I'm still a wine lover....gimme something!
It’s pretty tricky to participate in any social/bar scene while still keeping your commitment to health, organic foods and sustainability. Given my wine obsession, I was luckily introduced to a new spot right near my office. It’s called ‘Yield’, it’s on 3rd street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch area, and it’s the city’s...
Safe and Sweet
While working to boost my immune system, I explored every diet there was in order to begin feeling better. I quickly learned about refined sugars (obviously awful for you) but was even at a point when I had to cut all natural sugars out. As tough as this was (especially with my sweet tooth..) I quickly learned easy and yummy ways to sweeten my food and drink when necessary, and will now never...
Tonight I roasted a mixture of organic pumpkin and sunflower seeds to bring to work as an easy snack and sprinkle on my salads this week. Takes 10 minutes to make and chock full with health benefits. Pumpkin seeds (also known as Pepitas) are very high in magnesium, manganese, iron and phosphorus. They are also excellent Parasite killers, and high in copper, zinc, and Vitamin K. Sunflower seeds...
One of my favorite sides to a meal! Being gluten free, I find such novelty in stringy, starchy spaghetti squash to mix with my vegetables and protein. While Spaghetti Squash takes a bit of time to prep, it’s all in the oven, so you can pop it in and spend the time prepping the rest of your meal. I found my Spaghetti Squash at my local farmers market last weekend. Look for squash with...
DIY: Clean With A Clean Conscious
The apartment needs a deep clean — but oh man, the last thing you would ever want to do is coat your countertops and floors with chemicals and cancer-causing agents, right? Our traditional household cleaners contain a laundry list of toxins and unregulated chemicals that have been linked to innumerable health issues. Large manufacturers of these products (yes, including our personal care...
My first WISH LIST entry. I have dreamt about the Blendtec perched upon my kitchen countertop for quite some time now. This beautiful piece of machinery is an all-in-one kitchen appliance for fast, easy and delicious smoothies, soups, sauces, juices, milkshakes, annnnd the list goes on. A sample daily menu — all made with the Blendtec. Breakfast- Organic...
Local routine - minus the toxins...
Ever since moving to the city, I have fallen into the (expensive) habit of getting my nails done every single Sunday. Nail salons are overly abundant, and it feels fresh and nice to start the week with bright and pretty digits. Little did I know, my manicure addiction was actually contributing to my week immune system. Nail salons are a chamber of chemicals. Nail salon technicians, and their...
Over the past 6 months I have become soup obsessed. Think about it… all whole food ingredients, easily digestible, high in retained nutrients, and super quick and easy to throw together. To me, almost any vegetable makes for an amazing, gluten-free creamy soup, without adding ANY dairy or added sugar. Tonight I made my favorite Curried Butternut Squash soup. Organic...