Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

Why do you get up in the morning? Is your life filled with purpose? What does a purpose-filled life look like and mean, actually? If you ask a hundred people, you’ll probably get a hundred different answers. However, most people would probably agree that a life of purpose is a life worth living. Today we… Read More

Soba Noodle Soup Bowl

The French poet Baudelaire said that if wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence, and that would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of. Hmmm, would you agree? Today we explore the fourth lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have… Read More

Kale and Grapefruit Salad with Quinoa and Hazelnuts

The basic question of what to eat has gotten complicated. There are so many different diets—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, pescatarian, fructarian, flexitarian, and the list goes on—that claim to be the healthier diet. What is a person to believe? What does a “healthy” diet look like? I like the way Michael Pollan, author and journalist, says everything he’s learned… Read More

A Plant-Based Diet

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other books, re-defined what it means to eat smart when he shared his credo: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Did you know that reducing your intake of animal products and embracing a plant-based diet is one of the best things you… Read More

The Zen of Cooking

Walk as if you’re kissing the Earth with your feet. —Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Last month I read an article, The Zen of Cooking, in Eating Well magazine that resonated with me. The author, an overworked public interest lawyer, wrote about her experience at a five-day cooking and meditation retreat at a Zen Center in California. At first she… Read More