Sep 17

Recipe: Fall Harvest Chili

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Sep 10

8 Must-Haves for Fit-Minded Mamas

There are a gazillion gadgets on the market these days for new moms. In fact, the baby-care product market is predicted to reach $66.8 BILLION globally by 2017.  I’m willing to bet that women use MAYBE 40% of what they receive as gifts. It’s tough for expecting mothers to predict exactly what they’ll need once the new baby arrives. The biggest… read more
Aug 25

Sunday Dinner: 4 recipes!

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Aug 23

What’s In YOUR Fridge?

  Happiness New York City is chock-full of amazing and affordable restaurants on every block. Since good food is so easy to come by, most of us buy take-out or delivery every single day. Stanley and I are rare New Yorkers: we make our own breakfast, lunch and dinner at home most – if not all – days of the week. It’s the best way for us to not only… read more
Aug 19

Peach Salsa

So ripe! Today’s farm-fresh CSA bounty came with the perfect ingredients for peach salsa, the perfect topping for a mild white fish, like mahi mahi or halibut. Or, it’s a great side salad with a grilled pork chop. And why not serve it alongside some chips and guacamole? Skoog’s Perfect Peach Salsa Ingredients: 2 peaches, pitted and diced read more
Aug 05

What a year!

Whew! In the past year, I’ve been on quite the ride: NBC’s COZI TV picked up my reality show, “Pushing It” – a dramedy that follows 3 of my real-life New York City clients through different stages of motherhood. What fun we had! (If you missed an episode, check here.) Filming lasted from October to January, and was all-consuming,… read more
Jul 15

Summer Flu? Soup!

Hoo boy. I am sick. My nose is raw from the box of generic-brand sandpaper tissues I’ve gone through in the last day. Maybe it’s from all the fun I’ve been having lately with the season finale of my TV show, or perhaps I caught the bug from a client: a few have fallen ill in the last month. Either way, I’m staying put. So here I am: not willing… read more
Jul 10

Creamy Cucumber-Avocado Soup

So being a member of a CSA is fun. But there’s a lot of pressure to use veggies that I don’t usually buy – in fact, there have been veggies in the pickup that I’ve never even heard of! I’m not complaining, though: so far so good. Both last week AND this week, we got cucumbers. We eat salads nearly every day, but…let’s be… read more
May 26

Veggies Galore

I LOVE to cook. My husband and I would rather spend time together in the kitchen than dine out any day. With a kitchen always stocked with nutritious, organic and if possible, locally-sourced ingredients, we spend upwards of $175/week at Whole Foods. So in March, when I paid a visit to Harlem Shambles, a CSA flyer caught my eye. Spending $700 for 5 months’… read more
Apr 25


Spring! Best time of year award! Finally, after what seems like the longest winter on record, we can stow away the layers of fleece, gloom and fat. This spring brings goodness galore. As you can see, I have sprinkled pixie dust on my brand – thanks to JPD Studio, my website is sparkly-fresh. And, thanks to Snow Day Works, I have more than a book in the works: friends,… read more