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Go green smoothie for St. Paddy’s Day!

With the countless smoothies and smoothie bowls out there, we are always shocked at the interest and appeal of our smoothie recipes. Especially green smoothies! But when it comes to eating healthy in our fast-paced American lifestyle, smoothies are the perfect option for everyone, including little ones. You can pack so many nutrients into a […]


There’s nothing like mom’s home cooking

Sometimes you just crave mom’s cooking, right? Even though you know it’s not the best for you. This is especially true for me, as a first generation Indian-American. I grew up a vegetarian until the age of 10, with lots of deliciously-prepared home cooked South Indian meals every night. Let me say that again: my […]

Health, Nutrition

Brown Rice Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

“I can’t have rice! The carbs! I can’t have all those carbs!” I am sure this thought has crossed your mind countless times as you sit down at that Thai or Indian restaurant, especially if you are trying to lose weight. And if you were about to devour a big bowl of steaming white rice, […]

Fitness, Health

The Case for Carbs: Homemade Granola

Carbs – should you really eat them to be fit?? If you bought into the Atkins Diet craze of the 2000’s, then you avoided them like the plague. And let’s be honest, most Americans do eat too many carbs, and usually refined carbs and refined sugars, at that. But carbs are not the enemy. If […]


Mardi Gras on a Snow Day!

It’s Fat Tuesday, and we got inspired to make something Cajun or Creole-inspired. Given that we are pescetarians over here, our options were a somewhat limited when it came to gumbo or jambalaya. But who doesn’t love a comforting bowl of Red Beans and Rice. And this is an easy recipe to make vegan and […]

Health, Nutrition

Wake up to this – our Sunrise Smoothie

Who’s looking for a great smoothie this morning? And maybe you’re tired of all those green smoothies?? But you still want some to sneak in some veggies? Well, Good Morning Sunshine! Here’s the perfect alternative to coffee in the morning. This smoothie will really get you going! Banana, Peaches, Mangoes and Carrots are blended together to a […]

Fitness, Nutrition

Groundhog Day – Are you in a rut?

Well, it’s Groundhog Day, and I’m always reminded of Bill Murray waking up to Sonny and Cher over and over again in the opening scene(s) of that classic movie. He’s over it – repeating the same day over and over, and never having really changed the outcome of his life. He was caught in a […]

Health, Nutrition

A Healthy Game Day

Wings, 7-layer dip, chili, chips…after Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie days of the year for most Americans.  According to the US Calorie Control Council, Americans will eat 30 million pounds of snacks on the biggest game day of the year!  The average partygoer will consume about 1200 calories and about […]


Salad for dinner!

It’s January, and we are still committed to eating healthy, right? Salads are critical to my success, but usually, they are so wimpy, I get hungry 2 hours later, and that’s when I indulge, and indulge uncontrollably. If we go out to grab a salad, they are usually covered with toppings that add way too […]