Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Last month I was on a 30-day no booze, sugar, dairy, wheat, or caffeine cleanse — great way to get out of going to a boring party, according to John Oliver by the way… Anyway, after a few weeks of eating vegetables, brown rice english muffins, and pretending that I liked my caffeine-free Vanilla-Cinnamon tea as much as I like hot chocolate? I had to get creative. So I found ways to make healthy things…Continue Reading

How to Cut Colorful Matchstick Carrots

Did you know that making your food look beautiful actually helps you digest it? The other night I taught a virtual cooking class with my friend Amanda (we don’t look like we should be allowed near sharp objects, do we?) and we talked about why it’s so important to make your dishes glamour shot-ready. You see, when you spot an appetizing meal, you begin to secrete more saliva — hence the term “mouth-wathering”. And in your…Continue Reading

Sugar Cravings: Could Your Schedule Be to Blame?

At 3:11 PM on a Saturday in August 2009, I heard it. That dreadful sound…that’s simultaneously a scrape and a POP. Dreadful for two reasons: First, because it makes me sad that I’ve hit the bottom. Second, it makes me realize…   “Holy shit, I just ate an entire pint of ice cream.”   The negative thoughts start to bubble up — where the hell is my self-control? Talk about being a fraud. I should…Continue Reading

3 Healthy Things to Bring on a Trip

That jerky kid kicking the back of your seat on the plane, the corner street light glaring directly into your hotel room, air conditioning cranked so high you wish you brought your parka…to Florida. And the closest you can get to a vegetable? Is the iceberg lettuce on a turkey club sandwich. When you’re traveling — whether you’re flying off to Paris (can I come?), staying at Hampton Inn in Nowhere, Pennsylvania for a friend’s…Continue Reading