La Vie en Bleu

Living an active, fulfilling life well into your 90s—and possibly your 100s—may be easier than you think. I’m currently reading Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones. A longevity expert, Mr. Buettner has traveled the world to meet the oldest people on the planet. They live in unique communities called Blue Zones that have common elements… Read More

Eat Well, Live Well: A Whole Food, Plant-Based Workshop

Hi friends, To those of you in the Washington, D.C. area, on June 11th I’ll be facilitating a workshop about eating a plant-based diet. The workshop will take place at Blue Heron Wellness. We’ll discuss some practical, easy and tasty ways to incorporate whole and plant-based foods into your and your family’s diet! What are… Read More

Chocolate Truffles

Handmade chocolate truffles make a delectable holiday gift that will be treasured by all who are lucky enough to be on your Christmas list. Exquisite, rich and easy to make, if you have never made chocolate truffles before, you must give these rich balls of ganache that melt in your mouth a try. Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate… Read More

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas with Greens

Having never cooked turnip greens before, I wasn’t sure what to do with them when I received a large bunch of it in my CSA box last week. My mind turned toward the American South where eating turnip greens is a favorite in many homes. I had about a cup of dried black-eyed peas in a jar… 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

Ginger Almond Hemp Granola

Do you know who are your friends? I’m not talking about social media “friends” you barely know, but real friends who know and care for you. Friends who are willing to listen, stand by you, and offer support when you need it most. Today we revisit the last of the lessons from the Blue Zones. We’ve been reviewing them… Read More