Spaghetti Squash Marinara

There’s an excitement about fall. The long shadows, the crisp air, the justified scarf-wearing, but most importantly, the squash.

My dear winter squash, it’s so good to have you back. Summer squash was really just a fling – it has nothing on ...


Extreme vitamin C in cacao? The honest truth.

Not that I ever really need an excuse to eat chocolate, but I have to admit the recent media blitz regarding cacao’s “extreme vitamin C content” had me reaching for an extra piece or two. Night-time newstations buzzed, and highly trafficked websites ...


Secrets to making crazy-good smoothies

For an instant healthy makeover, just add a smoothie into your daily routine. Smoothies are a perfect opportunity to sneak in limitless amounts of nutrition into a killer-tasting glass.

Probably the single easiest concoction to make at home, you really can’t really ...


Sweeten up your diet with dates

If the $32 billion-plus yearly sales of the candy industry have one thing to tell us, it’s that ol’ Mr. Sweet Tooth is a naughty little guy. Yet what if . . . what IF . . . candy was actually good ...


The little seed with a lot to offer: Chia

Summer may be technically winding down, but in Los Angeles the heat wave’s still going strong. Needless to say, I’ve turned into a complete and utter juice monster. The hotter it gets, the more fresh-pressed juice I consume in attempt to keep ...


Energy Tartlets

A wise man once said, “Good things come to those who wait.” Yeah well, clearly he wasn’t having a dessert craving.

Making good, healthy desserts doesn’t have to steal away an afternoon of baking (or 12 hours waiting on a dehydrator). One ...


“Life Is Good” Salad

Just like the garden I’ve been in for the last week, it’s been quiet up here on the blog front. I had thought that upon visiting my dad in Eastern Washington last week, I’d be able to take advantage of the beautiful ...


Feeding The Salad Habit

It’s no secret that a rockin’ food pyramid includes some serious salad action. And when I say salad, I mean the big, bulky, butt-kickin’ kind . . . the kind just overflowing with flavorful fresh goodness. When I make a salad,  I’m ...


Summertime Snacking

If a bag of unhealthy deep-fried corn chips are eaten in the forest, do they make a sound? (Yes. Sorry.)

To me, summer means camping – a great excuse to get out under the trees, run around barefoot, wear the ...


Indigo Granita

In this episode, antioxidant powerhouses blueberries and acai combine forces to produce a colorful, healthy, and refreshing frozen berry dessert.

Get printable recipe HERE.

The antioxidant powerhouses of blueberries and acai combine forces to produce a ...