Cream of Millet, Coconut, and Ginger Porridge

Warm, breakfast cereals–which, let’s face it, sound so much cozier and more appealing when we label them as “porridges”–are one of my favorite features of fall. I enjoy oats year round, but they’re most appealing as cold weather moves in. At this time of year, I like to experiment with all sorts of warm grains in the morning ....more

H2PRO Probiotics

It seems that nearly everyone has taken, is taking, or is considering taking probiotics these days. In the last ten years, in concert with our growing understanding of the microbiome and its importance in health and wellness, the probiotic market has boomed. But all probiotics are not created equal, and in spite of the fact that there are many probiotics to choose from, quality and efficacy are never guaranteed ....more

Weekend Reading, 10.26.14

Greetings, friends. I hope you’ve been enjoying some weekend rest. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, then you’re in for a sweet treat — literally! ...more

Denise Mari’s Snazzy Snickerdoodle Macaroons, Mari Manor, and a Giveaway of the Organic Avenue Cookbook

Since 2006, Organic Avenue has been a raw and vegan food mecca in NYC. I fondly remember the first OA location, which was nestled on the lower east side, and its wonderful collection of blended soups, juices and raw food specialty products. As the store has expanded and grown (10 locations now, all over the city), it has embraced a slightly more varied array of offerings, including steel cut oats, gluten free baked goods, organic coffee, smoothies and acai bowls, and delicious salads and sides ....more

Toast of the Month: Walnut Cheddar and Apple Slices

It is no great secret that I am a great fan of toast, and last month, I said that I’d be doing a “toast of the month” post as a new CR tradition. Last month, it was superfood toast with avocado, pomegranate and hempseeds. Today, it’s a more seasonal offering, a sweet and savory combination of tangy walnut “cheddar” cheese and crispy apple slices ....more

Turmeric Slaw

Turmeric is without a doubt one of my favorite superfoods. This magical spice, which comes from the curcuma longa plant, boasts potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s been used medicinally for about 4,000 years, and it has been shown to have potential use in treating digestive diseases, cancer, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory skin conditions ....more

Weekend Reading, 10.19.14

Happy sunday, all. I hope you’ve had good and restful weekends. For those of you who missed yesterday’s post, I’m giving away a copy of Cara Reed‘s wonderful new book, Decadent Gluten Free and Vegan Baking ....more

Cara Reed’s Gluten Free, Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones

Cara Reed writes the website Fork and Beans, where she shares gluten free and vegan recipes that are authentic, whimsical, and beautiful to look at. She’s got a particular talent for dessert, and this is also an excellent time of year to be introducing you to her work, because she’s a bit of a Halloween treat maven! I look forward to her adorable Halloween creations each year, and so far she’s delivering (check out her October posts) ....more

Getting Real About Diet and Health

The year I went vegan, I experienced more health improvements in a shorter span of time than I’d ever experienced before. My IBS, a longstanding nightmare for me, began to abate considerably. I had more energy ....more

Weekend Reading, 10.12.14

Welcome back from the weekend, friends. I’m posting a day late in honor of the long weekend, which I enjoyed so very much; ...more