Subscribe to me on YouTube
Archive | Food RSS feed for this section
Ampelos Wines Santa Barbara

One Wine with Whole Foods: My First Wine-Tasting in 20 Years

Whole Foods in Santa Barbara held a One Wine Spring Release 2014 event, and I was invited. One Wine is a collaborative effort between the So. Cal. Whole Foods markets and specific Central California winemakers. The wines selected to be part of the One Wine label are not only affordable, but also produced locally, by hand, in small batches, and support the local economy and land stewardship.

Read full story Comments { 7 }
pic of Expo West

3 Food Trends for 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Kymberly and I spent several days at the Natural Products Expo West, sampling delicious (and healthy) food and beauty products, and attending sessions so that we could share the latest news with you. In part 1 of a series, we share three food trends.

Read full story Comments { 10 }
picture of Santa Barbara Foodbank workers

How Duff Goldman, Pompeian Oil and I Teamed Up To Donate $5000 to the Foodbank

Pompeian Oil had a photo baking contest, and the winner was the Foodbank, as a $5000 donation was made to them. Ace of Cakes celebrity chef Duff Goldman was the judge. Want to see the winning photo?

Read full story Comments { 11 }
fruit for Outshine frozen fruit bar smoothie

Healthy Smoothie Recipe using Frozen Fruit Bars

Looking for a healthy smoothie recipe? Try adding frozen fruit bars. This Outshine frozen strawberry fruit bar recipe will make you thirsty…in a good way!

Read full story Comments { 16 }

Should You Burn Your Bread (not Your Bra) to Lose Belly Fat?

Is it possible for menopausal women to eat carbs and not increase our “central body fatness and insulin resistance?” Can we eat bread, yet stay trim and healthy? According to science, it depends!

Read full story Comments { 12 }

Holiday Food Gift Guide & Giveaway

Just as with the first 11 months of the year, it’s important what you eat during the holiday season. Maybe even more so, because the amounts tend to increase (yeah, we know about second helpings and cookie swaps)! We made a handy little list for you of some of our favorite food brands. Oh yeah, and a massive giveaway.

Read full story Comments { 28 }

Holiday Baking Means Family Memories (and a Spode Giveaway)

Do you like baking? Do you enjoy holiday traditions? Why not combine the two and win our Spode Christmas cake tin set giveaway? Read, enter, be 1 of 3 winners! But first a story about our older sister and her sun-dried tomato rolls.

Read full story Comments { 24 }

7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the start of the “Eat Too Much; Move Too Little” season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We share seven tips to help you avoid turning Thanksgiving into Thanks-gorging!

Read full story Comments { 13 }

Living Now Giveaway: Allergy-Friendly Grains & Flours

You could be the winner of five different allergy-friendly grains and flours from NOWFoods, from their Living Now™ line. Baking Season has Begun! Giveaways Galore too!

Read full story Comments { 17 }

Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

Read full story Comments { 21 }