Tag Archives: healthy living

Celebrating Spring: 3 Tips for a Fresh Start

Happy Spring friends! This time of year always excites me as we feel the rebirth around us and within ourselves. While New York is a city that never sleeps, there is something special about seeing Mother Nature’s lush florals and greens blossom all over the concrete jungle. I love the fragrance in the air and […]

Good Idea Drinks: Swedish Sugar Buster!

As a dietitian I see multiple patients and clients with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other chronic inflammatory conditions. Obesity and diabetes is so prevalent in the US that we created a word to describe these two pandemics “diabesity.” We all know that what eat or don’t eat can significantly impact our health. This is […]

Skins + Seeds: The Future of Food and Nutrition

Imagine sinking your teeth into the sweet flesh of a pink watermelon as the juices run down your chin. What if I told you you could also eat the skin and enjoy it just as much, if not more? Watermelon taco anyone?! It may sound bizarre, but this may be the future of food and […]

New Year Intentions

Happy New Year Friends! I hope you are having a magical and inspired start to 2019. As we turn a new page and begin to write the story we envision for ourselves this coming year I would like to focus on the idea of intentions versus resolutions. We often set resolutions for ourselves that usually […]

The Scoop on Moringa + Smoothie Recipe

Move over spirulina and make room for moringa! Trending the past few years this superfood superstar known as “moringa,” is the latest green to grace your morning smoothies(see recipe below). The first time I heard about moringa, I was in a juice bar in Kauai a few years ago. I was used to wheatgrass shots, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]