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Hall Pass Movie Photoshoot!

February 20, 2011

Hi Guys!

This coming Friday the 25th HallPass is coming out, starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, which is one of my favorite movies I’ve ever worked on (as the nutritionist- not an actor of course!). It is going to be hilarious and you must all go see it!!

I happened to be around the day of the photoshoot (Bringing Owen his Glowing Green Smoothie), and since both Owen and Jason know me and were comfortable with me, the photographer thought it would be a brilliant idea to use me as an “eyeline” for the photoshoot. So next thing I knew, I was marching around up and down on set so great, natural pictures could be taken of the guys!

It was just impossible for me to not crack up and stop laughing with Owen and Jason- their facial expressions and little comments were tooooo funny. 🙂 I love them, and you will love the movie! So go check out Hall Pass this Friday Feb. 25th or Saturday the 26th!!

Lots of love,

Kimberly

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The Press Tour Begins: From Vegas to Boston!

November 1, 2010

Hey Guys!

Happy Halloween!! I can’t say that I did much for the holiday this year, but I do appreciate the costumes I saw floating around everywhere I went. And Saturday night in Vegas they certainly were in full effect!

So the long press tour I’m on with my clients has begun! It calls on me to stay impeccably organized, 100% on my game, and constantly thinking of all possible situations, backup plans and different food moods (within boundaries of course!) my clients might be in.

Of course, at the beginning of the trip I get spoiled right off the bat. We had an amazing villa in Vegas complete with a private pool, and a great side kitchen. I could really move in, all of the 2 days I was there! But I can’t get too cozy because the rest of the tour I won’t have a private kitchen.

I try to label things as clearly as possible for the times when I am not doing the actual food hand offs right at eating times- to avoid error and confusion! There is a certain order that the foods are optimally eaten in. Fruit first!

Besides my completely indispensable Vitamix (have you gotten yours yet??), my favorite Global knife is another must have for the road. I don’t bring the whole set, but only the one I love to cut with, wrapped in a towel with rubberbands.

This is Piece 1 of my “portable kitchen kit.” Admittedly, the biggest pain with being on such a fast-moving tour on the road (we are in each city only 2 days or less), is the constant packing up and packing in. I have to be super efficient, and I am not the super duper master packer that someone like my mom is! Still I do my best, and always pack the most important thing first, ie the Vitamix!

Essential to the kit are all my spices, partitioned into categories and bagged up to prevent massive spillage.

So just when I have everything packed up, and am feeling pretty proud of myself…

I look over at the counter and noticed that I forgot to pack my salad spinner top. Crap!!!!! Back to the drawing board!!

We took a long leap over to Boston via plane, where the buses are meeting us (since they departed Vegas immediately). It is freaking freezing here Mr. Bigglesworth!!!!!!! It is safe to say I’ll be wearing approximately the same outfit until we get to New York in a few days, where I can actually get back to my apartment and get some warm weather clothing! Here I layer a tank top, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, and thin jacket. That’s all I got since I’ve been in Cali-land since summer!

I set my clients up with their food and had a few hours to myself. I really enjoyed walking around Boston! I had to make 2 separate trips to Wholefoods and one to Trader Joe’s (to get just a few small items I forgot), so I got to know my way around a little bit- at least as far as markets go!

The highlight of my day was getting to sneak away for a few hours to the Boston Museum of Fine Art. It is incredible! Below are some of my favorite images from the museum that I wanted to share with you:

Photographs by Avedon. The actress Suzy Parker above left. I love the outfits from the 50’s and 60’s!

Claude Monet’s Water Lillies– very serene.

And I love all the Buddhist and Asian art!

… and the Renaissance-style ceiling!

Here is me exploding my portable kitchen kits in my 5-star hotel room. 🙂 I have a few mini fridges. Tonight I had to go to the kitchen below to use it for a few things, and I have to say that the staff there were incredibly accommodating!! (Quite the contrast to some places in Europe that I won’t mention, that were not so keen at having me share their kitchen, just because I was traveling with celebrities!)

So now I feel newly inspired by spending time at the art museum today! I like this sort of artsy picture my friend took.

Have a great early week! Come back and visit, and continue on the journey with me!

Lots of love,

Kimberly

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The Balance of Nature and Hollywood in LA

August 26, 2010

Hey loves!

Hope all is well with you.

LA to me is a combination of the wonderful nature all around (desert and all!) and of course the obvious and enormous entertainment aspect of the city. What is so interesting to me is that most people I meet here are either really into the natural elements and ocean, OR are highly involved in the entertainment world and sometimes seem to be oblivious or don’t really pay attention to some of the natural wonders around.

I enjoy the balance of both! I love the trees and flowers, and interesting plants. I love being able to pick scrunchy looking natural lemons from the local trees in all the various shapes and sizes nature created them in, and being able to go down to the ocean every evening to watch the sunset.

But I do enjoy aspects of the entertainment world here, of course, which is part of what I do. On Monday night I went to the premiere for the film Going the Distance. It comes out Sept. 3rd. It was great and you should go see it! Very relatable and real!! I loved it and thought it was adorable. Since a lot of the movie takes place in New York, seeing the scenery really made me miss it!

PS: If you scroll down you might notice I wore the same outfit to the Emmy’s party the night before. 🙂 Oops! I just moved into a new apt. in Santa Monica and I couldn’t be bothered to go through all my stuff and find my dresses and other clothes. Hee hee….our secret!! 🙂 Very NOT Hollywood I guess to be seen at two events in the same outfit!! (gasp!)

I have to say I thoroughly enjoy the drum circles down at Venice Beach. I love percussion of all types, especially since my long journey through Africa where I could hear drums everywhere I went!

Plus I love seeing people like this um Native American-eque (?) guy!! 🙂

Rock on my friends!

Life is so interesting! I am taking in my new surroundings, and I am starting to really love it here!! There are always positives and negatives to anywhere you go, but there is so much beauty around everywhere in creation if we pause to feel it.

Have a great rest of your week!! Keep seeing the beauty all around… and in each other- we are all the ONE.

Love,

Kimberly

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Finding Food, Making Food on the Go(!) Across Europe!

August 2, 2010

At the famed Soho Hotel in London, making the Glowing Green Smoothie!

Hi Guys!

I hope you had a wonderful week last week!

I had an unbelievable time in Europe working on a whirlwind press tour for a film. We were moving so fast, that when we got to a city I had to really hit the ground running. I called ahead to request certain food be sitting in my minibar in each of the hotels, but there was always shopping I had to do, and things I had to source on the go. It was incredibly stressful at times, and I slept about 2 hours a night- but what an experience!! So fun!! And crazy.

Here’s my mini bar in London. If I had 10 minibars, I’m sure I would have filled them all! I wondered if any of these 5 star hotels ever had as much food made in them?! Btw we flew on a commercial jet First Class to London, and I made food right there in my seat on the way as well!

Here’s my room in Dublin. The table where I would chop and assemble things, and desk area was Vitamix central!

Taken from my hotel window in Dublin…There was always a fleet of black cars taking us around from place to place!

The Dublin premiere was insane.  Hundreds and hundreds of people were lined up in the streets! I had to walk the red carpet myself as I got out of the car and went up ahead, and I have to say that I’ve never had an experience like that with so many people screaming behind a fence, while you are in a little clear passageway. I’ve been to lots of premieres in LA and NY- but none like this one!

On and off the private jet! No need to go through customs! What I really liked was that our bags were labeled and picked up in our rooms, and then delivered to the next hotel room seamlessly! I know they are not great for the environment, but it certainly wasn’t my call! And I don’t see how we would have been able to move around to so many different press events so quickly if not for flying on our own time.

This is my view from my hotel room on the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain. Gorgeous!!! I’ve been to Spain, but Mallorca is definitely my favorite spot in the country! Also, you do get a bit spoiled traveling like this :).

Below is where the party and the press line were later on that night…

Over to the right is the little boat that took us out to the yacht in the distance… It was beyond magical to be in the Mediterranean on a yacht, surrounded by beautiful Spanish people. I love everything about Spain- the energy, the culture, their look. Well, everything but their cuts and slabs of red meat that are so prevalent! I did bring food on the yacht by the way!

This table became my main food-making station in my room in Mallorca.

Or on the floor! One of my biggest issues was getting the converters to work so I could use the Vitamix in all the countries… Okay after this I stopped taking a lot of pics.

Anyways I am now back in Chicago for a few more weeks working on the movies. Promise to get back to some real nutrition, beauty and health posts soon!

Oddly energized, even with so very little sleep…and of course Lots of love, Kimberly

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Surprise! A European Press Tour

July 24, 2010

Hi Guys,

Change of plans again! So I found out 2 days ago that I’m leaving for the European press tour of a big movie that just came out here, and is going to hit Europe. I had to get my passport overnighted to me, and I’ve been scrambling to get everything ready. After the tour I’ll come back to the movie.

Since I’m traveling with the actors on a private jet between countries and cities (Dublin, London, Mallorca, Spain and Berlin) I have way more leeway about what I can bring on between countries. But we are flying on a commercial jet to Europe…so here’s my strategy: I know we hit the ground running tomorrow. I have a whole suitcase with pretty much all food stuff- the Vitamix, tupperware, plastic ziplocs, plus all my dehydrated crackers, kale chips, sprouted buckwheat cereal, etc. stuff like that I’ve been making over the last 2 days (this is when dehydrated stuff is handy!!), as well as all my spices and dry condiments, sea vegetables, cutting board, etc. You never know who has what in various countries, so except for produce I’m bringing as much as I can.

Since we’re staying in the best 5 star hotels, at the first one I’ll have Green Smoothie stuff in my room as I know they’ll want it as soon as we get off the plane. I have an assigned towncar taking me around in all the cities so I can get to all the markets and stores I need to. For dinner  I’ll be at the restaurants ordering the food and making sure it is prepared properly…or bringing food right into the restaurant! There is also a yacht involved in the Mediterranean. 🙂

I probably won’t be able to post much next week, but I’ll try!

Have a great week and take care of yourself. I hope you are faring well with all the summer barbeques around. Whatever you do, don’t eat watermelon for dessert!!

Lots of love, Kimberly

I'm getting grounded now...because I know in just a few hours I am leaving for a very wild ride!!

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On Set in Chicago

July 23, 2010

Hi Guys!

I hope you are well and having a great July!

I didn’t realize a few weeks ago that I was going to have a Chicago summer! But this is where work, life and the universe pulled me. And it is an awesome summer indeed!!

Here I am on the set of Transformers 3. It was kind of eerie to walk around the set during lunch and breaks, as it seemed like an earthquake had just happened right on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago! I learned my lesson the first day on set wearing flip flops. There are so many props and dust and dirt strewn about everywhere, and it gets pretty muddy and gross. I’ve been on some major movie sets, including Iron Man 2, but I have to say that this set was pretty over the top!

I always feel like a dork asking actors to take pictures, except when it sort of seems like it isn't quite as dorky?? Here I am with Josh Duhamel, where we were chatting before a big stunt scene. I like Josh's outfit! Note that it was like 95 degrees in Chicago that day, and the actors really had to chug water. I reminded that room temperature is better for hydration than ice cold water. 🙂

On this day I wore double ear plugs! Crazy stunts. I thought shrapnel was going to fly on me as cars were flipping and lots of stuff was getting blown up!I like my ear drums. 🙂 They were handing them out on set in a basket like passing out rice to throw at a wedding!

I’m actually working now on the other big movie that is shooting in Chicago, creating the nutrition and diet plans and making all the food for the actors. I love it, but it is certainly a full time job. I make the food, shuttle between the trailers, go to set and drop off food at the monitors, hang with the actors in the trailers when they eat in there, watch the movie getting the made (which is quite exciting!) then do that over and over again until the end of the shooting day. But not the end of the work day for me! Then I go home and run to Wholefoods before is closes, figure out what I’m making the next day, and start making food! And then I pass out, and the day starts again the next day! Yes I am squeezing in a bit of yoga here and there, and always my meditation practice. Otherwise I would lose my mind or turn into a big stressball!!!

I will write more soon!

Take care, and do hydrate with that room temperature water in the heat!

Sending my love,

Kimberly

This is what I call "sprout central", the whole section of my countertop I've devoted to soaking and sprouting seeds and nuts. Dr. Ann Wigmore would be so proud!

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Ok! Magazine Feature with Raw Food Recipes

May 4, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Hope you enjoy this feature and shout out I had in OK! Weekly.

For more info. on my Watermelon Smoothie, which is featured for JA’s breakfast, click HERE.

For more info on my Raw Tabouli, which is featured for JA’s dinner, click HERE.

I’ll write more soon!!

Love, Kimberly

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Mini Scrapbook: A few pics from the last 10 days in Atlanta

April 28, 2010

Bobby Farrelly, me, and Peter Farrelly. The Farrelly's are the best, most loving and wonderful directors and producers in Hollywood!!

On set of "Hall Pass." Bobby Farelly, a little boy named CJ :), me, a production assistant named John, and co-producer "Mudd"

Doesn't this tree bark look amazing!!

Executive producer Marc Fischer drinking his Green Smoothie!! I love him. 🙂

On set...no, I don't like to post pics of the actors. I'm not the paparrazzi! 🙂

THIS is the reason I will never play paintball again. Traumatizing! Shot at almost point blank...by one of my friends!

Now it has expanded into a huge black mark about a third of my calf. I have a shoot on Friday and the makeup artist is going to kill me because she is going to have to cover it up!! 🙂 Thank God I didn't get shot in the arm or neck!!

Raw food- Yeah!

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Full Page Thanksgiving Feature in US Weekly! And MORE Tgiving Tips. :)

November 24, 2009


Hey Guys –

Someone just sent me this feature and I am THRILLED!! Wanted to share it with you right away. 🙂 I knew they were posting the recipe but didn’t know it would be a FULL page! Yay!! Okay and as promised- here are more elaborated tips to get you through your Thanksgiving!!

Tips to Get Through Your Thanksgiving Meal as Healthily as Possible

Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together with friends, family and loved ones. While this holiday is a great time to feel love and connection with others, over time it has also become a holiday associated with eating copious amounts of food and stuffing ourselves so much that we can barely move afterwards. It doesn’t have to be part of our tradition to feel that way!!

There may be very special dishes at Thanksgiving that are part of your family’s tradition that we won’t want to miss out on. Therefore, these tips are not about making us feel deprived on Thanksgiving, they are rather about how to enjoy one of our favorite meals, while not feeling sick or that we weigh 400 pounds afterwards (Can I get a “NO THANKS?!!”).

You will actually enjoy your meal and holiday even more!

Thanksgiving Tips

1.    The day before Thanksgiving, try to eat really light. That way, by the day of the big meal,your body will not be already backed up digesting heavy foods from the day before.

2.    Before the big meal, which is usually in the afternoon, have only fruit on an empty stomach, or nothing, and drink plenty of water, so you are hydrated.

3.    Drink as little water, alcohol, or other liquids during the actual meal itself. Liquids dilute the Hydrochloric acid in our stomach, and make it harder for us to digest our foods. Food that is not digested well can contribute to toxicity in the body.

4.    Have the first actual thing you start eating be a raw green salad or any kind of raw vegetables. It is highly beneficial to coat the stomach with something alkaline first, and as this will help push through the other concentrated, acidic foods that you will eat afterwards for better digestion. It will also ensure that you are getting fiber in the body first, so you will be less apt to pig out on other foods.

5.    Eat slowly and enjoy your food! Remember to make the meal be about who you are eating with, and the love around the table. That is the main point of the gathering, not just eating as much as possible! So enjoy all your foods, but just be conscious that you do NOT need to overstuff yourself. Have a goal of trying a little big of everything, but leave the table only 80% full.

6.    Chew really well. You’ve heard it before, but for this meal it is especially important! The digestion of carbs begins in the mouth with the secretion of the enzyme ptyalin, and we want to help along digestion in any way we can.

7.    Later on that night, if you get hungry again, raw vegetables, salad and some water would be your best bet over even fruit. The combination of heavy foods in your stomach could take over 12 hours to digest in your stomach. If we eat fruit on top of that, fruit could end up backing us up even more past that, since fruit leaves the stomach in 20 minutes. If it can’t leave the stomach, it will be stuck there, and will start to ferment and acidify. Not great for our digestion, energy, and beauty!

Hope you will incorporate this tips and have a wonderful holiday. I will write more soon..but here’s an early Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Love and Blessings,  Kimberly

PS: To my international friends that are reading this and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, of course these tips would be useful for any big traditional holiday meal you might enjoy 🙂

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The Bill and Melinda Gates/Microsoft Foundation Gala

November 19, 2009

Hey Guys!

So last night I was honored to be invited to attend The Bill and Melinda Gates/Microsoft Gala in Seattle. I can’t even tell you how blown away I am by the work that the Gates are doing in the world. It truly shows that when you are very personally sucessful, the more you can help others. The Gates’ foundation has already given away $21 BILLION, and plans to give away all of the $37 BILLION more in its fund in less than 100 years. Wow!! There are 482 billionaires in the world. If they all did what the Gates and Warren Buffett do for charitable causes, the world would be a dramatically different place.

The highlight of my night was participating in a discussion with Bill Gates about soil and nutrition. He fully understands that feeding the soil is vital to improving nutrition and stronger plants. I was actually surprised (!) and delighted to learn how much he knows about plant soil, and how passionate he is about improving the food needs of all around the world. I also got to meet and talk with the CEO of the Gates foundation, who has the last say in how every dollar of the yearly funds’ distribution is spent. I am completely inspired and determined to do something BIG with them one day, to improve worldwide nutrition and sustainable agriculture!

I didn’t know that  much about Melinda before last night, but being around her and hearing her speak, I must say that I like and admire her very much. She is brilliant, poised, classy- and most importantly, has a huge heart. What an amazing experience! And a great reminder that making lots of money is nice, but making lots of money and helping lots of people with that money is REALLY amazing. The overall theme of the night was “Go Big or Go Home.” Since we (anyone reading this!) are in a position to help each other- we really and truly must.

With love, Kimberly