CANDIA LEA COLE'S BIO

"Fruits of Her Labor" 

Nature Intuitive • Self-Healer • Nutritional  Alcehmist • Whole Foods Cookbook Author • Freelance Health & Wellness Writer• Eco-Visionary • Eco-Lifestyle Curriculum Creator • Eco-Mentor for Parents, Youth, & Wellness Educators • Feminine Empowerment Guide • Planetary Change-Agent 

WHOLE FOODS COOK, CATERER, AND NUTRITIONAL CONSULTANT

  • Founder of "Gourmet Gatherings", a whole foods catering service providing event design, menu planning, and gourmet food preparation for health professionals and the general public (1980-89).

  • Founder of "Meals That Heal", a satellite catering and consulting service for individuals and families with specific health and dietary needs. (1980-89).

WHOLE FOODS COOKBOOK AUTHOR & NUTRITION CURRICULUM DEVELOPER
(3 Cookbooks published by (former) Woodbridge Press)

AUTHOR REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS

Local

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune (Featured Chef Tastemakers summer 1989)

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune/ Taste (Winter, 1992 and 1997)

  • Grace Kirschenbaum's World of Cookbooks (1992, 93)

  • St. Paul Pioneer Press (Kitchen Window, 1990)

  • Coop Consumer News (Autumn 1994)

  • Whole Foods Market News

  • Minnesota Parent (Autumn 1992)

  • The Mahtomedi Globe (Spring 1996)

  • White Bear Press (1995, 1996, 2019)

  • Southwest Family Room Newsletter

  • White Bear Lake Magazine (Author Feature; 2019)  

National

  • Spring Lake Press (Living Off The Land with Tom Squire)

  • Florida Sun Times

  • Cox News Services

  • CNN News (proposed)

  • Roanoke Times & World News (Spring 1994)

  • Woman's World (1996)

  • The Boston Globe (1997)

  • Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust (1997 Conference On Vegetarian Diets)

International

  • The Planet (Spring 1991)

  • International Cookbook Revue (Spring, 1996)

  • Candia's recipes have invited praise from doctors (Harvard School of Public Health) to newspaper food columnists, nutritionists, business owners, cancer treatment centers, health spas and schools.

AUTHOR GUEST APPEARANCES, DEMOS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Bookstores

  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Roseville, MN.)

  • Present Moment Books (Minneapolis, MN.)

  • ACO Salon (White Bear Lake, MN.)

Food

  • Whole Foods Market (St. Paul, MN.)

  • Kowalski's Foods (White Bear Lake)

  • Valley Coop (Burnsville, MN.)

  • Wedge Coop (Minneapolis, MN.)

  • Linden Hills Coop (Minneapolis, MN.)

  • River Market (Stillwater, MN.)

  • Body, Mind & Spirit Nutrition Center (Minnetonka, MN.)

  • Nordic Track Healthy Express (Mall of America, Bloomington, MN.) and numerous coop book signings on the west coast

Seminars

  • Health Recovery Center (1988, Mpls. MN.)

  • August Teen Celebration (1996 Cell Tech Corporation, Klamath Falls, Oregon)

  • Paul Barry Health Seminars (St. Paul, MN.)

  • Women's Expo (Twin Cities, MN.)

  • Healthy Kids Expo (Twin Cities, MN.)

School

  • Edina East High School

  • Edina West High School

  • Bloomington High School

  • Cooper High School

  • Mahtomedi Middle School

  • Mahtomedi Elementary School

  • Waldorf School (Holiday Fair)

Television

  • News You Can Eat (WHJY Radio, Providence, Rhode Island)

  • The Healthy Nature Show, (KHNC Radio, Johnstown, CO., Freedom Network)

  • New Age Perspectives (1991-92, Paragon Cable T.V. Mpls. MN.)

  • Northwest Community Television (Brooklyn Park, MN.

FREELANCE FOOD AND HEALTH WRITER

Magazine Articles
  • Delicious! (Spring, 1992)

  • Vegetarian Gourmet (Winter 1992, 93/ Summer 1995)

  • Vegetarian Journal (Winter 1994)

  • Grand Times (1994)

  • Vegetarian Times (1995)

  • Veggie Life (Summer 1995)
     

Newspaper
  • The EDGE: Exploring the Evolution of Consciousness (numerous publications), and Twin Cities WELLNESS (numerous publications)
Newsletters & Other  
  • Consumer’s Medical Journal (Issue #69)

  • At Last: A Newsletter for People with Chemical Sensitivities

  • Dr. Whitaker’s Health & Healing Newsletter (Summer 1993)

  • Present Moment Newsletter (1993)

  • For The Love of Food (Spring/Summer 1995)

  • Christian Beginnings Newsletter (1995)

  • Enlightenment (Stillwater, MN.,1995)

  • Leia Stinnet’s Rainbow Bridge To Light Newsletter

  • The Diamond Net: Supra Pathways To Health Newsletter (1996)

  • Network of Hope Newsletter (Spring 1997)

  • Northland Berry Newsletter (Spring, Summer, & Autumn, 2002)

  • Pathways: A Waldorf School Newsletter (Spring 1992

  • Sivana East website (2018)  

Food Related Books (Collaborations) 
  • Llewellyn's Organic Gardening Almanac Book (Featured author/contributor, 1996)

  • Creative Ways to Bring Algae to Your Community (Featured author/contributor,1997)

  • Wellness Directory of Minnesota (Featured author/contributor, 2nd Edition)

MARKETING
  • Marketing Communications Director for Nu-Rituals, a MN. based company promoting lifestyle balance through functional foods prepared with flaxseed.

  • Co-developer of lifestyle programs, newsletter writer, and expo speaker. (1999-2000)

  • Designer of food product labels and product names (“Omegavore Bars”).

  • Creator of company cookbook: Preparing Meals with Omegasentials. (2001)

ECO-VISIONARY AUTHOR OF ECO MENTOR LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM  

 

             Training Curriculum Study Tools  

  • Memoir: Born to Live Green -Awakening My Heart’s Wisdom to the Path of Eco-Intelligent Living. 

  • Mentor Guide Book: Bring Back the Earth!-Nourishing the Eco-Intelligence that Invites Whole Living. 

  • 6 Companion Work/Play/ Books:

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco-Conscious Living

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco--Logical Living .

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco-Sustainable Living 

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco-Balanced Living 

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco-Nutritional Living 

  • Discovery & Empowerment on the Path to Eco-Spiritual Living

PARENTING SUPPORT BOOKS & LEARNING TOOLS  

  • Parenting Our 'Special Needs' Youth the Eco-Intelligent Way!

  • Nourish Your Mental & Emotional Well-Being the Eco-Intelligent Way!  

  • Healing OCD The Eco-Intelligent Way: A Mother & Son's Learning Journey  

  • Eco-Intelligent Remedies for Autism Spectrum that Think Outside the Box  

  • Tabletop TUTORS Info-graphics (145 colorful, text-rich teaching posters that feature 150 topics related tp health and sustainable living)  

    

                Ed. Book Collaborations:            

  • Bringing Heart and Soul to Education (with William G. Spady)

  • Transform Agents (Author Collection)  

 

         HONORS

  • 1989 - Minnesota's Great Growing Organic Food Cook-Off  (1st place winner and recipient of $1,000 first prize.)

  • 1998 - Minnesota Parent Magazine Essay Contest: "Devoted to Children" (Winner and recipient of $150.)

  • 2006 - The Fred Factor Award –Dedication to Helping People Achieve a Greater Sense of Well-Being (Las Vegas, Nevada.)

  • 2012 - Best Brilliant Idea for Humanity (Candia's Mini-Book was Honored by The Messenger Network.)

  • 2013 - The Social Network for Sustainability (Candia was Honored as Global Woman of the Week.)

  • 2019- Who's Who In America (Interviewed for inclusion in the 73rd Edition (which is hailed by the New York Times as "The Venerable Guide to American Achievement and chosen for The National Millennium Time Capsule by the White House.) 

  • 2019- Graduate of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with Al Gore 

  • 2020- Award given by Autism Hope Alliance (Recipient of $500 gift, for my work with nutrition and eco-friendly living.) .  

AWARDS NOMINATED FOR

:

  • 2007 - Volvo for Life Awards/Service to Environment Category

  • 2007 - Cooperate for Community Awards/National Coop Grower’s Associatio

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