Halloween Treats! Superfood Monster Heads

I had the pleasure of joining the founder of Beaming, Lisa Odenweller, and Brad Wills on Fox 5 San Diego last week to talk about ways to “Trick Out Your Halloween Treats” … via, you guessed it, SUPERFOODS!


Cherishing chocolate: 6 incredible benefits of cacao

With it being Valentine’s Day and all, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of chocolate in the air. But don’t let all that indulgent deliciousness fool you: chocolate is, in fact, a superfood.

Of course,  not all chocolate is created equal. ...


Lessons from The Grand Chia Master

My friend Lizzie does Ironmans. You know, that little thing where you swim 2.4 miles, race 112 miles on a bike, and then run a full marathon (26.2 miles). In a day. Right.

She’s also a mom of two, and from the ...

Making chocolate the easy way {VIDEO}

Notice the quiet around here? Yeah, me too. I have a guilty conscience when it comes to this website, and although the brief hiatus of posts here may not be something you one day tell your grandchildren about, it has nonetheless made ...


Japanese Pumpkin Pie

I wonder, will you secretly judge me if I admit to you that I don’t really like pie?Every year I’m reminded of my pie-oriented “skeleton in the oven,” thanks to all the holiday festivities. You can usually spot me fighting a cringe, ...

Our sweet prayers answered: Yacon Root

The holidays are just setting in and I’m stoked. I have an amazing (amazing!) pumpkin pie recipe that I’ll be posting in the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving. In it, I’m using a special healthy sweetener called


Double Chocolate Hazelnut Candies

I have to admit, as a natural food enthusiast, Halloween really puts me in quite a quandary. On one hand, I love the mild madness that ensues around this time of year. The costumes, the parties, the creativity, the (idea of) candyland-come-true ...


Homemade Energy Bars

We all know we’re supposed to be eating more fruits and veggies (and are kinda sick of hearing it), but let’s face it: the craving for a tasty snack isn’t always conveniently synonymous with a bag of peeled and washed carrot sticks. ...

The great egg substitute

From time to time, I get this NEED to bake. It’s like a primal urge – and there’s really no stopping me. Deep down, there’s just something so satisfying about mushing things around in a bowl, putting them in an oven, ...

Out with the cane, in with the palm sugar (with video)

When I need a sweet boost in recipes I’ll always turn to fruit or stevia first (whole natural foods = yay!), but when those foods simply can’t pull the weight, it’s palm sugar comes to the rescue. I teamed up with ...