Recipe: Sweet Potato and Sage Latkes with Homemade Applesauce

Potato pancakes (aka latkes) are one of my biggest weaknesses, especially when topped with loads of applesauce and sour cream.  There might even be a German beer hall in the East Village where I’ve been known to over-indulge in these sweet and savory little delicacies.  So with this week being Rosh Hashanah, there was no way I was going to go without them.  Now most recipes for latkes call for frying white potatoes in an excessive amount of oil, so in true Wellness Made Natural fashion, I’ve created a healthier version. Continue reading

Cooking Tip Thursdays: Technique And Temperature

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…A few weeks ago Cooking Tip Thursdays highlighted the smoke point of oil.  While coordinating cooking technique and temperature with the right oil is necessary, it also helps to know what the temperatures are that coincide with each of those cooking techniques.  Continue reading

Forks Over Knives: Can A Plant-Based Diet Change Your Life?

Forks Over Knives” is a documentary in which Lee Fulkerson creates a food and health film a la “Supersize Me.”  Instead of eating only at McDonald’s for a month and nearly killing himself though, Fulkerson eats a plant-based whole foods diet for six months and basically saves his life.  As expected, we see him go off his cholesterol and blood pressure medications, drop a substantial amount of weight, sleep better and increase his energy.  Continue reading

Recipe: Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

I love a dish that is quick, easy, healthy, filling, and adaptable to whatever I have in the fridge.  This cold sesame noodle salad is just that.  It prepares in no time and allows you to experiment and play with whatever vegetables/protein you have on hand.  I chose here to add cabbage, carrots, peppers and green onions.  You could add snap peas, bean sprouts, cucumbers, Continue reading

The Fruits And Vegetables Of Fall

It’s official.  Fall is here.  The temperatures are turning cooler, the holidays are just around the corner, and so long are the days of fresh peaches and corn on the cob.  Yes, it’s a little sad, but I can’t think of anything better than autumn in New York (and no, I’m not referring to that horrible Richard Gere/Winona Ryder flick).  Maybe it’s because I’m an October baby or maybe it’s just because I’m a sucker for the smell of fall in the air, apple picking, fall harvest festivals, the turning of the leaves, pumpkin pie, and roasted root vegetables…

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Cooking Tip Thursdays: Foolproof Rice

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

Rice.  Such a simple little thing to make, yet often an overcooked, mushy, burnt bottom of the pan mess.  Not to worry – you can have perfectly prepared rice, throw away that boil in a bag stuff, buy in bulk, and save money.  It just takes a bit of patience, practice and the occasional foolproof tip. Continue reading

The Times They Are A Changin….

Austin, Texas is unlike most cities in Texas.  Actually, it’s unlike every other city I’ve ever been to in Texas (which is a fair amount).  It is a progressive and liberal playground for hippies, musicians, artists, laid back folk, vegans, vegetarians, and those with dietary restrictions.  So it shouldn’t surprise me that a music festival there would be laden with health-conscious and gluten-free friendly options that would exceed any palette’s gourmet desires.  But it does. This year, more than any other year, Austin City Limits (arguably the countries’ best 3 day music festival from which I have just returned) provided Continue reading

Creating The Life You Want: My Interview With Mandy Gresh

A few weeks ago a client of mine introduced me to Mandy Gresh.  Mandy is a savvy NYC woman who took 6 months off from her high powered job to create the life she truly wanted. In that time she started the blog aptly titled My Six Months Off.  Full of inspiration and business advice, the website is a great go-to for women of all interests and backgrounds.  One unique section is 5 Question Friday.  This is an area dedicated to women who, like Mandy, have taken the plunge to create the life they want.  This past Friday I was featured. If you’d like, check it out…..

5Q Friday with Danielle Krupa

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Cooking Tip Thursdays: The Smoke Point

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better…

Smoke Point: the point where a fat or oil breaks down into potentially harmful and possibly carcinogenic materials containing free-radicals.  In other words, the point at which an oil has been heated beyond what is recommended, becomes dangerous, and tastes overwhelmingly unpalatable.  Unrefined oils, like extra-virgin olive oil, Continue reading

The FDA And Nutrition Labels: Time For A Makeover?

THE NEWLY PROPOSED NUTRITION LABEL

Looks like the newest potential makeover to take place in the U.S. isn’t the basis of some nighttime reality TV show….  The Food and Drug Administration is in talks to makeover and revise the nutrition labels that break down calories, serving sizes, and other food facts in an attempt to fight the national obesity epidemic.  According to the FDA, some of the changes could be proposed as soon as Continue reading