An amazing thing happened the other day on my (almost daily) trip to Whole Foods. The produce section had completely changed! We are now getting into my personal favorite season for produce. Living in NYC (and not Cali or the tropics) the late fall and winter months can be a little grim as far as produce is concerned. Don’t get me wrong, I love my winter veggies but after several months even I can tire of squash, kale and yams.
I cannot remember the last time I ate a piece of bread. I think it was 2007 or maybe 2006. Bread was the first thing to go on my (long) road to the clean diet I eat today. To be clear, I do not have Celiac disease or any known gluten allergy. I am just a strong believer that the human body functions much much better without consuming gluey, inflammatory, and hard to digest foods such as bread (and meat and dairy for that matter).
I love to entertain. Few things make me happier than cooking for my friends and family and welcoming them into my home. My parties are not always fancy seated affairs, more often than not they involve a group of girls gathered around my kitchen counter gabbing about reality television.
With the beginning of summer comes the beginning of wedding season. Recently my mailbox had been full of invitations to friend’s weddings, showers and bachelorette parties. I have my lineup of attire ready to go from black tie to beach club chic. I have bought more lingerie and mixing bowls than I care to share. All of this nuptial activity started me thinking about my own wedding and the tips and tricks I learned during the planning process that kept me healthy and sane. Having already walked down the aisle I know how stressful a wedding can be, and how much there is to think about. Over the next few “Wedding Wednesdays” I will share tips for brides that will help keep your special day as clean, pure and simple as possible.
Memorial Day weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. It is the unofficial, official start to summer and for me and Doug that means the start of weekends away from now until September. Doug, Maddy and I split our summer weekends between the Hamptons with my family, the Hudson Valley with his, and the Connecticut shore where I serve on the board of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. It’s a lot of hours in the car but well worth it for all the sunshine and time out of the concrete jungle of NYC.
I think it is safe to say my seasonal allergies have turned into a full blown cold. I am not one to easily take days off and rest, but at the urging of my husband (and my acupuncturist) today I shall do just that. With the long weekend starting tomorrow I want to feel my best for the unofficial official start to summer. If I have to give up today in order to have the weekend so be it!
I am a Nut Milk Enthusiast. I love nut milk in my smoothies, in my tea, or straight up. However until recently I couldn’t find a nut milk that measured up to my very high standards. The commercial kinds are filled with WAY to many nasties for me, and my own homemade variety left me with too much almond pulp to deal with. A little almond pulp is ok, a lifetime supply taking up your whole freezer is not.
It is no secret that I am a fan of easy, healthy snacks. At any given time you can find me with a large assortment of goodies in my purse, from crudite to dark chocolate. I never like to be caught without something to keep me from getting hangry (hungry and angry).
I am very excited to share this first video in my Get The Look video series with Rebecca Casciano. Here, Rebecca shows me how to easily create a bold brow with a sporty cheek using all green products! For detailed step by step instructions and product recommendations check out this post! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for many more fun collaborations from me and Rebecca!
In my fridge you will always find one or two types of fresh herbs in a glass, as if they were a flower arrangement. Storing them this way not only keeps my fridge smelling nice but also keeps them fresher, longer. I always like to keep some combination of mint, parsley, and cilantro on hand to use in my juices, smoothies and salads.