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Celebrate NYE With Appetizing Appetizers

New Year’s Eve happens to be my birthday, so I was born to celebrate holidays and special occasions with friends.  Every year, when I’m in town, I like to have a big party on New Year’s Eve. My friends know that when I entertain, the food matters because I put a lot of thought into the menu and the evening’s entertainment. Whether you plan to host a small gathering of friends or a large party during the holidays, you can start the evening off right with some enticing appetizers. When people are drinking alcohol, it’s a good idea to serve […]

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 […]

It’s Citrus Season and the Squeeze Is On!

Here in Southern California, just about every yard and neighborhood has citrus trees heavy with fruit. I have a number of fruit trees myself and always marvel at how plentiful and tasty the oranges, lemons and limes are this time of year. Just about any variety of citrus is at its best in the winter months, but there are some new and unusual varieties that are pretty spectacular. Along with great taste, all citrus are high in vitamins A and C and fiber, while naturally low in calories. Grapefruit Red grapefruit varieties such as Flame, Ruby, Rio Red and Star […]

Rabbit Leaps into Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) is a very important holiday for me. Although I was born and raised in Southeast Asia, my father was three-quarters Chinese and my mother was half Chinese. We always celebrated the lunar new year by making special meals full of symbolism. For instance, we made a sweet sticky rice cake called tikoy because it symbolizes unity and togetherness and good luck that is supposed to stick to you all year long. We also cleaned the house and bought new clothes to wear on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. And my parents gave […]

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12 Foods for Lovers This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts turn to adding a little more love and romance to our lives. Can certain foods boost romantic relationships and enhance sexual desire? According to St. Thomas Aquinas, aphrodisiac foods had to produce good nutrition and a “vital spirit.” In other words, the nutrients that contribute to overall well-being will also help to ensure a healthy love life. Chocolate is typically at the top of my list for Valentine’s Day, particularly dark chocolate. It truly is one of the best superfoods for lovers. Dark chocolate can help relieve stress, sharpen our minds, […]

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The Age Beautifully Cookbook Wins Gourmand Award

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards announced that Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World has won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) JANUARY 06, 2017 — The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which have been called the “Oscars” of the food world, announced this week that Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World has won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition. The Age Beautifully Cookbook, the latest cookbook from FoodTrients®, will now […]

Are You Game to Try Exotic Meats?

Our Stone Age (Paleolithic) ancestors subsisted on whatever they could catch, gather, pluck or hunt. Animals that they caught for food were naturally grass fed, lean and high in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and cancer-fighting selenium, yet low in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. Much of today’s “factory farmed” animals for food are fed grain and pumped with antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones, all of which can be toxic in certain amounts. Eating wild game is a delicious experience. Meats like venison, elk, bison, wild boar, rabbit and ostrich are highly flavorful, lean and full of FoodTrients. Here are just […]

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Moringa: A New Leaf for Aging Better

To stay healthy, I eat moringa leaves almost every day. I put them on salads, in soups, casseroles, stir-fries, and other dishes. I also just eat the leaves sometimes. Many of my friends take moringa supplements because they know that moringa is a powerful immune booster. While few Americans have ever heard of the moringa oleifera plant, in Africa and Asia it’s a life-saver. It needs very little water to grow and its leaves offer a full complement of protein, minerals, and nutrients to both humans and cattle. When Africans cook with moringa, they throw the tiny leaves into soups […]

Grace O and FT Team Travel to China for Cookbook Awards

Los Angeles, May 23, 2017 — Grace Mercado Ouano (Grace O) and the FoodTrients teams will travel to China this week to attend the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards event in Yantai, China. The awards have been called the “Oscars” of the food world, and Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition. The Age Beautifully Cookbook, the latest cookbook from FoodTrients®, will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for Best in the World. The winner will be […]

Age Beautifully Wins Gourmand’s “Best in the World” Award

Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook was awarded the 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ top honor — “Best in the World” – in the Innovative category on May 28 at Gourmand’s annual awards event in Yantai, China. Grace O and members of the FoodTrients team traveled to China for the Awards ceremony and were thrilled when Age Beautifully was announced as the winner. Grace O, who was proud to accept the award, said, “It was two and half years in the making, but it has been a labor of love for good foods that can help us look and feel […]