Celebrity Health & Wellness Expert and Eco-Stylist

May 2015: Raw Food Courses in LA

 
I’m excited to announce my upcoming Raw Food courses in May 2015  in West Los Angeles, California:

May 9-10, Level 1
May 15-17, Level 2
May 17-19, Level 3

I will also be teaching an exclusive Level 1 over 5-days at the Ritz-Carlton’s new Reserve Resort in Thailand at Phulay Bay:

March 18-22, Level 1

All classes are taught by me, and are hands-on.
So, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to learn how to make the tastiest, healthiest, raw, vegan food ever. All recipes are gluten-free and packed full of superfoods!

Spaces will fill up quickly! Please book your spot today:

http://www.aniphyo.com/certification/

I’m looking forward to seeing you in March in Thailand, or in May in Los Angeles!
xoxo

 

March 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve

The beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reserve at Phulay Bay has invited me to develop an exclusive 5-day wellness program for their Thailand resort to launch in March 2015.

This exclusive retreat will include vegan raw food cooking classes and recipes featuring local ingredients and flavors with a focus on the Home Chef, along with my eco-green living, healthy lifestyle, fitness, natural beauty, and detox philosophy.

I will personally be at Phulay Bay teaching classes from March 18th to 22nd, 2015. These classes are complimentary to resort guests. And, guests completing all 5-days will receive a Certificate of Completion equivalent to my Level 1 Home Chef Raw Food Certification Course.

So, please book your stay now at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve website, and join me at Phulay Bay! I look forward to seeing you in paradise.

 

Giving Thanks Day

I wanted to share 3 of my favorite raw vegan superfood pie recipes for Thanksgiving. All 3 recipes are from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: All American Apple Pie, Autumn Pumpkin Pie, and Pecan Chai Pie. I hope you will enjoy them!

Wishing you a very happy holiday celebrating gratitude while counting our blessings. Let’s all remember to tell our loved ones and those in our community how much they are appreciated.

It’s a wonderful time of the year to help those around us, and to give back. Helping others puts my own life into perspective for me. It reminds me to give thanks for the many blessings in my  life. I’m grateful to have my health, my friends and family, clean running hot water, organic produce, a safe comfortable home, and all 10 fingers and toes.

On this day of giving thanks, what are you grateful for?

Mushroom Bulgogi Taco Recipe

I like to make my Mushroom Bulgogi with mushrooms, instead of beef. This is one of my favorite recipes, and perfect to wrap in a leaf or inside a thinly sliced daikon radish… like a taco!! ….Like in the photo above (courtesy of Vegetarian Times Magazine).

In addition to this recipe tasting delicious, mushrooms are a super food that boost our immune system while helping us fight illness, disease, and even cancer.

Check out the recipe in this month’s June 2014 issue,  and on their website: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/mushroom-bulgogi-filled-daikon-wraps/

 

Enjoy it! xo

A Warm Green Salad Recipe

I’ve been playing with fire! I’m enjoying lightly sautéing fresh vegetables and then tossing them hot into a big salad bowl full of fresh greens. Today, I cooked up some garlic in coconut oil with halved cherry tomatoes and chopped broccoli. I added it to a big bowl of chopped up romaine, spinach, arugula, and mixed it all up to allow the cooked veggies to wilt the greens. I finished it off with capers and artichoke hearts. No dressing needed, as the capers and artichokes add saltiness and pickled tartness, while the garlic adds pungency. Give it a try, this salad is to live for! And yes, I do still consider this salad a vegan raw food….

Warm Green Salad

3 cloves garlic, chopped, to taste
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup baby broccoli, chopped
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
2 cup romaine, chopped
1 cup spinach
1 cup arugula
3 Tablespoons capers
1/2 cup artichoke hearts

Warm up your pan on medium heat, add coconut oil and garlic. Sauté until soft. Add tomatoes and broccoli. Lightly cook, to desired consistency.

Place romaine, spinach, and arugula into a large mixing bowl. Top with cooked vegetables and toss to mix well, wilting your greens. Add capers and artichokes, and toss to mix well.

Serve and enjoy!

Banana Superfood Chocolate

Superfood Chocolates made at Ani’s Raw Food Certification Level 2 yesterday here in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Filled with banana, and topped with strawberry jam, coconut, and fresh berries. I love our raw food courses because I get to eat the best food on the Planet, while detoxing effortlessly.

Thank you to my awesome students for spending another fun weekend with me! (I never make these recipes for myself at home anymore…so it’s amazing to get to enjoy them with you all in class!)

 

Ani’s Feb 22+23 Course

Join me and enjoy the BEST RAW FOOD on the planet for a full weekend, and detox and cleanse effortlessly!
Come and kickstart your Raw Food diet, or jump back on the train. You will leave the weekend feeling inspired with a slew of new recipes and menu ideas. In addition to food, we will learn about the Raw Food lifestyle, including beauty, fitness, and living a toxic-free lifestyle while focusing on social entrepreneurship and even launching your raw food business.

Join me in my kitchen at my next “Ani’s Raw Food Certification Level 1″ on Feb 22+23 in Santa Monica CA. Space is limited, and filling up quickly. This is a hands-on Home Chef course.

 

Chopped Salad

Chopped green salad made with cherry tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce, endive, yellow bell pepper, jicima! I love chopped salads because you get a bit of all ingredients in every bite. Vegan, raw, organic, and locally from the farmers’ market in WestLA.

A great way to detox our way into the New Year!

What are your favorite chopped salad ingredients?

Join Me: Feb 22+23

I’ve booked dates for the first 2014 Ani’s Raw Food Certification Level 1. Class will be held in Santa Monica, CA.
February 22nd and 23rd
Saturday 8am to Sunday 4pm
This is a hands-on home chef food prep course with a focus on healthy living, natural beauty, fitness, and social entrepreneurship.
Space is limited, and class will fill up quickly. So register today!

For those interested in pursuing a career in Raw Foods, I also offer a Level 3 Teacher Certification Course.
For more information, please visit my course page.

I hope you’ll join me in 2014!
It’s going to be the BEST year yet! xo

(Photo by the awesome Mark Tassi)

 

 

Roasted Sunchoke Recipe

Have you tried sunchokes yet, aka Jerusalem artichoke? They are the tuber of the sunflower plant, and available at our local farmers’ markets here in Los Angeles. As with all tubers, they are full of minerals and vitamins and help boost our immune system in the wintertime.

When eaten fresh and raw, sunchokes have a light crisp, similar to water chestnut. And are delicious sliced and served as a ‘chip’ with dips like guacamole and hummus.

I tried roasting sunchokes in my friend’s convection oven, tossed in a splash of olive oil. The texture was similar to a sweet potato, starchy and delicious. A warming comfort food on a cold winter day.

Enjoy this vegan, gluten-free, superfood recipe:

Roasted Sunchokes

2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Toss together the sunchokes and oil in a large bowl.
Spread on baking tray and roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.