Through the years I have seen the connection between healthy food and the diseases of aging. I wanted to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. My recipes are low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, but are high in flavor. I rely on spices from all over the world to enliven my dishes, with the goal of serving food that is different and delicious. I believe that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams.
Both of my cookbooks – The Age GRACEfully Cookbook and my new The Age Beautifully Cookbook, are not intended to be diet books or some sort of meal program. They are both full of recipes that utilize powerful ingredients like turmeric, bitter melon, açai, soursop, and jackfruit which help keep you looking younger. Everyone remarks how young I look for my age (which is now over 50). It’s because I eat all of these foods which are very high in antioxidants and specifically very good for keeping your skin healthy and your nails strong.
My recipes are easy to make and I create hearty dishes, full of flavor. You’ll see my cookbooks have recipes for Spiced Rack of Lamb, Mustard-Crusted Tri-Tip, Salmon Poached in Pickling Spices, Baby Back Ribs with Baobab Sauce and plenty of flavor-filled salads and delicious desserts.
Also, the books are beautifully illustrated with color photos of each dish. We spent a lot of time styling those photos and getting them just right. That’s part of what makes them such great gifts for friends and family members. If you love cookbooks like I do, I hope you will give mine a try.