Southpaw’s Organic Grill

Last time I was in Dallas, I went to visit my new friends, TJ and Reza, co-0wners of Southpaw’s Organic Grill.

I met TJ and Reza while I was filming my healthy travel food show, Good Food America. We did a great segment on their restaurant and had a lot of fun shooting there.

Now, Southpaw’s has become part of the usual rotation of places (amongst different Latte houses and, of course, Central Market) to visit when Super-sous and I travel to visit her parents (who live in Dallas).

If you’re in the Dallas area and are looking for a hearty and heart healthy meal – you gotta check it out!


11 Days Until Hanukkah and 28 Days Until Christmas!

The holiday season is in full gear!

Now’s the perfect time to grab a copy or two of Great Food Starts Fresh for your food loving friends and family. What’s better (besides giving someone a Latte a day) than to give a delicious gift that keeps on giving?

And, since the holidays are upon us, why not celebrate with chocolate?

Turkey Talk on Huffington Post Live

Last night, after a day of traveling to Dallas to spend Thanksgiving with Super-sous’ family, I participated in a Huffington Post Live conversation all about Turkeys: the history, nutrition, antibiotic information, turkey alternatives, some cooking tips and turkey sex. What? Well, sort of… you’ll see. Wait. I mean you’ll hear…

It was a lively and informative conversation and in the spirit of Turkey day, I invite you and Latte to take a look:

Black Friday GIVEAWAY

Friends, food lovers, Latte fanatics!

It’s the holiday season. Black Friday is upon us. And, in the spirit of the festivities, I’m doing a holiday GIVEAWAY.

As Great Food Starts Fresh (my seasonal cookbook with 135 recipes divided into the 5 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Chocolate) makes a GREAT holiday gift, I am doing a special Black Friday Giveaway (Friday, November 23, 2012).

Here’s the deal! When you buy a cookbook (or cookbooks) on Black Friday, you will be entered into a drawing to win either (your choice) a Great Food Starts Fresh T-shirt (ladies M or L || men’s M, L & XL) or a Farmers Market tote bag, both designed using original artwork from my cookbook.

The names will be collected on Friday, picked at random and I will notify the winner on Saturday, November 24.

The coolest part? With each cookbook purchased, your name will be entered into the drawing, so if, for example, you buy 3 books, your name will be entered three times!

The holidays are right around the corner and you deserve to get a free bonus gift, right? Yes! So, head on over to to grab your copy of Great Food Starts Fresh on Black Friday, November 23, and a special farmers market tote bag or t-shirt may be on its way to you.

Tips on Getting Affordable Herbs and How to Make Them Last

A few months back, I filmed several segments (for the show America Now) at the Hollywood Farmers Market sharing my tips on buying and storing some of your favorite seasonal produce.

Looks like one of them has aired – all about fresh herbs!

So, grab your Latte, take a quick watch and head out to your farmers market today.