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

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 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 […]
May 4, 2016

Remember Mom’s Comfort Food

My mother would make a dish I now call Mama’s Chicken Sauté for our family dinners whenever we wanted comfort
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 […]
April 13, 2016

Why Should You Care About FoodTrients?

By Grace O The right foods, herbs and spices can help us detox, lose weight, improve our skin and live longer, more vital lives. But how do you know which foods to choose?  One of the things I set out to do in my cookbooks is to make it easy to see what each recipe (and its ingredients) can do for you.  We started out with five symbols (icons) for the benefits in my first cookbook, The Age GRACEfully Cookbook, but I expanded it to eight icons in my new book, The Age Beautifully Cookbook. Here’s what each icon means: […]
January 20, 2016

Age Gracefully Cookbook Delivers Dishes With Benefits

Buy the Book Here:     . FoodTrients is a unique approach to fresh, nutritional, and age-defying foods, which was originated by Grace O. FoodTrients is her name for the natural anti-aging properties of food. Delicious foods and rejuvenating nutrients combine to create the award winning, Age GRACEfully Cookbook: The Power of Foodtrients® to Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life, a collection of enticing and nourishing recipes that promote health and well-being for a joyful and sustainable life. The recipes are built on the foundations of modern scientific research and ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs and natural ingredients […]
January 6, 2016

Huffington Post Praises Moringa and FoodTrients

Darryle Pollack, author, artist, cancer survivor and writer for the Huffington Post, recently praised the positive effects of moringa that she learned about after meeting Grace O and reading up on the miracle plant on FoodTrients.com in The Age GRACEfully Cookbook. Almost unknown in the United States, its popularity is growing worldwide thanks to what many believe are its health benefits — ranging from boosting immunity, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, increasing breast milk, even headache relief. “With a boost from Grace O’s culinary creativity, moringa could soon become a household word,” says Darryle in her […]