Health and Wellness

What To Eat For A Healthy Brain

In March, I begin a new role as a Nutrition Educator for the New York City Department for the Aging. I will have the opportunity to give nutrition education lessons (sometimes even in Spanish) at various senior centers throughout New York City. My interest in […]

I am a RD2BE

In October, I was honored to be named one of the Top 20 Finalists in All Access Internship‘s America’s Next Top Dietitian Contest. I made this video (with the help of my tech savvy husband) that illustrates my top three top pieces of advice to […]

Meal Planning Made Easy

Meal planning is my least favorite activity in the kitchen. Scrub the pots? Sure! Clean out the microwave? Heck yeah! Write a list before going to the grocery store? Never! I recently participated in an experiential learning assignment that forced me to plan my meals. For […]

My Five Days on Food Stamps

At a grocery store somewhere in Queens, I stood wedged in between the cheese refrigerator and a massive barrel of pickles scowling at the paltry contents of my shopping basket. “This food stamps challenge is really stressing me out!” I texted my husband.

Recipe: Asian Chicken Brown Rice Bowl

Bon Appètit recently announced that the Rice Bowl is the 2016 dish of the year. The award was inspired by the Kimchi fried rice at a much praised Korean restaurant. But, you don’t need to eat out to make your own heathful interpretation of the […]

Why I am No Longer a Vegetarian

I toyed with the idea of becoming a “vegetarian” or, more accurately in my case, a “pescetarian” for a couple of years before I took the plunge. During those years I learned a lot about how animals are raised and slaughtered in factory farms in the United States. Finally, the incredible cruelty and reckless destruction of natural resources in the mainstream meat industry became something I could no longer support.