I hear this one a lot. You buy the veggies, plan to cook, then life happens, cooking doesn't, and a week later those same veggies are all wilty and in the trash. It feels like you might as well be throwing your money in the garbage. You do that a few times and it's enough to… Continue reading Tired of Buying Veggies Only to Toss Them Out Once They’ve Gone Bad? Read This.
Summer may officially be almost over (tear) but you know this heat isn't going anywhere anytime soon. And because nobody wants to cook when it's blazing hot outside, I've been pulling together some easy dinner ideas (and healthier cool treats, too) that take it easy on the heat. Think crock pot meals. Beautiful, bulky salads.… Continue reading The Easiest Salmon Ever + Summer Strawberry Salad
Have you ever noticed your stomach sticking out a little (or a lot) more at the end of the day than it was when you got dressed? Maybe you wake up each morning and your stomach is pretty flat, or at least flatter. Then you're getting ready for bed, you catch a glimpse and you're… Continue reading How to Flatten Your Stomach Fast
I have to laugh when I think of the old me, back when I didn't care to save time cooking and I'd casually cook risotto for an hour on a week night. A glass of wine in one hand, a wooden spoon in the other, cooking a meal at the end of the day was… Continue reading Five Tips to Help You Save Hours in the Kitchen
You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer
When I was thinking about how I wanted to describe what I do as health coach I kept going back to these words: Health Strategies for the Whole Family. My nerd brain couldn't get off the play on words... get it?..."Whole" as in entire family but also "whole" as in whole foods!.... OK, I know, if you have to… Continue reading The Most Important Lesson I Learned as a New Parent
Hi, there! How are you? I hope this finds you well. It’s be a long time! And a lot’s happened around here over the last two years or so. So much that honestly I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to make it back to writing this blog again… in fact, it’s still a… Continue reading I’m Back! And Here to Help You Find Your Energy.
I won't sugar coat it. Eating right takes work. There's planning, shopping and of course... the cooking. It can feel like a full time job trying to stay on top of it all. And then you get through a week - "whoa, I did it!" And Monday comes again... I'll let you in on a secret… Continue reading Three Kitchen Time Saving Tips
As anyone who’s new to cooking knows, getting started can be quite an investment. You may have experienced this: You’re looking online for something to cook for dinner and find a recipe that looks delicious, but it calls for oils, vinegars and spices that you don’t just happen to have in the pantry. When you… Continue reading How to Build a Whole-Foods Pantry
Here's a southwestern seasoning to use on white fish if you want a little kick. I'll sprinkle it on tilapia and bake it in the oven, or you can pan fry it on the stove too. It's a good, quick, dinner-for-one meal. You could even make the seasoning in advance so you have it ready to… Continue reading Fish with a Kick