Baking, Chocolate, Fall Recipes, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Mini Vegan Chocolate Donuts w/ Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Fall has arrived my friends, and we all know what that means. Pumpkin Spice. Everything. In the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to make some Mini Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts with Salted Caramel Spiced Pumpkin Glaze.… Read More Mini Vegan Chocolate Donuts w/ Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Product Reviews, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Veggies

Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid

I love Spring because it’s the perfect excuse to eat more fresh fruits and veggies and eat lighter now that the sun is out and all the gorgeous fresh produce is beaming at the farmers markets.

I recently was challenged to make some Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid’s new Torrent Blender and quickly accepted the task at hand!… Read More Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid

Burgers, Comfort Food, Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Indian Dishes, Salads, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spicy Food, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Indian Burgers with Curry Cilantro Slaw & Peanut Satay Yogurt Sauce

I recently did a food styling project for Morningstar Farms to promote some of their new products to local food editors in NYC, and one of them I got to sample and loved was their Spicy Indian Veggie Burger. I’m not normally a fan of frozen food products and I’m definitely not a Vegan, but I was really impressed with the flavor and texture of these, and decided to make a delicious Curry Cilantro Slaw to go with it along with a Peanut Satay Yogurt Sauce for topping served with some Grilled Pita.… Read More Indian Burgers with Curry Cilantro Slaw & Peanut Satay Yogurt Sauce

Book Reviews, Desserts, Food Styling & Photography, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, NYC, Salads, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Food Styling for Dr. Neal Barnard on the Joy Behar: Say Anything TV Show!

Last week I had the fantastic opportunity to cook and do food styling for a special healthy food segment on the “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” TV Show featuring Dr. Neal D. Barnard, M.D., founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Dr. Barnard sits down with guest host Marilu Henner to discuss how saturated fat makes you sluggish and which colored foods are good for your brain and improve memory. … Read More Food Styling for Dr. Neal Barnard on the Joy Behar: Say Anything TV Show!

Asian Food, Chef Interviews, Food Reviews, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Veggies

Beyond Sushi NYC: An Artful Approach to Vegan Sushi

On a recent visit to BeyondSushi,  a Japanese Vegan Sushi restaurant in the East Village in NYC, I had the opportunity to meet the Founder and Chef (and Hell’s Kitchen Finalist!) Guy Vaknin, to discuss his innovative and artful approach to traditional Sushi. Chef Guy came up with the idea for his vegan Sushi concept… Read More Beyond Sushi NYC: An Artful Approach to Vegan Sushi

Book Reviews, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Salads, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Herbivoracious: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes & A Cookbook Giveaway!

I recently had an opportunity to meet an amazing author/chef/blogger/photographer at a recent book launch party at Candle 79, Michael Natkin. If you haven’t checked out Michael’s award-winning vegetarian blog, Herbivoracious, then you absolutely must. His creative vegetarian dishes are colorful, fresh and vibrant, and he recently published his first cookbook named after his blog. I had… Read More Herbivoracious: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes & A Cookbook Giveaway!

Chef Interviews, Entrees, Guest Feature, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

I love Italian food. I mean really loooove Italian food.. And who doesn’t? But especially authentic, homemade Italian – cooked with fresh ingredients and simple, healthy recipes that are downright divine. I recently took a cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City with Chef and Culinary Instructor Pia Vallone, who… Read More An Interview w/ Italian Chef Pia Vallone :: Spring Vegetable Soup Recipe

Book Reviews, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Behind the Scenes with Healthy Eating Expert Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston is is a bestselling author with a focus on healthy living and conscious eating, a health activist, vegan fashion lover, and person obsessed with living and eating well consciously. I had the opportunity to interview Kathy on her healthy living strategies for cooking and eating right, and find out more about her background, bestselling… Read More Behind the Scenes with Healthy Eating Expert Kathy Freston

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