I spend this week the same way every year: gathering my recipes, ordering my turkey and planning my shopping. I love Thanksgiving. Growing up, I knew Thanksgiving officially started when my mother’s large, wooden bowl was stacked to overflowing with torn white bread (to sit out and grow stale, overnight, for stuffing).Read More
MACROS. Yet another hot topic in the Diet Culture these days. Counting macros is a verified way to lose weight and reach your goals, but it always ends in “falling off the wagon” and sliding back into your old ways.Read More
Imagine waking up and not having food rule your thoughts. Imagine not feeling guilty or filled with regret about your food choices. Imagine not white-knuckling your way through a day because today is the day you will start being “good.” Imagine not fearing real food; wondering if a banana has too much sugar or if carbs are making you fat. Imagine trusting that you can eat more than just chicken and salad. Imagine living a life free from dieting.Read More
I grew up in a home where we had liver and onions every Friday. Yep. My Mom, greeted with the joy you can imagine from a child faced with liver as their ONLY dinner choice, would exclaim, “Its good for your blood!” That was my cue. Sit quietly, cut it up into small pieces, bury some of it in my potatoes, stash some in my napkin and move the rest around on my plate so it looked like I ate enough liver to be excused. My Mom was always baffled by my dislike. She loved liver?!?Read More
Chances are that you, or someone very close to you, suffers from this silent disease. The prevalence of PCOS is steadily on the rise as more and more women find themselves facing that glass wall of frustration and pain. As someone who has struggled with a very similar condition for a decade, take my word when I say that life with an endocrine disorder is far from normal.Read More
Functional foods are foods that go beyond just basic nutrition. They are believed to have a positive impact on your health. Functional foods are believed to not only optimize your health, but they are credited with the ability to reduce the risk of disease. Think super Superfoods...but that seems so old-fashioned now. Rather than super, functional. You say tomato. I say ..... you get it.Read More
A friend sent me a song to listen to yesterday, Jerry Garcia's live version of Dylan's "Going, Going, Gone." It's a beautiful 15 minute ballad performed in Garcia's distinct style. He opens with the usual song lyrics and after a few minutes he breaks into a bluesy jam that continues uninterrupted for 6 or 7 minutes. And for those minutes I was completely lost in the song and my thoughts went silent.Read More
The magic of water, potato and leek. You have my ❤️Julia Child.
If sauce made with butter and cream is wrong I don’t want to be right. An absolute French classic: Mussels Marinieres. Sounds fancy but it’s French fast food! Seriously.Read More
One of my passions is to encourage and inspire people to be “IN” our culture, but not “OF” it. Easy when applied to our kids, right? But what does that have to do with nutrition?
Well. Everything.Read More
For my 30th birthday, my client Daniela gave me a molcajete and, more importantly, her family’s guacamole recipe 😛🙌🏻 Although I love guacamole ALL ways (lime, garlic...even bleu cheese added), this reminds me of my sweet friend.Read More
It's a great time of year. I mean, who doesn't like Spring? The weather starts to warm up - then drops to frigid temperatures again crushing all hope of an early summer - only to sneak back up to the mid-seventies for a hot second before dropping back down, dragging our morale along with it.Read More
Poor Carbohydrates. They get such a bad rap.
Carbohydrates are an essential macro nutrient. Your brain and central nervous system prefer glucose (what carbs break down to within your body) for fuel. So carbohydrates are not only important but required for optimal function.Read More