December has officially arrived and that means we've all got holiday parties, travel, this Mariah Carey song, and sugary cookies on the brain. With all the booze- and indulgent food-filled celebrations going on, this festive month makes it very easy to fall off our respective wellness wagons. But suddenly being down to party 24/7 is no cause for filling your body with questionable ingredients, just so you can commit to 3x/week workouts and quitting carbs as your new year's resolution come January... Enter: this healthy-ish treat from Danny Seo's Naturally, . . .
These vegan cornmeal pancakes are made with flax "eggs", grated apple, almond milk and coconut oil, and are sure to become a Sunday morning staple. One of the biggest challenges when transitioning to a mostly plant-based diet is breakfast. While morning eggs and a celebratory wedge of Brie (and, okay, a cheesy pizza every now and then) are still part of my diet, things like yogurt and milk are pretty much out. This poses a serious challenge for classic breakfast foods - how does one make fluffy pancakes or crispy waffles without buttermilk? Or how does someone . . .
I am a hardcore morning person. By that I mean I have absolutely no problem waking up at 5:30am to tackle my day. In the early morning, I feel like I can take over the world: I have tons of energy, I work fast and think creatively, and am typically in a great mood (which is why most of my blog posts are written before sunrise). I realize this is in no way normal and many people would kill to have more pep in the morning, but before you get too envious, let me tell you about my evening self. Me!* By 9pm I'm dead. I have zero desire to do more than pour myself a . . .
When Rene and I lived together, dinnertime was the part of my day I looked forward to most. I was the one to plan and execute our meals, but Rene was sure to provide the emotional support and enthusiasm (he’s not much of a cook…). Most nights I’d be standing at the counter with a glass of wine - chopping, boiling, stirring – with Rene at my side, washing the dishes that have accumulated since last evening. Our dinners were never complicated, rarely taking more than 20 minutes to prepare, but that time spent together was the most nourishing part of the whole routine. . . .
Have you heard of coffee flour yet? Contrary to what the name suggests, it is not made from the beans that make us feel like humans in the morning. Coffee flour is an innovative new product made from coffee cherries - the plant that houses coffee beans - which are typically discarded during processing. Dan Belliveau, CEO of CoffeeFlour™ and former Starbucks engineer, advocates for the product as a way to improve the sustainability of our food supply chain, as well as to add more nutrients to our diets. Each year, tons of coffee beans destined for our morning cups of . . .
The Union Square farmers market at this time of year is a sight for sore eyes. There are piles of colorful stone fruit, crates bursting with green beans, perfectly ripe berries sitting pretty on gingham tablecloths, and basically anything else your heart may desire. What's more is that it's all bathed in late summer sunlight, making it feel like an adult Disney World. The heirloom tomatoes that arrive in August are like the homecoming queen of the whole operation - passersby just can't help but stop and ogle at their perfection. And for good reason - they're . . .
Although the golden age of green smoothie recipes is probably behind us (good riddance!), I realized that for being a healthy recipe blog The New Baguette was seriously lacking in this department. That's why today I am giving you my first and final word on the subject. The biggest mistake people make with morning smoothies is that they consist of just fruit and water/milk/fruit juice. This makes the smoothie basically pure sugar. Adding vegetables (think greens, carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers) adds more fiber, helping to slow down the sugar absorption into . . .