HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I used to joke that I didn’t need a holiday to over eat, that I could do that all year long. I suppose the same could be said for ‘giving thanks’. It’s nice that we pause, for one day in our lives, to give thanks (and to over eat and drink, yell across the table with loved ones, then sloth-out on the couch … Continue reading RANT: Be Grateful
I know this is my 3rd variation of a Kale and Quinoa salad, but this is probably my favorite. Quinoa packs serious nutritionally-rich, protein punch and Kale, well it’s about the healthiest thing you can put in your body! (and has the highest ANDI score) Kale and celery are both alkalinizing (which means that prevent things like cancer and premature aging!) The sunflower seeds add … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale, Celery and Quinoa Salad
Ahh pumpkin season. The time of year when we, as a nation, overindulge and pack on the pounds. But did you know that pumpkins are a low-calorie vegetable?! A 100 g serving provides just 26 calories and contains no saturated fat. Pumpkins are rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. But wait, there’s more! Pumpkins are also a rich source of vitamin A and beta-carotene and are packed … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in Portland, it’s that, except for 2 months each summer, it is always raining, about to rain, or looks like it’s about to rain. Most of the time it just looks like it’s about to rain, so I’ve learned to just get outside anyway. So what if I get a little wet, or completely soaked, as it … Continue reading RULE: Get Outside
For those of us who feel compelled to enjoy the seasonal deliciousness that is: Pumpkin Pie, here is an all natural, healthy, dairy-free version. I really went above and beyond for this pie pictured here. I made my own crust, a real coup for me, you should know. Pie crust Recipe can be found at Smitten Kitchen (or google ” healthy pie crust recipe” or grab … Continue reading RECIPE: Good For You Pumpkin Pie
Eggs are nature’s perfectly packaged nutrient and protein rich little gift. People used to avoid egg because they were told the yolks were high in cholesterol. Now research has found that eggs also raise the good cholesterol that our bodies need. So I’m not saying go all ‘Cool Hand Luke‘ on me, but enjoy eggs regularly, don’t fear them! It almost seems ridiculous to call it a … Continue reading RECIPE: Hard Boiled Eggs
I have to be honest. I almost didn’t share this recipe with you guys. Because I was going to launch the Power Ball Super Dessert line and retire on an island, giving 50% of my Power Ball proceeds to charity. But I’ve decided my charity act instead, is going to be passing it along to you. Not that you are a charity act…really I’m way … Continue reading RECIPE: Power Balls!