June 2011

June 22, 2011 Thumbnail image for Lamb Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Lamb Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

I wanted to share another recipe from my cooking class last week. Dolmas are stuffed grape leaves, and I liken them to a Mediterranean spring roll. However, I have tweaked this recipe since the class and added organic, grass fed ground lamb instead of brown rice. Both options are amazing. If you would like a […]

June 17, 2011 Thumbnail image for Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Olive Hummus

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Olive Hummus

I hosted a Mediterranean Picnic cooking class last week and I wanted to share a couple of the recipes that we prepared. Click here to check out some pictures from the class. Tabbouleh salad is traditionally made with bulgur as the grain, but I chose to up-level the nutrient content of this recipe by using […]

June 13, 2011

The Preventative Approach: Listen to Your Body Speak Before it Starts to Scream!

It is my belief that before the onset of any illness, whether it be a chronic condition or simply the flu, the body sends out some warning signals. It speaks to us, letting us know that it will soon be in trouble. Often times we ignore these signals because either we are too busy to […]

June 8, 2011 Thumbnail image for Where is the Love?

Where is the Love?

Do you ever walk up to your friend and say, “Hey, your thighs look a little heavy today, maybe you should hit the gym for a few squats.” No! Of course you don’t! Well, then why the heck do we talk to ourselves this way all the time? I am pretty sure 99% of us […]

June 6, 2011 Thumbnail image for Raw Coconut Cashew Truffles

Raw Coconut Cashew Truffles

This weekend I was working on my entry into the Hot Raw Chef contest. The contest guidelines require you to use only 5 raw ingredients and prepare a recipe in 5 minutes. I developed a Coconut Cashew Peach Delight, and you will soon be able to watch the video in which I prepare these treats. […]