Category Archives: News


hugs = money

by KalaLea on September 10, 2014 • Posted in News

Two weeks ago, I was inspired by the story of two Canadian roommates who decided NOT to spend money for one year. Together they saved more than 55,000 US dollars. This intrigued me because I believe that in New York City, one cannot walk out the door without dropping $20 every other block, let alone save money.

As more businesses and entrepreneurs accept debit cards, I’m finding it extra challenging to keep track of my spending
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WDIET eating well summer series – Brooklyn, NY

by KalaLea on June 14, 2014 • Posted in News

Very excited about doing a series of eating well workshops at Bed Stuy Fresh and Local this summer 2014.

Hope you can make it to one or all the workshops … thank you for your support!

Each workshop is on a Saturday; starting at 11 am until 12:30 pm.
FREE and open to the public.
Pretty please be prompt.

RSVP by emailing: wdietworkshop@gmail.com

 

Please invite your friends and family and share with your social networks!
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a stomach made of stone

by KalaLea on June 1, 2014 • Posted in Blog News The Act of Eating

Hello Beautiful Ones,

My recent interview with Brian, the passionate vegan, spurred some interests in the lifestyle. A good thing. However, a few people have made comments offline about their inability to stop eating meat and other non-vegan food items such as cheese and ice cream. After being a vegan for seven years, I totally get it. My belief is that not every one should lead a vegan lifestyle. Although, I can’t ignore the fact that
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Brian, the passionate vegan

by KalaLea on May 13, 2014 • Posted in Interviews News

It was Easter Sunday. Not the ideal day for food shopping but I had just returned from an out of town excursion and had a hankering for some fruit and cereal. Seeing that I’m a petite woman, the Whole Foods employee yelled out, “let me know if you want me to grab something for you.” Two minutes had barely passed before I solicited his help and we began to discuss organic labeling and GMO crops.
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bed stuy fresh and local (interview)

by KalaLea on April 11, 2014 • Posted in Interviews News

Food shopping in other neighborhoods can be frustrating, plus it takes a great deal of planning and time management; leaving little room for spontaneity. I feel compassion for those who live in food deserts and lack access to fresh and healthy food. Here’s an example of how two people changed their food game by sourcing fresh and local groceries for themselves and their surrounding community.

One afternoon while preparing lunch, I realized we were out of
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#foodpoisoning

by KalaLea on March 24, 2014 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness The Act of Eating

Beautiful people, if you are eating and your head, heart or gut says to you, this tastes funny, weird, or disgusting, put the fork down immediately. Advice I should have adhered to last Sunday evening. I’m not going to mention names or places but I’m super sure that I got food poisoning from a mushroom, green bean dish that made my scalp tingle and my taste buds run for cover. At first bite, I was turned
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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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  • I learned how to cook in various ways. One of them was at the yoga center where I studied to be a Hatha yoga teacher and volunteered to cook for the teachers and staff MANY years ago. We frequently made stewed chick peas with #spices like #cumin #garammasala #tumeric #cloves #paprika #cinnamon #bayleaf #lunchtime #integralyoga -  @integralyoganyc
  • I'm not a coffee drinker b/c it disrupts my sleep and ability to concentrate BUT I ❀️ the smell of coffee brewing so I sit in cafes and drink tea. #teaplease #coffee #cafe #teas #roobios #mint #jasmine #raspberryleaf #happymonday #wdiet
  • Thanks to the parents of @barb_yang and #EJ17 for dinner. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜‹May look messy but this homemade Chinese food hit the spot. #theaftermath #chinesefood #grateful #friendship #fun #sundaydinner
  • You did it! @stephieb_nyc @mediumtings Congrats on the first of many openings 😘
  • Beautiful day, lovely friends, amazing food. #sunset #bikelife #lookmomnohands #sundaysareforbikerides #wdiet
  • 10 Reasons why I support the LGBTQ community: 1-10 Because every living being deserves to be treated with love, compassion, respect and care. Happy Pride NYC! #happypride #loveeveryone #appreciate #compassion #lovewhoyouwant #peace #happysunday
  • I woke up like this #happysunday #wdietnet
  • So far, so good Saturday!! Homemade biscuit with eggs, sundries tomatoes at @lazy_ibis. Mo better goodness on a plate πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜‹ and their homemade #hotsauce is magic too! I brought some home in a TO GO cup. Yes, I did. #happyweekend #biscuits #sundriedtomatoes  #nomoreeggsforawhile #cafe #sunisshining #hugs