Healthy Candy Options For The Holiday...

It’s that time of year when bags of candy are gobbled up by trick or treaters – or left around the house or office for mindless munching! Give your ghosts and goblins (and yourself) a healthier Halloween (and subsequent holiday season) with lower-sugar sweets! With Halloween coming up tomorrow, candy options abound. Regardless of [...]

Easy Pumpkin Creme Mousse

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I have yet to watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”! This is unacceptable. Although the EHH and I have plans to go see the 1931 Dracula this evening, and that will have to tide me over. These last several weeks have been zipping by, and for good reasons; like some new and ex [...]

Heirloom Tomato & Greek Basil Ja...

Ooooh! A non-pumpkin post in the month of October! I must be loosing my touch…Over the summer a wonderful little neighborhood pub moved into our neck of the woods. The Parkside Pub is where we spent a good amount of our July and August days watching World Cup matches, Timbers games, and making nice with the owners (whom I already knew o [...]

The Ups & The Downs…

The Ups & The Downs…
Life can be overwhelming at times, and this last week I have found myself staring at this image often.. For me (and maybe you, too) it accurately represents certain relationships we all have within our lives, and I find that being able to visualize this helps me to keep focused, keep positive, and not allow those negative elements within my l [...]

The New Face Of Guacamole

Holy moly! It’s the last day of Mofo!! And while I kind of fell of the tracks these last two weeks, I can at least feel good about finishing strong. The first two weeks of Mofo were great! But I also had a pretty light work schedule, but by mid-month my non-Mofo life started getting really busy, and well, something had to give… I [...]

Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Is it too early to start with the pumpkin flavored everything?? If you ask me I say an emphatic “NO!”, because in my opinion it’s never too early, and frankly I think more people should eat winter squash year round! Besides all of the lovely carotenoids and antioxidant complexes, gobs of both fiber and minerals, and a hearty [...]

Foods For Graceful Aging

Get out your grocery lists! This is important if you’re one of the millions who are concerned about their mental and physical well being as our bodies transition and age. Aging and deterioration (sorry, I don’t mean to be harsh) is after all, inevitable. However, we do have a good amount of control over how quickly, and how severe [...]

Easy Cashew Queso

I think every vegan has their ‘go-to’ cheese sauce. After searching for mine for over 8 years, I still can’t find one that is easier, tastier, or more packed with healthy fats and nutrients. It’s a total win-win…win! I swore off fake vegan cheeses years ago. After all, I went vegan so I wouldn’t be eating s [...]

Southern Black-eyed Peas & Green...

I am so excited that it’s almost fall! I love walking the pooches in the morning with a little crispness in the air (and there’s usually less people out, too), smelling the first of the wood fires, apple and pumpkin flavored everything, and soup season!! But before we go on, I have to share with you the precious little guys Mr. Pa [...]

Stressed? Bored? Or Are You Actually ...

When stressed, bored, or anxious some people turn to food. I am/was one of these people (and I’m still re-learning how to have a healthy relationship with food and nutrition). It’s important to know that what may be soothing for you at the time can make you feel worse – and weigh more – in the end. If you tend to turn [...]


admin-ajax.php As a board certified nutritionist and holistic health practitioner (and 9 yr. veggie/vegan) it's no surprise that I'm a huge food nerd. For the last 14 yrs I've been living in the greatest health-friendly city in the pacific northwest, and share my kitchen with my extremely handsome (and very picky) omnivorous husband (the EHH) and our super special puggles, Mr. Pants and Smalls. When I'm not busy seeing clients or studying the latest health and nutrition news, you can find me camped out in my kitchen creating healthful, nutrient dense foods that are also amazingly tasty!


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