I have developed a healthy obsession with mushrooms—both the incredibly powerful medicinal types like reishi, and those that I roast or sauté for flavorful vegetarian meals. Elissa Goodman is one food expert who has helped encourage this practice, with her great knowledge and healing Inner Peace Tonic. My good friend Pamela Salzman, also a culinary talent, […]
As a certified holistic nutritionist, Elissa Goodman’s work takes her far beyond simple dietary prescriptions. She strives to bring the body and mind into harmony, and through her creativity and deep knowledge she succeeds. Part of that is due to an incredible understanding of ingredients and how they affect not only our physical beings but […]
They say variety is the spice of life, but lately one particular food has taken over my diet: reishi mushrooms. Mushrooms of all types are incredibly powerful—they boost our bodies’ natural immunity, and they’re a potent source of antioxidants. Cooking mushrooms used to intimidate me, but now that I’ve mastered it I’m obsessed. As a […]
It’s the season of renewal and rebirth, and the latest edition of our In the Veggie Kitchen series with The Chalkboard Mag echoed this sentiment. For our cooking class with raw-food specialist Meredith Baird, we celebrated the freshest seasonal finds at the farmers’ market and the delicate botanicals that are emerging in early spring gardens. […]
It’s not typical that ceramics actually bring nature to the table. But in my experience most ceramics aren’t Materia Lumina, a line designed and crafted in the desert of Joshua Tree. The nontoxic, food-safe dishes and bowls are imprinted with indigenous elements foraged from the great outdoors, along with other fabrics and elements that set them apart […]
As mentioned yesterday, I was first introduced to Eefjie Theeuws’ collection of handformed ceramics, Materia Lumina, while shopping at Beatrice Valenzuela’s Echo Park storefront. Eefjie was kind enough to open the doors of her Joshua Tree studio space to us, and I’m so happy to now share with you.
I was first introduced to Materia Lumina, a collection of hand-formed sacred ceramics by artist, designer and modern medicine woman Eefje Theeuws, and am now thrilled to carry them at my Montecito store.