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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 […]

Simple Shirataki Noodles+Health Benefits of Konjak

If you seek a lower carb noodle dish but spiraled zucchini just doesn’t cut it then you’ve come to the right place! Nothing beats biting into a thick, chewy pad thai but what if I told you that you can still have your cake and eat it too (minus the sugar and carbs)?! I present […]

Breaking Bread

I recently hosted an intimate Shabbat gathering that left me feeling lit up. In a world that seems more chaotic and disconnected, building community and feeling like you are part of a tribe of people with shared values is paramount. Humans are social creatures and while independence is highly valued, there is something to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Radishes & Blood Orange Dressing

Happy Spring Equinox! Today we are reminded of the cycle of life as the Northern hemisphere experiences its rebirth. Although the cold still lingers, we begin to feel the energetic shift as the days stretch and the glorious sun shines longer. The beautiful buds prepare to blossom and the winter wonderland slowly transforms into greener […]

Coconut Curry Split Pea Soup

When I think comfort food, especially on a cold day nothing beats a warm bowl of soup. Add coconut curry in front of “soup” and you get the ultimate hug in a bowl! For this recipe I used split peas and added kale for  extra nourishment and plant-based phytonutrients. Each spoonful contains a treasure trove […]

Heart-Healthy Indulgence: Avocado Cacao Pudding

If you ask me, orange and chocolate (dark) are a match made in foodie heaven! I am quite proud of this recipe which I like to call my “heart- healthy indulgence,” and here is why. Avocados are probably not the first foods that spring to mind when a sweet craving strikes. However, avocados take on […]

Blueberry Rosewater Jam

Lately I’ve been on a rose high, especially after attending a workshop on the healing essence of rose. The “queen of flowers,” roses bud, bloom and fade. The rose grows entirely unaware, changing naturally from one state to another. Vulnerable, roses are open to all the elements that may treat them cruelly. However, roses know […]