Tag Archives: Vegetarian

banana chia pudding

Recipe! Banana Chia Pudding

This is a totally delicious recipe and it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made completely sugar-free too. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 very ripe bananas 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla Optional: 1 tsp any natural sweetener touch of sea salt if keeping in fridge for a few days Topping Ideas:  Strawberries Blackberries Banana […]

cruciferous vegetables

Must Know Facts: Hypothyroid and Cruciferous Veggies

As at thyroid coach and advocate, it pains me when I read mis-information about thyroid health, in particularly when it comes to nutrition and healing. I often read about the “benefits” of iodine supplementation and the “dangers” of eating cruciferous vegetables  – both matters needing clarification and guidance when healing naturally, especially since each person […]

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. […]

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 […]

Green Beans

Whole Food Focus: Green Beans

After posting up the delicious recipe for Coconut Almond Garlic-y Green Beans,  I thought this week’s Whole Food Focus should (naturally) be: Green Beans!  The other ingredients in this recipe: garlic, sprouted almonds and coconut also pack a nutritious punch too, so make sure to check out their nutrition profiles as well (coming soon). Green […]

Coconut almond garlic-y green beans

Coconut Almond Garlic-y Green Beans

Many people ask me how I create my recipes and I sometimes giggle cause I am so not a super chef. I remember when I first started cooking healthy, I lived in a super small studio and my kitchen was a 4×5 space with mini-appliances. I used to tell my clients “If I can cook […]

Green Juice

4 Simple Steps to the Perfect Whole Juice

As a practice, I try to commit to making a whole juice for breakfast at least a few days a week. I do this for a few reasons:  whole juice is loaded with nutrients, fiber, water and easy to digest goodness (I drink lemon water first upon waking, then make my whole juice) morning time […]

Soup in a Blender: Dinner’s ready!

This recipe is so delicious and tasty- it tastes gourmet. What’s absolutely crazy is it may be the easiest recipe I have ever made. ever. I made this in my Blendtec, but you can make it in any good blender (see instructions below).  As a side note if you haven’t yet entered my giveaway to win […]

Whole Juice vs. Juice

Many people ask me what exactly is a “whole juice” and if it’s healthier than traditional “juicing”. Here are the deets’ on whole juice vs juice:  Regular Juice: A regular ole’ juice has been strained of all natural pulp, fiber and skin from the fruit or veggie being used. There are specific times I love to […]