I have always been fearful of homemade gluten-free crusts. They seem to be both an emotional and time commitment, meaning if I spend all that time preparing the dough and it turns out to be a flop, I’d be emotionally distraught. With my new KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer, however, I was feeling bold. Audacious. Inspired. I love this new mixer. I even keep it in my room on my desk because I’d rather look at it than make
The Kayla Itsines workouts are pretty huge right now. Part of the workouts include something called LISS – low intensity steady state cardio. These bLISS balls resulted in a lot of low intensity stead state cardio: getting up repeatedly from couch to fridge to grab one and steadily dreaming about them all day long. Both of these tasks increased heart rate from excitement, so technically I guess that counts as cardio. These cacaOat bites, therefore, are exercise. An
I made these for a friend that is currently breastfeeding. Mostly because I thought it was funny to make the pun about pumpkin and pumping. I have the maturity and comedic capacity of an 11 year old boy. You can read more why oats are great galactagogues (foods that increase milk supply), as well as why should get turnt with turmeric below!
Even just typing this I am in high spirits. This restaurant was without a doubt my favorite part about Portland. And is the reason I’ve risen every morning with a desire to return. Honestly this meal could serve as the singular reason for a flight back. I desperately tried to recreate one of the dishes I had there, and the pathetic attempt is below. And I think I’m okay with that. I will just forever remember it
I am so excited to announce that I’ve been helping out with organizing this year’s the W.E.L.L. Summit, an event that presents a 360 degree view of health, that focusing on Wellness, Empowerment, Learning, and Luxury. The event is happening in NYC on October 21-22nd and during it you’ll get to eat cool snacks and listen to breakout sessions from leaders in the wellness field about things like meditation, nutrition, green beauty, and even sustainable fashion. I made this
I have a lot of wafeel(ing)s right now because I just finished another semester of classes. Granted I got a 42 on one of my finals. No that is not a misprint. The most entertaining part (to me anyways…let’s hear it for self deprecation) is that the final was open book. And still a 42. Pending I don’t have to retake the class, I’ll only have two semesters left of this Master’s program in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
It is impossible to describe the amount of joy I feel picking fresh vegetables from my garden every morning. This is what I will miss most about summer. I went down and extracted some tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil from the soil and then mixed it with some black bean pasta, frozen peas, spring onion, and avocado. The dressing is light so that the flavors of the last round of summer seasonal garden grabs can really shine. Recipe below.
These are plum crumble bars. So yeah plumble bars. Stumble into the plumble and check out the recipe below. Made with paleo granola, and consequently entirely grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. With the produce of summer and the flavors of fall, these are a perfect way to slip into Autumn’s DM’s.
I was a strange hybrid of inspired and ferociously hungry when I returned from the farmer’s market today, which is a sentiment that occupies nearly 70% of my existence. I think a similar percentage of this dish was derived from either my garden or the farmer’s market, e.g. zucchini, fresh spinach, fresh mint, and tomatoes. Only ingredients added were protein sources (pasta/edamame), oil, and dried spices. No puns, no commentary. That much local is just awesome.
My trip to Philly philled me with a lot of pheelings. It also filled my stomach. I am of firm mind that the best way to see and get to know a city is to plan places you’d like to go and walk everywhere. The places I wanted to go just happened to be all eating places, hence the full stomach comment. I also managed to squeeze in a few workouts, and two out of the three places offered