Archives for July 2008

August 2008 Newsletter: Healthy Eats for End of Summer

Find out more about the new look of, how eating the right foods can help your skin recoup after a sun burn, and read about the intensive 200-hour yoga teacher’s training program I recently completed at Dharma Mittra.

What is the Raw Diet?

Most raw ‘foodists’ eat mainly plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, legumes, as well as dried fruits. But, what’s really behind the raw food diet, and are those popular myths true?

Creamy Spinach Dip

Artichokes make this creamy spinach dip chunky and satisfying without adding loads of extra fat that the traditional versions has. Artichokes are also high in fiber and make for an excellent salad dressing.

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a world famous dessert and almost every culture has their version. I add coconut milk to mine for creaminess, but the core flavor of this pudding is vanilla. Even people who aren’t coconut fans still dig in.

Refried Beans with Bacon

Creamy refried beans are a perfect side dish for any Mexican main course. Beans and smoky bacon are a delectable combo but I use turkey bacon to keep them light and low-fat.


A healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind. That is the mission statement of Play 4 Life, a non-for-profit organization that I work with on a monthly basis. Why do I volunteer? Living healthy is more to me than just nutritious cooking or writing about health trends, it’s also about sharing the wealth with others.

A 540-calorie Big Mac?

Customers at big fast-food chains in New York City are finally facing the facts about their meal choices, like 1,130 calories for a Big Mac, medium fries and a medium soda.

Food Safety Worries Change Buying Habits

Troubled by the tainted tomato scare, nearly half of Americans are concerned they may get sick from eating contaminated food and are avoiding items they normally would buy.