Goodbye, New York. Hello, DMV!

My hubby and I knew we’d leave NYC at some point. The idea of it was exciting and scary at the same time. We loved the neighborhood we had settled in (Long Island City is amazing!), the friends who became family, the food (OMG the food!), and the general excitement that envelopes the whole place. It was home for almost...
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Book Review – Nourish Your Namaste: How Nutrition and Yoga Can Support Digestion, Immunity, Energy & Relaxation

Kara Lydon (AKA The Foodie Dietitian) is one of my favorite Registered Dietitians and food bloggers. I met her in Maine at an incredible Wild Blueberries event, and after chatting with her about life and business on a fun outdoor hike and tasting her winning smoothie in a friendly competition, I immediately had a RD crush. Kara’s food and wellness philosophy is very much...
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Strawberry-Mango Pudding with Chia Seeds

With my Indian ancestry, mangos are kind of a big deal in my family. We literally buy mangos by the boxful and go through them pretty quickly. Whether it’s simply dicing and eating, smashing into “russo”, sprinkling with cayenne pepper and lime, or blending into a mango lassi, we LOVE our mango. That’s why I wasn’t the least bit surprised...
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What I Ate Wednesday – June 15, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “What I Ate Wednesday” post. What can I say? Sometimes things get super busy and I forget what day it is! I’m sure you can relate to those types of brain-farts… Anyways, this morning started off with Real Mom Nutrition’s Wild Blueberry & Kefir Smoothie. We now make this smoothie at least...
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Banana-Oat-Yogurt Pancakes with Chia Seeds

I love making pancakes for my family at least once a week. Usually, it happens on a weekend when nobody is rushing out the door to get to work. As usual, I like to make things healthy whenever possible. And when the better-for-you version tastes better than the ones make with junky refined flour, it’s a win-win. My go-to pancake...
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11+ No-Sugar-Added Sweet Treats You HAVE To Try!

Almost exactly a year ago, my hubby and I participated in a 10-day “sugar detox” and it just may be time for another one. I remember struggling through the first 3 days of not eating my usual sweet treats (like ice cream and chocolate!), but feeling AMAZING by day 4 and really not missing the sugar at all by day 10. In...
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Book Review – Nourish: Whole Food Recipes featuring Seeds, Nuts & Beans

I am beyond excited to do my first book review here on the blog! A copy of Nourish: Whole Food Recipes Featuring Seeds, Nuts and Beans written by Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom, RD was provided to me by Whitecap Books for review, however all opinions are my own. I have a confession. I like to buy cookbooks because they look pretty...
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What I Ate Wednesday – May 11, 2016

Running out the door to head to the airport early in the morning and the hustle and bustle of traveling with a toddler made me totally forget about What I Ate Wednesday. So, forgive me…this is more like What I Ate Thursday! Remember the traveling I mentioned a second ago? Burrito and I flew to North Carolina to spend some...
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Banana-Zucchini Muffins

I know I say I don’t bake a lot, and honestly, I didn’t used to. But, now that I know my son loves muffins and that they are a regular part of his breakfast (muffin + plain yogurt + fruit/vegetable smoothie), I’ve been experimenting a little more with batters and baked goods. As usual, I had a couple of over-ripe bananas,...
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What I Ate Wednesday – April 26, 2016

Kicked off the day with a smoothie that turned out to be a #FoodFail. I chugged it down as quickly as I could because I didn’t want to waste the precious fruits and veggies I put in there. The chocolate-chocolate chip banana bread I had made over the weekend for my in-laws definitely came to the rescue this AM. To...
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