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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Berry Yummy Cacao Superfood Smoothie

I love a cold smoothie after a sweaty yoga or shimmy session.  I will usually have a mix of berries, superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, cacao and a scoop of of vegan meal which also contains its own blend of greens and plant protein. I like the “Garden of Life” brand (chocolate flavor of […]