life lately: pups, smoothies, and lots of work

I was once part of a turtle rescue in Prospect Park. It was a Friday and I walked the length of the park when I encountered a large turtle crossing the bike pathway, making its way to the street. Right before the encounter, I saw a man shove another turtle in a bag and I shouted at him as he walked out of the…

the best smoothie ever: banana almond + date

After a few morning calls and a hot yoga class, I came back to my apartment drenched and starved. Since a few of my clients are on the east coast, I keep early morning hours so the notion of having lunch at 10am is often a reality. In an effort to prevent┬áme from gnawing at my own hand, Hannibal Lecter style, I’ve been making…

blueberry mango coconut smoothie

What a weekend. Actually, I’m glad it’s over, and I never thought I’d say those words aloud. On Sunday, I discovered this print via an online friend and I bought it, immediately. If I could mark these words along my body, I would, because sometimes I need to be reminded of the obvious. Ignore the expletives, which only serve as shock value (although in…

banana mango smoothie

People have opinions, even if you don’t invite them in, even if you don’t want to hear them. People will share them, emphatically, just so they’re heard. Just so they have a say. They want to tell you about that time they lived in the wasteland that is Los Angeles and hated it. They want to tell you that California isn’t New York, not…

the cheerful chocolate avocado smoothie (dairy-free)

When you have jet lag, you might stand in your kitchen and experience vertigo over the thought of making soup. You might lie on your couch, catatonic, watching old Katie Holmes movies. You might read a heady book on the history of the banana republics and United Fruit or wander food markets in a daze. You might watch The Shining, as if it’s the…

a woman gets hip to the beet!

After sleeping for seven hours (interrupted sleep, but at this point I’ll take what I can get), you know I woke up this morning blasting the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” on volume 10 on my laptop. Why all the fanfare + confetti, you ask? Well, I look less like a mutant (the hives have diminished by 75% and I can go outside without…

my morning smoothie + the art of self-care

When left to my own devices, I will get a scone (blueberry, if you please) or a muffin where the edges are crisp and the cake is yielding. When I’m flush, I’ll scarf down an almond croissant dusted with confectioner’s sugar, and when I’m low I’ll feast on a bagel, and feel as I’m carrying boulders for the rest of the day. Lately, I’ve…

quick blitz: kale, strawberry + orange smoothie

INGREDIENTS: 2 handfuls of kale | 5 large strawberries | 1 large orange | 1 cup of coconut water | DIRECTIONS: Blitz until smooth.

kale, mandarin + mango smoothie

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup lacinato kale, ribs removed | 1/2 cup cubed mango | 2 mandarin oranges, peel removed | 1 cup coconut water | DIRECTIONS: Blitz in a Vitamix or high-powered blender until smooth + drink up!

kale, banana, almond + chia seed smoothie + a pasta-free challenge

I used to think the extreme had the ability to make an impression, leave an indelible mark, but over the years I’ve come to realize that extreme actions tend to send me screaming in the other direction. For a time I did live in the extremes: I hated and loved passionately, and my life was linear, at best. There was only the absence of…

mango, kale, spinach, + apple smoothie

There is a reason for this demonstrable silence. You can’t know how much I’ve wanted to crawl into this small space of a home and inhabit it with words, and take hundreds of photos of the dishes I’ve been making (or, eh-hem, ordering). But two phone calls turned my week inside out, made me look at my life as if it was the first…

a woman swoons over a green juice

While you’ll never, ever find me partaking in a juice cleanse, I love a green juice that can serve as my veggie on the go, or an almond smoothie, which is the perfect post-workout salve. My favorite spots in New York are: The Squeeze | Juice Press (their almond butter cup smoothie makes me melt) | Organic Avenue | Creative Juice @ Equinox. What…