Before You Keto

I should start with full disclosure: I am personally not a fan of the ketogenic diet.  Because it is a mode of starvation, when your body it in a state of ketosis it desperately uses fat stores to avoid eating away at protein in muscles and organs. But when the body doesn’t have enough resources…

The Messages Behind PMS

PMS can be such a debilitating condition for so many women.  The symptoms can range from headaches, nausea, cramps, bloating, skin break-outs and digestive issues to crying jags, anxiety, depression, irritability and rage.  While modern medicine tends to look at symptoms as physical things leading to a physical cause, PMS is largely a sign that…

Stress Less + Giveaway!

Stress contributes to premature aging, every disease known to man and is just plain…well, stressful.  Becoming conscious about your stress levels, your triggers, and making changes to lessen stress in your life will improve your health in all areas.  Here are 5 suggestions to reduce the stress in your life: 1.) Say “no” to things…

Fresh Veggie Hummus Bowl

A tasty, Mediterranean-inspired bowl that allows to you get as creative as you want with whatever veggies you happen to have.  A squeeze of fresh lemon and a drizzle of olive oil over the top brings everything together and makes your heart happy! Start with a generous smear of store-bought hummus. Dress that with a…

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

Colorful, flavorful tacos packed with veggies.  Roasting the vegetables brings great depth of flavor and a hint of sweetness.  Combined with zesty lime and spicy chipotle, these tacos are delicious. filling and satisfying! I start with a couple of zucchini, a sweet potato, an onion and a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes. Pour that rainbow…

Parsley Pineapple and Peach Smoothie

Another green one – but with a surprising green twist – not kale or spinach but parsley!   You need to try adding more parsley to your diet – and not just as a garnish sprinkled occasionally over a mound of lasagna.  Parsley tastes fresh, green and exciting when combined with the right fruits in a…

If You’re Not Okay With It, Don’t Be Okay With It

I have recently been reading a great deal of articles I come across online that state some of the disturbing facts around plastic.  By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.  A sperm whale recently died on a beach with 13 pounds of plastic in his stomach, including 115…

How to Eat to Feel

We are fascinating beings, composed of various elements as reactive as a chemistry experiment.  How you eat can affect your mood, attention, pain levels and memory, due to the processes your body carries out with the components of your meal. You probably already lean towards one type of breakfast over others.  Maybe it’s eggs and…

Vanilla Ginger Kale Smoothie: Your Kids Might Drink It

This is a green smoothie that tastes more like dessert than green goodness.  It does go down a lot like a cold melted ice cream shake.  With kale. My kids will drink this if I call it a “Green Monster Drink” or a “Hulk Smoothie”.  It is probably the only way they would ever swallow…

Cilantro Roasted Root Vegetables with Millet

This is one of those things I made on a day when I thought I had nothing in the house…some dry millet, a 5 lb bag of carrots, two parsnips, the stems from a bunch of cilantro… But lo and behold, it came out gloriously flavorful, toothsome and satisfying.  I soaked the millet first, as…