May 9

Much Thanks to James Beard This Mother’s Day

Friday night I attended the James Beard Foundation Awards with my family – husband, children, parents and publishing. CLEAN START, one of three finalists in the Healthy Focus category, did not come home with the award, but three days later I am feeling very much a winner.

Not long ago, I was a full-time, stay-home mom teaching cooking classes and offering holistic health counseling on the side, and fairly certain that the greatest impact I could have in this lifetime would come from raising my daughters. Today, I am blessed with a national platform from which to create awareness and change in the way we nourish ourselves individually, as communities and as a nation.

Best of all…that change is happening, and mothers are at it’s core. Whether we are taking our children to the farm or the farmers market, working to promote healthy lunches or schoolyard gardens, cooking with our children, planting seeds, sharing a rainbow of food choices and talking about our own healthy choices, or educating our children by our actions and values…mothers are creating good health and nourishment every day for the next generation. My books allow me to share my journey, my inspiration and my knowledge, and it’s you who take those tools and use them to create our healthy future. Together, we make a great team! Thank you.

There are others I’d like to thank who I did not have the opportunity to do so on Friday. Marcus Leaver and the entire CLEAN team at Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Andrew Brown and Kurt MacKenzie who design my books, Andrea Gentl & Marty Hyers for their beautiful photography, Tony Gardner my agent, Carol Leggett Public Relations, YC Media, Edible Communities and last but not least, my loving family who support me every day of this incredible adventure. But even more so, I’d like to thank my mother and all of the other mothers who give of themselves so fully and embrace their role as the nurturers of the next generation. Together we will create a clean, nourishing and delicious future for our children and our environment.

With my girls at the James Beard Foundation Awards

Happy Mother’s Day, and as is said at the James Beard Foundation, Oogywawa (“cheers” in Zulu)!

Eat clean live well!



  1. Posted May 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Great post, Terry. You are always a winner in our eyes. And happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Posted May 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Just discovered your book in edible Wasatch and ordered it at immediately. I have been trying to get my mind set into a healthy mode and to change my lifestyle. I am excited to read your cookbook and then to start implementing the recipes into my life.
    I am wondering if you still have your cooking classes and nutrition classes and if you have any in the Salt Lake area. I would love to attend some and become better educated on sustainable living and eating.
    Thanks for your great website.

  3. Posted May 31, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your support and interest, Alana. While I am currently teaching in my home state of CT, right now there is nothing on the schedule for the Salt Lake area. I expect to be traveling more extensively again around the launch of my next (third) cookbook, so do stay tuned and in the meantime, EAT CLEAN LIVE WELL!

  4. Posted June 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    i was looking for a place to leave you a comment on making your cocoa brownies from Clean Start cookbook…the idea to make them came from OhSheGlows blog…she had an adapted version which just added chocolate chips and walnuts…when i saw it was from your cookbook, i looked a the original recipe and made them yesterday…learned all about the amazing nutritional content of Teff flour because of your recipe…..with all the highly nutritious ingredients in these brownies, i did not think twice about serving them up for breakfast 🙂
    ps the brownies were highly reminiscent of ‘regular’ brownies…ooey, gooey and soooo comforting : )

  5. Posted June 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Eva (and Angela…aka OhSheGlows)! Glad you’re both enjoying those brownies! Keep me posted as to your other clean creations!

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