Tell us a little about you:
My name is Stacey Isaacs. I have had many careers. I’ve been a chef, a lawyer, and a writer/editor. And more recently, I received a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and a License in Acupuncture, so my latest passion is healing through acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Some people find this diversity interesting. Others just think I have the attention-span of a gnat.
I’ve found my passion and that is: Wellness. I love to cook delicious, chef-quality food that’s good for you and easy to prepare. I combine my passion for cooking with my knowledge for whole-body-wellness by using foods, exercise, meditation, qi gong, herbs and acupuncture to heal the body, mind and spirit. I’m happy to share anything I know and all that I am still learning with anyone who is interested.
Food is fun. Cooking has always de-stressed me. During my lawyer days, I would go into the kitchen in the middle of the night while I was practicing a summation and I would just cook. (I couldn’t eat because the nausea during a trial was ever-present.) After practicing law for about 15 years, I went to cooking school. This is where I learned that food is fun. It’s not rocket-science. Unlike my career in criminal law, no one’s life is on the line with food. I laugh at my mistakes and I relish in the happiness the good dishes give my friends and family.
Now, I take the great tasting foods I’ve learned to make, add in some healing herbs, create good energy, and it’s a great experience for mind and body. It’s fun. It tastes good. It’s satisfying. It’s healing.
What is your blog about?
I strongly believe you are what you eat and that most physical and emotional issues can be cured with the correct nutritional input. I look at the nutritional value of food through the eyes of both Eastern and Western medical schools of though. I provide recipes that are simple, healthy and delicious.
Where do you live and what do you love about it?
I live on Long Island and in Manhattan. I love hiking on Long Island and I love that my dogs can run around. I also love the tranquility of my backyard. But, I'm a city girl at heart. I love the hustle and bustle of the city. I love all of the great healthy restaurants!
What is your favorite spot to visit in the Northeast?
I'm a New York City fan.
What do you love most about blogging?
I love cooking. It's my de-stresser. And, to have a reason to do it on a daily basis that actually allows me to help people is a dream come true.
What is your favorite form of social media?
I am not too good with social media (I guess I'm a bit of a dinosaur -- I'm a lot older than most bloggers). I'm learning it slowly out of necessity. I do like Facebook because I can keep up with all of my favorite food bloggers there.
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