June 6, 2022

Immunity Boosting Blend

This blended drink helps with your immunity, gut health, and even detoxification. Yogurt has probiotics which keep the good bacteria in your intestines flourishing. This is important because the intestinal tract is a main component of your body’s immune system. Strawberries are very high in vitamin C, a known immunity booster. Limes also have vitamin C and the acid from their juice helps the stomach break down food. Certain flavanoids in limes help detox the body and act as anti-bacterial agents. In some countries limes are used as a natural antibiotic. The carrot juice (or orange juice) provides beta-carotene which […]
May 30, 2022

Amazing Gooseberries

I just love berries! Not only are they sweet and delicious, but they are loaded with healthful antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. Soon we’ll be heading into prime berry season. Strawberries are already here, and June marks the prime time for blueberries, raspberries and boysenberries, and other berries. There are scores of recipes and serving ideas for them. But there is another berry that’s available starting now in late spring that’s a little different and a nutritional powerhouse — Indian gooseberries, also known as amla fruit. The fruit is about the size of blueberries and looks sort of […]
May 21, 2018

Going Nutty! I’ve Got a Crush on Nuts

Nuts are full of valuable FoodTrients and they’re so easy to eat as a snack or to add into a huge variety of foods from salads and appetizers to main courses, side dishes and desserts. Nuts are one of the most versatile and healthful foods out there, which is why I have incorporated them into my own diet and included 15 recipes in my new book, The AGE BEAUTIFULLY Cookbook, that feature them. Nuts are high in fat and calories, but they are nutrient dense, which means they are full of good omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. […]
May 18, 2017

Gourmand International Awards in Yantai China

Destination Yantai, China – Gourmand Cookbook Awards! The FoodTrients team is heading to Yantai, China on May 25 for the Gourmand Cookbook Awards and a tour of the foods and sites in China. Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook and The Age GRACEfully Cookbook will be presented to publishers from Asia and around the world to help spread the word of wellness and longevity with FoodTrients. The Age Beautifully cookbook won the U.S. award for Innovation, and now goes on to compete for Best in the World. The beautiful seaside city of Yantai is one of the most popular tourist […]
February 27, 2017

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 28, 2016

Why I Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

My father was a physician who taught me a great deal about diet and health, after moving to California over twenty years ago, I easily transitioned from my culinary life into the world of health care.  Today, I own and operate several skilled nursing facilities.  But I never lost my love for cooking.  As I learned more about the positive effects healthy food and ingredients have on disease and aging, I was compelled to get back in the kitchen and create a cookbook (now TWO of them – The Age GRACEfully Cookbook and my new The AGE BEAUTIFULLY Cookbook) that fuse […]
April 25, 2016

A Fusion of Flavors Accent Shrimp & Quinoa Recipe

This week, I have a fistful of flavor to bring to a new quinoa dish from my latest cookbook, The AGE BEAUFITULLY Cookbook. In Southeast Asia, where I grew up, the cuisine has been influenced by many countries: China, Japan, Spain, France, America, and to some extent the Middle East and Northern Africa. So I’ve been practicing fusion cooking my whole life. My mother ran a cooking school and my family operated multiple restaurants. My recipe for shrimp on sugar-cane skewers is a perfect example of Asian fusion food. It became very popular in our restaurants and then spread all over […]