Cashew, Mesquite and Coconut Truffles

This is the last recipe I made before leaving D.C. in August, and it was a fast favorite. As he peered over my shoulder just now, my boyfriend immediately recalled how good these were, and asked if I’d make them again soon. Sure, it’s just another raw ball/snack, but the flavors here are pretty special, and they’re fancy enough to serve as a dessert or gift as a sweet treat ....more

Weekend Reading, 8.17.14

Another week, and I’m finally getting the swing of things here. The apartment is looking good, and I’m catching up on my nutrition counseling and signing on a lot of new clients, and life is falling into place. Moving week eats aside, I can’t wait to share a little more food here on CR ....more

Moving Week Eats

While not exactly settled here in the NYC–there’s still some clutter, still some things I haven’t found homes for, still some stuff we need to buy–I’m pretty close. In the last week, I’ve gotten a lot of questions, mostly via Instagram, about what my boyfriend and I ate during our move. My goal was to avoid the trap of moving and relying on takeout for the first week or two, which I’ve been prey to in the past....more

Chocolate Avocado Banana Milkshake

There are almost 50 smoothie recipes on my blog. I love them all, but sometimes something one craves something a little richer than a smoothie. Sometimes one wishes for the taste of a good, old fashioned milkshake–something creamy, and chocolatey, and sweet as can be ....more

Weekend Reading, 8.10.14

Hi friends! I’ve had a busy, busy week here, as I try to get my new home set up and in working order....more

Forever Grateful: Elisabeth’s Green Recovery Story

It has been much too long since I shared a green recovery story, but I’m getting back into the swing of things with a particularly moving, honest, and reflective account. It’s from a longtime CR reader and commenter, Elisabeth, who in spite of her tender years is capable of describing her experience with anorexia with tremendous self-knowledge, insight, and forward-thinking resolve. I hope you’ll be as impressed as I was by the depth of her maturity and by the candor with which she can speak about her recovery experiences ....more

Pesto Socca with Greens and Radishes

I was a latecomer to the socca craze. In spite of the fact that I’m a toast lover and a flatbread lover (I happen to having a “toast week” on Instagram, thanks to the fact that my toaster and a loaf of sprouted grain bread were all I had after unpacking for a few days), I assumed that socca must be far more painstaking or difficult than either of those. When I made it last year for Food52, I was surprised at how painless the process was; how fun, even ....more

Heat Free Lentil and Walnut Tacos. Plus, Choosing Raw Giveaway Winners!

I’m pleased to be checking in quickly tonight to announce that I’ve picked five lucky winners of my book giveaway! The winners’s names are Brian, Eileen, Shelley, Tanya, and Rivka, and I’ll be emailing each of them to get shipping information. Congrats, and thank you to everyone who entered! ...more

Weekend Reading, 8.3.14

True to my promise, I can start this post with the following statement: it’s really good to be home. There’s so much to say about how nice it is to be back, but I’m staring out at a sea of boxes and belongings, and time is of the essence if I’m ever to get settled into the new digs. So, let’s skip right ahead to Weekend Reading, and I’ll say more about my homecoming later ....more

Goodbye to All That

Tonight on my way home, I took one of my favorite walks. It’s the walk across DuPont circle around 9pm, in the summertime, when folks are draped over the fountain and park benches, savoring every moment of warm evening weather. I realized that this may be the last time I take that walk as a D.C. resident ....more