​​COMING UP (mark your calendar and plan ahead)        

Monday, January 27, 2020: Back by popular demand! Taste of Italy, featuring Oo-la-la-lasagna and other delights at Medici's in Manoa Marketplace, 5:30-9:00p.m. This fabulous dinner and culinary class is now SOLD OUT! But there's still space in the March class.

(There will be no class in February, as Rebecca will be in Mexico at a writers' conference, then leading a Food & Friendship Tour. ​) 

Monday, March 16: A party for your mouth and a feast for all your senses, Spectacular Syrian cuisine evokes the exotic, earthy flavors of the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, and North Africa. This ancient culture is home to some of the world's finest cuisine. Don't miss out on this unique dinner and hands-on cooking class at Medici's in Manoa Marketplace, 5:30-9:00p.m. Registration is now open. Click here to register.

Monday, April 13:Save the date! Exotic Ethiopianhands-on cooking class and dinner, 5:30-9:00pm at Medici's in Manoa Marketplace. Deliciously gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan ~ your body and your taste buds will love it! Email Rebecca to register.


 Note:  All classes are held at Medici's in Manoa Marketplace, Honolulu, unless otherwise stated. Evening classes start at 5:30 and end around 9pm. Rebecca is currently basing her menus around cuisines and cultures of the world; most are places where she has traveled or lived.  Most recipes are vegan and gluten-free. Registration must be made at least 48 hours ahead.​​ 


*Gift certificates available* Give the gift of healthy deliciousness. Gift certificates available for hands-on cooking classes at Medici's, and private cooking classes in your kitchen. Contact Rebecca for details, menu, available dates, pricing, etc.


PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES OR COOKING PARTIES IN YOUR HOME OR WHEREVER: ​Personalized cooking classes in your home to suit your culinary and nutritional needs and preferences. Ideal for anyone who wants to transition to a more plant-based diet and have a fun doing it! Rebecca offers tips, tools, techniques, and information to help make the transition deliciously simple! Click here to contact Rebecca.

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Reservations are now being accepted for our Vietnam & Angkor Wat 2020 Food & Friendship tour September 23-October 11, 2020. A personalized cultural and culinary adventure like no other, our small group offers access to experiences and places not normally available to larger groups. Visit travel  page for more information.  Don't miss out!​  ​​

Reserve your spot now for the 2020 Food & Friendship tour of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico , February 27-March 9, 2020. Click here for photos and more information. Price (all-inclusive except airfare) is only $2700 USD. Don't miss out! Only 2 spaces left.​​​​

Empower ~

* Yourself ~ with tools to make life easier, healthier, more satisfying

* Your family ~ with healthier foods that taste great

* Survivors of abuse, disease, disaster (especially women &  children)

​* Those who are making a sincere effort to rise above their circumstances




​​​​​​Explore ~

* New places, opportunities, ideas, music, foods, subjects

* New places ~ at home and abroad

* New perspectives ~ through photography, blogs, classes

* Easy ways to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

* Easy ways to make a difference in your community and the world

* New ways to simplify and enhance your life

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Enjoy ~​​​

* Fabulous foods that you learn to prepare yourself

* Great jazz in intimate venues, at low or no cost

* Classes & Events that you probably won't hear about elsewhere

* Photos, stories, music, and more

* A more meaningful, purposeful, content, healthy, balanced life

Support ~ 

* LiveJazz ~ Attend shows, gigs, concerts by local musicians

* Local authors, artists, musicians ~ buy their books, art, CD's

* Local causes that are sustainable and promote sustainability

* Aspiring women ~ with scholarships, micro-loans for start-ups

* Partnerships with organizations that assist women survivors and the children in their care

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Your time and talent through volunteer  opportunities

* Fun with friends in culinary classes and other events

* Knowledge, skills, expertise, encouragement, ideas, hope

* Donate  hygiene items, school supplies, basic necessities  

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* Culinary classes for any age ~ fun, fast, fresh, easy!

* Personalized travel experiences

* Educational, entertaining events and activities

* Blog ~ current information and thoughts on timely topics 

* My  books, for sale as eBooks, or hard-cover on Amazon.com

* Volunteer opportunities ​of all kinds, for any age

* Ways to enrich, empower, and enjoy your life ~ every day