Category Archives: Recipes

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, […]

Baked Crispy Sweet Potatoes

When I get a craving for fries I run to the market and grab a bunch of sweet potatoes or yams, come home and satisfy my desire for that sweet n’ salty crunch! Loaded with fiber, beta-carotene and potassium they are one of nature’s superfoods in my opinion. I’m sure you can get them just […]

Magical Mung Bean Salad

A relative of the pea and lentil family, mung beans are magical because they are nutrient powerhouses! Rich in fiber, protein, potassium, iron, zinc, folate and B vitamins they have been a staple in the cooking traditions of Ayurveda for many..many years. I love bean dishes because they make for a simple, nutritious and cost-effective […]

Homemade v Commercial Nut Milks+Rosewater-Infused Almond Milk Recipe

With plant-based consumption on the rise more and more consumers are replacing animal products like cow’s milk with dairy-free options. Ditching a burger for quinoa may be a challenge for some. However, substituting cow’s milk with almond milk may not feel like such a sacrifice. Dairy-free options are so mainstream that many coffee shops now […]

Superfood Energy Bites

I like to be prepared when a craving strikes! When I need a quick fix for something sweet and full of chocolate these bites work their magic. Bonus points: they are packed with anti inflammatory, heart-healthy fatty acids, protein, magnesium, iron, folate, B vitamins..and they give me a boost of energy! I like to experiment […]