Tuesday, October 28, 2008

with Kula and Oro

hello!!Everybody left today!It's just me,Kula & Oro!!So much silence around here,nothing like where I live!!Here I only hear birds!Where I live I only hear cars and people screaming!
Anyway...sorry I missed U all last week, I was actually at a macro retreat helded by Lino and Jane Stanchich in North Carolina,absolutely awesome.
Wanna hear something funny??
Today I cook lunch,like almost every time I come here.Sanae always tells me my food is overcook,there fore too yang and tight...well,guess what...my food was more yin today,lighter!!
So,it's true that your mood or emotional state affects the food U R cooking at that time!
Interesting...I actually always burn the food 'cause I leave it on the stove while I go check my emails or wash dishes!!I really didn't believe this,but I have to say....it must be true,'cause since I got back from the retreat (sunday)I feel sooooo relax!!I should do it more often,and actually, I can't wait to go to Northfolk at Eric and Sanae's cabin.I saw the pictures and feel in love with the place...next year,sometime!
Have a good one and stay out of trouble!!ciao#Love,A

Friday, October 24, 2008

Macrobiotic and vegan cookbook Amazon.com update

Hi all, and happy Jewish New Year for any Jews out there reading this!

I recently improved how Eric's and Sanae's cookbook show up in Amazon.com search results. This should improve book sales and bring more awareness to the general public. Now, when you search for their book, it will show up if you run a search for "vegan cookbooks" or "vegan" or "vegan macrobiotics" or "macrobiotic cookbooks". While all sellers want their products to show up on the first page of search results, "Love, Eric" and "Love, Eric and Sanae" are showing up on the first few pages, so be sure to purchase them if you're looking for a great cookbook!

Sanae asked me to find other ways to increase book sales, so that's my next mission! I'll keep you posted :)

Took the dogs for a nice walk today to the local park. I miss Dore and Kin, but they're in doggie heaven now.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

From Annalisa

I really had a lot of fun yesterday at Studio Mugen.
Everybody's busy with the GRAND OPENING OF SEED!!
Eric today offered me one of his choc truffles, and I have the feeling I'll be his best customer...
Funny, every time I 'd eat something chocolaty and sugary my heart starts racing, I have sweats and I have itching in both my eyebrows (go figure, U guys don't ask me why 'cause I have no idea..), without mentioning I cannot sleep at night...
Well,after eating one of Eric's desserts I never had this problem...and it's because he really doesn't use any refined sugar or white flour. It really makes a difference for my sweet tooth:-))
Junko's not comin'back (I'll miss her a lot) from Japan, at least for a while...so thyere's a new girl, Amy, who happens to live down the street from here, and she's very good with graphics and computers.
I also finally meet Christy Morgan, which we met through a macro yahoo-news-group, and found out we were working/volunteering for the same person, Sanae!!
I already like them both, and they 'll make this place even more enjoyable.
Again, I made lunch today, after bringin'Kula and Oro out.
Sanae's very sweet in reassure me that I don't have to feel ashamed when I cook for her and Eric...well...I still feel kinda embarassed!
Ayway...here are some pics from today and also the cat has lost the sensitivity in her tongue,so she needs to be fed by Eric and Sanae4.
I thought this moment was very sweet, it looks like 2 parents feeding the baby. I was very touched, and I had to take a shot of it.
I won't be around next tuesday (I'll be in North Carolina for a macro retreat with Lino Stanchich), so until then I send U all my blessings,
ciao, love

Friday, October 10, 2008


Hello everyone!

Sanae and Eric both have a dream of opening their own restaurant, and that dream is now becoming a reality!

Their restaurant "Seed" is opening soon. It is an Organic Vegan Macrobiotic Kitchen, located at 1604 Pacific Avenue, in Venice, California. The zip code is 90291. The phone number is 310-396-1604. The website is www.seedkitchen.com
The restaurant will be open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

Seed has been advertised in the "Japan Up!" magazine, which contains Japanese cuisine and trends. See page 35 of the October 2008 edition. The magazine is free.

The restaurant is already gaining a lot of publicity, and there is much progress being made on all fronts! Here's what Eric said about the restaurant: "At seed we believe that food is an essential source of our energy, health and happiness. We prepare vegan, macrobiotic cuisine with no animal products, dairy, eggs, or refined sugars. We use locally grown organic produce whenever possible. In the same way that a seed provides the beginnings for a vibrant plant, the food we eat provides the beginnings for a vibrant, flourishing life."

Seed is located right near the beach. The location is great, and will without a doubt attract many different people. I can't wait until it opens!

In addition to working on the restaurant, Sanae has been writing her new vegan macrobiotic healing cookbook called "Love, Sanae." It's very inspiring to see how far Sanae has come on her journey. She is a role model for the entire community. Her and Eric are finally realizing their goals, and it's very powerful to see this happening.

I am honored to be volunteering here at Studio Mugen. It's so nice to see the progress being made. Eric and Sanae are a pleasure to work with. They're both working very hard to change the world of food both for themselves and the world.

Till next time...don't forget your miso soup tomorrow morning!

Happy eating,