Category Archives: Healthy Food

Herbed Roasted Roots

One of the greatest pleasure in life is gathering with loved ones around the table to break bread. It is these intimate connections that make life so fulfilling. The simple pleasures of cooking, community and creating delicious moments together are what colors life with so much joy. If you follow my blog you already know […]

Low Carb Cheesy Coconut Flour Rolls

The past few months I’ve been following a keto-ish, low carb eating plan. I have to say that my cravings for starch and sugar have diminished drastically because all the fat has increased my satiety. I have thrown the whole calorie counting BS out the window as I have dived into more research about how […]

Mixed Greens with Roasted Figs, Pomegranates and Orange Blossom Honey Dressing

As the gorgeous foliage turns and apple-picking season is upon us I can’t help but get excited about Fall! I love to play in the kitchen, and while prepping for Rosh Hoshana dinner I was inspired to use some of the seasonal bounty that Mama Nature gifts us- luscious figs and pomegranates. Tart, juicy and […]

Banana Blueberry Cacao Ice Cream

It was so hot the other day you could run a knife through the thick, humid air. My body was craving a cold and sweet treat, but I dreaded leaving the house. I thought to myself “hey, why not make my own ice cream?!” and decided to improv with ingredients I could find in my […]

Watermelon Basil Bites

Summer is in full swing and NYC is melting! As the heat and humidity create a sticky film over the city, we try to find refuge in all things cool and icy. Nothing says summer like a cold, juicy bite of watermelon. One of my favorite ways to cool off is to sink my teeth […]

HeartBeet Salad: Health Benefits +Recipe

Beets hold a special place in my heart and belly. I grew up eating borsht, a staple in Ukranian and Russian culinary traditions. On cold winter days each spoonful would provide a comforting hug, while the cold version would soothe the heat on hot summer days. Fast forward to a couple years later..this bright root […]

Culinary + Medicinal Herbs & Spices

Nothing says boring like bland-tasting food. Thankfully nature abounds with fragrant herbs and spices to kick things up a notch or..three! Whether you love a fragrant bouquet of basil or a sprinkle of sweet and spicy cinnamon, eating can become a sensual experience and create a greater appreciation for nourishment. Not only can they accessorize […]

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower + Health Benefits of Sulforaphane

My go-to dish will probably always be some sort of roasted veggie. It’s simple, filling and nutritious- a no brainer. I am a huge fan of crucifers and love my broccoli, cabbage, arugula and in this case cauliflower. Rich in fiber, crucifers are unique superfoods because they are high in glucosinolates, a sulfur-rich compound. All […]

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

I love making smoothies because they are a convenient and simple way to get in lots of nutrients. I also love how creative you can be with ingredients. For this smoothie I wanted something that was gut-friendly, healing and of course tastes good. As a base I added a handful of organic, mixed greens(I ran […]

Almond Coconut Cake

So what do you do with all that leftover almond meal after you’ve made fresh almond milk? You can get as creative as you like of course but my cravings inspired me to play in the kitchen and bake this simple, yet yummy almond coconut cake. In addition to being tasty it’s chockfull of protein, […]