One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters. (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie
Need a quick, healthy pick-me-up in the morning? Have I got the smoothie for you! I’m not usually a coffee drinker. In fact, I managed to make it through college, medical school and residency without picking up the habit. But as a mother of a newborn, I’ve found I could use a little more “Get-Up-And-Go” in the mornings. So I created this healthy iced coffee … Continue reading RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie
Want a quick, simple, healthful smoothie recipe that won’t leave you hungry? This scrumptious, gluten-free smoothie is filling and delicious! Oats are high in fiber, help lower cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular disease. So instead of cooking up sugar laden, pre-packaged oatmeal in the am, try this healthier alternative! In a blender combine: 1 cup organic spinach 1/2 cup organic gluten-free oats (I like Trader … Continue reading RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie
Tis the season for tree timing and gift giving, ’tis also the season for getting….coughs and head colds, that is… Especially if you are dashing about, decorating the halls, and generally over-extending yourself, you may find yourself a little run down. The moment you feel that fullness in the back of your throat or the congestion in your nose, concoct this creation to stop that cold before it grows … Continue reading RECIPE: Fixer Elixir
My friend Lisa returned from her family’s organic peach farm in Colorado with these phenomenally good peaches. They were magically delicious by themselves, but I was in charge of a dessert for a dinner party, so I thought I’d somehow incorporate them in to a sweet treat. I used to use store bought or canned peaches, a tube of ‘slice and bake’ sugar cookies and … Continue reading RECIPE: Peaches and Cream Cups
As we reflect on ’13 and makes plans and promises for ’14 consider what will be different? What are you not doing that you would like to? How will you be better? What patterns, beliefs and habits will you shift to become the better you? Do you have things about yourself you hope to change (or that loved ones wish you would change)? What keeps … Continue reading RANT: How Will This Year be Different?
Ok my lil’ Sugar Plums, tis the season for over indulgence. If you made it through Thanksgiving without heartburn or a pant size adjustment, good on ya! But holiday parties abound these next few weeks. So brace yourself and your belts. I could name 900 tasty treats you are likely to encounter this Yuletide, from egg nog to saltine toffee (<-do not click there, it’s a … Continue reading RANT: Fa La La Lardo
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
I consider myself a fluctuator. You know, a sorta healthy weight until the proverbial “___ hits the fan”, life gets stressful, then it starts …. I’m not sleeping enough, I’m eating junky foods, and lots of it, then BAM! I swell up like 2 sizes….until stuff cools down and I’m able to get back to my routine of healthy living. But then again, isn’t that’s … Continue reading RANT: why simplify?