zucchini tempura [raw, vegan, gluten-free].

zucchini tempura [raw, vegan, gluten-free].

Seriously. I don’t know how these turned out so well. I am THRILLED. I was inspired by the good people at Awesome Foods, who provided me with some excellent nourishment during tech week of the shows I was working the last few weeks. No longer regularly in the neighbourhood with the great health food store … Continue reading

springtime soup.

springtime soup.

In the spirit of spring, this soup incorporates ingredients that help balance and detoxify. If you’re in the Northern Hempishere, many of the vegetables are available at the farmers’ market from the autumn harvest; herbs are just coming into season. Enjoy warmed.  Springtime Soup Prep time: 20 minutes (plus soaking + cooking beans) Cook time: … Continue reading

macrobiotics for spring [5 easy ideas].

macrobiotics for spring [5 easy ideas].

The Japanese principles of balance – or Macrobiotics – provide a wonderful framework for incorporating seasonal, local food into diet. According to Macrobiotics, when the body is in balance, we have good health; an imbalance – in any area – causes sickness. One of the easiest ways we can find balance is by taking our … Continue reading

ayurveda for spring [5 easy ideas].

ayurveda for spring [5 easy ideas].

Ayurveda [the ancient Hindu art of medicine and prolonging life] has many practical applications for our daily lives, especially when it comes to eating in accordance with the seasons. In addition to the categorizing of body types by constitution [vata – winter; kapha – spring; pitta – summer] and how our bodies react to emotional, … Continue reading

raw food for spring [5 easy ideas].

raw food for spring [5 easy ideas].

Spring is great time to incorporate more raw foods into your life. Not only are they cleansing and detoxifying for the body; fresh greens, sprouts, and new roots arecoming into season! It’s an easy way to get in touch with your local environment and feel connected to the planet. (More on that tomorrow!) The energy … Continue reading

de-cluttering for spring.

de-cluttering for spring.

It’s a balmy 44 degrees in NYC today, bright and sunny: one of those days where I feel like nature has given us a beautiful gift (and one where the city seems extra-excellent). Yesterday’s torrential downpour has done a number on the streets: there’s that very particular springtime sheen happening out there right now and … Continue reading

quick-and-sassy massaged coconut kale

quick-and-sassy massaged coconut kale

A quick post today, written between afternoon rehearsal and the evening performance – it’s one of those [highly-motivating] hectic weeks! I’ve been trying to fit two careers-worth of work (plus social time and home time and all of those other responsibilities) into 18 waking hours each day. [I’m stage managing a super-cool kids short-play festival … Continue reading

serious. kelp. noodles.

serious. kelp. noodles.

Kelp noodles are seriously awesome. Here’s why: i) they’re raw. ii) they require very little prep time iii) they’re low in calories and high in nutrients iv) like tofu, they take on the flavour of whatever you pair them with v) they keep for days, prepared or plain If you’re trying to incorporate more raw … Continue reading

in the space between.

in the space between.

Several weeks ago, I posted some musings on transitions: why they’re important and what they can reveal to us. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the latter and trying to be mindful about what comes up in the moments between other things. I am the kind of person who does best when I am … Continue reading

fuel for the week

fuel for the week

I knew that this week was going to be hectic – in the best way, of course, full of rehearsals and networking events and interesting lectures – but hectic nonetheless. I’m sure that most of us know that crazy periods in our life often means less time to make healthy choices, usually because the easiest, … Continue reading