Ysanne's blog

Planning for Spring


  If you're pretty much anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, it's challenging for you to imagine Spring right now. Snow has laid her blanket of silence over a frozen soil, and January's darkness seems relentless, the days imperceptibly longer. But as sure as the sun makes daylight, the days are getting longer, and one day a few months from now, you're going to be delighted you had the foresight to buy summer seeds right now, ready to plant your spring garden. Start slow-growing summer vegetables in your kitchen as soon as the end of January, even in the coldest parts of the US...
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December in Malibu

december basket

  It's December. But, this is Malibu... so yesterday I harvested this luscious basket of fresh goodness from the garden...
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Cup. Cakes.


  This week I was busy. Quick trip to London, then whizzed back to Malibu for a photo shoot...
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Organic news

Organic food… for your pooch!

organic dog food

  Our little furry friends are mammals, just like us. So why does it seem unusual to feed your dog organic healthy food? Why shouldn't the food you feed your dog or your cat be good enough for you to eat, too? While it's perhaps over-indulgent to spend time seasoning your dog's dinner, it's nothing short of sensible to feed your pets organic food that's good for them...
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Monsanto pulling out of Europe


Monsanto, one of the world's biggest and best known genetically modified crops companies, is effectively pulling out of Europe...
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The GM dream…

Organic lettuces

“The Genetically Modified dream makes it harder to feed the world. There's the constant claim that GM crops are just one tool in the toolbox for the future of farming...
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Recipes and books

456 Fudge!


I don't like the taste of maca. I know it's good for me, but I don't like how it tastes...
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Book Review: Vegetarian Everyday

Vegetarian Everyday

by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. Published by Rizzoli, 2013. Looking for a cookbook that's healthy, inspiring, and incredibly usable? Written by parents who blog, this book is exactly what is says on the cover...
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Recipe: Wolverine Smoothie

Here's the ingredients for my favourite smoothie in Malibu, courtesy of the amazing Sunlife Organics 1 Banana 3 tbs Almond butter 2 Dates 1 tbs Maca 2 tbs raw cacao nibs 1 tsp coconut manna 1/2 tsp bee pollen 1/2 tsp Royal jelly 1 cup almond milk 1 cup ice cubes Blend, and you're golden...
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Your emails



Hi Ysanne, Thanks so much for all of the information that you share.   I have a question about your list of Top 10 Fruits to buy organic.  When you list nectarines, would those be the same as clementines? Thanks for your help! Tonja :)   Ysanne's reply: Dear Tonja, Thank you so much, it makes me so happy that you're enjoying my website! And here's a photo of a nectarine...
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Goji berries are nightshades

I read Craig Sam's article about nightshades. Goji berries and ashwaganda are also nightshades. Non-nightshades that contain solanine include apples, blueberries, artichoke and okra. from Jen Siskind Hi Jen, Thank you so much for this information...
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Woman and Home Magazine’s Top 100!


  Hey Ysanne, I'm a freelancer for Woman and Home magazine, and for the last 6 months we've been researching the top 100 food blogs in the UK. We’ve chosen our favourites for the W&H 100 Best Food Blogs, a collection of British food blogs we think our readers will love, and we’re really pleased to be getting in touch to let you know that OrganicFoodee is going to be included. Our readers love to entertain and eat great food, and we’re sure they’ll be inspired by your mouthwatering blog. Best, Sarah Holmes Dear Sarah, This is so exciting, thank you!!! Ysanne xxx
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