Chocolate Cherry Gluten-Free Scones {Recipe Redux}

Chocolate Cherry Gluten-Free Scones {Recipe Redux}

Some children learn to cook from their Italian grandma or by watching their mom at the stove. Others learn from the American Heart Association. I’m the “others”. No romantic stories of me at my mother’s knee stirring fresh rosemary into the…

Why Weight Stigma Persists (And What We Can Do About It)

Why Weight Stigma Persists (And What We Can Do About It)

Weight stigma is the thing I encounter as a dietitian that saddens me most. It is based on assumptions and lies that people of a larger size: are lazy and gluttonous lack willpower, self-control and self-respect eat too much don’t…

Maple Yogurt Mochi Cake

Maple Yogurt Mochi Cake

Don’t fear the fat! No judgment here. I used to buy fat-free everything and thought that it was better to load up on a bunch of unreal ingredients and super processed starches so that I could avoid even half a…

SunGold Kiwi Silk Pie

SunGold Kiwi Silk Pie

Disclaimer: I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated…

Walnut Blueberry Meringue Crisp

Walnut Blueberry Meringue Crisp

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the teaser for this dessert that I developed for the I Heart Walnuts Contest. Even though I didn’t win the contest, I think this recipe is a real winner! Made with dried wild blueberries, it’s…

Miso Cucumber Noodles {Recipe Redux}

Miso Cucumber Noodles {Recipe Redux}

During summer, it’s all about fruits and veggies. I love water-rich peaches, berries, tomatoes and cucumbers fresh from the farmers market or made into a quick salad. It just feels right when the sun is shining and the beach is…

Mastering Summertime Salads

Mastering Summertime Salads

Ahhh, summer: Time for vacations and swimming pools, bike rides and picnics. One of our favorite ways to eat outside is colorful, flavorful summer salads. There’s absolutely nothing better than a fresh-from-the garden or farmers-market-direct salad filled with all the…

Why Cheat Days are the Worst Idea Ever

Why Cheat Days are the Worst Idea Ever

If ever there was a bad idea it’s the THE CHEAT DAY. If you don’t know what a cheat day is, ignorance is total bliss. Close this page and go on your happy way. For the rest of you who…

Wild Blueberry Walnut Pie

Wild Blueberry Walnut Pie

Disclaimer: I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not…

Vegan Quiche Bites {Recipe Redux}

Vegan Quiche Bites {Recipe Redux}

It’s so much fun to eat with your hands! Small, poppable food beats using a fork and knife, especially at parties. And since summer is the season of graduations, weddings and celebrating in the sunshine, it’s also the perfect time…