A Spring Cleanse

Victoria Boutenko, who has done much to popularize the raw food movement, has often been credited with the idea of drinking greens by turning them into smoothies—a trend that is here to stay. The multiple health benefits of eating greens has been well documented and is clear. But, although I love greens—particularly spinach, broccoli and kale, even… Read More

The Barre Basics

Have you ever tried barre? It’s apparently one of the fastest and most effective workouts to change your body. I tried it for the first time about two weeks ago and I quickly realized why it’s so effective! Within the first 15 minutes of class, my arms felt as if they were on fire! I knew it would be a bit… Read More

Carrot Cake with Kashmiri Garam Masala

In the late 1700s, carrot cake appeared as a spiced pudding, but at some point carrots must have fallen out of vogue because recipes for carrot cake weren’t published very much until the 1930s. It wasn’t until the 1970s that carrot cake gained popularity and became mainstream in the U.S. Every year I make a carrot… Read More

The Art of Decluttering

There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual cleaning. I’ve been at my “spring cleaning” for the past several weeks, clearing out closets and drawers again. Nowadays, I find the need and desire to declutter more often, not just during spring, but every season. I recently came across Marie Kondo’s book, The… Read More

I’m on Snapchat!

You’ve probably already heard that millennials are all over Snapchat. It was ranked the third most popular social app among millennials, trailing only Facebook and Instagram. I’m not a millennial—by any stretch of the imagination—but I started using Snapchat a few days ago to send photos and videos to friends, and now I’m quickly becoming a fan. Snapchat is… Read More