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Ani on TV in Thailand

Friday, January 29th, 2010
ani on thailand tv

Ani's segment on TV in Thailand

Ani’s Raw Food Baja Taco Wraps: 6 min, 18 sec
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It may be hard to imagine eating a raw food, vegan, uncooked taco. But I assure you, this recipe is delicious. It was voted as the favorite recipe out of the 7 I taught during my 4-hour raw food workshop in Phuket, Thailand at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale.

This segment aired on Thailand’s NBT Television on January 29th, 2010. I’ll show you just how easy it is to make these fresh raw food Baja Taco Wraps.

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Preparing for our Workshop at Mom Tri's Villa Royale

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
workshop prep at mom tri's villa royale

workshop prep at mom tri's villa royale

A fun time was had in the kitchen preparing 8 dishes for my workshop on Sunday Jan 24, 2010 at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. Sylvie (in black) is the PR manager who made this all happen.

making nori rolls

making nori rolls

With my language barrier…the kitchen staff finally understood that none of my food was being heated or cooked. Here I show them how to make Garden Pate filled Nori Rolls.

sylvie and ani phyo toast

Sylvie and I toasting to a great day

Sylvie and I toasted to another great day in the kitchen with coconut water! I was in heaven in Thailand with all the Thai baby coconuts. And the chefs are super fast at opening them up and getting the meat out….amazing.

Mom Tri's Villa Royale Paradise

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
resort owner Mom Tri and I

resort owner Mom Tri and I

Mom Tri, owner of the resort, totally gets it. His spa uses edible coconut oil, he has an organic farm in Chang Mai with a cooking school, and looks super fit and healthy.

the salt water pool over looking the lagoon

the salt water pool over looking the lagoon

This is one of 3 pools at Mom Tri’s, and salt water too.

lotus pond

lotus pond

Each morning I’d find a newly bloomed lotus flower. They’re beautiful!

deck for dining

one of many decks for dining and drinking

This is just one of several decks overlooking the ocean for dining and drinking. What a view!

the beach

the beach

This is the beach at Mom Tri’s….turquoise water and white sands. I did get a minor jelly fish sting. I was with a doctor, luckily, who kept me calm, and though it left welts on my arm, it was really not a big deal. I tried to swim a mile a day in the ocean. It was bath water warm and such a treat.

Phuket, Thailand's a Great Place For Friends

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Dr Richard DeAndrea and me soaking up sun

Dr Richard DeAndrea and I soaking up sunshine

It was super special to get to meet up with 2 longtime friends from SF in Phuket, Thailand.

Dr D (which in Thai means ‘the good doctor’) runs the 21 Day Detox program, and he and his partner John Wood taught me all about detoxing almost 10 years ago. Dr D is currently living in Bangkok developing his clinic with cutting edge healing therapies.

Dmy friend anthony in thailand

Anthony and I in Thailand at Mom Tri's

Anthony Hall and I go way back to SF days of raves and web 1.0. He’s an amazing photographer, and artist in general. We’re both back in LA now…and combating jet lag! Anthony’s British…perhaps that explains his stern expression. But, I did manage get him to smile…..


Anthony gives us a smile

Smiles and friends are two important pieces for fueling happiness. The sunshine and warm water and tropical environment helps too!

Reduce by Reusing

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

reusing glass bottles for petrol in Bali

I love how the Balinese reuse litter glass bottles to hold petrol. At first I wondered if this could be dangerous. What if someone drank a bottle by accident? I guess that’s why they display the bottles on a special stand along with a funnel (you can see it in the photo on the bottom shelf).

Growing up in a Korean home in New York, I was taught to use less and to reuse things whenever possible. Like using prepared food containers, instead of buying bright plastic Tupperware, to store our left overs. Korean moms are notorious for saving plastic bags, and reusing them until they fall apart. I think this comes from the fact that Korea wasn’t always a 1st world country, and when my folks were growing up, resources and even food were scarce. So, it was important to make the best use of everything available, and never to waste.

Ani's Fresh Taco Wraps & Cobbler Crumble Topping Make 2009's Top 10 Recipes

Friday, January 1st, 2010

delicious living magazine

My recipes for Cobbler Crumble Topping and also my Fresh Taco Wraps ranked numbers 4 & 5 for Delicious Living Magazine’s Top 10 Gluten-free Recipes of 2009.

Read more about the 2009 Top 10 at Delicious Living.
Read my original article Classy Raw Cuisine with 7 recipes in the July 2009 issue of Delicious Living Magazine.

Ani's Interview on WLIR

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


Listen to podcast: 49 minutes

I love WLIR. The founder Dhrumil Purohit is an amazing being filled with incredibly positive energy and light. Dhrumil has created this wonderful online resource for our community. So, if you haven’t been to it yet, you must visit We Like It Raw.

While you’re there, you can listen to a chat Dhrumil and I had about how I grew up on raw foods, my raw food career path, practical raw food tips, how raw foods decrease our ecological footprint, and building community.

Listen to podcast: 49 minutes