Banana Chia Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients: (Makes 1 16oz. smoothie) 1 banana 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/2 cup of Kefir (or whatever yogurt you prefer) 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon honey Half a cup of

Pineapple Jalapeño Popsicles

Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple, cut into chunks (approx. 4 cups of fresh pineapple) 1-2 jalapeños, sliced thinly 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1 pinch of Kosher salt 1/2 cup water (add

Pasta with Scallops & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 lb. of thin pasta, like capellini, angel-hair, or bucatini 4 tomatoes, seeded and sliced into 1/2” strips 2 bulbs of fennel, sliced into 1/2” strips 1 lemon, thinly

Sweet Black Breakfast Rice with Berries

Ingredients: 1 cup wild black rice (long grain variety), soaked overnight 1 14 oz. can of coconut milk 1/2 cup of water (more if needed) 1/2 cup of mixed berries

Roasted Carrots with Hazelnuts & Avocado

Roasted carrots always seem to find a soft spot in my edible heart. When roasted,  dressed in a decorative array of spices and then tossed with nuts, avocado and herbs–

Bourne Explorer Day Trip: Far Rockaway

Who says New Yorkers don’t love the beach? With the Rockaways a mere 30 minutes away from the city by train, we might not be the boardwalk-loving culture that California

Grilled Corn with Lime, Butter, & Cheese

Corn equals summer. It is certainly nostalgic for me. But when I was younger I usually ate corn that was boiled in a bath of salty water and then rubbed

The Miracle Mushroom: Discovering Chaga in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

I took a road trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in late spring to visit my friend who moved from Brooklyn to downtown Charlottesville, and while I was

The Miracle Mushroom: Chaga

When I took a road trip to the Blue Mountains of Virginia to visit my friend who moved to downtown Charlottesville/the farm, I met a forager that worked on the

Chopped Greek Salad

When I am not feeling anything on a menu and I spot a Greek salad, I order it. The salad I compose the most at home is a Greek salad.