Posts in category "food"

Kill Cravings With Zucchini!

Today, as I stepped outside to train my first client, I let the brisk air awaken me to yet another beautiful day. One hour of torturing my friend and I was back inside to tackle my own workout, consisting of shoulders/core/hamstrings. At home, a whole foods protein shake downed, I am ready to continue my... Read more »

Beat the Holiday Blues (and Inflammation) with Quinoa Cakes!

This morning, I awoke before my alarm, padding out into the soft morning light. The Christmas tree still sat in the corner, unlit, both of us not yet wanting to take it down. Every year, I get a little “blue” after the holidays, saying goodbye to my parents and letting that natural high from the... Read more »

The Power of Hemp!

Yesterday morning, I opened my eyes to a darkened apartment. I fumbled for the clock, making out the time: 6:24a.m. I sprang from bed with all the fervor of a child and quickly plugged in the Christmas tree. I could make out the distinct snowflakes drifting over the quiet streets, already having covered our balcony... Read more »
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Mexican Quinoa!

Quinoa is a wonderfully diverse grain that packs in much more fiber and protein than brown rice. Altering its flavors with spices can give you a tasty side dish to your proteins, or even act as the star player. Top with a chicken breast (optional) and enjoy!  Mexican Quinoa Ingredients: 4 cups water 2 cups... Read more »

Want to Get Healthy? Ask These Questions and Make a Plan!

Last night, as the snow drifted and never quite seemed to land, I relished the quiet solitude from my window… I could see the various Christmas trees across the street in the closest high rise and hear car tires scraping through thick, fresh ice on the street below. It is the week of Christmas, and... Read more »

From Animals to Plants: The Tale of a Recovering Meat Addict

8:11a.m. Sunday. Driving to the Bongo Room to meet a friend for breakfast, I pondered what I might eat. Recently having decided to return to my vegan ways, I realize the limitations I am putting on myself in the great food mecca of Chi-town. Should I break my newfound vow and eat eggs? Should I... Read more »
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What's For Dinner: Baked Chimichangas!

A quick, healthy recipe, these chimichangas can be made vegetarian or with chicken. To cut back on time, if you choose chicken, opt for a rotisserie chicken and just reheat. If you use tofu in this recipe, it tastes surprisingly like chicken, is extremely flavorful and has very low sodium and fat (as opposed to... Read more »

Warm Holiday Breakfast: Soy Nog Bulgur!

When you are in the mood for something warm and decadent in the morning, but you don’t feel like oatmeal or cereal, opt for this filling breakfast instead. Bulgur, which is made from precooked wheat berries, has more fiber and nutrients than rice and is low on the glycemic food index. Often used in savory... Read more »

Soy Joy: 5 Meat Substitutes To Satisfy Cravings!

Meat seems to be the mainstay of the American diet. There are those who eat meat and then there are all the rest. Meat eaters rarely try meat substitutes, for fear of them tasting like cardboard. And while that is true of some brands, here are 5 soy based products that taste like the real... Read more »
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Make Your Own Salad Dressing, Gourmet Coffee and Buttermilk: 5 Easy Recipes to Save Money!

Do you ever notice how much you spend on salad dressings, gourmet coffee or other common purchases that you might not pay attention to? This holiday season, frugal is the name of the game. By making your own salad dressings, coffee and even buttermilk, you can save money by investing just a few spare minutes... Read more »