We love to go apple picking in the Hudson Valley. We were excited to gather our haul but it turns out the orchard suffered a frost early on in the year and they lost their crop. So they trucked in bags of apples from their other orchards across the state and hung them in bags on the branches for us to “pick!” Par for the course, 2020!
A while back, my husband sent me an article entitled, “These Foods Are the Closest You’ll Get to Immortality” that highlighted six foods. It said, “Want to look young forever? Eat the right foods. When we follow a diet that’s rich with a variety of high-quality foods that contain antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and different nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.” Who doesn’t want pretty, glowing, amazing skin? Read on for the perfect recipe that incorporates 5 of the 6 foods.
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After 6 months of writing and cooking for my new cookbook, I am happy to say I put it to bed! It will be coming out in May 2021. As we get closer, I will share more details but now that it’s done, I can finally dive into all of the new vegan titles that have come out in the last few months. And I am super excited about The Plant Protein Revolution Cookbook: Supercharge Your Body with More Than 85 Delicious Vegan Recipes Made with Protein-Rich Plant-Based Ingredients by Robin Robertson! This book is fantastic and timely and packed with recipes that answer the age old question, “But, where do you get your protein?”
The summer of 2020 is winding down and we are preparing to go back to school. In the words of Jerry Garcia, “what a long strange it’s been!” The last 6 months have been life altering to say the least. Being in lockdown in an apartment in New York City because of a raging pandemic was insane but I wrote a new book, spent every waking hour with my husband and son, and was forced to do nothing when there was nothing to do. On some level, I am grateful for that time but as soon as lockdown ended in June, we started taking trips outside of the city. We spent some time out east on Long Island where we hit up the farm stands and got lots of fresh corn and tomatoes and made several trips to the Hudson Valley, one of our favorite areas. This last time, my plan included picking blackberries!
It has been a long time (3 years?!) since I posted what I like to call a Blue Plate Special – a plate of goodness that usually includes a protein like tofu, tempeh or beans, and two or three sides. I have made so many over the years and they are on full repeat in my kitchen that I didn’t think I could come up with another combo. But I have and it’s a good one!