July 6, 2022

Chicken Curry with Moringa

Curries made with turmeric and coconut milk are amazingly heart-healthy. Add some ginger and garlic and your heart and arteries will thank you even more. This dish will help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke because of all of its anti-inflammatory compounds. If you can’t find fresh moringa leaves, you can use green tea powder. To make this a vegan entree, substitute tofu or soybeans for the chicken. Vegan or not, this dish is delicious served over white or brown rice. BENEFITS Curry powder contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory as powerful as a prescription drug. The fiber in the […]
May 30, 2022

Age Beautifully with FoodTrients

As I’ve been telling my story these past few years about how I developed an anti-aging cookbook based on the food-is-medicine principle called FoodTrients, I’ve expanded my method for creating delicious, comforting recipes designed to keep you young, healthy and beautiful. It’s a lot easier than I imagined, and it’s the focus of The AGE BEAUTIFULLY COOKBOOK: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World. The recipes are mainly quick and easy to make, and will introduce readers to age-defying foods and flavors from around the world, with a focus on beauty that emanates from the inside. As I […]
March 10, 2022

Elegant Crab-Mango Cocktails

When served in martini glasses, these crab cocktails make elegant appetizers for dinner parties. I use Alaskan king crab legs, but you can use grilled shrimp instead. Semi-ripe mangoes are more tart than fully ripe mangoes and hold their shape better. Depending on your taste for spicy food and drink, adjust the amount of hot sauce and jalapenos, or omit them. These cocktails are delicious alongside my Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds and tortilla chips. HEALTH BENEFITS: Crab and other shellfish contain selenium, an antioxidant that increases resistance to infection. The mango, lime, and hot sauce deliver plenty of vitamin C, […]
June 20, 2017

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 […]
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 21, 2016

Why Are My Cookbooks Different?

Through the years I have seen the connection between healthy food
August 1, 2016

What Foods Can Help Us Detox Our Bodies?

We can overwhelm our liver and its ability to pull toxins out of our body; yeast and parasites can inhabit our bowels; and secondhand smoke and air pollution can affect our lungs. So, about once every few months, or whenever I’m not feeling well, I go on a detoxification regimen. I like to cleanse my whole system through herb-spiked liquids, healing foods, and nutritional supplements. Pure water may be the ultimate detoxifying flush for kidneys, liver, lungs, and bowels, but green tea is also excellent.  Here is a list of my top 10 favorite detoxing foods: Artichokes Daikon radish Chia […]
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 […]
May 31, 2016

Age Beautifully with Every Bite!

… Grace O’s newest book, the award winning Age Beautifully Cookbook, is finally here and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book-selling sites. We don’t have a choice when it comes to aging, but we can choose HOW we will age – the foods we eat, exercise, and healthy habits can have dramatically positive effects on aging. That’s why Grace O created FoodTrients®, a website and cookbooks dedicated to great-tasting recipes that also deliver age-defying benefits. Eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love or satisfying meals. The Age Beautifully Cookbook provides one hundred-plus, easy-to-make recipes that promote health and […]