Posts Tagged ‘Soul Food Series’

The Elixir: In Defense of the Home-Cooked Meal

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) In the age of instant gratification, many opt for takeout or highly processed food that minimizes cooking times and effort. I hate to break it to you but nothing comes without a price. A recent study showed that a third of our food is eaten outside the home. Such foods […]


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 […]

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