cauliflower dip
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Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

spiralized zucchini
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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

It's the first week of fall and while everyone else is blogging about pumpkin flavored soup, smoothies, muffins, cookies.... I'm stuck in summer mode. As excited as I am to move on to fall, I'm still savoring the last few tastes of summer, like the basil, zucchini and tomato in this dish. The light, refreshing flavors feel and… Continue reading Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

summer squash soup
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Smooth Summer Squash Soup

Call me crazy, but sometimes even in the middle of summer a bowl of soup can be quite nice. I had the most amazing summer squash soup on our California road trip (when it's 60 degrees in the evening hot soup doesn't sound as crazy too). Anyway, I loved it so much I decided to try to recreate… Continue reading Smooth Summer Squash Soup

salmon with lemon and dill
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Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

Salmon is one of my favorite go-to weeknight mains - it doesn't take long to marinate, it cooks quickly and as a bonus I can save a dose of my Omega-3 supplements... The main reason I cook it during the week though is it's not something I usually order out. I'm going to try to… Continue reading Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

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Seeduction Muffins

I used to be obsessed (I mean, obsessed) with this bread at Whole Foods called Seeduction bread. It’s the heartiest, nuttiest (or seediest) bread I think I’ve ever had and it’s so so tasty. If you’re not avoiding gluten or grains, I highly recommend it on pure taste alone. You know those breads that are… Continue reading Seeduction Muffins

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Spring Spaghetti Squash Pasta

I was going to wait to post this one after another go-around so I could make it a little prettier. I wanted to add fresh basil. And put the vegetables and chicken on top of the spaghetti squash instead of mixing it all up in the pan hamburger-helper style so it would photograph better. In… Continue reading Spring Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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Beef & Broccoli + Why I Went Paleo

It took me a long time to come around before jumping on the Paleo bandwagon. And then once I did, it took me a longer time still to say the words about myself: I’d gone Paleo. Even now, writing this post, it’s hard seeing them in black and white, not gonna lie. You see, I’ve… Continue reading Beef & Broccoli + Why I Went Paleo

anti-inflammatory smoothie
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The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Last week I mentioned how I use food as medicine to help relieve pain and heal. When you approach food from this perspective, food is more than just calories or something to silence a growling tummy. It is information that tells our cells what to do and how to react. Imagine your body is like a computer and everything… Continue reading The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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No Pain, Everything to Gain: How I Use Food as Medicine to Heal and How You Can Too

I usually try to stick to the food here, but today I want to share my story with you and explain how I ended up as a health coach and food blogger. You see, there comes a time for all of us when something hits and we realize if I keep eating, drinking, partying, stressing, worrying… fill in the… Continue reading No Pain, Everything to Gain: How I Use Food as Medicine to Heal and How You Can Too

cauliflower and leek soup
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Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup

I know this isn't your typical Hello, Spring! recipe for the first week of the new season... but spring sure is taking it's sweet time to get here.... at least in Texas that is. The weather here lately has been down right erratic. 80 degrees one day. 30 degrees the next. And rainy. My god, so much rain. It… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup