Italian Sub Wrap

Hey! Look what I made (with some help from my talented husband)!   It’s a tiny cookbook featuring the ten most popular recipes on the blog! Would you ever buy anything like this? I feel like there are so many cookbooks out there, but I just love leafing through the pictures, getting inspirations, and having my…

Bitchin’ Bacon Beef with Smashed Plantain Chips

I love using local foods in my meals and I especially love supporting the other food makers and artisans in my city. From its humble beginnings at the local farmer’s markets, San Diego’s Bitchin’ Sauce has risen to new heights of success and is currently sold in Whole Foods grocers throughout the country.   What is Bitchin’…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

This week’s basket was a tiny one… I decided to change-up my routine so I perused around Mother’s Market, an Orange County natural food lover’s favorite. It’s mostly my favorite because it’s the only place I’ve found around here that has Lulu’s Raw Maca Buttercups. INCREDIBLE (ever notice how that word has the word EDIBLE in it?……

An Inside Look at The Clean Plate’s Seasonal Cooking Class plus a Recipe!

I had the pleasure of teaching a Paleo and Seasonal Cooking Class to a gorgeous group of women. We talked a lot about autoimmunity, the importance of healthy fats, how to get the best value out of grocery shopping, ingredient alternatives, supplementation, “fad” diets, the “cholesterol myth”, how to make the holidays food healthy AND…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

I went to four grocery stores today. FOUR. To be fair, for the past couple weeks, we’ve had a good reserve of staple foods in the house so I haven’t had to do a “big shop” for us in a while. We finally worked our way through most of our fresh produce and meat (except…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

The first installment of “What’s in my Grocery Basket?” was a great success, so here we are again! Another week, another grocery trip. This week I will share my one day purchases from 3 different stores (yes THREE… I wasn’t lying last post…) I revisiting my new discovery, Wholesome Choice and my regulars Whole Foods…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

Over the years, I’ve gotten lots of questions about cooking, but almost an equal amount of grocery shopping questions. “Where do you buy/find this or that?” “Where are the best deals?” “What snacks do you buy?” “How do you know if something is paleo in a store?” “What does your grocery list look like?” “Which…

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Let’s just say I had my fair share of treats this last week. The most enjoyable of them all were these fantastic little ice cream sandwiches! They were inspired by a friend who recently opened a healthy snack and lifestyle boutique in South Orange County, The Hive & Co. They have GIGANTIC (think IT’s IT) dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream sammies in…

The Clean Slate Day 18

What a super fun and BUSY day! I woke up early to make sure I could send off my blog post before the madness started. Day 18 I taught a cooking class to a bunch of 11 year old nuggets 🙂 They were super fun and adorable. We made homemade cinnamon almond butter, pizza-stuffed sweet…

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

I had the pleasure of sharing some Clean Plate treats with the masses during a private event in Orange County. check out my cute little booth: I made some Chocolate Minty Bites, Chocolate “PB” Bites, Apple Pie Bites, and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It was so fun sharing my recipes with others 🙂 I love…