I'm guessing that by now you've heard plenty of hype about how sugar is "poison" and all the reasons that it's harmful to your health. The truth is, that whether or not you consider yourself addicted to the sweet stuff, there are several reasons that you will benefit by going without it for a while.  The most obvious reason of course, is to reduce cravings! Yes, by avoiding all sugars for a period of time (such as during the 21-Day Sugar Detox), you will dramatically reduce your sweet tooth, making it much easier to maintain a healthier lifestyle for the long run.  Need a few more reasons? Read on...

Good Food and Gratitude: My Paleo Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Quite frankly, this year the holidays couldn't come soon enough. With all of the noise and intense energy that has been going on in the aftermath of the election, we could all use a break. It's time to surround ourselves with family and friends, good food, and LOVE. During these next few weeks, we need to stop, breathe, and reflect on all that we are grateful for. 

My Paleo Rosh Hashanah Menu

This weekend we will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins Sunday evening. So many people have asked me what I'm making that I thought I would share my menu with all of you! These gluten-free, paleo recipes are great not just for Rosh Hashanah, but for all the holidays that you will celebrate over the next few months.

Vegetarian Cooking!

I got to bring home some leftovers from the ‪#‎Ayurvedic‬ Vegetarian cooking class I attended last night with @holistichealthinista! I am not a vegetarian but learning techniques for cooking vegetables, soup and raw cheese was a educational and delicious experience. This was a digestive mung dal soup made with spices to enhance digestion. Mung beans are not paleo but they are the most easily digestible bean and I have been testing them out to see if they work for me. It was served with green cabbage and kale made with black seeds and spices, topped with homemade cheese (paneer).

If you are in NY and interested in a class like this you can find one at www.bvtlife.com