Grace O on Culinary Confessions Radio Show

Recently, Grace O made an appearance on the Culinary Confessions Radio Show hosted by Kim and Don on 1440 KAZG ( to talk about her cookbook, FOODTRIENTS: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life. Don loved that baked lobster tails are good for the brain. Lobster has omega-3 fatty acids which the brain needs to function properly.

Grace talked about how her dad got her thinking about healthy eating after her mother died. She began to seriously take his advice once she turned 40, she revealed. He was truly the inspiration for her whole FoodTrients program and cookbook.

Kim was intrigued by the moringa tree and the benefits of its leaves, so Grace talked about how she cooks with it and where to get its leaves here inAmerica.

Don was surprised at how good mustard is for us. Grace described its anti-inflammatory properties and how that helps reduce swelling in our arteries, minimizes allergic reactions, and keeps skin redness down.

Kim was excited to see a bitter melon recipe in the FoodTrients cookbook. She had always wanted to cook with it, but was intimidated by its bitter taste. Grace explained that she only has to blanche the bitter melon in hot water with a bit of baking soda to extract most of the bitter taste.

Kim was also thrilled to see a sauce recipe in the FoodTrients cookbook using turmeric. Kim had never thought about using turmeric in quite that way before. Grace admitted that if she had to pick a favorite anti-aging ingredient from the book, it would be turmeric. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Grace recommends eating it at least once per week.


Kim and Don both remarked that they loved the beautiful photographs throughout the book and the fact that Grace included desserts in her cookbook. You can listen to the full radio interview here.


About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
What Do FoodTrients Do?
anti-inflamatory Anti-Inflammatory

Reduces inflammation process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.

anti-oxidant Anti- oxidant

Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.

immunity-booster Immunity Boosters

Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.

mind Mind

Enhancers encourage vibrant skin and hair and improve mood and mental agility.

disease-preventing Disease Prevention

Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.