Wellness Not Weight: My Interview with Ellen Glovsky PhD, RD, LDN

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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…

Why I am Plant Based – Part 1

Why I am Plant Based – Part 1

I have been plant based since I was 17 years old. And for good reason. I am Part of a Blue Zone I am a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) of Blue Zone fame. The Blue Zones, made famous by Dan Buettner…

How Diets Make You Fat

How Diets Make You Fat

Happy New Year! 2016 is just beginning and that means (dun dun duuuun) New Year’s Resolutions! I don’t know if any of you get the urge to poll people. Sometimes, I want to know why everyone is exiting the freeway….

All About Adrenal Fatigue

All About Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a huge topic. A lot of people are wondering if their symptoms – trouble losing weight or low energy and mood – are due to adrenal fatigue. Here to answer your questions and tell us all about…

Gluten-Free Rosemary Honey Quickbread {Recipe Redux}

Gluten-Free Rosemary Honey Quickbread {Recipe Redux}

Holiday baking is glorious. Fabulous tastes, beautiful tins and wrappers, smells that take you back to your childhood Christmas. The holidays are also a time to spread joy and give gifts. What better gift than a homemade quickbread made with love…

How to Lose Weight When Hunger Strikes

How to Lose Weight When Hunger Strikes

The main saboteur of even the best weight loss intentions is hunger. Also known as the rumbly in your tumbly. Or that horrible lightheadedness, irritability and trouble concentrating when your body wants food. It can make one wonder how people…

When Moderation Backfires

When Moderation Backfires

Being extreme is SO much easier than being moderate. It’s way easier to do something 100% of the time or never than it is to do it 23% or 69% of the time. It’s easier to go to the gym…

Probiotic Power – My Interview with Heather Holmes

Probiotic Power – My Interview with Heather Holmes

Think all there is to probiotics is popping a little pill? Think again! I delve into the dirt on bacteria, biofilm, and our microbiome with Heather Holmes and talk about why probiotics aren’t just for digestion anymore!     Heather…

Raspberry Clafoutis

Raspberry Clafoutis

*Note: I developed this recipe for the National Processed Raspberry Council recipe contest. I was not compensated for this post but wanted to share it with you because it’s a winner in my book!   Don’t be intimidated. Clafoutis, pronounced…

Edible French: My Interview with Clotilde Dusoulier

Edible French: My Interview with Clotilde Dusoulier

If you went to Paris, who would you want to meet? Clotilde Dusoulier! Clotilde is an incredibly skilled Paris-based food writer where she shows how to balance health and taste through her approachable and surprisingly simple recipes. Take a peek…

Twinkies, Weight Loss and Wellbeing Part 1: My Interview with Dr. Mark Haub

Twinkies, Weight Loss and Wellbeing Part 1: My Interview with Dr. Mark Haub

What are Twinkies and weight loss doing in the same sentence? Well, a diet consisting largely of convenience snack cakes (such as the beloved Twinkie) helped my friend and professor of nutrition Dr. Mark Haub lose weight and improve his…

Why I Am a Dietitian

Why I Am a Dietitian

Two months ago I wrote a post for the lovely Guiltless Gals on my work as a dietitian.  You can read the original article on their website and follow them on Twitter @Iamguiltless.   I love food, therefore I am a…

Plant-Powered for Life: My Interview with Sharon Palmer RD

Plant-Powered for Life: My Interview with Sharon Palmer RD

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, so our special guest is my friend and colleague Sharon Palmer RD! Sharon is the Plant-Powered Dietitian and on this episode she tackles meat alternatives, common myths and misconceptions, the What The Health documentary, and what…

Wholly Wholesome Allergen Friendly Apple Pie

Wholly Wholesome Allergen Friendly Apple Pie

It’s that time of year again. Pie in the oven, holidays in the air, and pumpkin spice in (almost) everything. October is National Dessert Month, and I am all for treating yourself! As I’ve written in the past, dessert should…

Sheet Pan Panko Seitan and Greens {Recipe Redux}

Sheet Pan Panko Seitan and Greens {Recipe Redux}

With everyone full swing into the new school year, simple meals are all the rage. Easy to prep, easy to clean make for a happy family. It doesn’t get much more manageable than a sheet pan dinner. Line a pan…

Souping is the New Juicing: Meet Fawen Drinkable Soup

Souping is the New Juicing: Meet Fawen Drinkable Soup

In a world where convenience is king, ready-to-eat foods can be a bane or a blessing. They either make for a choice you later regret or one you make sure to repeat. They can hold you back or up your…

Instant Pot Seitan Surprise {Recipe Redux}

Instant Pot Seitan Surprise {Recipe Redux}

I love surprises. Ever since I was little, I’ve enjoyed surprise birthday and Christmas gifts. There’s something about the excitement and anticipation that makes them so delightful. The same goes for food. There’s something so wonderful about an unexpected amuse-bouche…

You Can Cook Japanese at Home

You Can Cook Japanese at Home

Japanese food is my favorite. Growing up, our family would go to our local Japanese restaurant almost every Thursday. My dad even spilled miso soup on me there as a baby. No hard feelings Dad! As an adult, I’ve been…

Outsmart Overeating: My Interview with Karen R. Koenig M.Ed. LCSW

Outsmart Overeating: My Interview with Karen R. Koenig M.Ed. LCSW

Weight and eating are not moral issues. It’s time to get rid of shame, blame, and diets! Karen R. Koenig, eating disorder therapist and expert on the psychology of eating, is here to help us do just that. She speaks…

Munkijo Organics: Cracking Open the Boundless Potential of Coconuts

Munkijo Organics: Cracking Open the Boundless Potential of Coconuts

When I met Rose, the founder of Munkijo Organics, at Expo West this year, I was in for a pleasant surprise. With almost 2800 vendors at the show and many of them producing coconut products, it takes a lot to…

YumUniverse Pantry to Plate: Review and Recipe

YumUniverse Pantry to Plate: Review and Recipe

Cooking can be intimidating. There are so many ingredients, steps, and ways to mess up dinner. I used to think that cooking was a talent, but it’s actually about ratios, methods and templates. Once you know and understand these, you…

Hummus Summer Spring Rolls

Hummus Summer Spring Rolls

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