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FOOD 11th April 2018

Easy Peasy
Skillet Chicken

Sophisticated enough for a dinner party, yet quick enough I made it on the fly last night. There is nothing not-to-love about this crispy thigh recipe, so get your skillets out (or buy one at Macy’s!)READ MORE

FOOD, HEALTH, MIND, NUTRITION 21st February 2018

Some of my
favorite things


This last week has been nothing short of crazy. I’ve visited three different time zones (here I am rounding my travels off in beautiful, sunny Beverly Hills), and my body clock has no idea if it’s coming or going. I also decided to switch gears for this weeks post, to share my current reading material and a recent podcast that really inspired me. Enjoy 🙂READ MORE

FOOD, HEALTH, NUTRITION 10th January 2018

How to lose weight on a
high-fat low-carb diet,
WITH carbs!!


Last week, the U.S. News & World Report published their 2018 list of best diets, placing the high-fat low carb ketogenic diet last. How could this be? I lost four pounds that same week on ‘keto’, and it’s wildly popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and LeBron James.

The judge’s stance: ketogenic diets are highly restrictive, which they are. Could you live off 5% carbohydrates, 10% protein and 85% fat? Turns out, you may not need to. Mark Sisson, author of The Keto Reset Diet says it’s possible to have your cake and be keto too.READ MORE

FOOD 20th December 2017

Pumpkin Sheet Cake


The holidays are here, and it’s time to have your full fat, carb-loaded cake, and eat it too. Did you know that gluten + carbs + fat = happiness (in some worlds).  So instead of guilt, feel joy. Instead of deprivation, enjoy your food – tis the season!

My pumpkin sheet cake will not only please your taste buds, but I challenge you to stick to one slice – it’s impossible :-). As a side note, I gave this to the trainers at my gym (irony) and one of them (who barely says a word btw), told me he couldn’t get over it. Then he asked me if I’m a professional baker………  LOL.   READ MORE

FOOD 1st November 2017

Eating for the Fall –
Lentil Soup


As ‘Hotumn’ took most of us by (pleasant) surprise in NYC, I finally awoke to temperatures in the mid-40’s today. Fall has finally arrived, which means more baking, more pumpkin pie, and more soup.

There is something very soothing about the latter, and as a hearty meal, soup is a win-win for the mind, body and soul.  My personal favorite is lentil soup, the way my mom makes it. Flavored delicately with turmeric (anti-inflammatory benefits), and garnished with cilantro, it’s a staple in my recipe book, which is why I want to share it with you.READ MORE

FOOD 21st June 2017

Quick and Easy
Chicken Masala


This week’s post was meant to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: tandoori chicken. An indian classic, it packs a rich, vibrant punch; infusing the spices of tandoori, masala, and cumin. It’s versatile too: bake, grill or BBQ it.

As I unpacked my groceries, ready to start, I realized my haste at the supermarket had cost me the key ingredient: tandoori. Ooops. READ MORE