Deliciously Organic, by Carrie Vitt

I’m popping back in mid-week because I wanted to talk with you about a brand new book. A dear friend of mine is celebrating a job well done. Carrie Vitt, author of the inspired blog Deliciously Organic, has created a beautiful cookbook, filled with mouth-watering photos and accessible whole foods recipes. I mean it about accessible. Carrie takes the complication out of organic cooking and baking. Her recipes are easy to read, easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat. She personally created and labored over each recipe, then hired two professional chefs to test the book again. That kind of commitment means one thing – a good book!

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Book Suggestion: The Vegetarian Myth

If you’ve been reading here for a little while, you know that I took a pretty rotten stab at being a vegetarian from age 9 – 27. Tofu-dogs, fake “chicken” and countless soy protein bars later, I have a full blown soy allergy that not only makes my face break out like a 13 year-old, but also throws my monthly cycles off, which reeks havoc on my entire body. If soy sneaks into my food chain on a semi-regular basis, like say a nondescript multivitamin, my body needs a full three months to get back on track. In case you’re curious, that’s a long time to wait with a pizza face.

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The legendary molokai purple sweet potato

John’s film Rock Prophecies just played at the Maui Film Festival. First off, it won another audience award! It won the audience award at Nashville Film Festival, Dallas AFI Festival, and now Maui Film Festival, and it is a very special honor. This type of award is determined by an audience vote at the end of each screening. The highest collective vote wins, which means this film is connecting to people! Nothing more important than that, right? The Maui Festival also held a deeper meaning for Robert Knight, the rock n’ roll photographer who is the subject of the film, because his childhood home was Hawaii.

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