Category Archives: WDIET


Kitchari – One Pot Wonder

by KalaLea on April 29, 2017 • Posted in Recipes

Spring has sprung.
Time to detox and dedicate time for your body to recharge and renew.
One of my favorite detoxifying meals seems akin to the chartreuse leaves that are bursting forth from branches to herald spring’s glory.

Kitchari is an Ayurvedic porridge made simply with mung dal and rice. Its ideal to use shelled mung beans because it cooks very quickly. Mung beans have been used for centuries as medicine as well as an important
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life of spice

by KalaLea on February 14, 2017 • Posted in News

There was a time when spices were one of the most valuable and traded commodities in the world. As far back as 3500 B.C. Egyptians used multiple spices when preparing fish, game or grains. Spices were also used for healing various ailments and illnesses. For example the paste of coriander seeds was massaged into stiff or painful limbs to provide relief. I’ve also read that coriander was considered an aphrodisiac. Oh la la. ♥

During the
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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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building immunity

by KalaLea on February 25, 2014 • Posted in Blog News Preventative Health Care

God forbid, but just think if you had to have emergency surgery tomorrow, are you strong enough to be under the knife? If you had to run for your life, how far could you go without passing out? Are you equipped for marathon love making, let alone a marathon? Can you watch over a room full of sick children and return home symptom-free?

How well is your immune system functioning this season?

So far I’ve managed
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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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to tell a lie

by KalaLea on December 29, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness
Imagine a world where people told the truth. Where honesty held court no matter the circumstance or consequence.
Would we be less fragile or more crazy? Would more people be their “true” selves? Un-afraid of ridicule or judgement? Would there be a need for Santa Claus?

Many moons ago, I used to catch myself telling lies:
Yeah, I’ve heard about that book.
I used to be the smartest girl in my class.
I’m sorry I’m late

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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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  • 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
  • Mural painting at Malaika Beach Club ... a home away from home indeed. In 2001 while in Mali, West Africa, I traveled via pick-up truck nearly 21 hours to Djenne, the home of one of the oldest mosques. I would have continued on to Timbuktu but many foreigners had warned that the city was barren and unsafe. Today I wonder if those warnings came from a truthful or fear place...perhaps both. But my gut told me to stay in Djenne so that's what I did. Whenever I see any reference to this ancient capital, I reflect on that first trip to the Motherland alone. One of my most challenging yet enlightening trips...After a lengthy 2nd visit to East and South Africa, I'm back in NYC and feeling so grateful for the ability to travel, for new friends, for nature's healing powers and for love ❤️ and laughter. Feeling recharged. Looking forward to my next visit to Africa - Hugs and #happywhereamiwednesday #timbuktu #happywednesday #art #malaikabeachclub #mural #muralart #gratitude #africa #tanzania #kigamboni #nature #travel #eastafrica
  • Need healthy hair tips for post-beach living...please! Raw eggs?? Avocado?? Butter?? #hair #sodry #backatthebeach #kigamboni #beach #hairtips #afro #afrolove #naturalhair
  • For our last evening in the city of Dar, we decided on Ethiopian, one of my top 3 cuisines. The name of the restaurant is Addis in Dar. The ambiance was delightfully cozy...we were the first customers of the night. Four of us in total. The food hit the spot ... lentil wot (stew), chickpeas, mushrooms, lamb...yum yum! And I had a few sips of honey wine too. Def coming back next trip! #africa #eastafrica #tanzania #addisindar #ethiopian #daressalaam #winterindar #wdiet #lentils #lamb #chickpeas #ethiopia
  • Someone ripped this cartoon clip from a Tanzanian newspaper (I think) ... an illustration depicting the state of youth in these here times. Notice the other character holding up the main dude. And the other set of hands grabbing at his chest...#africa #tanzania #cartoon #youth #winterindar #socialmedia #substanceabuse
  • The weather in Dar es Salaam is HOT today. Hard to believe it's winter time. I nearly jumped into the mouth of this fish to cool down. Staying hydrated with water + tamarind and lemon juice...Happy Tuesday! #africa #tanzania #winterindar #fish