About Annie

Annie Miller-CohenAnn Miller-Cohen (a.k.a. Organic Annie) has been a foodie since before it was popular. Her fascination with food started with having to avoid chocolate as a pre-schooler, because of a severe allergic reaction. Then she started reading food ingredient labels in grade school.

As a young mom, she and her sons were allergic to dairy products and she was also grain-sensitive.

“So began a quest for good tasting foods that were good for us too! It’s the kind of quest that calls for patience, creativity and a sense of adventure. I honestly don’t remember being discouraged because there was so much to learn about and to experiment with. It was like being on a delicious mission.”

 The quest has lead her to growing organic produce, teaching organic gardening, foraging for edible and medicinal foods and herbs, developing special diet recipes, running a natural products business, teaching special diet cooking classes, becoming an iridologist and natural health counselor, writing and lecturing about food and natural health.

After six decades, she has found food to truly be the best medicine–and the safest. At 65, Ann takes no medications, weighs 120 pounds and has the cardiovascular system of a teenager, per her physician. She manages the home care of her husband, a retired physician, who has benefitted greatly from dietary changes.

Professionally, Ann is a Certified Iridologist and Preventive Healthcare Counselor, specializing in dietary and lifestyle healing. She also offers applied kinesiology and hands-on healing (Reiki, Seven Rays and Diksha) to her clients.

Publications include Organic Annie’s: 

Natural Health Tips and Recipes (2000)

Fresh Tastes for Breakfast (2005)

Green Gourmet Seasonal Recipes (2008)

Traditional Breakfasts with New Twists (2009) 

Ann is the founder of the Green Gourmet Cooking School (formerly in Central New York, now in Summerville, SC) which provides “hands-on” experience in the preparation of special diet and healing foods. She seeks to bring greater awareness and appreciation of the inter-relationship between the self and nature, through the use of plants for food and healing.

She believes that self-healing is an adventure for the body and mind, lead by spirit, and that as we heal ourselves, we heal our families, society and ultimately the planet.

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