Live Cooking Segment on “Charlotte Today” – Fast Food Burrito

I had an absolute blast today filming a cooking segment for Charlotte Today on WCNC – NBC News Channel 6.

A big thanks goes out to the Hosts Colleen Odegaard and Paul Schadt, Associate Producer Bob Carroll and Production Assistant Kellie Brown who all made the experience so much fun.

You can watch the segment here and see attentional details for the recipe I made here.

Charlotte Today has already invited me back for another cooking segment in January – I can’t wait!

Hope you enjoy the video!

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The Green Smoothie That Made the News

The Democratic National Convention is over and my mind is really spinning. The amount of information I’ve learned and discovered about our leaders in Washington and what they think regarding our food policy here in America is mind blowing.

Until I get all my thoughts, notes, etc. organized, I want to share the special shake recipe I made for WCNC – NBC News Channel 6 last week when they came to my home for breakfast to interview me about being an elected North Carolina delegate to the DNC.

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Eating Less Meat Can Save the Environment

Happy Earth Day!

I am celebrating today by not eating meat and recuperating from a busy week of educational speaking events. Last week, Johnson & Wales University invited me and Elle Palmer to speak at their Art & Sciences events about sustainability and the environment. Our talk was entitled “The Very Inconvenient Truth,” where we shared information about why meat and dairy consumption is the number one polluter of the environment.

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Before the event, we passed out coconut based ice cream sandwiches that Earth Fare was generous to donate.  We wanted the students to realize that it’s possible to reduce dairy consumption – even with ice cream!  And of course we wanted the students jacked up on sugar ready to listen to what we had to say!
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NY Times & Organic Center VIP Dinner

I’m on my way back home from Expo West.  What a trip.  Expo West was pretty cool, but even cooler was being featured and pictured in the NY Times yesterday.

A lot of people are wondering what I am going to do with the money generated from renting our rental condo during the DNC… I won’t be using it to go on vacation or buy something material. I will be right here in Charlotte during the convention. I have big plans for the funds which will be used to continue to grow this site and spread the movement to label GMOs, holding President Obama accountable for the promises he made in 2007. I met some very well connected and influential people at Expo West that I want to work with to help spread the movement using the convention as a back drop.

You can do your part now – Please sign the petition at Just Label It – You have the right to know what’s in your food.

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Speaking of food… On Friday night, I attended a fundraiser for The Organic Center, a non-profit who’s mission is to spread education and the benefits of organic agriculture. It was a night full of schmoozing and boozing… One highlight of the evening was introducing myself to a few big wigs – I had no idea who they were at first… it was fun later finding out exactly how powerful these people are.  I think they were pretty impressed with my tenacity.
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