Charred Vegetable Ragu

January is a month to eat healthy foods that help you look and feel your best and still taste delicious. Ladled over a pile of tagliatelle and topped with more cheese, this nourishing sauce tastes slow-cooked and comforting, especially on a snowy weeknight. Set the roughly chopped mirepoix (a combination of yellow onion, celery, and carrots, … Continue reading Charred Vegetable Ragu


By Aparna Mele, MD Mask-wearing during this COVID pandemic is crucial to preventing the spread of infection. But did you know that even something as simple as wearing a mask has distinct instructions on both how to wear it and how to remove it? Remember there is only one correct way to wear them and … Continue reading Masks

The ABCs of a More Sustainable Christmas

*Read the original article here: Christmas is full of meaningful traditions and joyful experiences, and for many of us it is the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also have a dark side. According to the EPA, in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, household waste increases by 25%. That … Continue reading The ABCs of a More Sustainable Christmas

Instilling Kindness In Our Kids

By Aparna Mele “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain How do children learn to care, feel connected to their communities, and know their impact in the world? Developing compassion in children is akin to developing muscle strength. The more you use your muscles, the … Continue reading Instilling Kindness In Our Kids

Ricotta, Kale, and Mushroom Toast

Source: Bon Appetit; Jan 2015 Avocado toast lovers, why not expand your palate and try this savory breakfast alternative with lots of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients instead? Ingredients Wild mushrooms Garlic Olive oil Kale Fresno chile White wine vinegar Salt and pepper Ricotta Country-style bread Directions Cook wild mushrooms and sliced garlic in olive oil, … Continue reading Ricotta, Kale, and Mushroom Toast

Detox Rainbow Roll-ups with Peanut Sauce

Source:  This nutritional powerhouse is packed with carrots, curry hummus, red cabbage and dark leafy greens for color, crunch and general yumminess. And then, you know, dip it in some amazing peanut sauce. Detox Rainbow Roll-Ups – with curry hummus and veggies in a collard leaf, dunked in peanut sauce! Most beautiful healthy desk … Continue reading Detox Rainbow Roll-ups with Peanut Sauce