3 Reasons to Take Relaxing Baths During Quarantine

Baths Promote Health and Serenity, and are Perfect for Social Distancing About a year and a half ago, I bought myself High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care by Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse. It was right between Christmas and New Years and I was feeling really worn out physically, and… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Take Relaxing Baths During Quarantine

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Use dates and a few pantry staples to make this whole food, plant based ice cream and avoid a perilous trip to the bodega Creamy vegan peanut butter ice cream, sweetened only with dates and studded with bittersweet chocolate chips. Need I say more? I let it be known in the Christmas gift exchange this… Continue reading Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Doing Shots is Healthy

A Cheap, Easy way to Boost Your Immune System Shots? This used to be what I said at the bar, rounding up a group for Jameson chased with PBR. Now, it’s what I say to Tim every afternoon before our daily swig of blended turmeric, ginger, and citrus, chased with a spritz of raspberry flavored… Continue reading Doing Shots is Healthy

Zongzi, or How to Stay Busy During Quarantine

A Whole Grain, Plant Based Alternative to the Dim Sum Classic Are you quarantined due to the increasing spread of COVID-19? Are you looking for a project that will challenge your motor skills and intellect, pass a few hours, and expand your cultural horizons without leaving your kitchen? Look no further. Growing up, my mom,… Continue reading Zongzi, or How to Stay Busy During Quarantine

Guacamolada and Refried Beans

An Easy, Plant-Based Mexican Dinner I’m now on day 5 of quarantine and feeling alright. I’ve been writing this blog, cooking up a storm, and working out in the park. Yesterday I developed a little fan club of neighborhood girls, taught them how to do snap jumps and agreed to judge their monkey bar competition.… Continue reading Guacamolada and Refried Beans

Quarantine Cooking, Part II

Japanese-Inspired Dinner with Creamy Tofu Sauce and Whole-Grain, Plant-Based Sushi The situation is getting more dire by the day, with talk of a shelter in place mandate in New York, but that’s basically what we’re already doing. Both of the restaurants where I was working have shut down for now, and as of today, my… Continue reading Quarantine Cooking, Part II

Spicy Sichuan “Fish-Fragrant” Eggplant

Cooking in the Time of Corona Virus The world is in a very uncertain place right now. Here in New York, schools and non-essential businesses like bars and restaurants have been ordered to shut down, to stem the spread of Coronavirus. I’m also in a weird place- having given the standard two weeks notice at… Continue reading Spicy Sichuan “Fish-Fragrant” Eggplant