Being affected by mental health doesn’t make you weird. It merely proves that you’re human. So, let’s continue to break the stigma of mental health. As we head into the fall and winter months where many people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – seasonal depression due to changes in the climate and weather
Flavor can make or break any recipe which is why I encourage people to spend equal amounts of time trying new fresh foods AND experimenting with new spices and seasonings. It can be a little daunting at first, especially when you are unfamiliar with a lot of spices, but it’s much easier than you think.
This is part 1 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar. It’s
Recently I spent 5 days in Cali, Colombia for a mini-food tour and to do some food demos as part of this massive fitness expo called FeriaFit. While I was there I got to eat in one of my favorites restaurants, Pica, by a chef I’ve been following for about a year now – Chef Alex
If you’re a fan of Hasselback potatoes like me, then you’ll love this hack! In many traditional “bar food” versions, Hasselback potatoes are made by wedging pieces of butter in between the individual slices and then baking it. It’s undeniably delicious (and undeniably a calorie-bomb, especially when you add the toppings). Instead of using butter
A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Instagram and came across someone cooking on a Himalayan salt block. I was pretty intrigued and ordered one right away to experiment. It’s fantastic. It’s like having a well seasoned nonstick skillet and beautiful plate all in one. You probably have some of the same questions I
Making energy bars is one of my favorite foods to make in the kitchen. And to think I avoided making them for so long because I thought they were too hard to put together. That couldn’t be further from the truth! I’ve made several here on my site and they’re perfect for curbing sweet cravings.
Here’s another installment of my “cooking on the go” series with my friends at Hilton – this time I’m at Home2 Suites. One of the BEST parts of the experience is being able to enjoy it with my best friend, Max! When you’re in a pinch of time and resources, try this no-fuss chicken fried
If you follow me on social media, you know that my second love (to food) is sneakers. I guess you can call me a sneakerhead. What inspires me most about sneakers are the colors and the way the designers manipulate and pair them together to create something unique, beautiful and stylish. Reminds me a lot
If you’re keeping carbs low these days, here’s my take on one of my favorite Israeli couscous salad mixes! Swap out the wheat couscous for cauliflower, then add peas and fresh herbs for a lighter, yet delicious vegetable side dish for your meal prep.
Ever wondered why so many of your favorite food bloggers can come up with quick recipes on the spot? Part of it is sufficient time experimenting in the kitchen, the other part is being prepared with healthy ingredients ready to go. Having an adequate supply of quality ingredients in your pantry and/or freezer allows you
Cookies for breakfast? Why not?! If you’re usually rushing from one thing to the next and you don’t have time to enjoy your “loaded” oatmeal bowl, no worries – I understand! Managing and finding time is a real struggle! You’re not alone. I came up with these oatmeal breakfast (or snack) cookies with you in
A food that I’ve really come to love in recent years is poke. For me, it’s just like sushi but “spoken in my language” – a bowl. A random tidbit about me: I eat the majority of my meals standing up at the kitchen counter and like to eat out of bowl so I can
It’s no secret (by now) that one of my favorite foods of all time is sweet potato. I can pretty much eat it every day along with avocado. So, it should be no surprise that I love sweet potato fries. I’ll admit, greasy sweet potato fries are one of my favorite treat meals of all
Let it be known, I love kitchen gadgets and food trends. With the summer time right around the corner, two things are happening – 1) people are itching to fire up the grill; and 2) they are looking for low-carb recipes to shed some excess water weight for their hard-earned vacation. So, today we’re making
Here’s a delicious, comfort food makeover for the fall – low-carb enchiladas with Spanish cauliflower rice. When you’re in a diet rut, don’t just shrug your shoulders and promise to start eating better at a later date. Instead, take one of those meals or foods you’re craving and challenge yourself to give it a makeover
One of my all-time favorite snacks and side items – prosciutto wrapped asparagus. If you’re not a fan of ham, then use turkey or even beef bacon. This version has a faint sage and maple flavor just in time for the holidays. Remember, treat this as a side dish or a snack, not a full
What do you get when you add dark chocolate and black cacao to traditional banana bread? Magic. You get pure delicious, decadent magic. This is one of those recipes that uses a not-so common ingredient – black cacao – but can be easily substituted by adding swapping it with dark chocolate (or regular cacao) powder,