Celebrity Health & Wellness Expert and Eco-Stylist

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.

 

Watermelon Arugula

Watermelon and arugula, stuffed with a wild rice and walnut pate. Topped with compressed persimmon. Beautifully refreshing red and green raw food, vegan, holiday recipe that aides detox while stimulating digestion and weight loss. Helps combat our holiday eating in a delicious way!

 

 

 

Ani’s Raw Food Detox

 

Ani’s Raw Food Detox just arrived to me here in Los Angeles fresh off the presses. It’s always different to hold the physical book in my hands after it’s printed. This book will be available everywhere books are sold January 1st 2014. And, it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon too.

Eating raw food is a detox in and of itself since we eliminate common allergens like wheat, dairy, animal products, refined sugar, and processed foods. This book contains a 15-day program with shopping lists for eating healthy raw foods to detox and cleanse, and even loose some excess unwanted pounds. This detox will leave you glowing with health and bounding with excess energy. It’s fun to effortlessly detox while feasting on the yummiest whole, unprocessed, fresh, raw foods ever!

Berry and Greens Salad for Beauty

A berry delicious and nutritious green salad made with kale, baby bok choy, Chinese greens, corn, onion, yellow squash, eggplant, raspberries, blueberries, and pomegranate marinated in a splash of olive oil, with a pink of pink sea salt.

This is a simply beautiful way to pump up antioxidants to help slow the ‘rusting’ of my cells. Packed full of beautifying foods for feasting while detoxing, this raw vegan salad will keep your skin clear and glowing with beauty from the inside out.

What’s your secret for combating the signs of aging?

Ani’s Raw Food Certification Courses

I’m offering my final 2013 series of Ani’s Raw Food Certification Courses in September in Santa Monica, CA.

Level 1: September 20, 21, 22. Friday 3pm to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Level 2: September 27.28.29. Friday 3pm to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Level 3, Teacher Training: September 29, 30, October 1st. Sunday 4pm to 6pm. Monday 10am to 4pm. Tuesday 10am to 2pm.

My inspiration for creating these courses is to help people learn how simple, quick, and easy raw food preparation can be! It’s all about delicious and nutritious recipes made using a handful of easy to find ingredients. Complexity is added with sauces and plating.

To support a healthy diet and lifestyle, we need to know how to make our own food, quickly! In my courses, I also discuss lifestyle topics including fitness, natural beauty, organic and eco-green living, healthy detox, weight loss, and much more. And for those interested in launching their own business, writing a book, and or creating a show, I talk about business strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing strategy, and keys to building your brand.

I hope you can join me in September for one or all 3 of my courses! It’s a really fun course, and a great way to detox feasting on the best raw food ever!!

For more information, please visit my course page.

 

 

Superfood Cacao Avocado Tartlets

I whipped up some Superfood Cacao Avocado Tartlets for a dinner party tonight.

They are made with avocado for creaminess, and sweetened with superfoods: lucuma, carob, stevia since I’m watching my sugars (no syrups and need low-glycemic). Added in spirulina, which is why the pudding’s a bit green.

The crust is made with raisins, cacao, pink sea salt, and cashews.

Topped with goji berries and vanilla sauce.

Delicious way to detox in the summertime with whole, unprocessed, local, seasonal, nutritious, rawfood goodness!

Vegan Protein Pudding

I whipped up this Protein Pudding at my client’s home by using what he had on hand in his fridge and cabinets. Since he had no vanilla extract and no cacao powder, I used his flavored vegan protein powders instead. He did have half of a banana, 2 avocados, coconut water, and stevia powder.

So, I made this Protein Pudding by blending together sweet banana, creamy avocado, chocolate and also vanilla protein powders, electrolyte coconut water, and non-caloric stevia powder. And it was delicious!

Though I’ve personally stopped using all protein powders (instead I’m using only whole foods), this gluten-free, vegan pudding is an easy way to up your protein intake today.

Happy Meatless Monday!

Tapenade and Candied Onion Stuffed Red Cabbage

Cabbage leaves are great to use as 'shells' to stuff with my favorite fillings to create different hand helds. Olive Tapenade, Candied Onions, Chiffonade Green Cabbage fill a beautiful purple cabbage leaf and adds crunch. Recipes and video included.

Chocolate Collard Leaves

Chocolate covered collard green leaves inspired by my Cheddar Kale Chip recipe I discovered back in Portland, OR, in 1995 or so. Another delicious way to eat greens!