Living the WELL Life
I recently won a place in a competition for a T.V. cooking show entitled ‘Food Glorious Food’. It will be aired in January in the U.K. It was certainly ‘character’ building. Read more
The Great Life
What constitutes a great life? Having named our recently self-published book THE GREAT LIFE COOKBOOK makes this question a particularly engaging inquiry for me. Let us explore this together.
MAY I BE HAPPY.
MAY I BE PEACEFUL.
MAY I BE HEALTHY.
MAY I BE FREE. Read more
Sugar Sugar - Choose Better Sugar for the Rainforest
The Dalai Lama says,“We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home." How do we do that? Well, we can start by focusing on simple areas of our lives—something as simple as what sugar we use in our kitchen. Most holiday baking recipes call for sugar so this one is timely. Did you know that every time you purchase sugar you are either supporting a sustainable form of sugarcane farming or a more destructive one? With virtually all sugarcane production taking place in the tropics, choosing a "better" sugar can make a difference for the wellbeing of our rainforests. Read more
Soy Vey! - Class Recipes
Not a day goes by that I am not asked about soy and the role they play in healthy eating. There are all sorts of wild and crazy rumors circulating the internet: soy will make your brain shrink; make men impotent; prevent babies from developing and contribute to cancer.
Ay, ay, ay…as I often say! Read more
The Beat Goes On-Class Recipes
Lotus Root Kinpira
Mac and Cheese
Lotus Root Kinpira
An excellent source of folates, blood cleansers, beta carotene, vitamins C and B6, as well as potassioum and inulin which can help lower cholesterol, this powerful dish will ensure that your ticker keeps on ticking.
Makes 2-3 servings Read more
Holidays…On the Side
Let the feasting begin! We are well into the season of parties, family gatherings, long, leisurely times at the table.
I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorites with you…mix and match them to create fabulous sides for your holiday feasts. Read more
8 Great Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Green Kids
I love gifts that keep on giving (and don’t end up in landfills)! Here are eight plastic-free, long-lasting, and instantly-gratifying gift ideas for the compassionate kids in your life. Happy holidays! Read more
8 Tips for a Healthier Hanukkah
It’s almost Hanukkah and that means eight days and nights of festivities and food. However, the traditional dishes eaten at Hanukkah are not the healthiest. The holiday celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greeks. When the Maccabees rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, they only had enough oil to burn for one day but a miracle occurred and the oil burned for 8 days. Fried foods such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) became the traditional fare for Hanukkah because they are cooked in oil and remind us of the great miracle that happened there. Read more
The "Rainforest" Holiday Gift Guide!
The holiday gift-giving season is underway. The holidays provide a unique opportunity to give both a meaningful gift and one that will help rainforests at the same time. This month, I’ve put together great rainforest-saving ideas that will work for any number of holiday gift-giving situations. Happy Holidays! Read more
Your Holiday Survival Guide
It’s h-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-r-e! The holiday season is in full swing. Shopping, partying and feasting have begun in earnest.
You can find lots of recipes here at Christina Cooks to create a healthy holiday feast that is as good for you as it is yummy, but I wanted to share a few dishes with you that are a tradition in our house at Christmas and the New Year. They are said to bring prosperity and luck to those who enjoy them…and being the superstitious Italian that I am, well, you can see why they have become traditions! Read more