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FOOD 1st November 2017

Eating for the Fall –
Lentil Soup

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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

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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


FOOD 17th May 2017

Oats of Art

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If there’s one random fact you should probably know about me, it is that I LOVE oats.

I don’t just mean that in the proverbial sense of the word either.  I am mildly OCD about them, I savor every spoon like it’s my last, and I take careful pride in decorating my bowls into works of art.

ENJOY and feel to replicate your own versions!!!READ MORE


FOOD 29th March 2017

Oats & Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – YASSS!

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If you ask me what my favorite foods are, 2/3 are listed in the title of this post. Peanut Butter is probably what I would take to a desert island, and oats are my favorite carbs – EVER. Add a banana and some cacao powder to the mix, and you have an odyssey of sweety goodness!READ MORE


FOOD, NUTRITION 22nd March 2017

Palm Oil and the reason your healthy products may be deadly

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Last year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that palm oil, the most utilized vegetable oil in the world, is potentially carcinogenic; meaning, it can cause cancer.

But avoiding it poses an incredible challenge. It’s found in roughly 50% of the packaged foods, personal care and cleaning products we use, due to its cheap production costs relative to other vegetable oils. Everything from Nutella, to laundry detergent, contains palm oil.

Surely, if we eat clean and buy green, we’re safe, right?  Not quite.

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FOOD 15th March 2017

Diet Ethics: In the quest to save planet earth, should you eat meat or plants?

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Did you know your food choices carry a carbon footprint? It’s not as obvious as the car you may drive or the dish soap you use, but food production is one of the biggest contributors to global warming.

The paleo and vegan movements have come into prominence over the past decade, to address, not only our nutritional needs, but provide sustainable ways to coexist with nature. Except, that’s where their similarities end.

Vegans believe meat consumption is destroying the planet, whilst proponents of paleo eschew the very thought of a meatless world and consider animal farming vital to the state of the planet. 

So who’s right? Let’s consider some facts.READ MORE


FOOD 8th March 2017

Why I quit Whole Foods

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Last week I decided to quit Whole Foods as a regular.  I was once a loyalist, defending them against the ‘Whole Foods Whole Paycheck’ naysayers. My weekly shop at the Union Square location was routine, and I confess to knowing the layout probably better than some of the staff. But lately, the haute grocery chain, known to be synonymous with the organic movement, has me rattled. And I don’t seem to be alone. Last month, Whole Foods reported a drop in sales, marking a 6th consecutive quarter of decline.

So what gives? How has the store that put kale on the map and encouraged us to rethink our food supply, found itself in this precarious position? Why are shoppers turning their backs?

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