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 […]

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 […]

October 23, 2013 Thumbnail image for Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

I was trying to think of a delicious Fall recipe and I knew two things. I wanted to use pumpkin and my favorite sweetener, maple syrup. News of a contest put on by Pure Canadian Maple Syrup also crossed my path, inspiring me to get into the kitchen and create something to tempt any taste […]

June 13, 2013 Thumbnail image for Paleo Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dad! (Gluten-free)

Paleo Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dad! (Gluten-free)

These cookies don’t need a long intro because, heck, they speak for themselves. Chocolate, bacon, coconut? I even managed to use my leftover almond pulp from the almond milk I made earlier in the week. I simply stored it in the freezer. When I was ready to use it, I defrosted it and added it […]

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 […]

February 8, 2013 Thumbnail image for Orange Chocolate Paleo Cakies (Egg-free)

Orange Chocolate Paleo Cakies (Egg-free)

A while back I was talking with my friend, and fellow health coach, Chloe Lauer of Zest for Life Today. We were talking about coconut flour recipes and I was commenting how every recipe I saw had eggs in it. Unfortunately for me, I have an egg sensitivity. So I usually make my baked goods […]