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 inside my kitchen and what I’m cooking to align with optimal …Keep Reading
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Valentine’s Day, a time where we focus on love and our immediate relationships. How often do we get caught up in feeling unloved, in disliking ourselves for who we truly are because we get lost in expectations of what we hope others should feel for us? What if this year we ditched those expectations. What if we focused our energy towards loving ourselves fully, loving others unconditionally, and becoming …Keep Reading
Today is the last day of summer. I think we’re all lamenting how quickly it came and went this year. While it was over 100 degrees just the other day, the leaves are already turning yellow and falling off the trees one by one. It rained last night, bringing in a cool crisp breeze that is worthy of a big comfy sweater and an extra cup of tea …Keep Reading
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 out a …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
Get ready for a slew of summer dessert posts! Right now, I’m inspired by all the fresh berries and gorgeous produce that’s in season now. This post in particular was inspired by my summers growing up in Southeast Alaska, where rhubarb grew like weeds in our backyard. Not much really grows in the leached out soils of Ketchikan, where the annual rainfall can be as much as 200 …Keep Reading
Two weeks ago I did a photoshoot with my talented friends, Greer Inez and Sara Kate. We shot inside one of my favorite buildings, the historic Fred Jones building in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. It was built in 1916 as one of the original Ford factories where they assembled Model-T’s into the late ’20s. The building itself is a dream, with 4 …Keep Reading
There’s something about drinking a green juice that makes my body vibrate on a higher level and the whole world seems to glow a little bit brighter after each sip. Why is this? It’s because when you drink a freshly-made, unpasteurized juice you’re infusing every cell of your body with high-alkaline, enzyme-rich, bio-available nutrients.
Maintaining a balanced, slightly alkaline pH is essential to good health. Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables provide …Keep Reading
If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you’re probably beginning to think I subsist solely off of juices and smoothies! I have a fresh juice and a serious green smoothie (by serious, I mean 32oz mason jar filled to the top) everyday to nourish my body with high-alkaline, bio-available, easily digestible nutrients. But a girls gotta eat, and as my good friend Kathleen loves to proudly announce, “I’m an EATER!”. …Keep Reading
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