“Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities, and Kids” is twofold. Not only is it an educational cookbook featuring nutritional and fun food recipes, but also a beautiful coffee table book full of stunning photographs. Using a positive approach and an upbeat outlook, her commitment is to create a platform that promotes families working together and staying together. A coffee table book igniting a spark for families to spend time quality time together. If you have kids that love to cook, let Chef Ellamarie’s cookbook be the catalyst to not only help them sizzle up serious fun but also encourage them to spend time doing it with their family. This coffee table book takes you on a culinary adventure through a variety of amazingly fun recipes, and beautiful photos. A universally appealing book for family, friends, and guests to look at while visiting any home. The book introduces both parents and kids to cooking vocabulary and techniques, the importance of nutrition for your body, mind, and spirit, safety in the kitchen and the positives of trying new foods. Ellamarie has made a decision to incorporate celebrities into her book. Not only do they make it interesting but more importantly she wants to get the message across that celebrities are just like everyone else. A big believer in the power of positive self esteem, she illustrates within the book lots of humble beginnings that many of the celebrities have had and also the dreams they held onto. The book serves as an inspiration to everyone with a common message that is woven throughout. Follow your dreams and never give up on them. Believe in yourself no matter what. Reach for the stars as many of the celebrities in the book have. Make your family a priority. Whether you have toddlers or teens, and whether you’ve got five minutes or 50, your kids can cook and they’ll love it. Use this book to get them cooking with healthy habits now, and chances are they’ll keep up those good habits as they grow older. Finally, a cookbook that is also a scrumptious coffee table book where both the parent and child are equal, giving them the nutritional, physical, and mental support that is lacking in so many families today. Remember you’re making more than meals together. You’re making memories together!

  • “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”— Audrey Hepburn
  • “Aiming to build strong kids, strong families, strong communities”
  • “Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” — Brad Henry

Ellamarie’s project is dedicated to promoting the empowerment of children to achieve lifelong successes while providing opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. The mission of Ellamarie’s book is to develop the total person-body, mind and spirit-through cooking. Her mission is to help children thrive, to increase their self esteem, to encourage them to reach for their dreams. Being mindful that our current global economic crisis threatens the survival of many programs directly benefiting children most in need she is graciously donating 50% of her profits to a nonprofit organization “A World Fit For Kids” (WFIT). WFIT uses physical activity, nutrition and mentoring to help kids and motivate them to stay in school. She hopes that her donation will help to assure all children can be given the education needed to grow up safe and healthy. Children who develop positive self-esteem are able to clarify their values on which to build a successful and happy life. Ellamarie’s promise is to benefit everyone she touches. The basic proposition of her book is simple, solid, and timeless. Bring positive self esteem, value, and joy to kids through cooking. Bring families together as a close knit unit through cooking. And never forget about your community. Dream big, and reach for those stars. And when your dreams are achieved give back as much you can to other kids, other families, other communities.

Everything Ellamarie does is inspired by her enduring mission:

  • - To be healthy and happy… in body, mind, and spirit.
  • - To inspire moments of optimism.
  • - To create value and make a difference… everywhere.