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The Simple Way to Easy Street

THE SIMPLE WAY TO EASY STREET By Mel Rosenstock “Why are you making things so difficult?” Simple does not mean easy. Generally speaking, the simplest things are usually the most difficult to do. For example, remembering to breathe. Now, I get it, you don’t really need to remember to do it, as it’s an automatic thing your body knows how to do. However, when you are stressed out, overwhelmed and just down right mad, then purposefully remembering to breathe deeply is a simple and completely effective tool. Again though, simple does not mean easy. When you are in the...

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Cold and Spicy Sesame Noodles

COLD AND SPICY SESAME NOODLES By Tony Sears One of the things I love most about New York City is the abundance of little Chinese restaurants and in particular, their cold spicy sesame noodles. It’s odd to me, but they are very hard to find on menus elsewhere. I came up with this recipe, which to my memory, tastes fairly authentic. This is a great “make ahead” dish, it travels well, and the heat can be tailored to your liking or left out altogether. It’s also completely vegan. I like to use chow mein noodles or buckwheat soba noodles,...

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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO WINGS By Anjani Vasson Having a quick, healthy vegetarian appetizer is an appealing and tasty idea this time of year! These yummy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings are a-no fuss solution to making something your guests will love. You can also use them in sandwiches— they are amazing on a fresh baguette—for lunch the next day, as a pizza topping, part of  your salad, or tossed with a cup of quinoa for a quick lunch or dinner. Cauliflower absorbs flavor and roasts easily, and it’s a great source of vitamins C, and K fiber Serve with your favorite dip or...

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Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps

SLEEP WHEN BABY SLEEPS By Libby Hudson Lydecker “Your sleep cycles are getting seriously messed with by the erratic sleep patterns of a newborn baby. The last thing you need to be worrying about is catching up to the rest of the world.” This is one of those golden rules that every baby book insists: when your baby is napping, momma should nap too. Unfortunately most new moms have their own ideas about how this time should be used.  There is an endless list of to do’s that is begging to be checked off. There are emails and phone...

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Summer Has Me Seeing Red- GAZPACHO

Summer Has Me Seeing Red! By Tony Sears Red does not look good on me. I admit it. But when it comes to vegetables… it’s my FAVORITE color! Tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, watermelons, beets, red onions, radishes… Okay, a couple of those are technically fruits, but they’re still on my list. Tomatoes are at the top. I rarely eat them if they’re out of season, but boy do I make up for it when they’re fresh. I eat them by themselves; on sandwiches; in salads; with a drizzle of olive oil, some fresh basil and mozzarella; in a sauce...

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