Freshest Fish Picks
My salmon dinners are such a treat during the work week, and the leftovers make for a perfect little lunch to bring the next day. I try and include fish in my meals at least once a week. Tonight I dressed my wild Alaskan Salmon with an organic basil almond pesto, and served it with roasted garlic organic green beans and quinoa…it was DELICIOUS. Its SO incredibly important to...
The book that shifted it all for me.
Everyone must read this book. Not Just a Pretty Face was published in 2007, and brings attention to the hundreds upon hundreds of toxic chemicals we put onto our bodies every day….solely just by getting ready in the morning. Your Paul Mitchell shampoo, your MAC eyeliner, your Marc Jacobs perfume…all exposure to cancer causing agents...
Coconut Oil 52 Ways
COCONUT OIL. Pretty much the best stuff on earth, and there are not many things its not good for. Coconut oil is insanely good for the immune system. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and great for the (ready for this?) the digestive system, the liver, the kidneys, stress relief, cancer-fighting, weight loss, hormone balancing, skin elasticity, wrinkle fighting..ok i’ll...
Mixing Up a Staple.
If you know me, you know about 4 of my every 5 of meals will include quinoa. Quinoa is cooked and eaten similar to a grain, but is actually a seed! Packed with protein, quinoa is a superfood and ideal for gluten-free and vegans alike. It is also high in iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and fiber! Yep, kind of obsessed… So, tonight we made quinoa patties! No need for a bun, these...
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...