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24

OCT

2014

We wanted to make tasty and nutritional, gluten-free fruit muffins packed with pumpkin and spices to celebrate the warming flavors of autumn. Here, the fruit and agave act as sweeteners and the result is a dense, moist muffin that is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Serves 12 Ingredients 15 ounces pumpkin puree ½…

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24

OCT

2014

The perfect seasonal smoothie! You can drink this as a breakfast or pre-exercise meal for its high protein and carbohydrate content. Lucuma brings out maple flavors, as maple and pumpkin are the flavors of autumn. Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla soy milk ½ cup pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon lucuma 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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17

OCT

2014

Looking for a quick side dish for your meal planning next week? Trying my simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Red Onions will not only fill the stomachs of your family, but this dynamic duo presents an array of rich nutrients that are both good tasting and good for your health! Paired with lemon chicken…

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09

OCT

2014

I am often asked by clients and gym mates whether or not bananas are fattening. They tell me they steer clear of the fruit for fear of gaining weight due to the sugar content. So, are bananas really fattening? Well, here is the answer for once and for all! Banana fun facts: Bananas contain prebiotic…

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03

OCT

2014

Get your life’s remedy with this refreshingly smooth concoction of fruits, spice, and leafy greens. The pichuberries and turmeric not only give it that spicy tang, but they both contain the power of withanolides. Withanolides are naturally occurring compounds that have been shown to inhibit cancerous cell growth and reduce inflammation of the tissues when…

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24

SEP

2014

When it comes to cooking, it is wise to cook with intelligence and creativity; allowing yourself to experience the new wonders of the kitchen and the food that lays within it. Feeling stuck on our routine recipes is normal, we often mindlessly add salt and pepper to all our meals, perhaps butter or oils too,…

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15

SEP

2014

At the height of their empire, Incan warriors consumed maca before battle, believing it would give them strength. However, legend has it they were prohibited from taking it after conquering a city in order to protect the women from their strong sexual impulses… As many of us have heard—maca is the new thing. However, this…

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21

AUG

2014

At parties, there is always the indecisiveness of whether to eat the tasty looking dips offered. There is the uncertainty of what is actually used in the dips and whether the ingredients in the dip will hurt your dieting plans. But preparing healthy, delicious dips is easier than it looks! One trick is to create…

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15

AUG

2014

Shakshuka! A few years ago our good friends invited us over for breakfast and served us “Shakshuka”. That was my first time ever tasting this delicious dish. Somehow I got up this morning thinking “Shakshuka” and 20 minutes later… TA DAAA! Looking good Shakshuka, you sure taste scrumptious. This egg dish can be served with polenta,…

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06

AUG

2014

I’m always looking for new, innovative yet healthy ways to prepare fish. My newest preparation uses kaniwa and cod, two foods with incredible health benefits! Kaniwa, a small seed commonly consumed as a grain, is a good source of plant-based protein and fiber and is high in iron, calcium, and zinc. Cod, on the other…

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