Makeup can do wonders for a girl's self esteem…but, at what cost to our health? Makeup is often full of toxic colors and chemical preservatives. We Raw Fooders believe skin cancer is caused when toxins we place on our skin (like sunscreen, makeup, moisturizers, etc) react with the sun. Now that's a food for thought! But, wearing makeup can be fun. We just need to make sure to choose natural mineral colors while avoiding common poisons like BHA, BHT, dibutyl phthalate, diazolidinyl urea, and parabens. I have to wear makeup for photo shoots, like this one for a local magazine here in LA. And, I always bring jojoba oil and use it to cleanse my face immediately afterwards. Coconut oil works great as a makeup remover and skin/hair moisturizer too. I try to avoid putting things on my skin that I won't eat. It absorbs through just the same!
Kenny G speaks with me about his support of NetKAL, love of Koreans and Korean Americans, and his new projects at BiteSized TV studios on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA on Saturday. He's been a big supporter for our USC (University of Southern California) Network of Korean American Leadership program over the past couple years. Good match since Asian seem to really love KennyG's tunes. But then again, who doesn't love Jazz? Thanks KennyG!
A 6-minute raw food segment with host Dave Anderson on AM Northwest on Portland's KATU TV for "Ani's Raw Food Asia". Plus photos along my tour in Portland, OR before I head off to Seattle, WA.
BBC Good Food interviewed me for a feature article on Raw Foods
I made Acai smoothies on FOX in San Diego for host Raoul Martinez...
My two TV appearances on San Diego Living with Erin Mikael talking about a raw food diet....
Read my interview on Healthy Bitch Daily, where I talk about these topics and include a recipe: What made me switch over to the raw diet, Biggest misconception of raw foods…, What I recommend to those who get sick when transitioning to the raw diet Special tips or recommendations on being an efficient consumer when grocery shopping Ani’s Signature Mango Cobbler
I was a guest on Carla's Cooking Radio show and spoke about the benefits of raw foods and how eating desserts can help you loose weight, clear up your skin, and help you to age slower too
Read interview One of my favorite audiences are all the lovely moms out in our world who are super busy shuttling their kids around town, running their household, shopping for food, planning each day, and are constantly looking for simple ways to provide healthy snacks and meals for their children and family. Mom's and kids are my two biggest inspirations for creating my fast and easy to make raw food recipes. CafeMom is a great site for info on pregnancy, kids stuff, party planning, love, sex, beauty, style, and healthy living. Read my interview with Julie Ryan Evans here.
I’ve been voted Sexiest Raw Vegan Woman 2009 by the raw community again this year, but by default. Alicia Silverstone actually won the votes, I came in 2nd place. But she doesn't consider herself raw anymore. What an honor! Plus, Steve from Sacred Chocolates sent me a congratulatory package of his delicious chocolate hearts...yummmy. Last year, I was surprised that I was awarded 1st place for Best of Raw 2008: Best Chef Favorite Cookbook Sexiest Raw Vegan Woman and 2nd place for Favorite Educator Listen to my interview from last year on Raw Inspirations Radio where I chat with lovely host Laura Fox about my history, inspirations, and what the future holds.