I am a natural foods activist, traditional herbalist, and health-based private chef with deep family roots in northern New Mexico (Tewa, Tiwa, Mexican, Spanish). My ancestral foods have greatly influenced my culinary style, and more importantly, I see indigenous foods as models of nutrition.
My kitchen is a living and breathing space, where I translate my cultural knowledge into modern dishes that nourish, heal, stimulate, and delight the palate.
I prepare dishes using flavors and techniques I've acquired from my travels around the world, as well as my experience as a restauranteur.
The Sonoran Desert is my home, where I offer classes on indigenous foods, traditional medicine ways, and plant-based cooking.
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One of my favorite New Mexican dichos (traditional sayings) is, “curate en salud,” cure yourself while in good health.