LIVE YOUR OWN STYLE: FOR BETTER OR WORSE

I’m constantly asked how I exist on a vegan diet. A question asked so often, my face assumes that “Not again” expression. I’ve pared my response to a simple; I exist whole and healthy in front of you. I use my body as proof of my lifestyle choice. However, for those truly interested, I always…

Brain Food For The Profound

The mind will not probe deeply Think critically Flourish creatively Without spiritual or physical nourishment To fuel profundity The daily prompt, profound, has me thinking deeply about foods that fuel the brain. I ran off a shopping list of excellent food sources that increase brain power, concentration, and cognitive abilities, as well as improve mood,…

B Mindful of The 12

Okay, so you made the leap, jumped the carnivore ship for the herbivore sail.  You’ve said goodbye to all animal products (meats, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, honey, etc.). Congratulations! You’ve made a healthy lifestyle choice that will leave you feeling energetic and youthful.  That is if you’re truly getting enough protein, minerals, and vitamin,…

Crazy About Nuts

If I could coin a phrase for my nut addiction, it would probably sound something like nutomania, or using a more scientific term, Prunus-dulcismania, Carya-illinoinensismania. Okay, that’s a little lame.  But I truly love nuts, crave them, and have concocted various recipes to make nuts a consistent part of my diet. Sometimes I ponder why…

Matcha Anyone

Sunday is a day to take a break from the stresses of life and just enjoy living, relaxation, fun, and discovering new restaurants in New York City with friends. Yesterday, I met two longtime friends in the East Village.They’d heard great things about Cha-An, a Japanese Tea Room, and were eager to try their Matcha…

SEEING RED

Red is such a powerful color. It’s no surprise the rubescent beetroot (beet) has potent benefits for the life force that course through our body red. Native to the Mediterranean and known as Beta vulgaris, beets have been used medicinally for centuries and became a desired culinary item by chefs in 1800 France. The potent…

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

“Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious. It’s mysterious. So live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.”  Bob Fosse   Cherry Season:  May – July My favorite fruit of the summer is the cherry. I can’t get enough of them, fresh, frozen, or juice. I…

Two Spectacular Superfoods

There are a great number of superfoods, power foods, whole foods, whichever name you choose to use. These foods are named because of their nutrient-density and healing properties and should be a part of your daily diet. Today, I’ve chosen two of my favorite superfoods and smoothie recipes containing blueberries and kale. Blueberries: An Antioxidant…