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About Essential Cuisine
Essential Cuisine is the culinary-based practice I created from my life experiences as a mother, chef, foodie, healthy food and environmental activist, author of  Essential Cuisine cooking DVDs, keynote speaker, spiritual student and teacher. 

Notice that I am not calling Essential Cuisine a “diet.” I think diets are confusing and constricting and they deny pleasure. Essential Cuisine is rather a daily practice – a way of life where nourishment, flavor, respect for the Earth, and health and vitality are the essential ingredients. Food is simply the seed (pun intended) I believe that helps you fully bloom into your higher self. When your body is healthy, it can serve as the vital vessel that enables you to pursue your calling and do the work you were meant to do. Learn to bring yourself into alignment – physically, mentally and spiritually. When your body is in harmony, your life is in harmony. 

At its root, I designed this practice to awaken and dazzle the senses by providing people with foods the body loves and the palate craves: delicious pure, organic, natural whole foods. Essential Cuisine combines the best of raw, cooked and cultured foods. The inspiration is derived from luscious flavors and textures, highly functional super foods, alkaline foods, probiotic rich foods, artisan oils and a healthy combination of organic whole foods from the Earth.


In our practice together, I will listen deeply and gently guide you with techniques I’ve learned along my vibrant path of spiritual awakening and personal development. Come, join me. 

This is your opportunity to experience pleasure instead of deprivation, feel complete instead of full, and satisfied instead of wanting. A lifestyle that embraces a deep and respectful relationship with all life on Earth offers simplicity, ease, vitality and fulfillment. 

Although much of my work is focused on food, I’ll share with you the lifestyle practices that challenged me and ultimately brought me to a place of blissful living or at least blissful living most of the time. My intention is to serve and inspire you to awaken to deep and meaningful stewardship of your life – just as I have done in my own life. I promise you will learn and become inspired to take the action you desire and most likely need, whether you realize it now or not.

Please contact me for a no-obligation 30 to 60-minute complimentary health, wellness, and nutrition coaching session by phone, by Skype or in person (on Maui).