Food + Mood NYC has explored many facets of health and wellness, and here we have delved deep to understand the energetic powers of our unique human designs. Human Design is a modality that helps us to comprehend and leverage our own individual energetic blueprints. It not only helps us understand ourselves better, but also gives us concrete tools and strategies to try out in our day-to-day lives. All you need is your birthday, time of birth, and place of birth.
If you are looking to get into your friend’s and family’s good graces, may I suggest you prepare this steak marinade recipe. Every time I prepare this (which is admittedly often), I am asked to share the recipe … it’s that good. What’s more, I get specific requests from my children to prepare this. I usually use grass-fed skirt or flank steak but any grass-fed steak will do. So …. Can you guess what I am making for Christmas Eve dinner?
Every August I eagerly await the arrival of my zucchini and yellow squash from my humble garden. So much depends on the weather, and this year was probably my best ever…. to the point where I simply had too much… but I’m not complaining. They make excellent hostess gifts and I prepared this perfect side dish inspired by Jennifer Fisher that every member of my family and all dinner guests devoured. See for yourself!
We have been loyal fans and devoted customers of Splendid Spoon for a long while. They have shown us that busy can be healthy by offering ready-to-eat, nourishing, plant-based smoothies, soups and grain bowls. And just when we thought our love for Splendid Spoon was at a maximum, we met their Founder and CEO, Nicole Centeno, and reached a next-level admiration. We had the privilege of sitting down with Nicole and getting to know her and her journey with Splendid Spoon. Enjoy!
Once spring has sprung, we immediately start making dishes that are fitting for warmer weather. We usually start with gazpacho and always turn to my mom’s Gazpacho recipe from The Silver Palate Cookbook. It’s tried and true and loved by the adults and the kiddos. We like to ladle the gazpacho into chilled heavy mugs as a sippable first course while our main courses are grilling. Happy Spring and enjoy!
EUREKA! We have found an urban oasis and we are in love. Introducing Salthaus: a modern salt room in the heart of Manhattan. Intended for both adults and children, Salthaus has created a serene haven and escape from the frenetic pace of New York City. In addition to alleviating stress and anxiety, the salt rooms boast numerous health benefits. We sat down with co-founder Amber Berger to further educate ourselves on modern salt rooms and to hear the story behind this ingenious wellness experience.
Filling a much needed gap in the NYC fitness market, Cara Simon started the brilliant Concierge Pilates: an on-demand Pilates service where you book a certified instructor to train you in your home, office or hotel. It can be a challenge for many to find ways to accommodate schedules to coincide with studio class times. This eliminates that obstacle and allows you to find the time to take care of yourself on your time and on your turf! We sat down with the savvy entrepreneur to learn more about how Concierge Pilates came to be and why we should all incorporate pilates into our lives.
Who doesn’t love a delicious banana bread?! We have a super easy, guilt-free recipe without refined sugar that we promise will be a hit among adults and the kiddos. Enjoy!
Meet B-wom – a company dedicated to empowering women to take control of their intimate health. Many women are insecure and/or intimidated by its complexity and therefore unaware of their own bodies. Here is where B-wom comes in. B-wom was created with the specific goal of offering tools and support for women so they can create preventative and self-care habits for their health. We sat down with B-wom’s Head of Business Development, Estrella Jaramillo, to further delve into B-wom and the importance surrounding this women’s health issue.
It’s cold outside and we are looking for ways to keep warm. This stew is hearty, easy to make and tastes amazing. Plus it’s vegan and gluten free. Enjoy!