determine the sex of.
present something in a more interesting or lively way.
“the department set up a task force to help sex up the concept of conserving water”
When I introduce myself as a “Sensual Foodist” I usually get a reaction, followed by a question. What the hell does that mean? Ever heard of this definition? Presenting something in a more interesting or lively way? I like to talk about food in a more interesting or lively way. It’s just how I feel. I’m passionate about it. I’m passionate about putting something in my body that helps to make me feel amazing-inside and out. Yes, it’s about the sex, too.…
What’s the most excited you’ve ever been while eating? Think of that time. Could you barely get the food in your mouth fast enough, or were you taking all of your sweet time to savor every bite because you just didn’t want to finish? Was it the greatest moment ever? Have you ever had one of these with food?
At Burning Man-just a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend time with a few of my mastermind sisters (a group of incredible entrepreneurs who support each other in current endeavors). Joe and I were sitting, having tea-at the Full Circle Tea House, and I saw one of my girlfriends pop her head in. I rushed over to hug her and noticed that all of my mastermind sisters were in less than a 10
foot radius at that moment.…
Where is last week’s article? It never happened. I didn’t write one. Burning Man consumed my every moment. A hiatus was a must to ensure that this year’s burn was epic…and it certainly was. We danced, we cried, we ran, we tripped (vicariously through a volunteer position with the Zendo).
Then, we came back home and got back in the kitchen. I figured it was time for a freestyle video. Totally unfiltered. This is how we walk, talk, move and groove in the kitchen, and we even had the boy come in (watch to find out who he is). There so much work to be done before, after and during Burning Man, so we were into a quick-yet super nourishing dinner.…
For a while when I was in high school, and in my early college years, I was an activist obsessive. I wanted to take a stand on, well, everything. I wasn’t happy about fireworks and their effect on the environment. I’ve matured now and have learned that appreciation is a better emotion than anger. I’ll just appreciate the beauty of this spectacular day than be angry and fight against it. I’ve found even more ways to love Independance Day, which means that I am incorporating the holiday spirit into my meals. I truly believe that everyday should include a an explosion of tasty fireworks on the palette, but in honor of the fourth of July-we have a recipe to share with a little red, white and blue (and of course green too)!…
I used to wake up in the morning with bad breath. It’s embarrassing, actually. Because now, I realize that this is easily remedied. My dad has a very ridiculous sense of humor that not everyone understands. Keep in mind while you read on, that I share this bizarre sense of humor. When I was in high school, I lived with my dad, and he’d be up singing and being the bubbliest person alive at 5am. I’d wake up to get ready for school around 6am to him belting out Mary J. Blige or Seal (he loved soulful tunes). I was always entertained to say the least. Even though, at 16 years old everything pissed me off in the morning. I’d go into the bathroom, where I spent an hour before school, putting my hair in some elaborate up-do.…
What did your grandma tell you about the opposite sex? What about relationships and marriage? My grandma taught me a lot of things that I need to unlearn to be quite honest. Yet, there’s so many things that my parents, and grandparents taught me that I believe was so important. There’s always a deeper meaning if you care to dive deeper into their words. As humans, we continue to evolve, grow and expand, but I know one thing for sure made sense; and my husband’s grandmother told him on the phone when he spoke to her on this past mother’s day.
[Tweet “Grandma said: healthy relationships are built around the kitchen”]
For me, this has held true. Maybe it’s my connection to the Italian traditions and the emphasis on family.…
You’ll have the opportunity to find out next week!
Please join the lovely miss Rachel Rose, of Rachel Rose Holistic and I for a 30 minute, FREE webinar on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm PST. Rachel tell us what the 5 must have foods for a love-inducing kitchen are.
A bit about Rachel:
“She is a Yoga Instructor, a Holistic Health Coach, a Birth Doula, Femininity Retreat Producer, a Musician, and the CEO & Founder of Rachel Rose Holistic.
In the last year Rachel moved to a tree house outside of San Francisco which previously housed Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, started Rachel Rose Holistic, was proposed to at Burning Man by her soul mate Ben (she said yes) and found her breath.”
Let’s go back to a time, not too long ago, when we first moved to California. I don’t do this too often, just once in a blue moon, or maybe just a new moon (did you know it’s less than a week away)? I used to write poetry, and I think that creative spark just tried to poke it’s head out. ha!
When Joey, Joe and I first moved to California, I fell madly in love with food. Can you believe it? I was honestly a sensual foodist before arriving to the West Coast, however, my love has grown deeper and yet more simple. At one point, I tried on extreme veganism, then moved more toward vegetarian, and now I’m feeling the need to live without label that everyone has seemed to have tried on themselves once upon a time.…
Have you ever used a vending machine? What shiny little package shot out of the bottom? When you ate it, how did you feel?
A life-long friendship was birthed out of a moment when I really could have used a vending machine-but not just any vending machine, of course. In 2012, I was dancing for a band, called Durian Sex Cult, while they performed in Santa Cruz, California. An airbrush artist named Kelsea Ernst came to paint the dancers with adornments before the show, and I totally fell in love with her. While she was airbrushing black lace cuffs on my wrists, I was expressing my deep desire for something delicious to eat to my husband Joe, sitting next to me.…
Spicy Secret Series #3: Cumin | by: July Westhale
Are you familiar with cumin? Maybe you’ve tried Indian food? Cumin is commonly used in daals, beans, curries, and soups-this spice is a powerhouse of complex flavor. With both sweet undertones and just the slightest hint of smoke, cumin’s warm aroma can lure anyone to the table.
As it turns out, cumin’s undeniably irresistible nature goes even deeper than sensory engagement. A spice with a 5,000 year old history, it has been used for everything from medicine to skin care to part of the mummification process. Often associated with dishes from Vietnam, Mexico, and India, it was also kept in small bowls on many tables in Ancient Greece, should the need arise for additional flavor.…