Monday, November 10, 2014

friends cook & other news xxxx.


i am feeling very grateful for a few
wonderful events i have coming up!
a week from today: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18
i will be doing a friends cook at canale in atwater village. 
canale is by far my most favorite restaurant in the city.
i love the nyc feel with the open kitchen, the farm to table intention,
the love & passion inside the food and of course the wine is amazing. 
the whole vibe is intimate and delicious. it's the perfect date night or
you  can bring the whole family... it works for all occasions.
check it out here.

i am honored to create a menu & cook with corina! the doors will
open at 5pm with a happy hour till 7 pm... the menu will be steeped
in the fall inspiration and of course, my desire to nourish YOU!
please come & support this local restaurant
with the best of the best food & me in my apron...
i am so looking forward to seeing youxxxx
this week....
if you are pregnant or newly a mama
and you want to sit with other women in a
safe space, come to the birth stories in venice this 
thursday evening at 7pm...i will be sharing an abundance
of wood board love and inspiring all the beauties
with kitchen healing wisdom and laughter too! 
next month....
10 - 2PM
(this will fill up reserve yours asap)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

annapurna living.


i invite you to an amazing love fest happening today!
today is the launch & birth of a dear sister friends site.
here is the thing: it's so much more than a website.
it's like coming home to a piece of you
all the hungry bits and pieces
yearning to feast inside a love filled terrain
the landscape of what a conversation can really look like
this place is called annapurna living

annapurna is deep, thick, warm and open
for you to discover, explore, swim about and nourish yourself.

"anna means food & grains. purna means full, compete & perfect.
annapurna is the symbol for the One who grants nourishment
on every level. annapoorna symbolizes the divinity of nourishing care.
when food is cooked with a spirit of holiness, it becomes alchemy."

carrie anne moss is the dreamer, believer and creator
of this gorgeous place we can go to feel and feed ourselves, inside
delicious stories, beauty art, simple recipes on creating a life that
aligns with our values; who we are now and where we are growing to.

i feel so grateful to be a part of this tribe of amazing women;
sharing my hunger, cooking up the love and making room to 
to inspire & deeply nourish all of us in the spirit of holinessxxxx 

join the love fest over here 

bringing the miracle to omaha
this week if you live there xxxx
if you want a miracle in your town
email me by replying to this post

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


this post is a story that i experienced and it is also a conversation that i am curious about. it might be an emotional terrain that has lots of sensitive parts maybe even land mine areas too. it's about our children and parties. it's also about freedom, how we define freedom with food, how we nourish a celebration, how we create fun for our children and what it looks like for the village to care, to supervise, to make sure our kids are "ok." i want to hear your ideas, put it all on a wood board and explore the foggy landscape of what this looks like in our day to day world; caring for kids at a party and what that means. here is the story...

my son was invited to his classmates birthday party. he was really excited as he knew a lot of his friends were going to be there. we had another birthday party across town later that day so i had told the mother we would need to leave earlier than expected. on the way there, my son was telling me that the birthday boy's lunch at school doesn't really look like healthy food. my son said "he gets chips ahoy cookies everyday in his lunch box and trades them in for healthier snacks." my heart sank as this is a story i hear inside my clients food stories.

all of this to tell me that he wasn't so sure about the kind of food that would be offered at the party. we talk about food a lot as you can imagine. we talk about how we feel about food and with soccer game snacks, school and parties we chat about what foods feel good in our bodies and so forth. we talk about the source of food a lot as i want my kids (and all of us!) to know where food comes from.  

when we arrived at the party, we didn't see many parents around because this was a 'drop the kid off' kind of party which was a first for me because my son just turned 8! i guess this is the time that it starts to happen. upon our arrival, the dad answered the door inviting us into a dark living room that lead into a kitchen which then lead us outside to some cushioned chairs, two balloons, a blue cooler filled with ice, fresca soda, minute maid soda and water. there was a grill with oscar meyer hot dogs, hot dog buns, frozen hamburger patties and a big block of cheddar cheese. there were red and blue themed plates and napkins too. 

the kids were all running around after each other playing a game called infection. it was fun to see them laugh and enjoy. after a few minutes, they came to get something to drink out of the cooler. they all reached for a soda and started to laugh about drinking the soda. they were toasting each other harder and harder so that the fuzzy bubbles would fizz over the top and spill all over the table. they were like a pack of wolves, surrounding this round ottoman hitting the cans together like irish men in a pub (a few beers in). it was as if i were watching them drink their first beers in college trying to get into a fraternity. there were boys that were quietly drinking and their were boys trying to get attention, hoping to be heard, to be seen with taking another soda out of the cooler, showing off and making the other boys laugh. here is the thing, i was the only parent watching them. this was not a big home where they could be easily lost or not seen and heard. the hosts were drinking wine and close by to everything. finally, after many long moments, one of the hosts said to a boy to stop spilling on the furniture. a lot of those boys had 2 sodas as i was sitting there in a 10-15 minute period. 

then lunch was served. they had a choice of hot dog or hamburger. the ketchup and mustard was on the fold out tables in the yard. i watched the kids douse their meat with pools of ketchup. this was another moment where the stand up comedy came in to effect  for those kids making fun of how much they could pour on their meat. 

no one was watching them except me & my confusion on what to do, my passion for this conversation with our kids, my love for our bodies, my grief for so many things. i watched myself like a hawk as i did not want to offend the hosts or say anything out of turn. i was acting super calm just sitting with my daughter, drinking water asking about the remodel of their home. the other part of me was screaming inside me to get up and say something. my brain said "sit down!" and my body got up, walked over to one of the boys and asked if he was ok if i called his mom just to make sure he is allowed to have the 2nd soda. i have no idea how the words even came out of my mouth. my brain was still sitting down with my daughter watching the rumpus slash lord of the flies happen. 

i knew one of the moms as she has asked me about my work and is a fan of the little miracle i do in the class. i just felt she probably wouldn't be into what was happening with her son. i guess my biggest fear is that she would get him back totally drugged up and out which is so hard to deal with as a parent. i felt so many things at that moment as i am the freakin' kitchen healer! 

at this point in the story, we have 2 sodas and probably a 1/2 of a cup of ketchup swimming around in a 50 pound boy, plus whatever is in the meat and the high fructose corn syrup & sugar in the bun. it's been less than an hour.

then my son comes up to me asking if we can stay for the piƱata. i say yes as we will leave after that. all the boys run to get in line, with colorful bags in hand, to hit the alien ship with a baseball bat. after a few rounds, all the candy comes out, sweet tarts, gobstoppers, mints, lollipops and so forth. the boys are opening up wrappers as though they have never eaten before, one candy after the next after the next. we left after that, but i believe the next thing to do was to sing happy birthday and have a cupcake. 

i can hear all the voices in my head as i write this post. i will share them with you:
what's the big deal? it's a 7 year old birthday party let them enjoy. it's a once in a while occasion. who are you to tell them what they can and cannot put in their body? it's not your responsibility to tell other kids what they can and cannot put in their bodies? if the parents say you can drop your kid off, what does supervision look like in our modern day lives? what do the parents expect? does anyone even care about this? i am sure we all care about our kids bodies and we want the best for them and those around us. i could go on and on. 

i would love to hear from you. what do you think? what would you have done? bring it on beautiesxxxx

fyi: the total sugar in one can of minute maid lemonade is 27 grams of sugar with sugar and high fructose corn syrup. the fresca has little to no sugar (grams) with aspartame and other ingredients your grandmother would not know what to do with! the meats, well you know that one.  the buns, the candy, the cake. i mean... maybe 100 grams of sugar or a lot more.. in a two hour period. the daily amount for a kid from 4 - 8 years old is 12 grams per day.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

painting prayers.


why is it so hard to slow down? 
i hunger for the slow down...not too slow
of course! it seems to go in waves, all of these
pieces of the puzzle: the school fundraisers,
the soccer games, the holidays,
all of the needs, the needs, the needs,
the new beginnings into the eye of many
storms with all that we put on ourselves
i need to breathe just writing about it!

one practice that slows me down
is making time to create with o & b
i love tuning into the other languages
inside me with color and texture
what is hungry in there? 
what do i feel like in those realms? 
we will make a time in the day
maybe when they are home healing
or on a weekend to create together
i prepare the art table with paint,
rocks, leaves, sticks. we have a basket
of random things we collect on walks or trips
we will put the music on and begin a color story.
painting is another way i nourish
my body, my heart break, my hunger
it can be it's own feast of prayers
and intentions to manifest our deepest
desires or our wish for the day whether it
be rocks for the altar
gifts for those you love
or just simply listening to another voice inside
being mindfully mindless together


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

beauty's crispy rice balls.

this is one of those life saving
(shame disappearing)
feel good for your body snacks
that you can make in about 10 - 12 minutes
once i got over the idea of making them
i haven't stopped (and i won't stop :)

sometimes just the idea of something new
can just stop us in our tracks... you know what i mean? 
sometimes there is this resistance to the unknown
and these balls had that hold on me! ha!
until i let GOOOOOO and made room for this
delish snack that is so easy, full of protein and makes
me feel so good to say YES to seconds and thirds!

 you might need to buy some new ingredients for 
this recipe which was part of my pause
here is your LIST:
any nut butter you like
almond, cashew, peanut
"sweet dreams" brown rice syrup//lundberg
brown rice crisps cereal //barbara's
hemp protein, chia seeds, cacao powder
you can usually get these in the bins at a health food
store or navitas naturals is another brand i love

1/3 cup cashew butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup brown rice syrup
warm all of the above in a 
small pot on low to medium
in a wide bowl put
3 cups rice crisps
1/4 cup hemp protein
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbs cacao
let the nut butter mixture cool 
and with a spatula pour
this into the big bowl and mix
almost like you are doing a bit of
folding it all together
once it's all mixed well
make balls or flatten it in a small
baking sheet and use your cookie cutter
for hearts, circles or any shape you like
then place it in the freezer for 10 min +
once you have had your yummy snack
you can store the rest in some glass tupperware
in your fridge for up to a week or more
they do not last that long in my house!

never felt so good
support, nourishment &
know how for the holiday

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



what is a miracle day?
it's a day to be truly inspired & deeply nourished
with beauty & abundance in food, poetry, laughter,
discovering our stories, our basic needs & our hunger.

it's a day to begin the conversation:
what does it feel like to live a nourished life?

what happens at the miracle? 
it's a day that moves the rut, shifts the stuck,
nurtures the depletion, clears the confusion,
lightens the heavy, creates the space & time for you
to be with you and a few other amazing women.

OCTOBER 5, 2014
10 - 3pm

you will be fed a farm to table feast of locally
grown deliciousness & beauty throughout the day

 love from miracle beauties:
Thank you very much for nourishing my body, mind and spirit. 
I stepped through my front door about 45 minutes ago with
invigorating inspiration. The fruits in my bag are now nourishing
my children's and husband's bodies. They enjoyed every piece of it,
and the rosemary is in water. Thank you for providing a safe,
loving space for our journeys to meet through conversation.
You are amazing!

I'm feeling really good. Much more aware of the kids food intake
and how it impacts their emotional well-being...and mine!!
It really was a life changing moment in time.
Thanks so much for giving so much to all of us.

i will be offering one-on-one healing sessions
& kitchen consults while i am in the city.
you will receive a free 20 minute skype session
by signing up here for a session. 

if i can make it there
i'll make it anywhere
it's up to you

Monday, September 8, 2014



i was thinking a little crepe inspiration might hide
the fact that i have been MIA from the blog in almost
a month.. yikes! you are on my mind ALL the time!
i am always thinking all kinds of things to share with you
to post real quick and then before you know it...
i am caught in the storm, i can hardly find the ground
and then i land in the hopes that i still have my body intact,
i guess all of this to say that i miss you, i miss me here,
i miss the consistency of the blog, sending it out to inspire and nourish
your journey in and out of the kitchen. i guess what it really comes
down to is we are all going thru this storm together and i ain't hiding
the fact that my staff hasn't showed up here at white oprah
headquarters.... WOH!
they are coming, it's just a longer commute than i thought. 

i have been super uninspired lately... yep, you heard that right.
the one who inspires gets in a bored out of my mind rut too.. which
is also fueled by the non-stop life that is happening around me
at a pace that includes a lot of the same ol' same ol' ... so i reached
out to the amazing & inspiring nigel slater one night.. one of the many 
things i love about him and his books is the simplicity to his approach.
so incredibly simple. i decided i am going to make crepes to get out of
this hole and it worked! they created so much joy, with b helping me and
o creating his own... it was a good start out of the rutxxxx

CREPES with raspberries, peaches & strawberries
(nigel slater refers to these as pancakes in notes from the larder)

2 tbs+ some for cooking//butter
2/3 cup cup4cup flour or other flour
1 tbs superfine sugar
1 large egg and 1 extra yolk
1 1/2 milk
stewed fruit

first, i threw a ton of fruit in a big saute
pan with a little butter & a tiny bit of water
i had that on low thru this entire process
melt butter in a small pan and then cool
sift flour, pinch of salt into a large bowl
mix in sugar, make a well in the center
and add the egg & egg yolk, plus cooled
melted butter, stir gradually adding milk to
form a smooth batter, leave for 1/2 hour
(not sure if i did this or not...we were hungry!)

use a 8" or 9" nonstick frying pan with melted butter
i used a 2 tbs scoop to put batter in pan but you can use anything
you feel comfortable with and then spread it out like you 
are trying to keep a tennis ball on a tennis racket (kind of)
spread batter around to make it thinner
then see how it begins to bubble and use a little spatula
to life the sides and flip it over.. i like having a plate on the
stove top where i place the finished crepes so i can keep going

 nigel bakes these crepes with the stewed fruit inside
 after all of the above! that is not the kind of life i am living
as i had vultures that looked like my kin around the stove
waiting to be fed! also, i added some wedges of lemon &
powdered sugar with a sieve to add to the inside of the crepe.

more recipes soon
(i promise!)

the fall miracle is
september 18th
click here to sign up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

slowwww saute with my abuela.

it's been a summer of deep transformation over here....
discovering new depths of healing
the various shapes of being in my body
noticing how i open my heart for surgery
my awareness to my own suffering
getting real honest with what i carry around
and inside all of this, i am breathing, a lot.

what i mean by breathing is i get up at the
crack of dawn, slowly walk up the stairs
on my tippy-toes, (praying not to wake up
the freedom takers) sit on the patio
for as long as i can and breathe.

during this transformation, i have been hungry for round
thick vessels to warm the lightness of cherry heart tomatoes,
creamy zucchini varieties, yams and sweet onions which is
what is above in the picture and on the stove right now!
the vessel is a gorgeously round clay pot called cazuela.
it feels like there are stories, hands, elders and travels
cooking up my nourishment in the cazuela
which i really want to call my abuela ;).
i am hungry for this slowness of the saute, the
natural rhythm of the story, the offering of the pot. 
my hunger doesn't seem to be getting old
so i thought i would share it with you beauties!

you can use any pot of course!!! don't let anything stop you!
get out your biggest, most round pot and start chopping
vegetables to throw in there. my favorite is starting with a base of
chopped sweet onion,
olive oil and a bit of garlic
so that whatever veggies you put in will be sweet!
today i threw all of the veggies mentioned above
and then added the macadamia nut pesto on top
with some roasted carrots....
yes to a total love fest over here
sending love to you beautiesxxxx
(now go turn on the fire!)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

night of nourishment.

so grateful to travel with my
wood board & bread knife to 
i am honored to be collaborating
with lauren spencer king in her
breathwork meditation class
after the meditation
i will guide a nourishing circle
with wood board love, poetry &
a below the neck chat
i hope to see you there

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

good here.

good here

my hair is on fire and i am feeling everything
dipping, steeping, beauty believing in me
over and over again in all the languages
being seen here and being heard here
having all the right tools here
efficiency is the name of the game
in a copper house with transparent walls
the madness makes it good here.

i am biting at the bit, my mouth like the scape of a horse
i am bulging out of my pants, oozing out of the zippers
my bones enveloped by the taffy like land that had me at hello
please buy some carrots, figs, cucumbers and watermelon radish
put them on my eyes and lets make a face

i want to pop, i want to pop up shop
letting go is the name of the taco stand
healthy heaps of salsa and guacamole
i can hardly keep my eyes off you
pop goes the weezel
raccoons and zen masters
i want to travel with this circus
maybe on one of those long dirt roads
i will hear myself inside the dust and the fog
maybe I will not care about what you think
and you
and you
maybe it could be real good here
lobsters and drawn butter
the innocence of a summer
string lights and picnic tables

i will start believing in me
wearing my apron, jeans and pastel cottons
i will try not to fall asleep as we had ideas
desires of it being good here-
i really want so much that I can’t stop--
i want me and i want you
i need a thousand naps and I want to perform more than I knew
i want to be good and i want to make it
i want to figure it all out and then write lots of easy books,
easy to read & easy to write

i hear beauty
her foot steps and her one sock nap
our time is up.

i have to turn this off to start again
i want to do it better
less heavy
more light
half and half is perfect for me
i like it in my tea
warm with brown sugar cubes from france
turquoise birds on the box, the kind of box you want to keep
the kind of box that says fancy and barefoot, more money than god
but groundless and breathing, what trip to take, fearless about life,
homeschooling and showering in the same week
that could be good here.