RECIPE: Hemp Seed Pesto

Love Pesto? Is it weird to want to rub fresh basil leaves all over me? That fragrance, so crisp and clean.  I can’t help but pause and sniff it in once I’ve plucked off a fresh leaf.  But, I digress… Pesto…it’s not just for pasta!  Make some to smear on sandwiches instead of mustard or mayo, scramble it in eggs, add a dollop to a cracker with a … Continue reading RECIPE: Hemp Seed Pesto

RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

OK, I’ve got to give a “shout out” to my “other mother”, Karen, on this one, because I’ve always LOVED Egg Salad, but never in my egg salad experiences had I tasted the deliciousness of a CURRY egg salad.  Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! She uses mayo, but I subbed plain greek yogurt for mayo here, not because mayo itself is bad, but because … Continue reading RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Don’t let the greens fool you! This sweet treat has no added sugar or sweeteners, but could be your favorite new dessert! Try this guilt-free, gluten-free, vegan, all natural, sustaining blood sugar smoothie–you will NOT be disappointed.   In a blender combine: 2 handfuls Spinach (or kale) 1 handful (~1 cup) ice 1/3 cup Coconut unsweetened 3 dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2-1 cup almond milk Blend and Believe. (how … Continue reading RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives.  Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”.  While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll … Continue reading Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

RECIPE: Radish and Kale Salad

When you’ve got a great dressing, like Annie’s Lemon and Chive or this delicious Cilantro & Lime dressing, it hardly matters what’s in your salad.  Am I right? With a good dressing you can have 1 and 2 ingredient salads. Choose what’s in season, what’s on sale, what ‘ruffles your skirt’! I like this hearty combo. Bam! Bam! Simple and colorful: Kale and radish.  Both … Continue reading RECIPE: Radish and Kale Salad

RECIPE: Spinach Wraps

Did you and your waistline survive the Fourth of July celebrating!? Time to jumpstart your healthy recovery week, right? The is the perfect in-a-rush-but-still-want-to-eat-something-healthy-lunch! It’s almost too simple to post.  But I like to be reminded that life CAN BE SIMPLE. Things don’t have to always be a production. You don’t have to have a picture perfect menu/meal/offering.  We eat to live and nourish, so … Continue reading RECIPE: Spinach Wraps

RANT: Yankle-Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July

We usually celebrate the 4th of July with my fantastically fun family at the beach.  Everyone decorates their bikes or makes golf cart floats and there’s a parade down to an area with jumps, inflatable slides and rides for the kids. (Which in theory is quite fun, but can also be a bit of a crowed, hot sweat-fest).  It is great to see everyone and catch … Continue reading RANT: Yankle-Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July