all star supplements

All Star Supplements

I am a complete advocate of healing and thriving with food. However, there are times in our lives when specific supplementation can be useful for a specific period of time to help your body achieve balance. I’m frequently being asked what supplements to use and if supplements are really worth it. The short answer is that […]

healthy hot cocoa

Healthy Hot Cocoa + Coconut Cream

In New York City its cold, the holiday lights are aglow, and tis’ the season to make hot cocoa! (did that rhyme?) Thing is, almost all the hot cocoa I find is made from processed chocolate, and often times watered down. The yummier versions are usually made with cow milk and (dairy based) whip cream. […]

Does Organic Matter

Does Organic Matter?

I remind my clients all the time, that eating organic doesn’t only ensure you are avoiding pesticides/herbicides/fungicides damaging to your health and environment, but you are voting with your dollars and supporting organic farming every time you go food shopping. But there is so much more to the equation. How and where your food is […]

winter squash

Seasonal Food: Winter Squash

There are many different types of squash but they can all be grouped into two categories: summer and winter. Winter squash is available from August through March; however, they are at their best from October to November when they are in season. Most have long storage times ranging from one to six months, so they […]

beet juice

Sweet Roots Blast Sugar Cravings

Sugar is addictive. Even a small amount will create a desire for more and when you suddenly quit sugar it usually comes along with withdraw symptoms like migraines, strong cravings and irritability. The day after Thanksgiving, we are all feeling a little STUFFED and BLAH.  Sweet root veggies are THE way to bust sugar cravings […]

superfood smoothie

Recipe: Mayan Goddess Energizing Smoothie!

This is a delicious superfood smoothie that combats body stress, brings balance to your sex hormones and naturally ENERGIZES your day. It’s one of my favorite afternoon “pick me ups”: Mayan Goddess Smoothie 12 oz coconut milk 1 Tablespoon natural sweetener 1 Tablespoon  cacao 1 Teaspoon maca 1 Teaspoon chia and hemp seeds 1 Tablespoon […]

apple cider vinegar ACV

Whole Food Focus: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Natural Apple Cider Vinegar (sometime known in short as “ACV”) is made by crushing fresh, organically grown apples and allowing them to mature in wooden barrels. This process boosts the natural fermentation qualities of the crushed apples, which differs from the refined and distilled vinegars found traditionally in supermarkets. When the vinegar is mature, it creates web-like bacterial foam […]

Happiness Revealed (excerpt)

Cultivating gratitude. It’s a practice. A practice that sometimes is hard to grasp. How do we grasp, “the now”? How do we embrace “the present”? Sometimes it is starting with the most basic gifts: that you opened your eyes this morning, that you can see or hear or touch or taste. That you can embrace […]