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
A scarce water supply, rapid population growth, and climate change pose a serious threat to our food production. But Silicon Valley thinks it has the solution.
Using freight containers equipped with hi-tech gadgets, entrepreneurs are disrupting the very essence of what it means to farm; bringing the outdoors, inside.READ MORE
Full disclosure: I hate fish and seafood. I hate shrimp, squid, lobster, crab and especially sushi. I’ve tried them all, but my taste buds just don’t respond. READ MORE
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
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
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
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.
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
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?