EDUCATION, INSPIRATION & TIPS
One of my goals this year is to be more mindful, to live more in the here and now. For years I have toyed with, even attempted to add meditation into my daily routine to no avail. I’ve always been a practicing yogi and considered myself pretty zen.
Sometimes I can be a lazy eater. In the past, this has meant a lot of mindless snacking. What I’ve found is with some preparation and light planning, this useless behavior can be averted, or at least, more thoughtfully diverted.
We write this as we prepare for our 3 day detox next Tuesday, and we are so ready. Most people who have experience doing a cleanse carry a similar feeling to us: you just know when it’s time to detox.
Every new year we get excited to plan new ideas as to how to organize our days and weeks with healthy and fun as the main motivators. There are a few “rules” we follow that guide our decision making!
It is no secret that this year has been tough on all parties involved, which is everyone. Be proud of however you got through. You are a rock star! This is a time when people set goals: weight loss; health; milestones.
As we round the corner into the new year, we get really excited about fresh starts and healthy habits that we’ll commit to for the whole year through! Sometimes we get so excited that we set goals that are way too ambitious
This pandemic has hindered many of our normal routines. With so many of us home, working, living and trying to thrive, it can become difficult to keep some structure to our days, and in particular, our eating. It is not uncommon to find yourself in a snack-tastrophy, a sna-pocolypse, a snack-foo, okay I’ll stop, but you get the picture.
It’s important to take time and listen to your body. What do you need? I’ve often found that when I’m lacking some vitamin or nutrient, my body will crave certain foods. While I was pregnant I craved spinach. The baby growing inside needed folate to help with his development, and I was eating spinach like a maniac.
Hello! I’m Catie, a born and bred Long Islander. I became a mom in November of 2019 while living in Philadelphia. In March of 2020, I quit my security job for a prominent grocer, and moved with my husband, babe and pup back to my roots to become a part of the Organic Krush family.
A Gift Guide for Health & HappinessAt Organic Krush, we believe from the bottom of our hearts that it's important to never ever ever give up on your journey to finding well being & happiness. We spend much of our time, researching, exploring and sharing science and...
Krush Family Dinners are now in effect and these two moms couldn’t be happier! It seriously rocks our world to have this easy option to serve our kids. As we get through these busy days of December we will NOT compromise our families’ health.
An Organic Holiday menu. Holiday cooking is stree-free when all you have to do is reheat delicious Krush food that the whole family can eat!
We are inspired by Julia Child, firstly, because she taught herself to become a culinary master, secondly, because her fearless attitude and love of adventure basically sums up the Krush spirit. We never (ever) get tired of learning, trying, sharing & laughing.
As many of our guests know, we have large families! Not only do we each have 4 children, but we were born into large Irish and Italian families so our extended family network is huge (believe it or not, one of us has 72 first cousins!).
The safety of you, our loyal guests, our crew & vendors is of utmost importance to us. With winter weather creeping in we wanted to remind you of all the safety measures we have had and will continue to have in place.
Yesterday, we received two inquisitive phone calls to our cleanse hotline: How do I do a cleanse that actually has lasting effects on my life? AND I know I should be drinking more water, but I can’t find a way, any suggestions?. GREAT questions!
Water is such a critical part of our well being. It needs to be as pure as possible, so we use high quality filters and water that comes from Mountain Valley Springs in Arkansas.
On a daily basis, there’s a question that burns in our minds. What will we add into our lives today that will bring us closer to the ultimate goal of lifelong health?
We spend much time making decisions on what we feel would be best for YOU, our loyal guests. What hours should we be open; what new daily special should we serve; how can we demonstrate the best hospitality, and so on.
There’s no one who is more sad about the end of summer than us; we love the salty ocean, backyard bbqs and patio sunsets at Krush! However, there’s something about the opportunities for routine and consistency in autumn that brings us joy.
We never get tired of reading the health wisdom from Dr Mark Hyman; he breaks down information in such a simple and inspirational form. We have found over the years that the most effective way to commit to a healthy lifestyle is by keeping the steps simple.
Farm stands are abundant right now! We are so excited by the gorgeous colors of summer’s harvest and we feel immense gratitude to the farmers that devote their lives to growing these beautiful nourishing crops.
We wish we had a magic wand that made being healthy easy. But instead, we have cheerleading skills to let you know that we believe being healthy is achievable when you start with the simple philosophy of “You…taking care of You.”
Organic Krush…Lifestyle Eatery! Our name tries to say it all… We have a Krush on organic eating! But every once in a while a guest at one of our restaurants will ask us if we are “actually organic?”
We know it can be confusing to know which fish to purchase and eat. There are so many factors involved: fresh vs frozen, farmed vs wild, high mercury vs low contaminant…
Many of you know about our deep attachment to healthy living: keeping our body burden low and focusing on healing foods as a source of energy and great health. The mission for me started years ago when I realized that children were being so negatively affected by the chemicals in food.
Our popsicles are selling like hot cakes, our new unique popcorn flavors seem to please everyone, and…our dining rooms are reopening Wednesday morning!
Restaurants on Long Island and Virginia are now allowed to host patio diners…and we are extremely happy about that bit of news! Several weeks back we released these videos to bring you along on our strategic reopen journey.
The açaí berry comes from the Amazon. It’s a small berry-type fruit that is high in antioxidants, contains a few grams of healthy fats and zero grams of sugar.
I’m writing this newsletter at the perfect time in my week. I’m finishing Day 3 of our Spring Vegan Cleanse, and life feels a whole lot clearer and more stable. Crazy right? How could food create a change in emotional wellness?
It’s finally spring! Bursting, bouncing, leaping, launching, releasing…lettuces popping out of garden beds and strawberries bursting forth at the farms; bright lemons squeezed into refreshing patio drinks and grilling asparagus to crisp perfection.
Our oldest daughter was only 6 months old during the terrifying times of 9/11. There were so many special lives lost that day. Due to sadness and fear, I remember deeply struggling to determine what to prioritize on a daily basis.
If you’re feeling some of the effects of this unprecedented roller coaster we’re all on, we wanted to share a strategy for leveling the ride. I had such major emotional and physical successes with a homemade 3 day reset last week that I couldn’t wait to write this newsletter!
My husband and I co-own an organic vegetable gardening business that is fueled by our shared enthusiasm for design, healthy eating and desire to help others deepen their connection to nature.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been drinking weird concoctions. My parents believed in the food is medicine principal, so during my growing up years (the 80’s and 90’s) my sisters and I were subjected to all sorts of interesting “medicine’s” …
Only a few weeks ago Fran and I were spending our days working with our team, planning and creating strategies for growing Organic Krush into its next stage of business. While we’ve taken a pause from “growth”, we have not stopped growing in other ways. Here’s a little peek into what we have been working on these last 10 days.
Here at Organic Krush we love reading and learning about immunity and the way our systems function to make us well. It’s empowering to understand how we have an impactful say in our own wellness.
We wanted to share with you some of the things that we are thinking and talking about during this stressful virus season. Here are some of the things that we abide by, and hopefully you can find comfort and safety in the small daily practices that enhance your sense of well-being.
The word alkalizing gets thrown around a lot in health and wellness world. Organic Krush considers it an important element in making daily decisions for lifelong personal health. We like to think of an alkalized state as being an internal state of calm and balance. The foods and liquids you ingest (as well as stress levels) play a part as to how balanced your internal system is functioning.
You may wonder why among the other hundreds of offerings we wanted on the menu, we also decided to cold-press our own juice. We’ll give you a hint: we’re a little crazy and we’re a lot of passion.
One of my sisters always says to me, “How do you know what to choose to eat each day? How do you customize your bowl and know that all the ingredients will taste good together?”
In the year 2000, when I was pregnant with my first child, I started to learn surprising information about some dramatic changes happening in the world of food. In the early 1980’s, large chemical corporations like Monsanto were taking over how our food was grown by selling our farmers Genetically Modified seeds.
One of the topics that continues to come up with our guests has to do with sugar addiction. Sugar hides in so many different forms in processed foods, and it exists in so many different formats as an add-in.
Last week we looked at 3 key pieces to the health puzzle: the concepts of incorporating hydration, vegetables and healthy fats are such important steps on the journey!
When you are looking to be healthy, it’s often confusing to know which advice to listen to and which plan to follow. It can be really challenging to know how to fit all the healthy ideas that circulate into your life.
20 years ago, When I first learned the concept of body burden–the amount of toxic load that is weighing you down–I felt empowered immediately to start improving the health of myself and my husband and kids.
Most newsletters right now are about joy and being merry. And while I do feel personally joyful, there is something that is seriously bothering me about the food industry and I am taking to this newsletter to share.
At Organic Krush, we care about health and wellness year-round. Even so, it’s right about now that we get crazy passionate about setting ourselves up for good habits in the upcoming new year.
Recently, Fran and I embarked on something very exciting, something very personal to us. One of our customers, Mia Russo Stern, shared with us that she had developed a cooking and educational wellness course called Brooklyn Culinary.
Some might call me the Halloween grinch but there is no chance that a holiday that induces blood sugar mayhem would ever get my full smile of approval. But what is there to do, except get creative as to how to make it through the day with the least amount of body burden as possible!
A few years ago, I started to read about the incredible benefits of celery juice; (Medical Medium) at first it seemed unbelievable that such a simple vegetable could be so effective at healing so many different ailments; and then, at Organic Krush, we started to hear…
In the summer of 2014, Fran and I spent a lot of time road tripping with our teenage daughters. (They were enjoying Taylor Swift and One Direction that summer 🙂 As we journeyed up and down the East Coast, we were so dissatisfied with the food choices for ourselves and our daughters.
Have you heard about the gut/brain connection? Have you heard that wellness starts in your gut? Well, it does! And the connection to your brain health is because there is a nerve that runs from your stomach to your brain and back again;
There were years where I practiced for an hour or more each day BUT life is different now; what I have found is that as long as I get 20 minutes day to day, I still get the benefits of feeling calm and stretched out;
An awesome way to start each day; room temperature, filtered water, squeeze in half a lemon (my favorite lemon press of all time: Chef’N Fresh Force Citrus Juicer )
Early mornings have always been my time; its part of a routine that began even before I had children and a business and doggies 🙂 When my 5 am alarm goes off each day, I give myself a quick talking to…
One of the elements of our Organic Krush business that we are extremely proud of is our cold -press juicing; when we first opened our doors in May of 2015, we had no idea if our community would love to…
Though it has been around for centuries and began making headlines as a wellness trend to watch several years ago, bone broth is still on the tips of wellness tongues everywhere. Why the fuss over this staple?
We can’t help but overhear all the chatter in our cafes about foods you may deem unhealthy that aren’t actually bad for you (eggs, avocados I’m talkin’ ‘bout you).
Fall is the perfect time to talk about cleansing, as we all recover from summer indulgences and overdoing it may be just a touch at backyard BBQs. First, a little background on cleanses in general… There is no shortage of detoxifiers and body “purifiers” on the...
A Wild Dove, a wellness site for mamas and their children, asked us to inspire with some back-to-school lunch suggestions. We were happy to oblige with the following easy, healthy and super-fun “out-of-the-box” ideas! Ahh, there’s nothing quite like back to school....
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is our favorite “new” berry. Okay, it’s not really new; it has been around in the Amazon for centuries and has served as the main component of tribal diets, making it more of a staple food item than a fad fitness berry. Here in the U.S., however, it...
A year or two ago, matcha was seen as trendy and hipster…now it’s a classic health food staple. Fret not. If you are a little late to the game, we will break it down for you: Matcha is a powerful form of green tea used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th...
All it takes is one day of overindulging to start beating ourselves up for how "bad" we are being this holiday season. I won't go into details about the cheesy gluten filled pasta shells I overindulged in last night BUT I will tell you my favorite tricks for QUICKLY...
Organic food is medicine: Use this chart to guide your daily selection of cold-pressed juices and smoothies. (Information adapted from Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty Inside and Out by Jolene Hart.) APPLES High fiber, pectin, quercetin; aids in digestion, defends...
Dear Krush Customers: Due to very wet weather conditions, we are having a hard time getting enough ORGANIC spinach for our juices. We refuse to use conventional spinach (highly sprayed) so we have substituted some different ingredients for the spinach in our juices:...