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New Song/Harlem Center for Healthy Living

Blog entry posted by Vivian in Health Info on April 17, 2024 - 1:09pm
Key words: Health Info, Healthy Harlem.

Who We Are:

 New Song Community Corporation

is a 501c3 organization committed to the revitalization of Harlem by:
1. Supporting neighborhood aspiration of
     lifelong educational achievements.
2. Creating viable opprotunities
     for homeownership for
     Harlem Residents.
3. Helping strengthebn the lives of
    families and individuals. 


What We Do At the Harlem Center for Healthy Living/HCHL:

We educate and support individuals and families in healthy lifestyle practices by making  group exercise, one on one support, and special workshops on nutrition and health topics accessible, affordable, community oriented and fun. To view our calendar of classes and workshops visit newsongharlem.com ('How We Do It' tab).


About the HCHL Wellness Director:

Vivian’s background as an athlete and longtime interest in ahealthy, balanced lifestyle led her into the professional wellness field.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer,Certified Yoga Instructor and long-time health enthusiast.  For the past four years, Vivian hasbeen teaching yoga at several locations throughout Manhattan as well aspresenting Empowerment for Healthy Change workshops.  As a member of New Song Community Church, she cherishes theopportunity to serve her neighbors in Harlem and is grateful to have found ahome for her passion with Harlem Center for Healthy Living.

 To contact Vivian, call 212.222.3256.






Vivian wrote

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Made a delicious eggplant dish yesterday. Was wondering what to do with all of the eggplant I received from last week's CSA. Here is what I came up with.

2 small eggplants
1 cup of cooked brown rice
2 shaved carrots
1/2 onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
Braggs seasoning to taste

Cut the eggplant lengthwise in 1/3" strips
lay the slices of eggplant in a cooking dish or on a sheet
brush both sides with olive oil
bake at 425 for 10 minutes
Turn over and bake for another 15 minutes

While the eggplant is roasting add 2 tablespoons of canola or olive oil to a pan and saute onion, garlic, carrot.

Season mixture with nutritional yeast and Braggs

Mix in the brown rice when the onions and carrots are soft but not frying

spoon the mixture on top of the eggplant strips

wait until the eggplant softens so you can roll the rice in the eggplant strip/seam down and bake for another 10 min.

Or you can eat it as is without rolling and baking! Delicious!

Coll5 wrote

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Vivian, this sounds so delicious! You should definitely post more healthy recipes on the site because I'm always trying to find something healthy to cook. Your ideas would certainly help me!