Category Archives: chef

Warming Winter Bean Soup

When I think of comfort food, especially during the cold winter months, nothing beats a hot bowl of soup. Each spoonful is like a warm blanket and a hug, and who doesn’t love that?! For this recipe I used one of my favorite foods, the simple, yet powerfully nutrient-dense bean. Here is the low down […]

Wild Oregano Oil: A Natural Antibiotic

As a kid I used to love to sprinkle oregano on my pizza (I still do) and over the years it has become a staple herb in my kitchen. I love the earthy flavor it imparts and often use it when making broth. Little did I know that this plant contains such potent medicine and […]

Fall Roots: Farm-to-Fork Salad

From the beautiful golden foliage to warming stews and soups, Fall in NY is one of my favorite times of the year. I especially love escaping the city to visit nearby farms to sample their seasonal produce. The other day my friend and I enjoyed one of the most delicious brunches at Blooming Hill Farms. […]

Farm-to-Table Zucchini Fritters

What I love more than exploring the farmer’s market is actually going to the farm to pick my own fruits and veggies. There is something so special about walking through lush green fields or biting into a freshly-picked, juicy peach. What a beautiful way to experience our earth’s bounty and appreciate the sustenance provided by […]

Summer Salad: Sweet & Spicy Sauteed Cherries with Bitter Greens

When I think of summer I imagine frolicking through the green fields snacking on the sweetest cherries. OK so more like hot, humid and sticky..but either way summer is ripe for cherry season! As much as I love the simplicity of snacking on some cold cherries to cool off, I was inspired to create a […]

Delicious Israel: My Culinary Adventure in the Holy Land

I recently returned from the most epic adventure in the beautiful and magical land of Israel. I can still smell the fragrant spices and taste the sweet dates and salty olives. From the most aromatic coffee to the freshest cucumbers and creamiest labne, my trip to Israel has left a deliciously indelible imprint in my […]