Month: June 2015

Egg-Crowned Quinoa

Egg-Crowned Quinoa

There’s something royal about a colorful dish of quinoa jewels crowned with the whites and bright yellow yolk of a “sunny-side up” egg. It’s a great option for a quick and healthy afternoon snack, or even a full lunch depending on your portion size. Prep: […]

Late Summer/Fall Trends: UD REVOLUTION

Late Summer/Fall Trends: UD REVOLUTION

According to the fashion world, even though summer has just arrived, it is not too early to start thinking about fall. Believe me, these are not thoughts that I am fans of. I mean sure, I love a good sweater and my black leather boots. […]

Classy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classy spin on a classic childhood favorite. Best if enjoyed warm out of the oven, with a glass of milk. Let’s Get Started: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature* ¾ cup granulated sugar […]

Little Luxuries

Little Luxuries

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan Maybe it’s a silly concept, but this quote resonates […]

CAB Pudding

CAB Pudding

One of the biggest reasons people do not think they can maintain a healthy diet is because they believe that they do not have the time to prepare healthy meals and snacks. This may be the case for more complex kitchen creations, but this recipe […]

It's Official!

It's Official!

It may be early to celebrate the actual holiday, but it’s not too early to celebrate that the Lunar New Year will be recognized as an official public school holiday in New York! Today, mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, (yes, I met him! […]

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry Romaine Wraps with Citrus Soy

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry Romaine Wraps with Citrus Soy

Recipe and photo courtesy of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. Let’s Get Ready: 1 pound chicken 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced ½ teaspoon dry chili flakes 3 tablespoons soy bean oil or vegetable oil 2 heads romaine lettuce, cleaned ½ cup fresh […]

Cookin' Good

Cookin' Good

There are certain moments in ones life where one can see his or her journey coming together and he or she knows that they are on the right path, despite being naïve to the final destination. It is not by accident that one comes across […]

Weekend R&R

Weekend R&R

In my last post I discussed burnout and ways to prevent it. Fortunately, I followed my own advice this weekend and gave myself the luxury of spending a day at the beach. The weather was gorgeous, with the exception of a small sun shower, and […]

6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout

6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout

I know it’s not just my lifestyle that is constantly revving at a go-go-go pace. During the week, I jump from one project or job to the next, relaxing only during my commute or the spare hour that I might be able to carve out […]