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10

FEB

2014

Are you a chocolate lover? At only 100 calories per chocolate medallion, you can’t go wrong! The addition of popped kiwicha make these a sure crowd pleaser! Popped Kiwicha Chocolate Medallions Makes: 18 medallions Ingredients: ½ cup popped kiwicha 1 bar dark chocolate (100g), 73% Tools: Medium sauté pan with lid Small saucepot Small stainless…

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03

FEB

2014

Walnuts and Cacao are two of my favorite, heart-healthy, indulgences.  Walnuts are rich in fiber and healthy fats that are beneficial to the cardiovascular system, thus they can help by decreasing bad cholesterol, decreasing inflammation, and increasing heart flexibility.  Cacao on the other hand, is rich in flavanols which have been proven to support healthy…

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25

JAN

2014

Cilantro is a very popular ingredient in Peruvian cuisine.  It is used to make a sauce for Arroz con Pollo and Beef Seco, among many other classic Peruvian dishes.  The use of cilantro served as the inspiration for this recipe.  While cilantro sauces are a common accompaniment to meats, I thought I could apply the…

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16

JAN

2014

One of my favorite Peruvian dishes is called tacu-tacu.  Tacu-tacu is classically prepared by frying up leftover rice and smashed beans with “aderezo”, a sauté of onion, garlic and aji paste. Tacu-tacu is not only a delicious way to use up leftovers, but also makes a cheap and nutritious meal. Though not tacu-tacu, this dish…

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09

JAN

2014

We’ve all heard about breakfast being one of the most important meals of the day—and it’s true!  And what better way to jump-start your day than with a brain food boost! I like this recipe for its simple preparation, but also because it’s packed with nutrient-dense foods.  Yogurt supplies protein and probiotics while walnuts and…

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02

JAN

2014

What a way to start off the New Year!  I am excited to announce that one of my “super clients,” Stephanie Pritchett, age 45, was just interview by Redbook magazine for their January 2014 issue.  Please read her story, “You need to eat to lose weight” in the article, “What Weight-loss-winners tell their friends.” When…

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09

DEC

2013

Happy winter, everyone!  It’s time to make the best of, and even enjoy, the drop in temperature by warming up with and snacking on delicious, whole foods, fresh out of the Eating Free (and your) kitchen.  Remember that even if you’re bundled up in thick clothing this season, you can look and feel your best,…

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06

DEC

2013

Latkes are a traditional Jewish dish, often served during Hanukkah.  Jewish communities in the United States celebrate the first day of Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar, a day that this year fell on Thanksgiving.  In an effort to not overwhelm you with too many recipes (however…

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02

DEC

2013

Baked brie makes for a wonderful holiday appetizer, whether you showcase it during an afternoon luncheon or at an elegant cocktail party.  While working with filo may be intimidating at first, it is really quite simple once you get a feel for the dough.  Moreover, this appetizer can be prepared ahead of time and baked…

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26

NOV

2013

My son and I are doing some extended travel on the east coast, which will be a great time to catch up with friends and family, introduce them to my boy, and — most importantly, at least for this blog — give me a chance to practice what I’ve learned in the Commit to Fit…

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