Archives for September 2009

How to Wash a Yoga Mat

Sitting in child’s pose, with my nose to my yoga mat, I noticed that it didn’t have that ‘brand new’ smell anymore – it smelled more like a pile of dirty laundry! So here’s my take on how to clean your yoga mat.

How To Cut A Squash

Since the fall season has started, it’s natural to crave cooler-weather-foods, like winter squash! In this brandnew video, I’ll teach you the easy way to cut butternut squash and spaghetti squash…

Rouge Tomate

A restaurant that actually cares for your waistline? It may sound like a fantasy, but Rouge Tomate does just that. I met with nutritionist Natalia Rusin last Spring to share lunch and chat about our ongoing projects.

Classic Guacamole

In one of my latest videos on Prevention Magazine’s website, I explained how to make a quick, spicy guacamole that gets its kick from jalapeno, red onion and plenty of lime juice.

Yoga Meals, Power Up Before or After

Some people are morning yogis, while others prefer to unwind after work or even later in the evening. What if the only time you have for yoga falls right after breakfast or so close to dinner time that you might not have time to cook?

Fresh Tamarind

Loved by lemurs and Indian and Thai food fans, tamarind is a tropical fruit that is now available in the US. My neighbor Susan shared tamarind pods with me last week. I loved eating the dried fruit directly from the pod and tried making my own tamarind paste.

Concord Grapes

Grapes have become my latest post-workout snack because they are water-packed and also help to curb my hunger when I come out of the yoga studio with serious munchies. But don’t limit grapes to snack food – you can also make surprising, gorgeous desserts with them.

The Best Cocktail Tools

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean entertaining with friends and family has to end. Skip the sugar-packed, store bought mixes, and mix your own with real juice – it is the tastiest and healthiest way to enjoy a cocktail!