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Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

Each year families and friends partake in a wide variety of traditions to manifest good luck for the start of the new year ahead. Not unlike an athlete’s pregame ritual (speaking of which, get ready for my interview with New York Giant’s lineman, Justin Pugh!) these traditions are meant to manifest some good in the… Read More Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

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Vegan Jackfruit Stuffed Eggplant

With the holiday season comes the need for culinary inspiration that’s festive and delicious enough to impress your loved ones! In this vegan and gluten-free recipe, juicy jackfruit and flavorful veggies and spices come together to create the perfect healthy veggie stuffing. As long as you have the main ingredients, it’s really easy to adjust… Read More Vegan Jackfruit Stuffed Eggplant

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Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

Over the next few weeks you’ll see an influx of gift guide recommendations and reviews from me, first-hand details from what I’ve seen at holiday previews held by awesome brands like Barnes & Noble and Staples, and delicious recipes (like this one!) that look good, taste good and are actually good for you! I posted… Read More Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

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Healthy Work Snack Essentials That Will Get You Through The Workday When Nothing Else Can

When it comes to snack time, I don’t  mess around. I’ve always had a passion for good food, which has been exacerbated ever since I worked as a food editor at Dr. Oz The Good Life and Well+Good. As an adult working in an office, I’ll only be happy in the middle of a work… Read More Healthy Work Snack Essentials That Will Get You Through The Workday When Nothing Else Can

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites

I just worked a 61 hour work week. You can probably imagine the frustration, stress levels and lack of free time that comes with that – as well as the importance of healthy comfort food. When I reach a mildly high stress level, my first instinct is to lace up my sneakers and get outside for… Read More Healthy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites

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Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce

This past week has had the coolest weather NYC has seen in a while. The leaves are starting to change and it’s finally time to break out the sweaters, denim jackets and leggings… all the leggings! I’ve already seen a shift in my food cravings go from lighter and colder refreshments, to more hearty and… Read More Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce

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Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

These little bouts of cold weather in NYC – yes, to me 60 to 70° means sweater weather and jean weather and most importantly leather jacket weather – give me the motivation to get back in the kitchen, turn on the oven and whip up something delicious. Another fun fact about me – this is… Read More Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

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Homemade Strawberry Kiwi Juice

Summertime means trips to the beach, vineyards, trails and berry picking excursions. As the summer draws to a close and the new school year swiftly approaches, it is still not too late to reap the palatable benefits of the year’s warmest season. “I’ll trade you some strawberries for ‘loupe,’” my cantaloupe-loving boyfriend mentioned to me… Read More Homemade Strawberry Kiwi Juice

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Pineapple Chicken and Rice Bowl

It’s so crazy to me that not only do I now like pineapples (after actually despising them for 19 years of my life) but I’m currently obsessed with them. I’ve come a long way from ordering smoothies with ALL of the available fruits, “but no pineapple, please.” My obsession definitely started up again after visiting… Read More Pineapple Chicken and Rice Bowl

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Cranberry Guacamole Flatbreads

When you’re hosting a party, celebration or even just a casual get together, the starters are what set the tone for the evening. Serving chips and cheese doodles? You’re setting the mood for a super low key hangout that will include mindless snacking while watching a game. Wine and cheese? You’re hosting a classier get… Read More Cranberry Guacamole Flatbreads