Self-care is a popular topic these days, many continuously talk about the importance of taking care of oneself, even more with the current worldwide pandemic. We have all been affected in one way or another during these difficult times. One minute you may be productive and calm, but suddenly be stressed and anxious. It’s easy […]
Divine and healthy, two words you wouldn’t think go together? They do. Many can admit to being chocolate lovers, relishing the creamy, sweet, melt-in-your mouth sensations, but chocolatey desserts filled with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients leave our bodies feeling unsatisfied. In the past four years, raw plant-based desserts have been my […]
In general, people are worried they are not getting enough protein and the most common question I get asked as a plant-based eater: Where do you get all your proteins? Protein is essential for many functions in our body but there is a misconception that we need meat for protein. On the contrary, there are other […]
Soups are the best recipes for dinner, especially if you are trying to stay light and fit. I particularly enjoy having a filling meal each night, so a broth doesn’t cut it for me. This pumpkin soup, however, I adore because it’s rich and creamy.
This is the end of the second year for Flavors of the World in Casa de Campo and it has been truly exquisite! This series of gastronomy events is a journey that everybody should try to attend as often as possible. In 2017, we’ve seen chefs from Bogota, Rosas, London, Buenos Aires, and most recently New […]
Throughout the past several years, I have learned so much about nature and its amazing healing properties. I really believe food is medicine and I always try to cure myself with natural remedies before reaching for an over-the-counter medicine. What many of us don’t realize is that the medicine we take doesn’t really cure the […]
Rest. Relax. Reinvigorate. Set your mind at ease as you enter the Casa de Campo spa and let your worries wash away. While it’s easy to fill our minds with concerns, it’s not so easy to take them away and undo the damage. Fortunately, a retreat to the spa will have you singing a different tune […]
You might have already noticed that avocado trees in Casa de Campo are filling up quickly with fruit (yes; avocados are fruit, although by their color some may argue they’re a vegetable!). Though not sweet, avocados fall under the general definition of fruit: “the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that […]
WARNING: Highly addictive! These nifty dessert balls are so tasty they are the perfect end-of-the-meal treat. The good news is that they’re made with simple and healthy ingredients that make it okay to have more than one. WHEW! Clients love them, but also it’s important not to consume a dozen.
In the Dominican Republic, we are lucky to have delicious fruits all year around; though when they are in season it’s even better because they are so much tastier! Now we find ourselves in mango season, and it’s probably one of my favorite local fruits. Mango is often called the king of fruits and for […]
What’s the real difference between a juice and a smoothie? With all the names being thrown around: cold-pressed, centrifugal, pure juice, smoothie… it can get quite confusing what you really want. Let’s examine how juices and smoothies are made along with their benefits…