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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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 ...

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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 [...]

(A Great) Tempeh Bacon Sando

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Mofo continues on… Finally! A truly great tempeh bacon!! Well I love it anyway. While nothing is gonna be exactly like pork bacon, and tempeh doesn’t exactly ‘crisp up’ like the real deal, this at least comes darn close in the flavor department. This is the key to a really great Tempeh Bacon Sandwich. If your bacon suc [...]

Apple Streusel Muffins

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It’s finally apple season!! I love me some apples, but over the summer months they become so ridiculously expensive since they’re out of season. Thankfully I have the summer berry season to keep me distracted… The EHH asked me to make him some muffins that were a). light, b). that he is able to eat on the go at work, and c). [...]

Chocolate Protein “Ice Cream...

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I gotta be honest…I eat this almost every single day…at least once, sometimes twice…I’m kind of obsessed. I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about consuming this mega craving crusher either! I work out almost daily, so my protein needs are a bit higher; I choose a raw, vegan, high quality protein powder (IR [...]

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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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