Relaxing Reads to Help You Melt into Summer

  • Posted by Carrie Davidson on Jul 07 2017

Remember when you were a kid and the words “summer” and “vacation” were inextricably tied to one another? Now, most of us struggle to take a vacation any time of the year, let alone during the most expensive travel months. But listen, that’s a blessing in disguise! Turn your vacation into a stay-cation and catch up on some much-needed self-care with these five books focused on helping you relax into your best self:

Read more »

How to Win at the 4th of July BBQ: Classic Double Cheeseburger + Coconut Peach Cobbler

  • Posted by Carrie Davidson on Jun 30 2017

For this Independence Day we’re bringing you two simple but creative recipes, each from different cookbooks that offer unique perspectives on the world of food. Adventures in Starry Kitchen by Nguyen Tran encourages at-home cooks to take risks, asserting that you don’t have to be a trained chef to make something incredible. Signs and Seasons: An Astrology Cookbook, written by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner, challenges readers to look to the sky to contemplate how food connects us to our families, history, culture, and the natural world itself.

Read more »

Happy Summer Solstice! Try a Recipe from Signs & Seasons: An Astrology Cookbook

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Jun 21 2017

Long summer days are here. The longest, in fact! Tuesday June 20, and Wednesday June 21 are the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and what better way to celebrate than with a sumptuous feast? Iconic astrologer Monte Farber, and artist Amy Zerner, team up with chef John Okas in Signs & Seasons to create a one-of-a-kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes our appetites. Below, they share some of the significance of the summer solstice, a list of recipes to combine for an abundant solstice feast, and a tantalizing recipe for Lobster and Corn Orecchiette.

Read more »

The Fool’s Journey

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Jun 14 2017

Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool seeker or a digital-age skeptic—or a little of both—the power of the tarot is open to you. Michelle Tea’s Modern Tarot doesn’t require you to believe in the supernatural or to focus narrowly on using tarot as a divination tool. Instead, it offers insightful descriptions of the seventy-eight cards in the tarot system (each one fully illustrated by Amanda Verwey) and specially designed rituals to guide readers on a path toward transformative and personal growth. 

Read more »

Farro with Black Beans and Fresh Herbs

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Jun 07 2017

Too busy to shop? Too tired to cook? Not sure what’s healthy? From Joel Fuhrman, MD, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and the instant New York Times bestseller Eat to Live Cookbook comes the Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook, 131 super-delicious, easy-to-prepare, incredibly healthy recipes.

Read more »

Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

  • Posted by Julia Kent on May 24 2017

“Quitters never win, and winners never quit.” “Nice guys finish last.” “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”    Conventional wisdom about how to succeed in life is often logical, earnest—and downright wrong. Eric Barker’s new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, gives familiar maxims about how to get ahead in life the “Mythbusters” treatment so we can see what really works and what doesn’t.

Read more »

Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Quick & Easy Lemon Herb Cauliflower Rice

  • Posted by Julia Kent on May 05 2017

This tasty cauliflower rice has only five ingredients but it packs a flavorful punch. And, it’s ready in less than 20 minutes! Enjoy it on its own, or with any of the 131 recipes found in the new The Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, MD.

Read more »

Must-Have Crunchy Maple-Mesquite Walnuts from Clean Eats

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Mar 06 2017

Having healthy snacks around is a great way to keep you from making less-than-excellent food choices. These crunchy maple-mesquite walnuts from Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Eats are perfect for family travels, hikes, or days spent on the go. They also make a great garnish for any kind of salad or roasted vegetable dish.

Read more »

Five things you need to know this cold and flu season

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Nov 11 2016

Perhaps you heard it somewhere in the office, or along your commute, or maybe even in your own home—chances are, though, you’ve heard it by now—the telltale cough or sneeze that announces the start of cold and flu season.

Read more »

Dr. McDougall’s Pear-Cranberry Crumble

  • Posted by Julia Kent on Oct 10 2016

A pioneer in the evidence-based nutrition movement, John McDougall, MD, is the author of several bestselling books, founder and director of the McDougall Program, and cofounder of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods. His new book, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, offers a delicious, easy-to-follow, and proven guide to preventing disease and looking and feeling our best—simply by eating the foods we’ve always loved, like pizza, pancakes, potatoes, pasta, and more!

Read more »