Recipe: Fall Harvest Chili
Yesterday’s CSA was a crazy pile-up of tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, onions, squash, and other bountiful fall veggies. Keeping with my rule of not throwing anything away, I made chili and roasted squash last night. Here’s my recipe for chili – I use organic whenever possible, and chicken instead of beef. It’s amazing as leftovers,…read more
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.
Sunday Dinner: 4 recipes!
On Sunday afternoons, my husband and I team up in the kitchen and make the best meal of the week, hopefully with leftovers. As I type, I am nursing a horrible hand burn that might disable my strength training for a few days: I grabbed the saucepan handle after it spent 20 minutes in the oven. But the blisters were well-earned. We made lamb meatballs with homemade tomato…read more
What’s In YOUR Fridge?
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 ‘look’…
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
2 peaches, pitted and diced
1 red bell…
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
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…
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…
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’…
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,…