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Lemon Detox Bars

Why spend $3 on an energy bar when you can make 12 for the same price? Taking 10 minutes to prepare the recipe below will save you tons of money!  Lemon Detox Bars 2 cups coconut flakes 1 cup medjool dates, chopped 1/2 cup coconut butter 1/2 cup Brazil nuts 2 tbs flax seed, ground [...]

Banana Plantain Pancakes

I literally haven’t had a pancake in years! Blasphemy right? I recently started exploring how to work with plantains and decided to bring back one of my favorite Saturday morning breakfast recipes, but this time, with a healthier twist. I consider breakfast to be THE most important meal of the day because…  Breakfast sets the tone [...]

Sweet Potato & Kale Frittata

I’ve started eating more eggs lately and one of my favorite recipes to make has been this delicious and nutrient dense, Sweet Potato & Kale Frittata!  Many people feel frustrated and bored by breakfast options so this recipe will hopefully give you some inspiration to get in the kitchen and try something new. The cool [...]

Refrigerator Sneak Peek

I’ve always wanted to be on MTV Cribs, you know the old TV show that would highlight people’s insanely beautiful mansions, cars and oddly enough..their refrigerator. Celebrities and star athletes would show you their refrigerator, usually stocked with gatorade, junk food and well…more junk food. Long before I got into food and health, I was [...]

Emergency Snack Pack

I always get asked, “what do you do when you travel or when you are on the go” and so today I decided to give you a snapshot of what I buy, prepare and pack with me mostly where ever I go. I do want to say that eating this way is a lifestyle, it’s [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tis the season…pumpkin season that is.  Not only does the winter squash make a tasty addition to soups, baked goods and even oatmeal, it also packs a powerful nutritional punch.  Pumpkin is loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene and other carotenoids, which help neutralize free-radicals and ward off cancer.  It’s also a great source of fiber, [...]

Spicy Black Bean Burger

Lately, I have been craving a burger. I am a big texture person and there is something really enjoyable about biting into a sandwich/burger with loads of yummy toppings. I don’t eat meat though and finding a good veggie burger in NYC is rather tough if you can believe it. I think my cravings for [...]

Carob Goji Berry & Coconut Bars = Heaven!

This recipe is hands down one of my favorite recipes…ever! I have been making raw chocolate for a few years now, nothing gourmet per say but still wholesome, delicious and healthy! Lately though, I have taken stimulants out of my diet to replenish my adrenal glands. Cacao is a super healthy food but everyone of [...]

Healthy never tasted SO good!

I consider myself a pretty adventurous chef and health coach. I am always eager to work with new ingredients and try new things, but, lately, I have had to reeaaaallllly stretch myself. And it’s certainly been interesting around here, to say the least. Recently, my fiance has been dealing with a number of health concerns [...]

Ingredient of the Week: Beans

With the cold weather here in New York, I have been indulging in warm soups, stews, and curries!  I have also been craving heartier meals- light leafy green salads aren’t doing it for me these days! When I want a hearty meal, I turn to beans for that boost of fiber, protein and calcium. Nutrition [...]