Category Archives: Kala’s Favorites


Saraghina Bakery – Bed Stuy BK

by KalaLea on September 22, 2014 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Bed Stuy has many stories … some tragic yet most are positively noteworthy. Once or twice a week, I engage in lengthy walkabout sessions to strengthen my sense of belonging in my relatively new neighborhood, Bedford-Stuyvesant. Greeting the lively residents who could no doubt traverse these streets blindfolded, I am aware that I’m a newcomer in the land of the wise and plenty. Plenty of knowledge. Plenty of style. Plenty of struggle. Plenty of laughter. And
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film: A Place at the Table

by KalaLea on March 28, 2014 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

In the summer of 2003, I found myself sitting in a dingy waiting room in downtown Brooklyn. There were many other people ahead of me, all waiting to apply for food stamps or what is now called, SNAP. I remember feeling extremely embarrassed and out of sorts.  After thirty minutes of sitting around, pride took over, I walked out, and fortunately have not had to return. The solution came by way of a neighbor and
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Saxon + Parole

by KalaLea on February 14, 2014 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Next week begins Restaurant Week in NYC! So much of my time in New York revolves around eating GOOD food and spending time with GOOD people. When freelancing in the city, I find myself on the hunt for a decent lunch under fifteen dollars so when BG (the nickname for my good friend) told me about the soup and sandwich special at Saxon + Parole, I invited a friend to meet me in NoHo
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Video: The Truth about Food

by KalaLea on March 23, 2012 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

MEN! Can eating raw garlic help you get it up? Watch this 60 minute episode produced by BBC’s Science & Nature to see the results of a study on impotence. And in the same episode, nine volunteers who are at risk of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes live like apes for just 12 days. How to be Healthy is yet another example of how eating more raw fruits and veggies can make a HUGE difference when
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Need a NEW Cookbook?

by KalaLea on February 7, 2012 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Check out The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus
Author:
Bryant Terry
Publication: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Paperback (January 24, 2012)
Read more about Bryant

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the almighty onion

by KalaLea on December 7, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

Next time you use an onion, take a look at the beauty inside. Those gorgeous rings remind me of mini-galaxy spiral arms. Evidence of the universe in all its splendor, onions are loved all over the world. Imagine your favorite dishes without onions. (Don’t do that, it’s too sad.) Onions are cousins to garlic, shallots, scallions, leeks, and chives. There are many types, like hundreds, maybe even thousands if you count hybrids. I’ve been reading about
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Thank you for taking care of your mind and bodies. Thank you for loving your families, which is not an easy job some days. Be mindful of how much you eat and drink today. Happy #Memorial Monday. #gratitude #love #peace #notwar #noroccupation #thankyou #mofad #chow
  • Du's Donuts 🍩 Honey Fennel Pollen - Amazing! It's a toss up between Du's and Dough...I'll keep at it. Hope you're having a Super Sunday! @dus_donuts #doughnuts #dessert #honey #fennel #pollen #williamsburg #brooklyn
  • some of the best murals are in #williamsburg #eatrightstaytight #questlove #goodfood #goodmusic #happyweekend @questlovesfood #slumvillage
  • Kabocha #squash for bfast 1) Scoop out seeds with spoon 2) Fill pot with 2 inches of water 3) Add squash to pot and boil for 20 min. 4) Let cool 5) Transfer tô bowl and mash squash 6) Add salt, pepper and lime. 7) Eat ! Yum 😀
  • Good morning! #staywoke @dus_donuts #donutsnotforbreakfast
  • @mofad for the #Chow exhibit. Learn so much about Chinese American food culture. #chinesefood #mofad
  • The mural @tacomahalnyc is uplifting and warm like the workers. Love when the distinguish senior gentleman takes the order. #tacos #healthyeating #indian
  • Breakfast smoothie - #strawberries #blackberries #banana #greenapple (half) #orangejuice #grapefruitjuice #cacau #spirulina #breakfastfortreehuggers #wdiet #healthyeating