Join Rasa Foods on March 26th for “Temple Days” at Wanderlust Hollywood on March 26th in LA:

I am honored to be a part of this very special event. I am giving a workshop entitled “Doshas and the Dharma of Food” at 5pm. Wanderlust Hollywood is located at 1357 N. Highland Ave. LA, CA 90028. Hope to see you there!


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The Nature of Food workshop: May 22, 2pm in The Learning Kitchen at Lightning in a Bottle

Join me on May 22nd at Lightning in a Bottle in Bradley, California for a fun, interactive workshop about living an Eco-Conscious lifestyle through the ancient tradition of Ayurveda. You can purchase tix to LIB here.

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Want to improve your health? I can give you the support that you need to achieve your wellness goals:

March Special Coaching Flyer

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Change your food, change the world.

Join me this evening in Los Angeles for my free talk about eating Peak Frequency Food, which is most beneficial for your health and for the health of our planet. At the CODA Experience Center, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., between Century City and Beverly Hills.

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California Farmer’s Market Treasures

Locally grown peppers from Weiser Family Farms


Local squash from Fairview Gardens


Farmer and Chef at the Santa Monica Market




Hollywood Sunday Market


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Rasa Foods is in Thailand!

Sawadee ka from Thailand.

My current client invited me to come here for two months to cook, grow sprouts, and build an organic vegetable garden.  Needless to say, I am thrilled to be here. To do the things that I love to do in such a magical place, so new and faraway from California, is an unexpected and beautiful dream come true.

This is my first time in Thailand, and only my second time in southeast Asia (I went to Bali in 2005). I am embracing Thai culture whole-heartedly. I love listening to the exotic sounds of the beautiful language, and I love the way the written words look like squiggly-snakes. I am in a small town in the north outside of Chiang Mai, with majestic mountain landscapes and a peaceful vibe. It reminds me that living in LA is just one reality, and the world is much bigger than that.  Everyone here has been so very gracious, and I am honored to be a guest in this whole new world. I want to soak up every detail, and learn as much as I can.

My client's beautiful kitchen

I feel especially fortunate to cook and garden here. I am becoming acquainted with the local markets, the native produce and the different spices, and although the availability of ingredients is different than what I am used to in southern California, I am being pushed to work with new ingredients, creating new dishes in a new kitchen. At the end of the day, the food is packed with love, and I just hope my client can taste it in the food!  The same goes for the garden- different soil, different seeds, but the land is beautiful, all the same. And I am fortunate to have a crew of wonderful men that are helping with the heavy work of building raised beds and hauling soil. We are almost done building the beds and enriching the soil with coconut husks, compost, and mulch, and I will plant  seeds in the next day or two.

Day 1 of the garden project.

In addition to cooking and gardening, I am loving the cuisine here so much! I am excited to take some Thai cooking classes while I am here. There is so much to share in these coming weeks, so please stay tuned!

Tom ka gai with brown rice from a local restaurant

Love from Pai,

Chef C

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*Holiday Special*

This holiday, give the gift of HEALTH to yourself or someone you love. Personalized Nutrition Consultations are just $100 until Jan. 15, 2012.

This is a perfect post-holiday way to GAIN ENERGY and LOSE WEIGHT. RESOLVE to improve your eating habits, and together we can create a truly sustainable diet for your individual needs.

Book your consultation now: email Taking appointments beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26th. Consultations are on SKYPE or in your LA home.

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Rasa Foods at Lightning in a Bottle, May 27-30

I am honored to co-create The Lumi Lounge & Cafe, The Do LaB’s very own organic cafe and acoustic stage under the pagoda at Lightning in a Bottle, our Green Arts & Music Festival May 27-30th in Silverado, CA.

Check out the Vegetarian Chili recipe that we are serving at the The Lumi Cafe:

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Pear Chutney

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Rasa Foods on Vital Juice

It was an honor to be featured on Vital Juice! Click the image to see Chef Cristina’s recommendations for juicy living in Los Angeles:

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