking food with. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Dosa in San Francisco.

While we indulged in our Dahi Vada, it dawned on me that the issue we were discussing wasn’t uncommon. It wasn’t something I’d experienced, so I didn’t tune it right away-so I’m definitely curious if it rings true for you.

We’ll call the female counterpart of these double daters, Sara, and her husband Tom. Sara was telling Joe and I a story about visiting friends on the East coast. It was a joyous conversation until a dreaded question arose. “Tom! What does Sara make you for dinner?”

pile of mush
my “I might be making a pile of mush” face

I don’t think what came next in the replay of this conversation was so important.…

3 tips for a NEW, “New Year’s Resolution”

How many years in a row have you made the same new year’s resolution? If you’re making the same resolution because you haven’t gotten what you were shooting for, I have a challenge for you.  It can’t hurt to have an additional new year’s intention.

Do you and your lover speak the same food language?  Can you whip up a delicious meal in the kitchen together?  Do you generally choose the same item on a menu at a restaurant?  Do you come home from the grocery store with all of the divine, colorful produce that your lover wanted (without them even having to ask for it)?  Speaking the same food language means that you can choose and chew together harmoniously.…

FREE CHOCOLATE giveaway!

Yes, it’s true! You can have free chocolate! Let me tell you a quick story.

This past Sunday, Joe and I were at the Palo Alto Farmer’s Market, having our usual blissful Sunday experience gathering Sensual Food.

sugar free chocolate ice cream sandwich!!
sugar free chocolate ice cream sandwich!!

On our mission to eat our favorite Oaxacan food before departing, we passed by two lovely women with a small chewing, mmm-ing crowd around them. We overheard one of them mention, “organic and sugar-free.” Our ears perked up. Joe glanced back and me and said, “organic and sugar-free.” I said, “I know!! I heard it,” and went to scope out the scene.

They were handing out samples of chocolate. The two lovely ladies had name badges on that read “chocolate researcher, PhD.” It was love at first sight.…

Good eating: Are you jonesing for a hot dog?

Even though I totally love magazines, I currently do not receive any subscriptions.  What’s perfect is the opportunity I have to read my favorite magazines every time I travel.  They are conveniently tucked right in the seat back pocket in front of me. I truly love inflight magazines.  They usually have unique articles about global cuisine, and exotic destinations-two things I can’t get enough of.

a perfectly delicious meal in exotic Bali
a perfectly delicious meal in exotic Bali

On our way to Bali this past summer, the words, “sex” and “drugs” caught my attention on the bottom right corner of United’s Hemispheres magazine.  I don’t see these two words often while browsing these publications, so I had to read on (wouldn’t you)?

After I read the very short two paragraph blurb, I nudged my husband Joe and gave him an enthusiastic look while I pointed to the article.…

Burning Man fare is essential …and dusty!

Just over one week ago, my husband Joe and I departed from the desert in Nevada, specifically, “Black Rock City.”  We spent one week in the desert for the annual festival, Burning Man.

 

Ready for a chilly dusty excursion
Ready for a chilly dusty excursion

 

We were fortunate this year, as we camped with Red Lightening http://www.redlightning.org/ and were served  two delicious meals each day. After the week we spent with Red Lightning, we realized there were a myriad of reasons we loved our camp, but of course, the deciding factor was the food.

 

The best day ever...we woke up to cold, delicious smoothies! Photographed here is the smoothie God and Goddess
The best day ever…we woke up to cold, delicious smoothies! Photographed here is the smoothie God and Goddess

 

For being in the middle of the desert, the quality of the food was excellent.  …

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