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Millet polenta. Something different.

Who said polenta had to be made from cornmeal? In my cooking world, there are no rules because, as I have said many times, rules and food don’t go together. OK, there are a few exceptions to that statement. Like when it comes to processed food and my friend Andrew over at his site, Eating Rules. He teaches how to eat unprocessed food and that’s a rule I live by. During the month of October, he spearheads October Unprocessed, which […]

What is a GMO?

Good Morning Oregon? General Motors Ohio? Absolutely none of the above—but I sort of wish it was. GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms, and unless you see a seal on the package stating otherwise, chances are what you are buying has GMO ingredients in it. But what is it? A GMO is a hybrid food created in a lab. You may or may not remember the movie The Island of Dr. Moreau, but if you do, remember when he took all […]

Portable, practical healthy living . . . AND a GIVEAWAY!

Do you ever wonder how to port your healthy-living habits along when you are running around or traveling? It is so easy! It just takes a bit of streamlining and finding new tricks. I was just at Expo West, the Mac Daddy of all natural product shows and my idea of falling into a fluffy organic pillow of shopping heaven—thousands upon thousands of natural and organic products to discover and investigate. Food shopping and natural food shops have been a […]

Salty Corn and a Karate Master

I love French Expats. My friend Leeanne and I met a friend-of-a-friend for dinner. A Southern French five-time black belt Karate Master and financial genius been living in Miami for about a decade. But like most French expats, despite his years abroad, his accent and affect remain tightly intact. We met at a favorite restaurant of mine called Michael’s in Miami’s Design District. Michael’s is known for their use of locally grown foods, as organic as possible. It is, however, […]

Organic Restaurants, Markets and Delivery Services in Paris

(This is the second of two posts I wrote for LivingMaxwell.com) Last month I walked into a client’s house and on his kitchen counter was the most random yet beautiful arrangement of produce, truffles and bread. When he saw me staring at the haphazard array, he immediately got a bit defensive and said, “What can I do with rutabaga, fingerling potatoes and basil? Do you have a recipe for all this stuff?” He told me about the weekly delivery he’d […]

Organic Food in Paris and in France

  (This is the first of two posts I wrote for LivingMaxwell.com) Paris has always been synonymous with luscious outdoor markets bursting with fresh produce, breads, cheese, flowers and local goods from around France. The question of whether something is “organic,” or “bio” as it’s known here, almost never comes up. Often we assume that just because we’re in the land of gastronomic delights, the food we’re buying and eating is organic by nature. Unfortunately, this is not always the […]