Easy meals

July 23, 2014 Thumbnail image for Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Girl gets diagnosis. SIBO. Girl freaks out about restrictive diet. Girl gets creative and realizes it’s not so bad. Girl invents mug cake recipe. Bliss. Lovely little fairy tale, no? In all seriousness, though, I have SIBO. What is that you ask? SIBO = Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? In short, it […]

February 13, 2014 Thumbnail image for Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

It’s 3pm, you’re at work, and the hunger starts to kick in. Do you ignore it and power through since you’re going to be leaving in a few hours, or do you make your way to the vending machine to satisfy a craving?  It’s so easy to scrounge up some quarters to buy a bag […]

January 14, 2014 Thumbnail image for Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

The following guest blog post highlights the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. I completely agree with this and believe it is helpful to find sources of omega-3s that you can easily incorporate into your meals. In addition to the sources discussed below, you can also include grass-fed meats, flax seeds, chia […]

January 3, 2014 Thumbnail image for Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

There is a Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas in the new year for good luck. I always remember eating my peas with ham in them. So I picked up a ham hock from my favorite pork company at the farmer’s market and developed this easy recipe. Ideally you want to soak any beans […]

November 13, 2013 Thumbnail image for Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

It was way past lunch time, and I was starving! I needed to throw something together and wasn’t in the mood to spend a long time in the kitchen. I had a can of tuna in the pantry, leftover tahini dressing from last night’s salad, a new jar of Bubbie’s pickle relish, and some fresh […]

June 26, 2013 Thumbnail image for 4 Recipes to Banish Your Breakfast Boredom

4 Recipes to Banish Your Breakfast Boredom

Breakfast can be a toughie, especially if you are avoiding certain foods. Many of my clients have allergies to either gluten, dairy, or egg. Have you noticed that most breakfast foods contain these ingredients? Also, if you are grain-free or Paleo, breakfast can also be a bit of a challenge. I have learned to think […]

April 16, 2013 Thumbnail image for ***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

Have you seen the movie Love’s Kitchen? It’s a somewhat cheesy “rom com” about a chef and a food critic. If you are bored one day and are into this kind of thing, check it out on Netflix. What is my point? Well, in the movie they prepare these amazing trifle desserts. A proper English […]

March 26, 2013 Thumbnail image for Ch-ch-ch-Chia Seed Pudding (Guest Post)

Ch-ch-ch-Chia Seed Pudding (Guest Post)

My friend Anna Zulaica is a very talented woman. She is a co-author of the DASH diet cookbook, founder of Presto! Catering and Food Services, and is a local chef in the Bay Area that specializes in the most amazing healthy cuisine! I love to see what she is up to in the kitchen. She […]