Inspiration: Nature. People. Places.

Inspiration: Nature. People. Places.

National Geographic is holding their 2011 Photo Contest. Photographers of all skills participate, and they are judged on creativity and quality. I had to share a few of these. I hope they make your day as much as they have made mine. See the full contest rules, along with other shots here.

Culinary School

I know that I haven't blogged in quite some time and I feel incredibly guilty. But let me explain...I have just completed my fifth week of culinary school at the Natural Gourmet Institute.  After attending Fran Costigan's Vegan Baking Boot Camp there over the summer, I remember walking away feeling fully inspired, loving it, and thinking I’d [...]

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Just back from the weekend spent with my husband in the Hamptons celebrating our one year anniversary. The weather could not have been better.  The crisp air, the sun shining and the sea breeze somehow melts you back grounded to reality and takes your mind to another place.  We spent our time there apple and [...]

WellWed

WellWed

A brief break from food and fitness... I wanted to share with you all that we've been lucky enough to have our wedding featured in both WellWed Magazine and WellWed Blog for their Fall real weddings. This made me realize that it has now almost been one year since James and I wed in the [...]

Ani’s Sesame Noodles

Ani’s Sesame Noodles

I had the opportunity to meet Ani Phyo when she was in town on her book tour. She came out with her latest cookbook Ani's Raw Food Essentials and gave a demo at Organic Avenue a couple of weeks ago. She completely inspired me so I decided to try another one of her recipes last [...]

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Walking through our local farmers market last Saturday in the West Village I came across an incredibly colorful table of heirloom tomatoes that I absolutely could not resist. Their wonderful colors and odd shapes immediately draws me. This salad is simple (I thought almost not worth blogging about) but after tasting, I had to share! [...]

I’m Published!

As I have previously mentioned before, PositScience has published ThinkFood Cookbook containing recipes aimed at brain healthy eating. The book includes recipes from 50 food bloggers around the world including one from, well, moi! The hardcover book will be available for purchase later this month but for now you can get all 50 'brain healthy' [...]

I [heart] Coconut Macarons

I [heart] Coconut Macarons

Stay tuned...coming soon to the O'Cookies family... Raw. Vegan. Gluten-free. Sugar-free. You will never believe it....

Summer Test Kitchen!

Summer Test Kitchen!

In the kitch testing some new recipes last week, my girls and I came up with some fun creations...not much to say just yet but I thought I'd share some pics. Think of this post as a "food for thought" blog. Made with all natural ingredients, these cutie-pie cupcakes are vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free! Perhaps [...]