An Italian Feast

Christmas dinner is always a long discussion in our house, but this year because we were unable to head to NY to visit my husband’s family, we decided to bring his food traditions to our home.  He and his family are Italian through and through and he was definitely missing the massive feast they always…

Pesto Stuffed Manicotti

School’s started back up and as always it takes me a little bit to get in the swing of things before I can focus on anything else.  Upon returning to school after having the whole Summer off, I dove right into a Detoxification Weekend and my 15 week class of Digestion and Detox.  Needless to…

Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake with Apricot Glaze

I have been loving the local farmer’s markets this summer.  They’re a great way to buy local produce that’s in season, allowing us to reconnect with different times of the year and what’s natural in our region.  It allows us to taste real flavors. Compare a farmer’s market tomato or one from your  garden to…

Hummus, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla

So I’ve officially gone gluten free and let me tell you it has not been easy.  I’ve definitely had a few slip-ups along the way, but have noticed feeling less bloated, less digestion discomfort and my skin has cleared up and stayed that way (when I haven’t cheated).  Gluten intolerance can manifest in many different…

Energy Bombs

I just finished up my eight week course in Weight Management, which means I’ll actually have a Summer this year!  At the end of each course, we have a potluck to share all of our healthy recipes we have up our sleeves.  This go-around, I brought what I like to call, Energy Bombs!  They’re loaded with…

Pulled “Pork” Sliders with Asparagus Potato Salad

It’s been pretty unpredictable weather here in Denver as of late, however we’ve been getting more consistently nice nights during the week which means that it’s time to break out the BBQ.  I don’t necessary mean the actual grill, because I’m really not a huge fan, but I do love the traditional foods you bring to…

Cinco de Mayo

Ok, so I’m late to the party, but I had a serious food coma happening on the actual day and couldn’t muster up enough energy to post.  Good problems to have. I had been trying to think of something to make for Cinco de Mayo besides tacos.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good…

Thai Coconut Curry

  I absolutely LOVE any type of Asian cuisine, but it’s really hard to find options when you’re out, that you know for a fact are vegan.  They also tend to not be the most healthy, are pretty greasy and have lots of MSG added, which has brought me to realization that I just need…

Easy Chia Pudding

Okay, so I must admit I’ve had an aversion to chia seeds and anything made of these tiny little gems for quite some time now.  I remember tasting them for the first time in Kombucha and almost gagging.  It was definitely a texture thing for me; slimy yet crunchy, I just couldn’t understand why anyone…

Asian-Inspired Macro Bowl

Macro bowls are HOT right now and for good reason.  They’re absolutely delicious, really easy, extremely nutritious,  and focuses on a perfect balance of  yin and yang foods.  A traditional macrobiotic bowl consists of around 40-50% whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, barley, millet), 30% vegetables of your choice, 10% beans or legumes, 5% fermented soy,…

Organic vs. Non-Organic and its Connection to GMOs.

I feel like that’s a question so many of us have had or do have, amongst a lot of other “versus” out there and it’s hard to decifer your way through all of them.  Plus, a lot of the news you hear is coming at you from both sides, so doing the research can be…

Kale & Chickpea Caesar Salad

Wow!  I can’t believe it’s already been a whole month since I posted!  Winter break is officially over and I’m 5 weeks into my next course.  Today we were talking about the nutritional differences between cooked spinach and raw spinach and surprisingly, the cooked spinach contained much more nutrients than you would expect, such as vitamin…