Using Oats in Indian Cooking

As people in India become more health conscious, there has been a marked increase in our consumption of oats. In earlier years oats was, at best, used to make porridge in more Westernized homes. We didn't much hear of the use of oats in making  our traditional Indian dishes. But all this is changing- for the better....more

Korean Japchae Noodles

Now that school has started and fall activities are in full swing there is nothing I like more than a simple meal to make for the family that is relatively quick and inexpensive.  A favorite dish of mine to prepare is Japchae, a Korean noodle dish that uses vegetables, sweet  potato noodles, and the option of meat....more

RECIPES: Baked Falafel & Baba Ghanoush on Pita

 It has only now, upon typing this, occurred to me that a large number of my favourite things to make and eat are Mediterranean style....more

Healthy chocolate cake

We appear to have earned ourselves a bit of a reputation as the go-to hangout for young birds. Word of mouth, or tweet of beak as the case may be, i...more

Maria & Alyssa's Clean Eating Grocery List!

We understand transitioning to a “clean diet” may seem like way too much work. When I first looked up clean recipes, I would pass over anything that included ingredients I wasn’t familiar with. Almond flour? Never heard of it. Coconut Palm Sugar? Where do I even buy that. Buckwheat groats? Absolutely not....more

Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cakes

We aren’t going to make this fancier than it is. It’s almond butter and banana on a rice cake… Before you think we just totally ran out of ideas, hear us out for a second :)  Clean eating does not have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to include all these crazy ingredients like spirulina, coconut palm sugar, and garbanzo bean flour that you might not have in your cabinets (although they are awesome). Clean eating should actually be quite simple. ...more

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

This Veggetti thing is freaking genious.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxvEwsELkiA If you haven't been on Pinterest or in Bed Bath and Beyond recently, the Veggetti (the name needs work…) is a little gadget used to make zucchini pasta in about 30 seconds. Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, antioxidants and magnesium. Oh and one raw zucchini only has around 35 calories! ...more

Carrot & Mango Sunrise Juice

Good Morning Sunshine! The other weekend Alyssa and my mom threw me the most amazing bridal shower on a NYC rooftop. My only guidelines were no bridal games and I’m not opening gifts. I sound really fun huh? :) The truth is, I had friends and family traveling from all over and I wanted to make sure I had time to spend with everyone!...more

Garlic Shrimp Recipe: Low Carb, High Fat and Fabulous

Dr. David Perlmutter is the author of "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers" (click for details).  You can read my complete interview with him by clicking here....more

The Top 10 Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Be Eating

Here are the Top 10 Cancer-Fighting Foods... how many of them are in your daily diet? 1. Garlic – Hard to say how much of this pungent herb you need to eat each day to prevent cancer......more