Barbara Zagata is the C.E.O of Santa Barbara Soul Food, an organic catering company based on teamwork and earth friendly values and founder of Camp Cucina, a culinary crash course for teens.
Barbara's favorite speaking topics are food & finance. She is author of "Don't Stress~Manifest" and a co-author in the Best-Selling series "Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: Living in Abundance.
Barbara believes "budgeting is like dieting. Neither one works in the long run because your focus is in the wrong place."
The most important ingredient isn’t even on the label. When you eat what’s real, it becomes self-evident there’s a quality in food that has a profound effect on your sense of well-being yet isn’t accounted for on any nutritional label. All it takes is a little “field research.” Commit to cooking with your friends one day a week. Make a meal entirely from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. Set up a taste test. Be fair. Choose the popular brand. Then, taste […]
Yeah baby! Like rehab! Kick that addiction. Tough it out. Give it up. Feel great. Until you have a really hard day or there’s some special occasion that just begs you to taste just a little… Deprivation never lasts. What you want to do is create new empowering habits that will last in the long term and become a life style based in a foundation of feeling great! Geneen Roth, author of “Women, Food and God” says it most succinctly: “Eventually you […]
1) Sunday Dinners: Who doesn’t appreciate a leisurely meal on a Sunday evening? The way to make this happen is to cook together. Invite another family over and prepare the meal together. Delegate age appropriate tasks to the kids, like setting the table, grating the cheese or writing a menu. While you’re at it, make a double batch of soup for Monday. Then, clean the kitchen only once, together. Rediscovering the joy of preparing and sharing a meal as a family is […]
Watch the video to learn how to make this french toast the day before so you can just chill in the morning […]
I encourage young adults to be happier, healthier and more self-reliant by teaching them the joy of cooking together. GET INSPIRED———CLICK HERE […]