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Sugar cravings? 5 simple reasons and shockingly easy solutions

February 5, 2015

I recently had a reader write to me to ask about her sugar cravings. She is healthy, exercises most days of the week, eats a vegetarian diet, and has a real interest in health and wellness, yet everyday the inevitable sugar craving hits and once she starts it’s hard to pull back the reins. After

Three Cheese, Truffle, Pesto, and Kale Pizza

January 15, 2015

I apologize that these pictures aren’t amazing but I barely had time to snap them before this was being devoured by myself and my very hungry family. We are unpacking and getting a house in order, which works up quite the appetite; at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! My Mom called

Major Milestones of 2014

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are taking care of yourselves now that the hoopla has died down. It’s time to nest and hibernate as winter settles in so you are ready for Spring! This time of year I always look back on what has happened over the

My Christmas Wish List

December 17, 2014

It’s that time of year again, the Holidays are here! I’ve picked out a few things I’m just dying to get this year, a lot of them for our new home! The boots are inspired by our move upstate so I can stay warm while sleigh riding and trudging in the snow, plus they are

Winter Cold Remedy Tea

December 10, 2014

It’s cold outside and I have a cold. Every year no matter how healthy I am, I get a cold when the weather drops. My cousin who studied biochemistry explained to me something about the spores in the air, but I really didn’t follow. Maybe she will read this and comment so that the mystery

5 Tips to Maintain your Weight and Sanity over the Holidays

November 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again! The holidays have arrived and with them, Holiday parties, pastries, happy hours, you get the picture. I used to use the holidays as an excuse to go completely nuts with my diet. Then it would be my personal mission to join the millions of other people January 2nd who

Yoga Teacher Training Update Post Weekend 3

November 12, 2014

I just finished the third weekend in my yoga teacher training and while my hips are sore and my body is tired, my mind is very much alive. I’m sitting here in West Elm Market at Brooklyn Roasting Company’s cafe drinking a coffee and having a Dough donut treat as I write this so I’m

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sweet Veggies

November 4, 2014

Ingredients 1.5 lbs bonesless skinless chicken thigh or 4 large thighs 2 sweet potatoes 8 mushrooms 2 shallots 2 scallions 6 cloves garlic 2 red peppers A handfull of baby carrots Tamari Fresh cilantro Fresh mint 1 jar fire roasted diced green chili’s (found at Trader Joe’s) Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit Lightly grease a

Is commitment the missing piece of the happiness puzzle?

October 23, 2014

I took in a yoga class Wednesday morning at Yoga Shanti with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman and the dharma talk they discussed at the end of the class really hit home for me. Rodney was talking about their recent trip to Bhutan and what they learned about commitment while there. He was encouraging us to engage

Taco Tuesday!

October 14, 2014

We just started a new tradition in my house, and boy is it a delicious one! These tacos can be made for brunch or dinner, they are vegetarian, and simply amazing. I cheated and bought a lot of this pre-made so it would be simple to put together and save me a night of cooking.