I recently got THE best birthday present everr! My sweet, sweet friend Eliza (who does all the baking and desserts for both A Tavola and The Huguenot in New Paltz, NY) taught me how to bake a damned good loaf of bread. I finally feel I can die an accomplished woman. And it’s not just any […]
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…
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 […]
Chocoholics, rejoice! Your favorite treat will no longer leave you feeling guilty, bloated, or quickly crashing after a much-needed fix. This recipe uses pure, raw, real-deal cacao (pronounced Ka-Kow), the heart of all chocolate. Don’t let Hershey’s or the FDA fool you- true chocolate is not mainly composed of sugar, artificial fillers and processed cocoa […]
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…
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 […]
Inca warriors fought to the death with a deep, invincible self belief. They entered the battlefield in unsettling repose- silent in swift yet seemingly motionless form- to fearlessly engage the enemy in raw hand-to-hand combat. They often returned from battle with the severed heads of their opponents in their hands. They endured a blood-soaked thirty-six-year-long […]
For many, cooked peas bring back childhood memories of angst, and are strictly categorized as survival food. No matter how cute the name (greenie beanies and pea-peas), veggies can be difficult for some kids to swallow. I’m here to help you grow up. All you have to do (after cooking this deliciously filling soup, of […]
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!
From inexpensive and delicious low-fat meals to increased energy, mental clarity, and disease-fighting nutrition, more and more people are recognizing the amazing benefits of becoming a vegan.