Carrot Fennel Soup

La Food Works Recipie for Carrot Fennel Soup

This delicious and beautifully simple recipe was introduce to me by LAFW's head chef, Rachael Narins.  It is based on an Alice Waters recipe from her Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook.  Make a visit to a farmer's market and look for the freshest and sweetest carrots you makes such a difference! Serving Size: 8 4 tablespoons  butter 1 onion -- sliced 2 fennel bulbs -- sliced 2 1/2 pounds  carrots -- peeled and sliced, about 6 cups salt -- … [Read more...]

Black Beans

LA Food Works: Recipes, Tips & Tricks from the Kitchen

I love this recipe for black beans!  I've played with it over the years and it has become a staple in my family.  My children love it and if you notice, I've snuck some veggies into the blend to give it even more nutritional value.  Serve it with steamed rice for a complete protein.  Serving it with a green salad and some corn tortillas is a great way to have a Vegan Meatless Monday. 1 tablespoon  olive oil 1 garlic -- minced 1 large  onion … [Read more...]

This is the ONLY Cookbook You’ll Ever Need


If you want to Lose Weight, Increase Your Energy, and Live a Happier, Healthier Life! These Incredibly EASY to Make, ALL-NATURAL Recipes — for Snacks, Soups, Salads, Sauces, Dressings, Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Refreshing Beverages, and even Yummy Desserts… Will Have You Whipping Up Nutritious (and Delicious) Meals for You and Your Family… Like a Seasoned Gourmet Chef! (Even if You’ve Never Boiled Water Before) (See For Yourself: Enjoy … [Read more...]

Waffle Brownies

This is a really fun recipe to make for dessert.  The batter looks kind of thick and funky when you finished blending all the ingredients.  It may feel like it just will not work, but put some scoops on your waffle iron, lower the top and let it cook.  Make sure to let them cool to crisp up a bit, then enjoy!  They are sooooo delicious!!!!  Great with ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge, sliced strawberries or bananas or just by themselves!"   … [Read more...]

Are you in Your Ego or Spirit?


We can make one of 2 choices in walking through out day......we can live in our ego, or be guided by our spirit.  Our ego reacts, while our spirit listens.  Our ego interprets, while our spirit is open.    Our ego personalizes, while our spirit remains objective and neutral.  Our ego judges while our spirit IS  compassion.  Our ego runs with fear, while our spirit is fueled by faith. When you find yourself thinking, feeling or acting in a way … [Read more...]

What message did you receive today?


Listen up for synchronicities......when you hear something,  listen. If it comes up twice listen UP. If it comes up 3x well you might have a slight bruise on you for being "knocked up the head"! Here was mine ...... it was my last session with a client who I adored working with.  She told me that what she learned most in our time together is summed up in a quote she loves: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about … [Read more...]

Where does your Pride Lie?

When my niece was 13 years old I called her after a school play and asked her how it went. "It was great" she exclaimed....."I was really proud of my performance"! When my sister got on the phone I told her how amazing I thought it was that my niece, at an age when young girls are dimming their light to be accepted and not perceived as "conceited"........ could really celebrate and acknowledge herself.   She told me something that I vowed to … [Read more...]

Relationship Wisdom with Dr. Marcy Cole

You never know who is going to cross your path, at the very perfect time to remind you of exactly what you need to hear. The Summer I was separated I was receiving a Reiki and Chakra Clearing Energy Massage.   The practitioner had her hands 3 inches above my body ...scanning and using her intuition to lead her healing hands where they needed to go. "What is going on with you" she asked......"It looks like you are taking a lot in in your gut." She … [Read more...]

Out of the Mouth of Babes…

When my God son was in 1st grade I went to visit him  and his mom.  After playing with horses he got an allergy attack and we quickly wisked him in the car to get some over the counter relief.   While his mom was in the store getting some medicine dear 7 year old Michael was looking out the window and said, "Do you know what?" "What?" I replied. "What we say we create". "Really" I said....."tell me what you mean"  (I couldn't wait to hear … [Read more...]

Ladies-Are your goals in line for 2010?

Monday's Tip for Mama's with Tara Marino... Start with your vision :-D “Visioning is a process for creating the life you want. It is a method for finding the dream that lives in your heart and translating it into the world of three dimensions.” - Lucia Capacchione Tara Marino coaches women through Femme Lifestyle Design. … [Read more...]