Cookin’ with Chef André

I met Chef André Carthen on Twitter as well as Nicholas Walker and the beautiful Designer & Philanthropist Kathy Ireland.

Chef André, along with Landscape Designer Nicholas Walker, the outdoor living specialist of kathy ireland Worldwide® ( kiWW® ) are brand ambassadors who support Kathy Ireland in her mission of “…finding solutions for families especially busy moms.” ™

kiWW® is a $1.5 billion a year (Forbes) lifestyle design and marketing firm where Chef André develops for the ACafe Brand products that range from entertainment, home, fashion, candles and jewelry designs. Chef André’s designs have received one of kiWW®’s many Good Housekeeping Seals of Approval.

Chef André has appeared on several major Television and Radio shows as well as lending his talents to private Fund Raising Wine Pairing dinners for Kathy Ireland or attending the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ and El Paseo Fashion Week.

One of Chef André’s newest endeavors is contributing to Janet Jackson’s new book with his delicious and healthy recipes. This year Janet Jackson published her first book, a New York Times Number One Bestseller titled True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself. Janet Jackson reveals her perspective on exercise and healthy eating with the help of the personal trainer Tony Martinez and Chef André.

Chef André is cooking up healthy recipes!

The percentage of Americans who are overweight and obese is on the rise. Almost a third of American children are obese. It’s a sad fact. Poor nutrition can result in less productivity at work & school, mood swings, depression, diabetes and hypertension. The cure for obesity is simple. We’re designed to actively use our bodies, not to sit in front of television sets and computers all day. If we eat a variety of healthy foods and exercise enough to burn more calories than we eat, we’ll lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

I love Chef André’s nutritious, tasty and NO-FUSS recipes.

Generous with his time and talent, Chef André inspires us to take care of ourselves while giving back to others.

For more information on Chef André and the ACafe Society Brand, please visit

Make Wishes Come True

Love and compassion is at the core of giving. Giving back enriches all. I know I feel energized, fulfilled and happy when I give. Giving is indeed a beautiful experience.

A child suffering with serious illness is one of the saddest things in the world. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

One of these children is Erik “Electron Boy”. He wished to be a superhero. On World Wish Day® 2010, Erik transformed into Electron Boy. More than 350 people helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation® make Erik’s wish come true on this special day. Watch this video to see Erik’s wish, one of the many wishes, that was granted last year:

World Wish Day® 2010 – Erik’s wish to be a superhero

World Wish Day® 2011, a global celebration of wish granting, is coming up on Friday, April 29, 2011.

Please visit Ways to Help: World Wish Day® and get involved in World Wish ® 2011. There is a variety of options for helping and giving.

Follow Make-A-Wish Foundation® on Twitter @MakeAWish and “like” on Facebook at

Everyone should get involved in supporting the World Wish Day campaign on April 29, 2011.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation