These days, I’ve been trying to take life a little bit slower. To enjoy the pause between moments, to slow down to reconnect. In fact, this is a theme I’ve been consciously exploring this year. When I was first starting my business and even before that, back to when I was working my first real salaried job out of college, I had this intense drive to work as hard as …Keep Reading
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You may have recently caught me dancing in my kitchen to capture the perfect lighting for a video shoot. And now, I’m excited to finally unveil what I’ve been dancing for! Drumroll….I’ve teamed up with Choate House again to bring to you a new quarterly video series: The Vidya Seasonal Kitchen. Each season, I’ll share a peek …
With this hot summer sun, I’ve been craving a cold soup for weeks now, but haven’t felt inspired to test out any new recipes. Then I came across this recipe on Sarah Britton’s blog, My New Roots, for a chilled parsley and green pea soup. Her recipe was a cooked variation served cold. It looks incredible, but without onions or broth around, I opted to test …Keep Reading
My first introduction to real tabbouleh was through my Lebanese friends in DC. My college roommates and closest friends were from Beirut, so we’d spend a few evenings throughout the year eating incredible home cooked Lebanese food with their families. I was straight up spoiled. They had a big influence on my culinary tastes, and you’ll find my kitchen always stocked with za’atar, sumac, and plenty of fresh …Keep Reading
To activate nuts means to soak and dehydrate them, releasing the enzyme inhibitors and naturally occurring chemicals that protect the nut from animals, bacteria, viruses and weather. This compound, called phytic acid, is the principle storage form of phosphorous in plant tissues, especially found in bran, nuts and seeds. Phytate, as it’s called in salt form, is not digestible to humans or non-ruminate animals because we lack the enzyme phytase …Keep Reading
Kale Chips. Pure & simple. There are so many varieties out there now, but I still love ’em extra crispy with some coarse pink or sea salt. Around here, we’re hooked on nutritional yeast, so for all you cheese-flavor lovers, you have the option of tossing in some nutritional yeast and cayenne for an added kick to your kale chips. Enjoy!
SIMPLE KALE CHIPS
1 bunch kale
1/4 cup olive …
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