Enlightened Eaters: Candice Kumai on Clean Eating


Despite years of modeling, Candice Kumai never felt sexy until she made the decision to revamp her diet and her lifestyle. Kumai switched to “clean eating,” and hasn’t looked back since, finding satisfaction and success as a chef, wellness journalist, and cookbook author. The Top Chef  alum detailed her experiences at our recent Enlightened Eaters event, which focused on her newest cookbook, Clean Green Eats. We spoke with Kumai about the importance of family, her inspiration to eat and cook better, and whole-food diet tips for the home cook.




JBF: When did you start to focus on clean eating? 


Candice Kumai: My mom always scolded me for eating too many processed foods as a teen, and I never really got it until I started to eat clean in my mid-20s. It was the tremendous difference in how I felt that pushed me to create... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 20, 2014



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Want to rear and harvest your own edible bugs? There's a DIY kit for that. [Wired]


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