October 2021

Wow!  I was so excited to present on Chef AJ Live. I had no idea it would lead me to make new friends, too. I’m honored, and look forward to getting to know you better.  

I’m working to schedule more cooking classes. Alas, Airsubs, the online platform hosting some of my virtual cooking classes, has announced it’s closing up shop at the end of the year. Please hang in there as I find another virtual home. In fact, please hang in there, period. Take good care of yourselves.  You know how I worry.

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Potcake says to remind you it’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, too.


Check out my Huffpost interview with Sandra Gutierrez.

Watch me make Miami Vegan Ceviche with Chef AJ on Chef AJ Live.

October Calendar

10/1  I’m taking over!  Kinda.  Timeless, dedicated to growing organic beans and whole grains, has invited me to take over their Instagram tomorrow.  Come to @timelessnaturalfood and learn why beans not only rock my world, they sustain the world, too.

There’s even more to celebrate.  It’s International Coffee Day so let’s raise a mug.   
I share the secrets to French press success here.

10/11 indigenous Peoples’ Day
Taste ancient Native American foods with hominy, beans and green chili stew.

10/16 World Food Day
Everyone in the world deserves access to healthful, sustainable food.

10/25 World Pasta Day
Pumpkin shows its savory side with this easy, awesome recipe.

10/29 National Oatmeal Day
Cozy up to steel-cut oats.

10/31 Halloween
Pumpkin talkari, Caribbean curried pumpkin dip, with layers of warming spice, is a terrific seasonal starter, snack or light lunch.