REFLECTIONS

This is my journey – things I’ve discovered along the way, people who have inspired me, books I love to read over and over again, recipes I create to feed my whole being, moments I simply want to share with you… my reflections!

I say noodles, you say sticks…

January 08, 2011

A little fact, a little tip! Rice noodles are low in sodium, and gluten and wheat-free. White or brown version (higher fiber content) exist. Fresh and dried available, the latter soaked in water until softened before use. Delicious in broth or stir-fried with all sorts of vegetables, meats, and seafood. Have you heard of Pho? I’ve been eating rice noodles for as long as I…  Read More

Go green, every day…

January 07, 2011

A little fact, a little tip! Lettuces are rich in vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, folic acid, with traces of calcium. High in fiber, the darker the leaf the more nutritious it is. Keep it fresh! Create a different salad mix using different types of lettuces and other greens. Use this as a canvas for all sorts of colorful toppings. It’s so simple! I can’t…  Read More

Defining my space…

January 05, 2011

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau Why is it that we start soul-searching the minute something goes wrong in our lives? Instead, shouldn’t it be a lifelong commitment to understand who we are? For me it starts and ends with defining my space. Whether in my personal or professional life, I find it necessary to define my…  Read More

How about that pickle…

January 04, 2011

A little fact, a little tip! Cucumbers are an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, and K, magnesium, and potassium. Add them to salads, in hot broth, or to infuse spring water. Also delicious pickled in rice vinegar, a hint of sugar and salt, spices and herbs, and garlic, for example. Experiment! The cucumber is an ancient fruit believed to have originated in India about…  Read More

My love affair with avocados…

January 03, 2011

A little fact, a little tip! A native fruit of Mexico, avocados are a SUPER FOOD containing 20 nutrients including fiber, vitamin E, b-vitamins, and folic acid. My favorite sandwich is a whole haas avocado smacked between 2 pieces of multigrain bread with or without hot sauce! Creamy, rich, sweet, and savory, avocados are a favorite fruit of mine. I love them Mexican-style, crushed with…  Read More

Appreciating every bite…

January 02, 2011

Engage your five senses—sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste—with every bite, rather than go through motions. You will notice that you eat slower, become satisfied sooner, and start eating less as a result. Keeping a food journal will help you learn to eat sensibly, connecting with the foods that feed your body, mind, and spirit. It’s not all about the belly! Appreciating every bite goes a…  Read More

Easing into my day…

January 01, 2011

A little fact, a little tip! Grapefruit is full of vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and anti-oxidants. All good for the heart! I love to add sections in salads with avocado, walnuts, and mixed leafy greens, all tossed in a citrus-honey vinaigrette with freshly ground sea salt and pepper. The path I walk today is one that fuels my whole being. I wake up in…  Read More

Holiday Smokin’: Celebrating Thanksgiving 2010 My Way…

November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving is a holiday my family adopted when we moved from France to the U.S. in 1978. And eating turkey on that day meant that the bird would never be seen again at our Christmas table as tradition dictated in the past. Our new American holiday quickly became another excuse to get together with family and friends and eat all day until our stomachs would…  Read More

In the news…ABC’s Connecticut STYLE with host Jocelyn!

November 12, 2010

Back at the ABC Studios in New Haven, CT, on the set of CT Style, host Jocelyn and I  talk about keeping your holiday meals balanced by introducing multiple vegetarian sides for your family and guests to enjoy. It’s all about keeping your weight down during the holiday season and cold winter months when we tend to overeat to warm up. Enjoy!

In the News…WNTH – “CT Style” with host, Jocelyn

October 01, 2010

After an amazing storm and continuous rain, I finally got to the WNTH studios in New Haven, CT on Oct 1st, 2010 to shoot a food segment. Rushed in with hair that couldn’t be controlled, prepped the food, threw on a shirt, powdered my nose, and during the “tease” got to say, “sit back, relax, and have lunch with style!” Here’s the segment where I…  Read More