Parsnip Steak

October 22, 2012
Parsnip Steak

As October starts to wrap up (crazy!) I find myself deep into the fall food zone. I am sipping Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, perfecting my Pumpkin Spice Granola (available soon- stay tuned!), and starting to think about Thanksgiving dishes. We may end up spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant this year (for various reasons) but that doesn’t mean I’m not working on an artillery of fall dishes for the surrounding weeks!

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Rainy Day Reading List

October 19, 2012

The weather outside of my window looks increasingly gloomy today. Lots of rain and grey clouds. My father was just kind enough to tell me that in Arizona is it 85 and perfectly sunny. Must be nice to be a retired snowbird!

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Ten Hour Tomatoes

October 18, 2012
Ten Hour Tomatoes

All good things come to an end. Vacations, deep tissue massages, Gilmore Girls. Like my favorite tv show I am sad to say that tomato season is officially over. Yes, I realize we said goodbye to Stars Hollow years ago but I still miss it!

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Banana Sushi

October 16, 2012
Banana Sushi

I get asked a lot about breakfast. What do I eat for breakfast? What do I recommend eating for breakfast? Personally my morning goes something like this: wake up, drink warm water with lemon juice, work out, drink 32 oz of green juice. I don’t really start eating until about noon when I have some fruit. After years of experimenting I have discovered this is what works best for me and my system in the morning. My body just isn’t ready to start digesting food until the afternoon.

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Shopping for a Cause

October 11, 2012

Sadly there has been a lot of cancer in my family. When I was in high school my mother was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer. She was told to get her life in order, take a trip around the world, and say goodbye. Luckily she did no such thing. Thanks to some amazing and experiential treatments, and a great combination of Eastern and Western medicine my mother is very much alive and healthy today. She really is a miracle.

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Holiday Weekend Sweet Potatoes

This past weekend was one of indulgence. Doug and I were in East Hampton for the holiday weekend, and we certainly made the most of it. We checked out the Hampton’s Film Festival, ate an amazing dinner at Tom Colicchio’s new Topping Rose House ( it was very dark so sadly no photos), rode the new Soul-Cycle bikes at the Bridgehampton Barn, and spent many hours lazing around. It was the perfect way to end my Birthday Week (yes I said week). There is no place I would rather be than by the beach with my husband and dog. It truly is my happy place. Read more

Birthday Eyes

October 2, 2012
Birthday Eyes

Growing up I looked forward to my brithday all year. I have to give my parents credit for throwing some of the best birthday parties ever. I had an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, and a Little Italy pastry fest amongst others. Whenever someone would say “your birthday is a million years away” I would get so frustrated! If I  get a birthday every year how can my next one be a million years away?!?!?!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 1, 2012
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Happy October! This past weekend it really started to feel like fall- crisp, and slightly cool. On Saturday night I wore a jacket out to dinner, which is always a clear sign of weather change. This really is my favorite time of year, I love New York in October.

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New Video on VegNews TV- How to Make a Green Smoothie

If you read my blog regularly you know that green smoothies are a huge part of my daily routine. Huge. A green smoothie is basically any nutrient dense smoothie that involves greens such as kale, spinach, romaine, chard etc. We are not talking the bottled, fruit and sugar laden smoothies here! These are pure, green nutrition!

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Comfort Food

September 26, 2012
Comfort Food

Yesterday was a sick day for me. I spent the whole day on the couch with Maddy watching season one of Homeland. While I hate being laid up for a day I was glad to have some great tv to keep me occupied! My cold started on Monday afternoon and by Tuesday morning I was in full on misery. I think there is something going around, my sister and her twins are also sick and a few friends have complained about colds recently. Lucky for me I know that if I rest completely for a full 24 hours my cold usually goes away. Thanks to lots and lots of green juice and about 8,000 mg of vitamin C today I am feeling much better!

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