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What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

If life is a journey, then make sure it’s worth the trip! As a coach, I help you evaluate where you’re coming from (what was) & challenges you’re facing (what’s new). Once you see what you really have, you can get the life you really want (what’s now).

Even though I’m based in the New York City area, you can be anywhere. I coach online by videoconference or phone. It takes guts to reflect but the process usually brings surprising clarity, inspiration — and, relief. Read more about my coach approach here.

A delicious recipe for radish greens

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This post is about a great recipe. It’s also about the possibility of re-invention. The story begins with Sophie Morgiewicz, 71, the widowed matriarch of Morgiewiecz Farms in upstate Goshen, N.Y. Sophie and her three sons grow tons of vegetables on their 170-acre property, which has been in the family for five generations. Every Saturday, they drive down from their …

Recipe: How to make fast and easy healthy salad dressing

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My delicious homemade salad dressing is a godsend for the busy, thrifty, food-loving cook. If you like it, expect to splash it on more than just salads. I am proud to say that my dressing can instantly jazz even the most boring, simple meal.  :) This dressing is also good for the allergy prone and those on special diets because …

Bragg Liquid Aminos: must-have healthy kitchen ingredient

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Bragg Liquid Aminos is such a horrible name for such a delicious product! But I promise you, Bragg is terrific on food. Since I like to keep my cooking preparations simple and fast, Bragg is always close at hand. By the way, for everyone who loves my home-made meals, I will now reveal that this product is my secret sauce. Why Bragg …

Sky Foods, the 2nd new big box food store in Flushing, reflects Asian population boom

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There’s a grand opening this Saturday for yet another humongous Asian supermarket in Flushing. It’s a jaw-dropping sign that New York City’s consumer base is shifting. Imagine: The number of residents of Asian heritage has surpassed the 1 million mark. That’s more Asians than you’ll find in both Los Angeles and San Francisco put together. Today, one out of every eight …

Flushing, NY food scene: New World Mall feels like China — it’s both yum & yuck

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Oh, my goodness. Wait ’til you see my photos from a new, food-obsessed mall in Flushing. When we were kids in Manhattan’s Chinatown, we dismissed this Queens-based Chinese community as a second-rate Chinatown. But Flushing is becoming Little China — which means that a recent adventure there stirred up intense, mixed feelings. The other night, I had dinner with two …

How to make vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free Rice Krispie treats, with recipe options

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Did you know that vegans and strict vegetarians can’t have Rice Krispie Treats? The problem is the marshmallows. The puffy white pillows of sweetness that hold together these crunchy, chewy snacks are made with gelatin. And gelatin is a substance derived from the bones and connective tissue of farm animals. Too bad, because Rice Krispie Treats are a relatively inoffensive dessert. It’s …