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How to read a label

Food labels and packaging can be very confusing. They don’t have to be. True story: Years before Whole Foods, I was diagnosed with “chronic label reading.” It was suggested to me by my fancy Upper East Side shrink that I limit my health food shop visits to 20 minutes or less. As health food shops and now Whole Foods are my Happy Place, I rebelled. I was determined to master the art of label reading and I did—in all seven […]

Quick healthy snacks? The Jicama.

Is there such thing as a quick healthy snack? Of course there is! Jicama is a refreshing water-based, somewhat sweet vegetable. I often find that people don’t know what it is or how to eat it. Let me show you how to eat jicama – Peel the jicama with a small knife instead of a vegetable peeler. I find the peeler too difficult for thick skin root vegetables like these.  Cut the veggie in sticks and dip like carrot or […]

How to make flawless veggie soup

What if I told you that you could make flawless smooth veggie soup in less than five steps – every time. Smooth veggie soup seems time consuming and daunting to make… Guess what? It’s NOT. The key to making a perfect veggie soup is following a simple formula that is easy to replicate time and time again.   My favorite thing about a smooth veggie soup is that it is highly convertible. Meaning— one if I make one soup, freeze […]

The Perfect Raw Kale Salad

The key to the perfect raw kale salad is to make sure you soften it first. Kale has become the popular leaf lately, but it can be difficult to eat,bitter tasting and even more difficult to digest. It doesn’t have to be…. Soften raw kale in less than 15 minutes with out even touching it. When I was living in Paris, I longed for dark leafy greens more than you can even imagine. Parisians have spinach, but kale and collards are […]

Egg Nog Lattes

I love the holiday season. Though the warm Florida sunshine doesn’t bellow that the Christmas season is upon us, it’s the sudden flood of tourists, the Christmas music on the radio and the arrival of the Starbucks Egg Nog Latte that say it best. I thought a lot about the Egg Nog Lattes this year. I’m often drawn to order the Latte but never have and most likely never will. I’ve always wanted to like Egg Nog, as it sounds […]

Avocados and Travel

The avocado is the perfect snack. I may even go so far as to say, that it is the perfect food. It can be sweet or savory, is highly satisfying and keeps you sustained for hours because of it’s healthy fat and high protein content. If you count amino acids, the avocado has 18. (That’s all of them by the way) We have been traveling a lot lately, but often food and travel snacks create a dilemma. What to bring?! […]

Mexican Quinoa Paella

Paella isn’t something I am normally drawn to nor something I often make at home. I am not a big fan of rice, or dishes that have been cooked for hours. But this particular dish brings back memories from childhood and holiday with my family in Mexico when I knew little about food and nothing about what Paella was. I only knew I loved the smell and the taste and I knew that it was a memory I would hold […]

Introducing Veggies for Carnivores

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Kale Salads and Not Blogging

As anyone involved with social media can attest, daily experiences aren’t just daily experiences anymore. They’re experiences to be tweeted, blogged or pinned immediately, which lends new meaning to the notion of living in the moment. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about all this as I participate in this world, and often find myself saying, “Shoot, I should have tweeted that,” or having my dining companion say to me, “Shouldn’t you be blogging about this?” And then feeling […]