COOKING CLASS: Healing Cuisine for the New Year, Tues., Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 PM

Learn to make The World’s Most Mineral-Rich Soup Stock, quick and easy, and keep it on hand for reheating cooked whole grains and for steaming vegetables. Whole grain noodles are fast to prepare and easy to digest. Make enough sushi for lunch or travel food. Miso, tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) and pickles are natural probiotics due to their fermentation. Eat well and thrive!


Vegetable Miso Soup with Tofu, Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms & Ginger

Soba Noodles in Savory Broth (gluten-free option provided)

Brown Rice Sushi with Dipping Sauce

Blanched Spinach with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Red Radish Pickles

Dessert Mochi

WHERE: Redwood High School 120/Staff Lounge, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, CA

REGISTRATION: Visit or call (415) 945-3730, $50.

RECIPES ONLY: $15. To pay online, visit Or send a check to Healing Cuisine, P.O. Box 2605, Mill Valley, CA 94942.

LECTURE: “Low-Acid Eating,” Thurs., Feb. 9, 6:30-8:00 PM

Low-acid eating is becoming known as the best way to ensure bone strength as we age. It also helps prevent and reverse disease by fostering a healthy blood quality. Learn which foods to choose and which to avoid. Receive a bibliography of the best and the latest books on the topic, and become familiar with supportive groups such as Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

WHERE: Tamalpais High School, Wood Hall 151, Camino Alto at Miller, Mill Valley

REGISTRATION: Please visit or call (415) 945-3730, $25.



I am new at blogging, although I think I have spent my whole life trying to make sure that the people I love — that includes everyone reading this page — are healthy and happy.  And my concern for them extends to our fellow creatures on this planet and the planet itself.

Sometimes we forget that we have a responsibility to treat ourselves lovingly, and that starts with the thoughts we think and the words we say — but most tangibly with the substances we take in to nourish ourselves.  The choices we make here are crucial to the lives we and others lead.

I’ve happily coached people about the diet part of their lifestyles for almost four decades, along with teaching cooking classes, speaking to groups, and writing cookbooks. I intend for my new blog to keep us, and our growing community, inspired to choose a plant-based whole foods diet for all the right reasons. It tastes delicious! Join me weekly for the latest diet and health news, recipes, and updates on cooking classes, talks and events.

Here’s to your health and happiness!, Meredith