Posts made in July, 2014

Mango and Coconut Granola

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Mango & Coconut Granola 1

So let’s admit it, granola is not the healthiest food in the world. But it is so damned yummy. And I for one am not about to cut it out of my life completely. It adds a lovely crunch to parfaits and is the perfect yoghurt topping. And a handful between meals is a not so bad of a snack.  Instead, I try to make somewhat healthier versions that use better sweeteners, no added oils, and whole grains, seeds and nuts.

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New York, NY Restaurant Review: Pure Food and Wine

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Everything Else | 0 comments

New York, NY Restaurant Review: Pure Food and Wine

When I feel compelled to write restaurant reviews it’s usually because I’ve had such an amazing meal that I can’t wait to share it with you all.  This is definitely the case today. In fact, tonight’s meal at Pure Food and Wine confirmed for me that this restaurant offers one of the most innovative, creative and purely pleasurable dining experiences in New York City. What Pure Food and Wine does with raw vegetables and fruit is mind blowing. This was my second visit to Pure Food and Wine and it certainly will not be my last. 

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Beet and Collard Salad with Orange Dijon Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Beet and Collard Salad with Orange Dijon Vinaigrette

Oh look, another salad recipe? It must be summer!  

This is a quick and easy recipe that features one of my favorite ever vegetables: beets! I meant to get to the farmers market yesterday, but it didn’t happen so vegetable pickings in my house last night were slim.  I did, however, have a gorgeous golden beet and a sweet purple beet sitting in the bottom drawer of my fridge.

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Pineapple, Mint and Pink Peppercorn Green Smoothie

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Pineapple, Mint and Pink Peppercorn Green Smoothie

I love the heady days of summer. I love the warmth of the sun on my skin. I love that my garden looks like a jungle and I can go outside and grab a handful of mint without second thought.  I love the heat. I even don’t mind the humidity! And this green smoothie is a lovely, refreshing way to start a hot summer’s day. 

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Product Review: Endangered Species Créme Filled Dark Chocolate

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Product Reviews | 0 comments

Product Review: Endangered Species Créme Filled Dark Chocolate

Cream and chocolate. There is nothing better, nothing.  Since going vegan, I’ve sincerely missed cream-filled chocolate bars and found little that would satiate that desire. Until now! 

I was beside myself with excitement when I spotted the new line of Endangered Species Créme Filled Dark Chocolate bars in a NY health food store. So much so that I couldn’t stop at just one. I bought all six! 

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