Ahhh, Strawberry Season Is Upon Us!!

Happy spring y’all!! The Magnolia trees here in the Pacific Northwest have already bloomed, and dropped their fragrant petals for the year, moving us right along into Tulip and Buttercup season. The air is so heavily perfumed right now, and the pollens are everywhere! (Which also means that allergy sufferers have been miserable for week [...]

Product Review: Aloha Superfood Choco...

Yup, together at last! Superfood(s) and chocolate! While us health nerds may have been making something similar to this happen in our own kitchens for a while now, a nutrient dense, superfood charged chocolate bar has finally hit the supermarket shelves! The good people at Aloha have been kind enough to send me free chocolate. YES, I SAID FRE [...]

And Now, For Something Really BigR...

And Now, For Something Really Big…
In honor of the month of March being ‘Nutrition month’, (I looked it up, it’s a real thing) I’ve decided to offer my nutrition services at a HUGE discount for the remainder of the month!! One on one counseling will be a measly $50/hr until the end of March 2015!! **(Just mention this post when booking your appointment& [...]

Four Foods To Avoid Getting A “...

It’s my last post of February 2015, so we of course need to properly round out Heart Health month! Last time we discussed a handful of foods that can help boost your heart health, so in the spirit of fairness (and education) I thought we should address some of the most common, and most damaging and disease causing foods when it comes to [...]

5 Foods To Boost Your Heart Health

If you haven’t heard by now, February is heart health awareness month. This is such an important topic as 1 in 2 people will suffer some version of heart disease within their lifetime! That is a HUGE number! Thankfully boosting your heart health can be as easy as opening your refrigerator or pantry (but a little exercise everyday helps [...]

Simple Chocolate Hearts And Cocozia C...

Happy St. Valentine’s Day lovelies!! While I know that Valentine’s Day is a creation of a marketing mastermind, it does remind us that there is a lot of love in this world AND a lot to be thankful for! Hearts are everywhere in February, as it’s Heart Health/Heart Disease awareness month, and this means that we should be maki [...]

Do You Need More CoQ10 In Your Life?

Most of you will probably answer, “I have no idea”. And that’s okay! Until I went through schooling to become a Certified Nutritionist I hadn’t the foggiest what CoQ10 even was, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. Coenzyme Q10 (aka Ubiquinol) may not be well known, but it’s prevalence within our bodies is a [...]

Power Packed Pancakes 2 Ways!

I know, a pancake is a pancake, is a pancake. WRONG! A pancake is only as good as what you put in it! And did you also know that February 19th is International Pancake Day?! Most folks don’t think too much about what’s in this sugary breakfast staple. When it comes to this ‘dessert for breakfast’ we all know the fluffy [...]

The Power Of Green Tea Compels You!!

The Power Of Green Tea Compels You!!
Exorcise your inner anti-nutrients through the benefits of green tea!! For centuries green tea has been a major part of a healthy diet for not just Asiatic cultures, but cultures all over the globe, and for very good reason! Simply including a cup of green tea into your day can greatly improve your overall health, while providing mental stimu [...]

Product Review: CocoZia Organic Cocon...

So there’s a few ‘perks’ of being a food/nutrition blogger and nutritionist. Of course knowing how to care for one’s body is the biggest perk of all, but occasionally there are other, more tangible perks…like when people send you products to sample and review!! Last month the nice folks at CocoZia sent me this!! [...]

Spice It Up! It’s For Your Heal...

Spice It Up! It’s For Your Health!
Since it’s been a major part of my diet this week (today is day 7 of my 2015 Master Cleanse) I thought I’d share with you all the copious benefits of Cayenne pepper, one of the components of the MC lemonade recipe. Cayenne, paprika, and other members of the capsicum family have a rich history in the world of folk medicine, and hav [...]

A Healthy Cleanse Option For Detox Ne...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! PHEW! The madness of the holidays is OVER!! It was an extremely busy holiday season for me; seeing clients, working at my other job, AND entertaining family and making time for friends. It was wonderful, I feel that I have so much to be thankful for, but most of all I’m thankful for a little down-time (if you noticed m [...]

The Health Benefits Of Being Thankful

The Health Benefits Of Being Thankful
American Thanksgiving is this week!! Normally I am WAY more jazzed for this mega food holiday, but this year I will simply be thankful for a day off with the EHH and the dogs. Our work lives have been such lately that he and I will sometimes go an entire week without seeing each other awake. Super uncool. That being said, we made an executive [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Before Be...

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Before Bedtime
I work with a lot of people that have what is considered an unusual working or sleep schedule. So it’s no wonder I hear a lot of complaints about sleep disturbances, inability to fall and/or stay asleep, and digestive upset when trying to sleep. Most of these people also tend to eat at odd times, or late in the day. If you have ever eat [...]

Taqueria-Style Pickled Vegetables, Ea...

This pickled veggie plate goes by many different aliases; Mexican Relish, Escabeche (which I think is silly, since this also is the name of a traditional fish entree), Spicy Mexi-veg, or Mexi-pickles. Whatever you choose to call them, if you ask the EHH you cannot have tacos without these! The spicy, briny, just tender veggies add so much to [...]

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 [...]


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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