Hello Substantial Living! With my time going towards commercializing my pickled products soon to be sold in West Elm, I have missed writing about beautiful and Substantial food and design, so here I am back to the blogs! With little cooking breaks and inspiration gained from people I meet, here’s my new simple 3 ingrediant … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Peach + Fig Summer Substantial SaladRead more.
Hello Substantial Living beauty and health lovers! As the spring season takes us out of the winter coldness, we see signs of life through blooms throughout the country. It’s always magical for me to see nature evolve out of the hibernation of winter. In honor of the blooms, and the weather getting warmer, I thought … Continue reading The Prettiest Spring SaladRead more.
Hello My Substantial Living Green Food Lovers! As we are bombarded with avocado yumminess everywhere, I figured why not try some new healthy initiatives mixed together for a new flavor and texture. This toast is a nice mixture of the creamy goodness of avocado and hummus, mixed with the crunchy goodness of different types of … Continue reading My Crunchy-Creamy Avocado Toast SaladRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! As we experience cold weather from coast to coast, what better way to warm our hearts than a rustic vegan paella? Paella is a one pot dish and much easier than we often think of it, and always tasty. Here’s my version of a vegan paella with the addition of Harissa and … Continue reading Rustic Vegan Paella with Global SpicesRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! As I’m coming off the weekend with new brunch ideas and having eating delicious lunch in Napa at Bistro Don Giovanni, my latest creation is a bombardment of green veggies on a fresh piece of bread. Imagine a powered version of the always-loved (but often over-priced!) avocado toast with roasted asparagus, scallions, persian … Continue reading My Green Veggie Power ToastRead more.
As we approach the much-anticipated or much-dreaded Valentine’s Day, our Substantial advice to you is to take it as an opportunity to re-evalute your self; specifically love and respect for yourself. Are you being kind to your body? Your mind? Your eyes? What are ways you can start thinking more positively or eating healthier and … Continue reading 4 Substantial Tips about LoveRead more.
Hello Substantial Living, As we wrapped up a sold-out Rewire Your Brain: Yoga + Food as Medicine event this weekend, I thought I would share a few snaps from the event on our take for clean eating, or as I call it, Eating with Meaning. A gorgeous start with candlelight Sufi meditation and yoga with Aylin Guvenc … Continue reading My Substantial Protein Lentil Green Bowl as MedicineRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! So for those of you who know me, I LOVE lentils. I eat them Indian style, American style, ANY style. They are literally one of my favorite foods of all time. Luckily they are fairly easy to make, and are good for you, and really tasty as a curry, soup, or salad. … Continue reading Basil-Coriander Vinaigrette in Vegetable Green Lentils For Healthy HeartRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! I know the first thing most of you are thinking is “anchovies..no way!” Anchovies are small, salt water, foraging fish with more than 100 different species spread across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. While I understand that anchovies do have a characteristic strong flavor and smell, if you chop them up … Continue reading A Spicy Anchovy Substantial Spaghetti Recipe for a Happy Heart + BrainRead more.
Hi Substantial Living, In the past few frustrating days, I bring myself back to the simplest thing that connects all people together-the reason I started Substantial Living-making and breaking bread literally and metaphorically. In dealing with coming up with ways to make a dent in the world through the injustice, it makes me work and … Continue reading Breaking Bread HealsRead more.