FAMILY NUTRITION Boost kids’ interest in nutrition through a hands-on workshop preparing healthy snacks that can also serve as hors d’oeuvres at your next holiday party. First, we will cover the basics regarding nutrition, finding the right proportion of our macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats and what that looks like for children and parents alike. […]
This is one of my favorite dishes right now. A remake of my mother-in-law’s Polish zucchini patties, these spinach, zucchini and fresh cut sweet corn cakes are made with Greek yogurt, garbanzo bean flour and an array of herbs. High in dietary fiber and plant based protein, these “veggie cakes” are a perfect option for […]
Ever since I moved abroad and lived in Europe, I have evolved as a pastry chef. If you were to take a look in my pantry you would only find natural sweeteners like honey, raisins, dried fruits, molasses, dates and maple syrup, in addition to whole wheat, high fiber and gluten free flours. My pallete […]
The Event LESSONS IN EATING WITH INTENTION + ATTENTION Have you ever found yourself eating an entire dinner in front of the television or on your cell phone, unconscious to the foods you consumed? With a full work load and a to-do list a mile long, it is so easy for Americans to get caught […]
It seems like a no brainer, Bartek, my husband, and I are vegetarian, and it only makes sense that Henry, our infant son, would also eat a plant based diet. From food prep to eating out, it less hassle when everyone gravitates to the same food preferences. While Henry may not be making his own […]
Since the 1970’s, the obesity rate for children in the United States has more than tripled. Today, one in five children age 6-19 is battling with obesity. That is 20 percent, a drastic figure when you consider it is not only the extra weight these children have to deal with. Childhood obesity has both immediate […]
Garlic has been documented througout history for its healing benefits and is used in every cuisine across the globe. Historically, roasted garlic and its raw form date back to 2,600 B.C., and was used to relieve cough, kill parasites, enhance physical strength, prevent against the plague and prevent gangrene. Roasting garlic gives a meal a rich, […]
Turmeric, known in Sanskrit as “The Golden Goddess,” is very alluring due to its vibrant yellow hue. Quite peppery, warming and bitter in flavor, it is the most prevalent spice found in curry, amongst many other oriental dishes ranging from dhal to palak paneer. A root belonging to the Curcuma Longa plant, native to southwest […]
So often we get caught up, short on time, trying to fit too many “to-do’s” in the day. By the time you catch your breath and take a break you realize you are STARVING! Maybe, if you have planned ahead you have thrown an apple in your purse or a banana in your gym bag, […]
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FAMILY NUTRITION Boost kids’ interest in nutrition...
This is one of my favorite dishes right now. A remake of my...
Ever since I moved abroad and lived in Europe, I have...
Brunch, that quintessential weekend affair that beckons one...