I wanted to try out floatation therapy for a long time but, I must confess, just the thought of floating in a small pod for an hour made me claustrophobic. After reading many pieces by health and wellness figures I respect raving about the benefits, however, I did some research and found that Chill Space in midtown Manhattan has spacious float tanks—6’ x 8’ cabins with 10” deep water.
I recently had the opportunity to try out the Pause meditation app, which was released earlier this month and is compatible with iOS6.0 or later. I really appreciate how, more than any other meditation app I’ve tried (and I’ve tried many of the apps on the market), Pause takes a thoughtful approach to guiding newbie and new-ish meditators like myself through the basics of the practice before transitioning them into more focused work on different life areas,
I was so excited when I got the opportunity to try out three dishes from Green Chef’s new Keto subscription meal plan (they also offer omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian plans). Healthier versions of some of my favorite dishes, made with quality organic ingredients, and requiring only about 30 minutes of prep and cooking time all together? Yes, please! I enjoy creating original recipes and experimenting in the kitchen,
This saffron turkey ragu over spaghetti squash recipe is representative of my theme over the next few weeks—making food that is easy, uniquely flavored, and can be made en masse for the week. I focused a lot on farmers’ markets because I think 50% of the challenge of getting yourself to cook is finding inspiration, and markets, with all their seasonal goodies, are surefire inspiration. They are a great place to get started,
I am so excited I got the opportunity to develop this Spiced Chicken in Apple Sage Broth recipe for the Union Square Greenmarket as part of my slideshow take over of their Instagram account! As I have explained before on this blog, I credit the Greenmarket with converting this corporate lawyer from a take-out ordering addict into a healthy cooking lover.
This spiced chicken recipe is one of my new favorites because it perfectly encapsulates the spicy and sweet flavors of fall in a light but satiating way,
So excited to develop this spicy chickpea waffle recipe that I’m going to use during Further Food’s Free 7 Day Sugar Detox Challenge! The challenge, which you can sign up for here, starts Monday, September 11 and includes lots of free resources, including:
- A 7-day meal plan with recipes, a shopping list, and meal prep guide;
- Advice and hacks for getting through the challenge from a panel of renown health experts;
When I have a sweet tooth but want to satisfy it with a sweet treat that is relatively healthy, I love to snack on a chia pudding. This golden milk spin on it makes it more interesting with the slightly smoky taste of turmeric. There is a dispute in the scientific community over whether there is ample evidence that turmeric has an anti-inflammatory effect. I find, however,
Sharing this sautéed salmon cooking method for the benefit of people like me—people who want to eat salmon for the health benefits, but abhor the fishiness and gaminess of many preparations. I tried the baking approach several times, but would always screw up my guesstimate of the necessary cooking time and usually overcooked. Also, I am generally not a huge fan of the flavor profile of baked salmon, even when done to perfection.
These two-step recipe ginger peach protein pancakes, which taste like an indulgent spiced doughnut, may just make me a total sweet breakfast convert yet. Growing up in an Indian household, breakfast was almost always a savory, even spicy, affair. We would eat an Indian version of cream of wheat with chilies in it or a dosa with fiery hot toppings like masala or mango pickles. As a result, though I loved dessert,
I wanted to go down the one-pan meal route for some time now, because I love the ease of prep and having a light, flavorful sauce carry an entire meal. Finally felt inspired to lock down and develop this one-pan lemon dill chicken and okra dish when I saw the heaps of bright green dill (along with okra) in season at my local farmers’ market. You just can’t go wrong flavoring any protein or vegetables with dill and lemon.