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How To Make Cold Press Coffee

The key to cold press coffee is not to brew it but to filter it. Coffee carries a heavy stigma. I happen to LOVE and adore the sexy smell of coffee brewing in the morning, and often wish I was a coffee drinker. Well, not really. I was a coffee drinker and it ruled my life. I’ll retract that statement and tell you why I did eventually quit coffee and what I don’t like about it: 1) The up and […]

A Well Stocked Pantry

Much like how we arrange our closets, certain staples and base foods are essential to make cooking easier. They are needed to enable a kitchen to function smoothly. Everyone should have a well stocked pantry complete with veggies in order to cook lunch or dinner on the fly. I don’t often use the term “stocked pantry,” because I never had one. A pantry is technically a room to put food in and as a New Yorker, I was lucky to […]

Five other dark leafy greens you could be eating besides kale.

I love kale as much as the next veggie god or goddess, but honestly, how much kale, kale chips, and kale juice can we squeeze into a day? Rotating dark leafy greens does wonders for the body and the mind. There is a world of leaves out there to discover and our bodies LOVE the variation. The beauty of dark leafy greens is that the darker the leaf, the more nutritious it is—and the best part about them is that […]

Cheat Days and Oven-Baked French Fries

My stepson asked me if I ever had cheat days. He asked this as we were indulging in his and my favorite, perfect, summer meal: A leafy green salad with goat cheese and shredded veggies, French fries with Dijon mustard, and a glass of crisp rosé. (He is 22 BTW, I just so you know that I am not contributing to the delinquency of a minor) I asked him what he would consider “cheat days” – and what that would […]

Why you should embrace the sandwich

I think it had been a good solid 10 years since I had a sandwich. Ironically, when I was growing up, my mother sent me off to school every morning with a sandwich for lunch. I loved it. Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread. I stopped eating the sandwich in the late 90’s when an iridologist  told me that I should avoid wheat and dairy due to intolerance. It seemed a natural progression to eliminate the sandwich and […]

Why you need to eat at home more than once a week

and how easy it is.   Everyone needs to know how to cook something. Anything. At least ONE thing. Why? Because that ONE meal could save your life. I know this sounds dramatic,  but it’s actually very true.   When you can cook something and eat at home, You will be excited to share it. When you are excited to share it . . . you will! You will sit at your table, eat at home with others, and that […]

Preventing dehydration with refreshing summer drinks

It’s hot out there and we NEED to drink more water.

Ok, so plain water is not all that exciting, I’m with you – and I am a huge water drinker! And over-drinking can be an issue when you don’t have access to a loo, especially on road trips – not to mention unladylike and uncomfortable to wiggle in my seat or sit on my heel for who knows how many miles. I’ll take the train, thank you. My point is, just drink! BUT Dehydration has odd effects on our bodies…

The Fresh 20 Cookbook Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is AMAZING, so read on; you are NOT going to want to miss it! Sometimes – I take that back – most of the time, the simplest ideas are the best ideas. A few years ago I was at a blogging conference and met a woman named Melissa who truly touched my heart. This lady had it all going on. She is beautiful, quick, grounded, a loving mother of two and when she spoke of her husband, she […]

Natural sugar for the sweet tooth in all of us

Do you find yourself avoiding sugary things? Do you feel proud toward the end of the day that you abstained from any sugar only to find yourself indulging in an entire bag of organic licorice later? Gosh I have. More than once!     Sugar is not a BAD thing—natural sugar, that is. In small quantities, natural sugar is good for you as it is super high in vitamins and minerals. Maple syrup, for example is filled with calcium, iron […]

Nutrition tips for the frequent flyer

Traveling is a huge part of my life. I’ve been blessed in that I have seen much of the world and I plan to see much more of it. Fortunately, because I have logged so many hours in the air, I have gotten my inflight kit down to a science. With a little preparation, and a few nutrition tips, flying doesn’t have to take such a toll on the body or the mind. Flying can actually be a time to […]