Bacon-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Orange Dressing

It’s December 1 which officially kicks off my holiday season. If I start Christmas music before this day, it feels wildly inappropriate. I hold absolutely zero judgement if you’re one of those people who starts in November, or post-Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a personal impossibility to get into the Christmas spirit prior to December. I’ve…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Turmeric Pecan Banana Bread

I hate making returns. There’s almost always some sort of “complication” that makes returning items an absolute nightmare. My solution? Never buy anything ever again. At least that’s the mindset I’m having today. Some of my favorite memories from working at a grocery store where when customers would try to return items. First of all,…

Pomegranate Orange Breakfast Sausage

I live in a part of town where brunch is a pretty big deal. I get it. On the weekends, its super fun to wake up late and wander down the road to an awesome pancake spot and lounge with friends while sipping on bottomless coffee and mimosas (super healthy combo, amiright?). I personally take…

Vegan Apple Spice Bars

I consider it a personal win when I stumble upon recipe that is mega tasty and mega nutritious. These vegan bars are not only a huge hit with my kiddo, my husband also visits the fridge looking for more! If you look at the ingredients you’ll notice there is no added sugar. All the sweetness…

Fennel Mint Tuna Salad

Some of my favorite meals are completely accidental or born out of a mega change in plans or circumstance. This is one of those meals. I had really great plans for a client’s weekly prep, but plans changed and we took the week off. The problem was, I had already purchased some ingredients for the…

What’s in My Grocery Basket: Costco

Who doesn’t like a good run-down of other people’s grocery staples? I know I sure do. Bur seriously, have you ever looked into other people’s baskets to see what they’re buying? I have. It’s like people watching, but more interesting in my opinion. Sometimes I wonder if people look in my basket and think I’m…

Pumpkin Fig Oats

Last year, I did a whole30 over the month of October and I’m planning on doing the same this year. October is a great time for a little nutritional reset in my opinion. No big holidays like birthdays or anniversaries to tax my willpower, it’s just a regular ol’ month for me and a great…

Postpartum 11 Months: Feeding Baby

Being a health and wellness worker, many people have asked me how and what I feed Atlas, how long will I nurse, if I make his food, and various other related questions. So today I’m going to do a throwback to my pregnancy and postpartum posts and discuss that part of our journey. As with…

Sweet Miso Yams

Do you ever find yourself eating or drinking something only to realize that 1. you don’t like it and 2. you are feeling compelled to finish it simply because you made it? That was me 5 seconds ago. It’s the afternoon and I poured myself some iced coffee. Mind you, I try not to drink…

Avocado Lime Egg Salad

I’m really excited because I’m about to go get some testing done at a local integrative facility called Movement RX. Back in January, I attended their Grand Opening party and actually WON THE RAFFLE! The prize? Some metabolic testing πŸ˜‰ I’m not one to usually measure stuff like that. Since I have some weird food/body…

Cinnamon Citrus Pork

Confessions of a paleo cook: I haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon. (gasp) I’m not opposed to the contraption, just seriously lack the “latest kitchen gadget” gene. I don’t like having more stuff, even if it’s cooking related. I requireΒ a sharp knife, high-speed blender, and cast iron pan. The instant pot, while insanely helpful…