Podcast: How To Eat & Live Green On A Budget


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Chef Akemi Parker is the author of  The Queen of Green author of the new book, SUPERFOODS! Powerful Foods that Beat Cancer & Chronic Illness where she shares the potent foods and green eating techniques that beat cancer and disease and eliminate toxins in the body.

How To Eat & Live Green

  • Who is this book for?
  • How can people start eating and living green in a practical way?
  • Organic costs more than conventional produce – how can you afford it?
  • What makes the foods in your book better than other foods we hear about (lemons, blueberries, etc)?

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Poll – What’s Your Favorite Food Memory?


Most cooks are looking to recreate their favorite memories of food for others to enjoy.

Cooking provides nourishment and a sense of connection to people, places and nature.

What’s your favorite food memory?

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My favorite food memory is making tacos with my family growing up.

It was an all-hands-on-deck kinda thing with my extended family and we loved every minute of it.

Was nothing for us to whip up 100 tacos for my family, cousins, uncles, aunt and grandparents!

Share Your Favorite Food Memory In My Poll:

Goji Berry Delight Raw Granola Bars



                Dry Ingredients

1 ½ cup of rolled oats

¼ cup of sunflower seeds

¼ cup of chopped walnut

¼ cup of Goji berries

¼ cup of dried cranberries

¼ cup of hemp hearts

¼ cup of chia seeds

                Wet Ingredients

1 banana

¼ cup of almond butter

¼ cup of coconut oil

¼ cup of raw honey

  1. Toast the oats, sunflower seeds and chopped walnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Mash the banana
  3. Combine the banana, honey, coconut oil and almond butter over low heat on the stove.
  4. Combine toasted oats, sunflower seeds and chopped walnut mixture, Goji berries, cranberries, hemp hearts and chia seeds in a mixing bowl.
  5. Pour thoroughly mixed wet ingredients over dry ingredients.
  6. Pour into a parchment paper lined 8×8 baking dish and press and smooth until an even layer is achieved.
  7. Cover with parchment paper, put weight on it and refrigerate or freeze until desired firmness is achieved.

Environmentalists Question Declining Pollution Enforcement in Maryland


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Summary of “Environmentalists Question Declining Pollution Enforcement in Maryland”

By Akemi Parker

Existing environmental enforcement policies and resources may be insufficient to protect citizens says representatives from 11 environmental groups in Maryland. According to a May 7, 2016 news article in the Washington Post, environmentalists have urged the Maryland Department of the Environment to consider prosecuting more polluters after learning that the number of cases the state is referring for criminal investigation has dropped by one-third over the last three years.

Representatives from 11 groups, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Blue Water Baltimore and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters state that air pollution referrals decreased by 50 percent, lead poisoning prevention referral declined about 46 per cent and clean water referrals dropped by 27 percent. The environmental agencies have accused the state environmental policing to be “quiescent”, in other words in a dormant or idle state.

“To fully meet the state’s commitment to its neighbors with regard to the Chesapeake Bay, as well as its commitments to the citizens of Maryland to ensure that our air, water, and lands are clean and healthy, we need a full commitment to enforcing the law,” they said in a letter to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles.

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The letter asks Grumbles to restore more than a decade of funding cuts that have reduced the state’s staff of inspectors, increase, financial penalties for repeat offender polluters and more consistently levy fines on polluters. They also ask for the state to establish a task force “to discuss the methods for identifying and bringing to justice chronic violations of the law.”

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said that although he can’t control which cases are handed up to his office, he “would like to see more law enforcement.”

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has emphasized a business-friendly, customer-service-oriented approach to environmental regulation in the past.

A state spokeswoman said officials are reviewing the letter.

Five Health Benefits of Turkey You Need to Know


turkey_01I say it all the time…

Turkey is not just for the holidays!

In fact, there are at least five health benefits of of turkey you should know about.

Little Known Turkey Fact #1 –

Help Protect Yourself from Cancer with Turkey!

Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system.

Selenium also has an essential role to play in your antioxidant defense system, helping to eliminate cancer-friendly free radicals in the body.

Ain’t that something?

Read about the other four benefits at from LiveStrong.com’s article here.


HACCP – Ever wonder how your meat is kept safe in production facilities?


I love writing HACCP plans! My clients come from all over but the bulk of my HACCP writing is in haccp appleBaltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

I specialize in HACCP plans for start-up and existing foodservice operations. From the hot dog cart to the university, I’ve written HACCP plans for just about every kind of foodservice business you can think ok.

I found this cute little animated video on YouTube called Introduction to HACCP. It’s focus is on large meat facilities. But the same principles apply to your food business.