Nutrition Takes on Deeper Meaning

There I was, a motivational speaker on health and wellness with pearls on, apron tied and knife sharpened, ready to slice into chuck beef, bacon rind and a stick of butter!  That’s right, Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” cookbook was open to page 318 with the infamous Beef Bourgainoun recipe staring back at me in bold lettering as if to say, I DARE YOU!

I am here to tell you that I took the dare and I followed every step in detail (and there were a lot of them) from gently simmering the bacon rind and patting it dry, to tying off fresh herb bouquets only to be discarded later.

My inspiration to take a “road less travelled” by me, of brown rice and kale fame, came about when a new friend, who is a wonderful chef, and I were discussing our love of the movie “Julie and Julia”, and her fiance’s and my husband’s desperate longing for more red meat in their diet!  A dinner party was born.

With Frank Sinatra crooning in the background we sat down to an early 60’s, upper middle class feast.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let me describe the whole scene.  I was wearing a pink paisley sundress of my mother’s from the 50’s and aforementioned pearls (I have a BFA in Costume Design for Theater so I was thrilled to costume myself for the evening), cocktail peanuts and shrimp cocktail and bubbly set the stage.  The table was draped with cloth napkins and candle light as we served ourselves to roasted tomatoes, parsleyd potatoes, lemon butter asparagus and there it was… the long simmered, much desired Beef Bourgainoun.


I am here to tell you that I will continue to fervently believe in and promote the importance of brown rice and kale in our diets.  I am also here to tell you that the nourishment we all received around that table (with a stunning pairing of wine that made us weep) is an added dimension of our overall health.  Time taken, love given, bounty cherished.  Breaking bread with friends and loved ones doesn’t always have to be of the whole grain variety t0 nourish us deeply.

Thank you Julia!

In Health, Polly Pitchford, your motivational speaker with a deep respect for real food.


Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. I’m dying here.  And was THIS the meal we were invited to that we COULDN’T attend?  Seriously? Seriously?  I’m forwarding this blog to John Scalzi.  He’s going to weep too.

    AND – thank you for reminding us that glorious food is …..glorious food – regardless of its name.

  2. Girl, I can smell that meat from here. I do crazy things for beef. Crazy things.

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