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Bagel Bliss

Bagel Bliss

The smell of fresh-baked bagels and bialys always brings me back to my childhood in Brooklyn. Every weekend my family would pile into the car and my dad would drive us down to our favorite bagel joint in Canarsie where we’d pick out a dozen fresh-baked beauties, hot...
Urban Farming

Urban Farming

When most people think of farms, they picture the rural countryside. But the practice of growing food in cities, or urban farming, is seeing a dramatic rise in popularity. In fact, a growing number of urban planners and real-estate developers are embracing urban farms...
Eating Habits to Change Your Life

Eating Habits to Change Your Life

The word “diet” carries a lot of negative connotations with it, and rightly so. Over the years people have been duped into trying all kinds of strict diets: health shakes, cutting out fats or proteins or carbs, raw food, even eating baby food. They never seem to work,...
Staples of a Healthy Diet

Staples of a Healthy Diet

The word “diet” has gotten a bad reputation. Nowadays, people associate healthy diets with restrictive eating and deprivation. But nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy eating doesn’t mean eating half portions or depriving yourself of the food you love. All...
Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

My good friend Richard was the first person to introduce me to the wonders of coconut oil. Originally from Columbia, Richard is an expert on Latin American cuisine and an all-around mago (that’s wizard to you) in the kitchen. He’s been cooking with coconut oil for...