Kale Smoothie

Every health fanatic has their own favorite kale smoothie that they love having for breakfast. Mine contains:

Kale – High in fiber, chlorophyl, potassium, vitamins C, K, and B6; very alkalizing; beneficial for healthy skin, hair, bones, and digestion

Blueberries – Rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanin – a special kind of flavonoid; high in Vitamins A, C, E, and B6, all of which have

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This delicious vegan fettuccine alfredo is my go-to meal when I’m cooking for a group of people. Not only is it super easy to make, but even picky eaters and skeptics of vegan food love it. Everyone is usually surprised that there’s no cheese in it, since the nutritional yeast and cashews create a convincingly cheesy taste and texture. I usually add kale, because …

Mint Cacao Shake

I’ve been making this shake a lot for breakfast as it reminds me of iced coffee, in a good way.  Like coffee, it’s refreshing and energizing. Unlike coffee, it’s nutritionally dense and has very little caffeine.

It contains:

Cacao – Has more antioxidants, which destroy free radicals generated by toxins, than any other food; is particularly rich in anti-aging flavanoids; contains many vitamins and …

My Healthy Dieting Tips

The key with any long-term healthy lifestyle is to research, experiment, and figure out what works for you. Some vegans find they thrive on a raw diet, while macrobiotic vegans feel best when they eat mostly cooked foods and whole grains. My diet is a cross between macrobiotic and raw – I eat lots of cooked foods and a gluten-free whole grains like quinoa …

Vegan Abroad: My trip to Costa Rica

This past October, I had been anticipating how difficult the winter was going to be and was thinking that a trip to somewhere like Costa Rica would be an ideal way to buffer my Seasonal Affect Disorder. I hadn’t been anywhere warm during the winter for 4 years and I knew that getting away would make the winter less grueling. I learned a while …

Favorite Vegan Restaurants NYC

Updated 10/15. Here’s a round-up of my favorite vegan restaurants in New York City. Why New York? Because that’s where I’m from and luckily it is home to some of the best vegan restaurants in the world. Although I don’t really travel that much, I have the made the commitment to try a vegan restaurant in every American city I visit. So far, I’ve …

Vegan Lunch Joints NYC

Updated 11/15. Here’s a list of my favorite places for grabbing lunch casually in NYC.

Note: This list was updated in November 2015, as Organic Avenue and Feel Food, which used to be on this list, were two of the several veg-friendly establishments in NYC that closed this year.

Grab-and-go with limited seating

Juice Press – Multiple Locations

Everything here is delicious with …