Chia Creme Parfait

There’s a lot of things I love about this dessert… Number 1 is definitely that it tastes amazing! The chia creme is so thick and rich, with a brightness of a little citrus zest. It certainly holds it’s own against the juicy, fresh berries. Number 2 is that it’s full of antioxidants from the fresh berries! Remember: the [...]

Food As Medicine: Lowering Your Risk ...

Food As Medicine: Lowering Your Risk Of Cancer
Food and nutrition is so much more than being a healthy weight. Absolutely everything that you put in your mouth has an effect on your body; some effects are immediate, some show themselves 2 weeks later when the toxins reach the skin, and some may wait many years to accumulate and surface, such is the case with heart disease, certain cancer [...]

Easy Organic Nut Milks

Holy moley, it’s August already!! Summer is flying by! I had a thought the other day that Halloween is less than 100 days away. Are we really that close to pumpkin and apple season?! …Cause I’m okay with that. Moving on to today’s post… Why is milk so stinkin’ expensive?! Even dairy milk has gone up in pric [...]

Choosing A Healthier Wine?

That folks, is the Cheese for 2 plate at our favorite wine shop, Blackbird Wine + Atomic Cheese. (I may have cheated and tried a little…but it was so worth the tummy ache!) I can’t remember what type of velvety cow’s milk cheese this was, but I couldn’t say no to the currants, walnuts, local honey, and black truffle ol [...]

10 Minute Chocolates With Sea Salt an...

To answer your first question, yes, I own a ‘praying hands’ chocolate mold. What of it? Nothing says chocolate like praying(!)…except maybe chocolate bunnies, which makes just as much sense to me. And no, I’m not even pretend religious, so let’s not make it weird, okay? So while I usually try to have fruit as a d [...]

Ya Like The Thin Crust?

Me too! But you can’t pay me to turn on the oven this week…So what’s a girl to do when a powerful pizza craving hits during a heat wave? While I won’t turn on the oven, I will turn on the toaster oven. Thankfully those helpful appliances don’t need to heat the whole house in order for you to toast or cook a quick [...]

Too Hot For Oatmeal? Not For Oatmeal ...

Too Hot For Oatmeal? Not For Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!
Give up my oatmeal?? NEVER!!! I’m a huge fan of cooked oats for breakfast. It the perfect vehicle for nutrient dense add-ins, it’s super filling, and all of that Fiber, B1, Magnesium, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Iron make it amazingly healthy!! And did you know that the beta-glucans found in the fiber of oats actually binds to chole [...]

Here Comes The Heat…5 Tips To G...

Day two of no World Cup matches…no wonder it’s a grey day. Sigh…Thankfully there are two semi-final matches tomorrow, AKA the Fourth of July!! I know what I’ll be doing at 9am, er, and 1pm too. So if you’ve been following the World Cup this go around you know these guys are playing in some pretty extreme conditio [...]

Who Needs Birthday Cake??

Who Needs Birthday Cake??
When you can have these Raw Salted Brownie Bites whenever you want?? I don’t keep it a secret that I have a pretty intense sweet tooth, however, my body does not agree with (nor do I want to consume) a bunch of refined sugar. Refined sugar can do serious damage to your body, and especially over the extended course of your life! Serious [...]

Birthday Shenanagins and World Cup Re...

Birthday Shenanagins and World Cup Revelry
@ WCBG for Nederlands v. Spain Yup! One of us is officially lost somewhere in her mid thirties. How am I dealing? Well, I think… I seem to always use my birthday as a time for self-assessment; How is my health? Have I met my personal goals for the last year? What are things I could improve? And reflecting on the things that are going we [...]

About me…

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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