Eating Right Can Help Kids Succeed in Harlem

veggies in the public domainBy Karen Smith-Hagman

Getting ready to send your kids back to school in Harlem is about more than just new notebooks, pencils and backpacks. Continue Reading →

Miles ‘Mintons’ Davis “Chili Mack” Recipe Revealed

miles davisHarlem loves Miles Davis and you know we love food! So, we thought since no one cooked on the trumpet like Miles Davis. And, as it turns out, he was also quite good in the kitchen we would share his chili Mach recipe with you from Open Culture. Continue Reading →

Easy Ideas for Gourmet Harlem Grilled Cheese

6-16-grilled-cheeseBy Marcus Samuelsson

The grilled cheese sandwich is a staple of American cuisine. The combination of melted cheese and toasted bread is a favorite of children and adults alike and has become one of the most beloved meal items around the block and around the world. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Kale And Quinoa Salad With Roasted Beets

Untitled_Panorama11This warm salad is from the Marcus Samuelsson.com site is perfectly healthy for Harlem, delicious, and easy to make. Steaming the kale atop the quinoa during the last 5 minutes of cooking makes this one-pot recipe all the worthwhile.  Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: December 2013 Tis The Season

Josiah_Lewis_Jeniyah_Lewis_Asherie_Wilson_n_Miss_LilBy Lil Nickelson

From Thanksgiving through Kwanzaa I try to focus my attention on sharing the holiday season with people I love while we eat great meals that are prepared with love.  Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson’s Leftover Thanksgiving Hash Recipe

6089780159_b89f2743da_z-1Harlem Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about a great Leftover Thanksgiving Hash Recipe:

In Sweden there’s a dish called pytt i panna that’s literally translated to little pieces in a pan. Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: Keep or Create Family Traditions

TurkeyBy Lil Nickelson

Thanksgiving is a great time to teach your kids about cooking and entertaining with your style.  Make them play different roles throughout the process so that they can observe and learn.  Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: Caring For the Elders That Once Cared for Us

Daddy_n_JJ_at_JHS_GraduationBy Lil Nickelson

Have you been blessed to have loved ones to live to be 70 years old or older?  If so, somewhere in between the late 70s and beyond our roles begin reversing and you will be given the opportunity to care for the elders who once cared for you.  Continue Reading →

The Root of Health

EmblemHealth - The Root of HealthBy Karen Smith-Hagman, RN, MSN

The season of harvest has officially commenced. Many of us will spend the coming weeks thinking of ways to best honor the vibrancy of colors in nature, the cooler, yet more comfortable temperatures, and the abundance of options for outdoor fun. Continue Reading →