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Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

The good folks at the Green Bronx Machine are in the running to win some incredible prizes at the Real Food Media Contest. Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of America. The Contest is the project of the Real Food Media Project, [...]

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical fitness, and integrative therapies to the hospital-setting for women in the community who have been diagnosed [...]

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) September 16th is National Guacamole Day! So to honor this event, I invite you to head over to Chipotle located at 4009 Broadway (between St Nicholas Ave & West 170th St) and order yourself some of the tastiest guacamole in the neighborhood. Recently a well-known company, Naked Juice owned by PepsiCo, [...]

The Elixir: Must-See – Soul Food Junkies on PBS Tonight

The Elixir: Must-See - Soul Food Junkies on PBS Tonight

Tonight at 10 pm, Independent Lens on PBS will premiere the documentary titled: Soul Food Junkies. Bryon Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexism activist and lecturer, sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul [...]

Dear Summer 2011 – The UC Bids Farewell To A Summer To Remember

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I have said on many occasions that there is nothing in the world that compares to an Uptown summer. Uptown summers are magical, memorable and magnificent creatures. A summer Uptown is its own entity, embodied with self-generating electricity, noise and presence. Certain Uptown summers leave an indelible imprint on your memory. [...]

The Elixir SOUL Food Series: Get BERRY Healthy This Summer

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard Happy Summer Uptown! For those unfamiliar with my SOUL food series, please note that it stands for: Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local! When we are on a quest for good health, it isn’t always easy. There are so many obstacles in our path. However, the summertime [...]

The Elixir: From the Farm to the Heights

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Last year I just missed joining the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) chapter in Washington Heights so I was excited when Sara Martinez, my friend and fellow UC contributor, mentioned that she had joined and that there were still more spots available. So what is a CSA? And what are [...]

The Elixir SOUL Food Series: Papaya

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Back by popular demand, the Uptown SOUL food series is happy to introduce to you one of my favorite warm weather delights, the precious papaya. Before I proceed, I’d like to clarify that SOUL food is not exactly what you think… at least not coming from the Uptown Collective’s wellness [...]

The Elixir – Easing Into Spring

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@TheSpeachGal) After a grueling winter, spring is finally upon us. We literally had the snowiest January in history and I’m still a little skeptic that we won’t have more! I don’t know about you but I intend to spend my time outdoors after being a hermit for most of this season. [...]

The Elixir SOUL Food Series: Glorious Greens

The Elixir SOUL Food Series: Glorious Greens

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Do you know what is the #1 missing item on the American plate? Would you like to eat healthy but say you can’t because it is too expensive? Do you believe eating healthy takes too much time and effort? Well, I am here to give you the green light and [...]

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