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…

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…

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,…

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…

Christmas Dinner…better late than never

This year, Christmas was a little different for us, as we celebrated just the two of us in Denver.  My mom usually flies out from New York to spend the holiday with us, but this year she decided to stay back east and come in the Spring.  Unfortunately, flights back east around this time of year…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’m officially on winter break!  Whooooo!!  I seriously couldn’t be any more excited.  This last course I had was challenging both educationally, but also emotionally for me.  There was so much great information that I learned about specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, but there was also a fear running through me about whether or not I’m getting enough of…

Kale & Butternut Squash Salad

This is my absolute favorite salad at the moment and even Mike approves and requests that I make this often.  Yea, that’s right!   This was the dish I brought to pass at our Friendsgiving this year and many people have asked me for the recipe since then, so as I’m playing catch up on the blog,…