Come spend a weekend with like-minded women in the Hampton’s, where together we will experience breakthroughs and learn to embody your feminine essence! We will integrate mind, body, and nature. The weekend will be filled with experiences including yoga, fitness, horseback riding, meditation, conversation, wine tasting, chef-inspired meals, laughter and maybe even some tears!
This makes a lot of cupcakes so I keep them in a bag I frosted in the fridge. Pop one out and place in microwave and then top with frosting when done. These are great to have in the house for a delightful yet healthy treat when you have a sweet tooth.
This ginger glazed salmon is super easy. For the salmon I just broiled it for 5 minutes with this marinade. Let the marinade sit for 30 minutes on the fish before cooking.
Green is good! Starting with fresh locally sourced organic greens, add carrot, celery, radish, red onion, and grilled chicken (optional). Top your salad with my Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing.
My breakfast smoothie is delicious, good for you, and easy to make. What’s not to like? A Chef V recipe from her retreat in the Hamptons.
In an interview with CanvasRebel.com, a leading forum for small business entrepreneurs, the face of ChefV.com, Veronica Wheat Kress, talks about the giant leaps of faith she took to start and expand her business.
There are a shocking number of highly-toxic substances in standard detergents. But if you want to reduce your toxic load (no pun intended), there’s a problem with going natural with laundry detergent…
One of the most popular smoothies (and one of my favorites) at our stores in New Jersey and San Diego, the Tropitaya Smoothie is so refreshing after a yoga class or to cool off on a hot day.
Yoga is so good for you on so many different levels. It is one of the safest types of exercise you can suggest to family, and even the most out of shape friend can gently find a path to better health.
Whether your Mom practices yoga everyday or is a beginner, I’ve selected some poses for a healthy and fun start to Mother’s Day.
From Ashtanga to Yin Yoga and Hip Hop Cardio, there’s dozens of different styles of yoga. Chef V has tons of experience practicing and teaching yoga. Here, she recommends the best types of yoga for beginners.
My “What Do I Eat Today” menu with Almond Flour Crusted Chicken: Warm lemon water, Green Drink, Immunity Smoothie, Almond Flour Crusted Chicken, Mandarin Asian Salad, Chef V’s Chipotle Mango Avocado Burrito Bowl
LeeAnne finished her 3 day cleanse and feels amazing. She didn’t know if she could make it through at first. Not only did I complete the full three days it was easier than I thought.
Ambrosia salad is to die for Yum but also you might die from the ingredients! Yikes! Sugar on sugar on sugar! Oh wait, a little cream too! So, I’ve decided to remix this Easter classic and make a yummy, healthy and vegan ambrosia salad.
Check out this yummy Easter Bunny Juice from Chef V! It’s so easy and the health benefits are amazing! It is blended not juiced to retain all of the beneficial fibers that boost your energy, speed up your metabolism, improve your skin and hair, and even our teeth.
My moussaka “What Do I Eat Today” menu starts with warm lemon water, then Green Drink. For breakfast, Easy Cereal with Chef V’s Almond Milk. For lunch, my Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, and for dinner, Vegan Moussaka, demonstrated in this month’s Chef V Cooking School video.
In this special episode, we have a virtual guest. Michael lost over 200lbs with Chef V and implemented a healthy lifestyle. His story is so inspiring. We make a vegan version of moussaka using a dairy-free Béchamel sauce and mushrooms instead of meat.
I created the recipes below for people that might be on a seven day cleanse or might have been on the green drink for a long time and just need a little variety to mix it up. Here are easy do it yourself variations for my Green Drink, Ultra Shake, and Detox Soup.
Adding Kale to a green protein smoothie makes it so good for you. Kale is a wonder in the world of superfoods. It is packed with carotenoids and flavonoids, the key antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals.
My “What Do I Eat Today” menu: Warm lemon water, Green Drink, ginger Apple Berry Smoothie, Spicy Vegetable Soup, and Turkey Risotto.
Darla says “Feeling amazing! From the inside out! This is not about promoting weightloss it’s about fueling yourself with green to feel your absolute best from within!”
Lindsey says: “Chef V’s 5 Day Cleanse Results: – 8.6 pounds lost – 2.25 inches on waist – I feel amazing! Ready for the 21 day detox! Who wants to join?!?”
“I finished my 5 day cleanse and here are the results: 2 day Pre-cleanse I lost 3.6 pounds, 5 day cleanse I lost 4.2 pounds. So in one week I lost a total of 7.8 pounds!”
Check out my cute little sweet potato bunnies! They are so cute and can be seasoned sweet or savory! Recipe from Chef V for Easter celebration
This super simple recipe has only 7 ingredients and is so easy to make. It has so much flavor, is so filling and balanced, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! “You don’t even know do’, it’s the BEST Risotto!”
Do you feel like a slug in the morning? Is guzzling three cups of coffee the only thing that wakes you up from the dead? Chef V offers up 3 caffeine-free ways to help you conquer the day…
This ginger apple berry smoothie not only tastes great but is loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
A spicy vegetable soup with jalapeno, quiinoa, zucchini, black beans, and lots of spices. Vegan and gluten free. Add or reduce spices if you like your soup milder or super hot.
the length of time that eating certain foods can prolong your life, in minutes. And on the flip side, if we knew that having a cheat meal would rob our lifespan by “X” minutes, maybe we’d have an easier time thinking twice about eating fast food.
Did you know there’s a non-stop party in your gut? It’s true. In your microbiome—the home of your trillions of bacteria, both the friendly and unfriendly kind—your gut bacteria are constantly eating our leftovers. If only we could claim them as tax dependents! So how can you make sure you’re feeding the good guys in your gut and not the bad? Chef V has one simple solution and offers her 3 favorite gut-supporting supplements…
In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic in the coconut oil for 1 minute. Add the green beans and zucchini, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the curry paste, making sure to coat all of the vegetables.
Green is good! Let me show you a variety of tasty ways you can create a sensational salad. Start with locally sourced organic greens, top your salad with a variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, legumes and a touch of lean protein. Salads are easy to prepare and are a super convenient way to get more nutrients into your diet.
Check out this delicious Meatless Monday recipe from Chef V. Perfect for this St. Patty’s day or anytime!
This Green Goddess Hummus is amazing! It’s so full of flavor from the cilantro, chives, parsley, and lemon. It has the bright green festive coloring that kids love. Bring out the Green Goddess in you this holiday, or anytime.
If you have Chef V’s Organic Green Drink everyday for breakfast for one month straight, what kind of results can you expect?
Will Green Drink make that much of a difference in your overall health, energy and mood? Will you really notice a difference after just 30 days?
Celery juice? hands down, getting a delivery of health-supporting nutrients in my Green Drink is way more nutritious compared to the medicically-dubious celery juice.
A green drink a day can support your mood. There’s research highly-nutrient dense leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables support a healthy mood.
In this article, I’ll tell you how the seemingly bland celery plant, has transformed from an underdog ants-on-a-log snack (celery, peanut butter and raisins) and soup and salad garnish, into one of the biggest health trends, praised by several celebrities.
Dark, leafy green veggies are the best and most affordable superfoods on the planet. But what you probably didn’t know about my fave greens are how they specifically help improve gut health. So let’s dive right in.
You’re not normal if you don’t ever get headaches or migraines. But there’s the thing about these nuisances, which can actually be so intense, they become debilitating conditions… “Drinking celery juice daily in the way I recommend … is so important for these health problems and so many other chronic illnesses and symptoms for these undiscovered reasons and many more,” William says.
This month’s “What Do I Eat Today” menu is a bit different. For May, I’m offering you a menu plan from one of my retreats. My retreats are three day wellness experiences in gorgeous locations with lots of activities and of course, great food.
Happy Easter! What’s more traditional than decorating Easter Eggs? But what is in all of those nasty dyes that we’ve been using on our food all of these years? Healthy Easter egg dye is easy to make. You can save money buying artificial dyes and get creative this year with household items you already have.
Dairy free recipes don’t have to taste like they’re missing something. In fact, some of Chef V’s favorite meal creations are vegan recipes with delicious cheese substitutes such as nutritional yeast and cashews.
For January, my “What Do I Eat Today” menu starts with warm lemon water, then Green Drink. For breakfast, Warm Cinnamon Quinoa, a hearty treat for cold weather. For lunch, my Mediterranean Stew, and for dinner, Chicken Pot Pie, a gluten-free recipe with a vegan option, demonstrated in this month’s Chef V Cooking School video.
My raw Almond Milk is easy to make and so versatile; I use it throughout my book. Or, an ice-cold glass of it is refreshing on a hot summer day.
Antioxidants are substances that may prevent cell damage. Berries, kale, and beets are great natural sources of antioxidants. Enjoy ihis super antioxidant smoothie in the morning after your 16 oz. of Organic Green Drink.
In this article, Chef V explains the optimal shelf life of juices made from dark, leafy greens—and the most nutritious method to make green drinks. Think your store-bought juice is healthy? You may be in for a surprise!
Doing an essential detox cleanse right now may protect you from colds and getting the flu in the next few months. Plus, doing a detox is like giving your organs a much-needed tune-up for the colder months ahead.
n addition to our Green Drinks there are other great ways to enhance your detox. Some of them can be done – with precautions – at a day spa, at private appointments, or at home. Here are a few of Chef V’s favorites….
Bitters stimulate the release of a puke-green, soapy substance in your body, bile. Now, if that makes you a bit squeamish, keep in mind that having smooth-flowing bile is the secret to weight loss that you won’t hear about.
Chef V’s Tip: My fool-proof way to cook quinoa is to use a rice cooker. Place 1 cup uncooked qunioa and 2 cups liquid (either 2 cups filtered water or 1 cup filtered water and 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk)