brain food

Drew RamsayDrew Ramsey, M.D., our consultant on matters of food and the brain, has hand-picked LC recipes that will fuel your body and feed your brain. He is a nationally recognized thought leader in mental health and nutritional psychiatry. He is a board certified adult psychiatrist with specialization in the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety, using integrative psychiatry and nutrition. He is the founder of the Brain Food Clinic in NYC, and author of Eat CompleteFifty Shades of Kale, and the Happiness Diet.  Dr. Ramsey is a faculty member at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and has been in active clinical practice for 15 years.

Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

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Best Dill Pickles

Quick Dill Pickles

Quick dill pickles. Or, as we like to say, quickles. Not just in terms of how short a time it takes between making them and crunch your way to bliss but also regarding how quickly they disappear.

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Two eggs in a tomato sauce, topped with a sprig of thyme in a cast iron skillet

Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in purgatory–or eggs simmered in tomato sauce–is a simple breakfast or supper. Serve the purgatory eggs over toasted bread rubbed with garlic.

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Two white serving plates with swirls of beet hummus, topped with chopped almonds

Beet Hummus

Beet hummus. Extraordinary to look at. Extraordinary to taste. Extraordinarily healthful. And super extraordinarily simple to toss together.

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A canning jar filled with golden brown beef broth

Beef Bone Broth

Remember the good old days when “bone broth” was simply called “beef stock”? Sigh. Whatever you call it, it’s still simple to make. And still spectacular to taste.

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A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

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Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also good enough for anyone to want a slice.

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Green Soup

Green Soup

A quick, easy, entirely lovely way to inject some broccoli, peas, spinach, and other greens into your weekday routine. And don’t worry. It doesn’t taste as hippy-health-food-from-the-70s as it looks.

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A grey plate topped with steak and quinoa salad with shaved carrots and mustard vinaigrette.

Steak and Quinoa Salad

An exceptionally easy and ridiculously satisfying use for leftover grilled steak from this weekend’s barbecue.

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Homemade Kind Bars

Homemade KIND Bars

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. Sweet syrup. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag.

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Tom Yum Goong Soup

Tom Yum Goong Soup

The elusive lilt of lemongrass. The sour, puckery smack of tamarind. The warm-your-belly pervasiveness of galangal. The unmistakable funk of fish sauce. All in this exquisitely authentic Thai soup.

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Egg Salad Without Mayo

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Most definitely not your grandma’s egg salad. It’s crammed full of gently caramelized onions and it’s sooo surprisingly lovely you won’t even miss the mayo. Swear.

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Roasted Green Pozole with Chicken

Pozole Verde

Translation? A spectacularly satisfying and soupy stewy dish made with green chiles and chicken that takes just an hour (!) yet tastes authentic as heck.

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