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
Read More »



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
Read More »



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
Read More »



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
Read More »



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

Read More »



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
Read More »





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


Instagram

  • Rain is a motivator, life creator and healer of all living beings. Cooking lunch before I get back to wheeling, dealing and writing. #happymonday #cookwithcolors #wholefoods #happyspirit #nomeatmonday #veggiesaretheway #gratitude
  • During my farm stay in Bahia, Brazil years ago, I read the 1977 book, How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong. The other day I came across the notes I copied from the book: 1) Renounce useless guilt 2) Don't make a cult of suffering 3) Live in the NOW (or at least the soon) 4) Always do the thing you fear the most; courage is an acquired taste like caviar 5) Trust ALL joy 6) If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze; look elsewhere 7) Get ready to be 87 years old. So splendid. Happy Free Friday!! #selflove #sunshine #books #1977 #ericajong #ridingthewave #onlyyoucansaveyourownlife
  • Breakfast 🍳 is the most important meal of the day. So much pain and unnecessary suffering in the world. We gotta be strong and diligent. Sometimes I eat light and other times, like today I need major fortification! Thx to my ❤️ for this wonderful start to the day. Happy Back to Work Day... #breakfast #breakfastofchampions #eggs #currypotatohash #sauteedkale #hotsaucegalore 😋
  • Today's color is RED for the heart, for blood and more importantly for self-LOVE. Happy ❤️ weekend to you!! Make something wild and fun like stuffed hot tamales or beet & parsley salad. #red #heart #live #love #learn #peppers #beets #redbeans #tomatoes #apples #cherries #watermelon
  • Eat something orange today...fruit or veggie that is. #eattherainbow #orangemonday #wdiet
  • Early dinner documentation with one of my favorite foodies and yogis @the_yoyoyoga #farrosalad #salad #fresh #greens #reds #gratitude
  • Hey peeps!! Back in NYC and came across this sign for the upcoming Chile Pepper Festival in BK. I'm a true hot sauce, chili pepper, piri piri, cayenne pepper, spicy food LOVER 💜🌶 Even tho an acupuncturist suggested I chill with the hot peppers during summertime. But October 1st is technically fall so ... I'm going. #bbg #chilipepperfestival2017 #hotsauce #spicyfood
  • #tbt Our vacation feels like an INCREDIBLE dream and now I'm #WOKE ...and the day I'm unable to do a cartwheel will be a sad one. Gotta keep it moving and grooving!! #eastafrica #tanzania #cartwheel #exercise #moveyourbody #travel #happythursday