The Powerhouse Smoothie

Like everyone else, with such a demanding schedule, I struggle to maintain a balance between my work and personal lives. It always seems to come back to what I eat. And that brings us to…

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gluten free vegan zucchini muffins!

It’s summer squash season, and I just harvested a foot long zucchini from my garden. That’s a whole lotta zucc! Top of my recipe list this year is zucchini muffins! and these most certainly deserve the exclamation point. Packed with fresh zucchini, dates, almonds and hemp seeds, and topped with buttery crumbles- you’ll definitely be […]

ch-ch-ch-chai chia

Chia seeds (yes, the same ones used with those adorably frightening chia pets, chia people, and, most recently, Chia Obama) are rich in protein (and complete protein at that!), omega-3 fatty acids (even more so than flax), and antioxidants. When compared to other good sources of fiber, chia reigns supreme, beating out even the dry figs and prunes grandma used to feed you when you couldn’t make #2 as a wee one. Read on for a simple and delicious chai chia pudding recipe…

maple pecan grawnola

Granwnola. Mmm-mmm-mmm! This is one of the most delightful, scrumptious & grounding raw foods there is. And it’s easy! I decided to go the gluten-free route and include sprouted buckwheat (also known as buckwheaties for their delicious crunch) instead of oats, so it took an extra two days for sprouting. If you are in a […]

chipotle black bean burgers

Fast, simple, and soooo flavorful, these burgers are a surefire crowd pleaser! I love making this recipe in bulk so I can freeze the uneaten patties, though they have yet to last longer than 2 days in my house. These chipotle black bean burgers are vegan, gluten free, low fat, and high in protein, so you can feel good about eating them!

creamy hawaiian kale salad

Friends, I ask you to join me in relinquishing that lifelong grudge against all things vegetable. For those of you that gag at the thought of a steamy, heaping pile of broccoli, consider your days of denial over. Sure, cupcakes sound more palatable than cauliflower, but they can’t help you fight cancer like their cruciferous opponent. I’m here to help you love your veggies. (And no, ketchup doesn’t count.)

Read on for the most divine kale salad recipe.

mustard dill summer salad

A visit to Gar Wang’s verdant oasis of a home in Warwick, NY is enough to make the most devout city slicker reconsider her choice of dwelling…and cuisine. It was a bright and moist morning as I removed my socks for the qigong class. Six of us were spread out in the dew-laden meadow facing an […]