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My Favorite Foods to Eat in the Winter + Event Recap

by Arielle J on January 27, 2016

arielle haspels be well winter warm event in nyc

Last week I hosted my seasonal cooking event called Be Well: Winter Warm Up and it was such a success!

winter warm up

It was one of the chilliest nights in NYC,
but we had a packed house, delicious warming food
and lots of inspiration to keep the guests full.

The special guest of the night was my friend,
Beth Lipton, Food Director of Health Magazine.
She’s also a chef, health coach, wife and mama.

winter event photos

Coco-mat Soho, a beautiful organic home-store in Soho hosted the evening. It was the perfect, warming, zen atmosphere.

Here’s a recap of the night…

First, Beth and I shared some of our favorite foods to eat in the winter.
We focused on hearty, warming and immune boosting foods.


(Click here to download my Winter Must-Haves handout)

Then, I gave the guests a mini chopping and cooking lesson.

winter 2016 cooking class hosted at cocomat
After, I served some delicious Be Well with Arielle exclusive recipes, including:
(Hearty) Split Pea Soup – topped with a sweet potato chip and a sprig of parsley

split pea soup by

(Warming) Chai “Tea” – with a ceylon cinnamon stick from Simply Organic

chai tea homemade by

(Immune Boosting) Citrus Sangria – garnished with a slice of clementine and a star anise from Simply Organic

Citrus Sangria with Star Anise by

Guests sipped on Soma Water and at the end of evening, everyone took home a fabulous surprise gift bag filled with a list of the Winter-inspired recipes, a copy of Health Magazine’s Feb edition, a pack of Simply Gum’s Ginger flavor,
and jars of black pepper and ground ginger from Simply Organic!

winter 2016 gift bags - best foods to eat in the winter

Eating with the seasons can help ease daily bloat and digestion, speed up metabolism and help regulate your body temperature, especially if you tend to be super hot or cold.

Click here for a full Winter shopping list, as well as all of the recipes for the Split Pea Soup, Chai Tea and Citrus Sangra (above), plus 3 other Winter-inspired smoothies and soups.

best foods to eat in the winter handout by

Looking forward to the next seasonal Be Well event: Spring! Enter your email address here if you would like more information about my upcoming Spring event.

Click here for my Winter shopping list and must-haves for warming up your body!

Be warm. Be delicious. Be you.


be well,


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