January 31, 2017

The Age Beautifully Cookbook Is Gourmand Award Winner

Update: May 27, 2017 The Age Beautifully Cookbook brings home “The Best in the World” award by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!  The Gourmand International Cookbook Awards have been called the “Oscars” of the food world, and we are pleased to announce that Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World earlier this year won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition and now has been awarded, “The Best in the World” by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017! The Age Beautifully Cookbook was also awarded Gold in the Specialty Cookbook category […]
November 18, 2016

Age Beautifully Cookbook Wins Gold Award

The Awards for the Year’s Best Books for Better Living were announced by the Jenkins Group today, and we are thrilled to tell you that The Age Beautifully Cookbook (published by Skyhorse Publishing) has won Gold in the Specialty Cookbook category.  Grace O and the FoodTrients team want to express our gratitude to everyone who helped make the cookbook possible. The Living Now Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best lifestyle books and their creators. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives, and books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about […]
November 5, 2016

Age Beautifully Cookbook Featured on Home & Family Show

  News flash! The Age Beautifully Cookbook recently appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show and was a hit! The Golden Door Spa’s Chef Greg Frey discussed some of his favorite pumpkins and the recipe he loves from  Age Beautifully. The segment featured Grace O’s  Stuffed Baby Pumpkins recipe.  The Golden Door’s General Manager, Kathy Van Ness, wrote the forward to the Age Beautifully Cookbook. Grace O and the FoodTrients team hosted a panel along with Chef Greg for guests at the Golden Door last fall. “Both FoodTrients® and the Golden Door have complementary passions and purposes regarding […]
September 22, 2016

Age Beautifully Cookbook Wins Gold in Living Now Awards

Recognizing the Year’s Best Books for Better Living LOS ANGELES (September 15, 2016): The 8th Annual Living Now Awards for the year’s best books for better living were announced by the Jenkins Group this week, and The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World (Skyhorse Publishing; April 5, 2016; 978-1-63450-797-4) has been awarded Gold in the Specialty Cookbook category. Grace O, author and creator of FoodTrients®, dedicated The Age Beautifully Cookbook to delicious age-defying recipes because eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love or satisfying meals.  Grace O’s recipes are built on foundations […]
August 27, 2016

Why My Recipes Are So Easy Peasy

I originally came up with this concept for FoodTrients when I was writing a magazine column for people over 50. The magazine is called Life After 50 and my column was called “Eating Well Over 50.” I wrote it for six months and it got me started cooking again and taking photographs for my first cookbook (The Age GRACEfully Cookbook). I know that people are busy and while they want food that tastes good and is good for them, they don’t have a lot of time. So I created recipes that are easy to make AND delicious. Almost every single one […]
August 21, 2016

Why Are My Cookbooks Different?

Through the years I have seen the connection between healthy food
July 11, 2016

Where To Find Some of My Exotic Ingredients

By Grace O Because of FoodTrients, I have made it my mission to find herbs, fruits, vegetables and plants from all over the world that pack a lot of nutrition and age-defying benefits.  It’s been so rewarding to introduce some of the foods and ingredients I grew up with in Southeast Asia like moringa, yuka/cassava, jackfruit, ashitaba and others. It’s also been a great adventure for me to learn about new superfoods from around the world like baobab, reishi mushrooms, ashwagandha and more. I’m very fortunate to live in southern California where so much produce grows. It’s a melting pot […]
July 5, 2016

Grace O’s Recipes Have To Pass Test

By Grace O After I’ve added nutrient-dense, anti-aging ingredients, it’s time to test and re-test the recipe until it has the perfect balance of flavors, textures, and colors. I think it’s important for food to look good, have an interesting texture, whether smooth or crunchy or a combination thereof, and be balanced in acidity and spice. I like to have a mix of recipes that, when served together in one meal, tingle all of the taste categories: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami (an earthy flavor). Then each recipe is tested by my FoodTrients team and has received a nutritionist’s […]
June 13, 2016

Cookbook Launches at Saks Event

Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet last week for cookbook author and creator of FOODTRIENTS®, Grace O for a signing of her latest cookbook, The Age Beautifully Cookbook.  A tasting menu of selected recipes from the cookbook were also served at the festive May 19 event. All proceeds received by the author from the book signing are being donated to the Museum of Tolerance to support their extensive Los Angeles community efforts. The event was attended by over 100 guests, including California Senator Robert Huff and his wife, Mei Mei; jewelry designer Robert Procop; and Todd […]