Yearly Archives: 2013


Wanted to share this delicious and healthy meal our friends Sarah & Lando Juarez prepared for us last Sunday evening on their beautiful roof deck in the W. Village. What a perfect way to celebrate summer with our wonderful friends!

Watermelon Gazpacho

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes (or 2 lbs heirloom tomatoes, in season)
  • 2/3 Long, English Cucumber (Keep remaining 1/3 in reserve)
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1/2 Serrano Pepper, de-stemmed, but no need to remove seeds (can add more to taste)
  • 2 cups watermelon (seedless if possible; if you by the whole melon, it provides a reserve to add sweetness as you see fit)
  • 3/4 loose cup fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup Sherry Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Blend all of the above ingredients in a food processer or powerful blender. Add Salt and pepper to taste and blend once more.

Top with:
1 lb. Grilled Shrimp (There’s always shrimp left over to snack on!).
Lando’s marinade: 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, Zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 Tsp. Coriander, 1/2 Tsp. Hot Paprika, 1/2 Tsp. Sweet Paprika. Grill 2 minutes per side over high heat.

Garnish with 1 Tbsp Feta Cheese, zested lemon (optional), and fresh Thyme

Serves 4. Enjoy this light and flavorful summer favorite!


What to eat/drink post workout? Try Svelte.

Recently I was sent samples of Svelte and was pleasantly surprised with how much I like it! There are 4 different flavors to choose from (French Vanilla, Cappuccino, Spiced Chai, and Chocolate). I am very discriminating when evaluating a product and it does not pass my test unless it genuinely tastes good, I approve of all the ingredients, and the nutrition facts. In this case Svelte passed all my criteria.

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  • The ingredients are Organic, a major plus in my book.
  • Doesn’t taste chalky, like many shakes.
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Contains Organic Soy, which supports a vegetarian and vegans diet.
  • The 11oz container is 180 calories, has 5g of fiber and 11g protein.
  • Recyclable shelf stable Terta-Pak.
  • Throw in your your gym bag in the morning and enjoy over a cup of ice within 30 minutes of working out.

Remember, you only have 30 minutes after a workout to absorb the most carbohydrates which will prepare you for your next workout tomorrow.