Nice Spa Experience💅🏽

Had a lovely experience going for a manicure in my neighborhood at the Kate Burton Spa. Walked in with laryngitis and she quickly made me a heavenly hot cup of green tea with honey. With a calming voice in a very serene environment, I received just the type of service I needed in which she…

Throat Soothers

Woke up this morning with laryngitis for which I added turmeric (reduces inflammation) in soup (warm liquids to soothe/prevent dryness) and massaged a homemade eucalyptus oil rub on my throat and chest. So nice to have had these ingredients on hand. Need my voice back soon 🤦‍♀️Details below:

Grilled Veggies

When time is of the essence and I happen to be using the grill, I just toss any variety of frozen veggies I have in a little olive oil and grill them on a nonstick perforated grilling pan. No washing or cutting up and typically faster and more economical then grilling fresh veggies. Alternative method…

Walking Tour

Being predominantly a visual person as well as a nutritionist. Love to take myself on random walking tours through different parts of NYC to explore and delight the senses. Came across this herbal pharmacy in Chinatown and was so taken by the beautiful and precise layouts of the different herbs out on the counter as…

Great Facial in NYC ☺️

Had a relaxing and nurturing experience yesterday afternoon getting a facial that lasted over 2 hours and included shaping of my eyebrows, steam, extractions, 2 different types of masks and an hour long facial, neck and shoulder massage in an unhurried and professional environment! Woke up this morning with a look and feeling of having…

A Winning Combo: Economics and Health🤸🏼‍♀️

As a former culinary demo specialist in the marketing dept of Whole Foods Market, one of my missions was to develop meals and recipes based on weekly sale items. Such planning has always been a way of life for me combining my culture with my nutrition expertise. See what I put together for lunch  from…

Cooking In Season

Planned a menu based on the Stew Leonard’s 4 day sale. My version of ratatouille made with 1 sliced sauteed onion, 3 cloves of garlic, a 28 oz organic crushed tomatoes,1/2 cup fresh basil, 1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives and 1 green pepper and 2 eggplants. Cooked until tender served with ciabatta bread fresh…

Aromatherapy at its Best☺️

Added rosemary to cold pressed extra virgin oil which I plan to use in meals and for my skin and hair. I also plan to add it to a spray bottle filled with water to freshen up my house, car and to use as a bug repellant. Love the mental clarity and relaxation it provides…

The Great Outdoors

Enjoyed hiking and boating in the Adirondack Mountains this weekend. The mountain air felt like a blanket of peace and the drinking water had a crisp, fresh flavor to it. Had the pleasure of experiencing the sights and sounds of amazing musicians from all over the world while attending a Sunday morning service at Camp…