Root vegetables are a wonderful part of the fall and winter seasons, and they end up on our tables in the form of breakfast, lunch and dinner…AND dessert. They are hearty and versatile which means you can juice them, eat them whole/raw or you can add them to soups and stews or you can bake them by themselves, or into something delicious and nutritious. Root vegetables are high in fiber and are low in fat. They contain phytonutrients and antioxidants, which essentially help remove harmful free radicals and toxins from the body. And what follows is an introduction to a [...]
So…How many times did you poop today? I know we barely know each other, but it’s a question you should be asking yourself everyday. Depending on your lifestyle and eating habits, if you haven't gone at least once a day then your pipes could be backed up. It’s reasonable to think that after a few weeks of holiday indulgences that your intestines would be feeling sluggish…gassy, even. Backed up waste in the intestinal tract and colon can not only cause constipation and gas, but it can compromise your body’s ability to produce white blood cells and assimilate nutrients, ultimately wasting [...]
This week hemp was all over the news headlines…especially in Colorado. If you haven’t yet heard, the State of Colorado has legalized the commercial production, sale and recreational use of medical cannabis. Washington State, New York State and the District of Columbia are soon to follow. Uh oh...my Dad isn't going to be happy. I talked with my Dad earlier this week and he expressed he was glad that I never "got into that stuff"...well Dad, I kinda did. I first began working with hemp in 2004 while doing my chef thing at a trendy NYC vegan restaurant. I would experiment [...]
Recently, I noticed kaffir limes at my local market. I’d seen them before in pictures and even used the fragrant, dry leaves when attempting to cook authentic thai food at home. The moment I picked it up, I could smell it and since I’d never actually had a fresh one in my hand I jumped at the chance to take a few home to see what I could make with them. I wasn’t even sure if it was organic, but I wanted to try a few. After doing a bit of research, I discovered that these bumpy green beauties are [...]
Sunday's Detox Tip : It's soup season, and also a great opportunity to throw in (and disguise) some super healthy ingredients that help remove built up toxins in the blood and also are known to help reduce inflammation. In your next soup, consider throwing in some roots like burdock, ginger, beets (and their greens) and turmeric!