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creating flavors in your favor.

[Or for my Canadian friends, ‘Flavours in Your Favour’!] Food is not just a vessel for nutrients. It is a creative endeavor. A social experience. A means of connecting with the body, the planet, those with whom we eat.  Enjoying

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curried sweet potatoes.

A quick post tonight to share our at-home attempt at the most delicious item of last week’s Hu Kitchen adventure: curried sweet potatoes!  Simple to make, especially if you’ve already prepared a batch of sweet potatoes for the week. The

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vegan GF green grilled cheese. it can be done.

I love that there are silly holidays scattered throughout the year – National Maple Syrup Day, National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, and Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day are some of my favorites. I particularly enjoy when they

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fridge feature #3 [meghan].

This week’s awesome healthy fridge is courtesy of Meghan from Vancouver [thanks, lady!]. She’s one of the most talented ladies I know. She also happens to be a fitness fiend, vegan, a new momma, and currently on tour with a show

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blackbeans and greens soup.

Recently, I’ve been working a lot with the idea of food-as-fuel (something I think many of us are out of touch with). It’s nice to spend a little time thinking about the way we eat affects our mood and our

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a restaurant has never made me so happy.

Hu Kitchen is a glorious establishment.  I don’t think I have ever been so excited to be in a restaurant. We visited this Union Square gem with some lovely friends last night and I was actually dancing around with excitement,

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a side of greens: spinach walnut mushroom sauté.

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share some culinary inspiration first-thing… if you’re planning for meals later on today, consider this beautifully simple, very green side dish! It makes a great accompaniment to just about anything [or eat it on

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can food intolerances cause cellulite?

Do you have cellulite? Does it stress you out? You’re not alone. Cellulite is a natural build-up of fat in the body – everyone has some. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce its irksome presence in your life. Let’s

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hybrid or diesel: what does your body run on?

Like cars, our bodies require fuel. Like cars, the type of fuel we choose to fill up on greatly affect how we function. If you put diesel in a gas tank, the car will smoke and the engine will run

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healthy fridge feature #1 [meg].

Finally! Something I’ve been wanting to post for awhile: healthy fridge inspiration from some of the most nutritionally-minded people I know! I was inspired by the good people at Well+GoodNYC, who present a celebrity Refrigerator Lookbook every few weeks. I

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an easter side: basil avocado quinoa.

Happy Easter, everyone!  Michael and I returned from a quick trip to PA this weekend [so relaxing!] For a decidedly non-vegan holiday (egg dyeing, butter carving, a ham…), Easter with the family is delightful! As anyone with food intolerances or

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vegan burg-adillas. [maybe the best things ever?]

“This is the most delicious thing I have ever tasted. It’s better than steak.” – my sweet husband And if those words, straight from the mouth of my omnivorous fella, aren’t enough to convince you to try these, let me

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roasted tomato garlic quinoa.

I have been on a tomato bender ALL week – I’ve had the most intense craving for them. Salsa, cherry tomatoes, pasta sauce with beans… I’ve covered much of the standard tomato gamut in the last several days. [I suppose

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a twist on miso soup.

It’s unusually Vancouver-like in NYC today: cold, rainy, windy… lacking in mountains, though. Oddly enough, I had a great catchup with a friend from the west coast over tea this morning — it felt like home! I was thoroughly frozen

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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

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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.

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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 –

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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demystifying protein [day seven] – to supplement or not to supplement?

Sometimes it’s just not possible to get all of your necessary protein in for the day – time, food options, and caloric density all play into this. In these cases – or if you require additional protein for sports, pregnancy,

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demystifying protein [day six] – the many effects of this macronutrient

Protein has a number of really terrific effects on the body, especially when it comes to satiety, weight management, and cravings. It increases thermogenesis (the internal production of heat, more commonly known as metabolism) – often for hours after a

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demystifying protein [day five] – more plants, fewer animals

If you’ve been following the last several days, you’re well aware that there are many plant-based foods that give us more than enough protein. There is much controversy over this issue, especially between the omnivorous and vegan communities. Let me

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