Nutty Herb Quinoa Salad

Today I’ve been deep in the land of DIY. It’s actually storming here in Dana Point, which means I stayed indoors and tackled some back-burner projects and organizational things. Here’s a couple of links to my efforts! Paper Ornaments for the apartment. These adorable leather/cork wall thingys. The recipe for today is actually the result…

Seedy Kale Salad

There’s no denying it… even if you have the best intentions and the most paleo-perfect holiday menu, you will likely eat too much on Thursday. This is a little inspiration for a healthy, light meal for your post-holiday feast fest. Seedy Kale Salad 1 bag baby kale (if using mature kale, de-stem and chop, massage…

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…

Sweet Potato Mash

As the Fall season approaches, I find myself more and more looking for some yummy, warm, satisfying root vegetables, squashes, and exotic spices. Don’t get me wrong, I love yams at anytime of the year. But there’s something about the season that makes my body WANT root veggies. Tomatoes, watermelon, basil; These summer delights are…

Breakfast Sweet Potato Sliders

Happy FOURTH to all! I love the Fourth of July. As a kid, my family would host an annual party for Independence Day. It’s scale could only be described as EPIC. And when I say EPIC, I mean over 200 people on our property every year. There were burgers, ribs, hot dogs, chicken all in…

Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Hey Friends! Here’s a recap of my super chill Valentine’s Day. I did some yoga at my new studio, Yoga Works Pasadena. Check them out! After some hard work in my stretchy pants, my beloved and I headed downtown to a Los Angeles favorite, Urth Caffe. Here’s a great example of why Urth Caffe rocks my…

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

This post was requested by my friend Denise… so you can thank her if you love them! These little beauties are fantastic for your any of your holiday sweet snacking desires. They go great with coffee and they make an allergy-friendly dessert at all those work parties. They’re not overly sweet but they are satisfying…

Cranberry Orange Relish

Christmas time is upon us, which for many of us means lots of baking and eating. Here’s a very simple holiday recipe that goes light on the sugar but not on the flavor. This is a very festive, fresh, and healthy side dish for any holiday meal. The salt really enhances the sweetness so you…

Sauteed Greens with Bacon

This dish is as simple as it gets (within reason). Let me introduce you to my Thanksgiving table contribution this year. I know, I know. It’s nowhere near as impressive as the vegetable gratin of Thanksgiving’s past, but in light of the Clean Plate product venture of this past week and a half, I haven’t…

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s never too early to be thinking about the holidays. That’s a lie. It is WAY to early. I’m still enjoying summer and I refuse to fast forward to the holiday season. It’s a season, not an epic. That being said, anytime you use molasses in something, it invariably ends up tasting like gingerbread. So,…