Everyone knows broccoli is healthy. It’s basically the old school poster child for “superfoods” before kale and everything else trendy came on to the scene. Vitamins, minerals, tons of fiber, yes, that’s obvious, but what else is so special about broccoli that should make you put down the kale and reach for it more often ? I recently came upon an article that addressed this. The answer is that it contains an extremely potent anticancer, and anti-neurodegenerative compound called Sulforaphane.
SWEET + SAVORY CHERRY CHICKEN
Man oh man, I’ve sure let time get away from me and neglected this here site! I’ve been back in New York City (from my trip to Thailand) for about 6 weeks now, and I just haven’t been able to get back into the right head space to start developing recipes, or really doing all that much cooking at all for that matter. Being in the kitchen and cooking is something relatively new in my life, and when I fall out of habit, it takes me a bit of time to jump back into creating new things. Moreover, I feel like I’m more inclined to be a fall and winter cook. There’s just too many great eating out options in NYC during the summer (especially with Restaurant Week !). And the last thing I feel like doing is testing out recipes in 90 degree heat. But let me stop my bitchin and get to what finally managed to break my blogging sabbatical!
Arugula Pesto + White Sweet Potato Linguine & Clams
Is winter over yet? Anyone? Anyone? (Buller?). Ugh. Dreaming of warmer days over here, which inspired this summery dish. Usually I’m all about cooking with whats in season but sometimes you have to transport yourself to a warmer climate via a good meal. Read More
Matcha Green Tea + Peppermint Latte
Ever since I was diagnosed with chronic migraines, I’ve banished my beloved daily cup of coffee as to not trigger any horrendous episodes (caffeine is a trigger). However, I do still indulge in green tea. At about 35 mg’s of caffeine per cup, that small amount doesn’t seem to be bothersome just yet….knock on wood! What I’ve been loving lately is an almond milk matcha green tea latte as a energy boost in the late afternoon. Read More
Roasted Sunchoke + Fennel Soup
Well, the snow came and went here in NYC, and now it’s coming again so I thought I’d cook up a huge batch of soup to last through the week. I’ve been wanting to experiment with sunchokes (or Jerusalem artichokes) for a while now, and luckily they’ve been plentiful at my neighborhood Whole Foods all winter. Read More
Cheesy sausage + brussels sprouts bake
New York City has been pretty much at a standstill for the past day due to the huge snowstorm that moved through. I always find it amusing when people here freak out about this much snow. Yes, it’s unusual for NYC standards but I spent 18 years of my life growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (veeeery close to Canada) and this sort of thing doesn’t faze me too much! Even so, the city has been shut down and there’s not much to do but get my Tracy Anderson workout on, watch Bowie the dog enjoy hopping around in the snow drifts, and of course, whipping up something warm and cozy to eat. Read More
3 Super Smoothies to the rescue!
How’s everyone’s January shaping up? If it’s not already, January should be deemed national smoothie month. It’s when everyone gets hyper-excited about a new diet and fitness regime and starts crazy, unhealthy juice cleanses to shed holiday pounds by any means necessary. I’ll admit, I too jumped on the juicing bandwagon 4 or 5 years ago when it was all the rage. BIG MISTAKE! Read More
Roasted Beet Dip with Tahini & Goat Cheese
Well, here we are, 2016! How the hell did that happen? I have to be honest. I’ve never been a big fan of the traditional Western New Year. It just seems like such a strange time to start over, resolving to start fresh in the dead of winter when the earth is frozen and asleep (well, for most of us here in the United States at least). Simultaneously, our bodies and minds are following suit, dormant and feeling the urge to stay stagnant and hibernate.Read More
Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread With Chai Spice Cashew Coconut Icing
Upon thinking about what my first post here should be, I went over my recipe list of grain free, gluten free, Paleo, autoimmune-friendly recipes ideas, looking for something fancy in order to make a big splash. Something utterly complicated and over the top and fantastic; something adapted from “Bon Appetit” or the prized family recipe of the grandmother of the grandmother of your grandmother who came over here on a boat from Italy. Well, that never came to fruition. I took the easy way out, the most “basic blogger bitch” way out I can possibly think of…a pumpkin spice recipe. In autumn. WOW! Groundbreaking stuff. But wait, hear me out:Read More