Easy Breezy Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free)

Easy Breezy Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free)

Inspired by Detoxinista’s Blonde Macaroons (you really should check out her fantastic blog), I set out to create my own version of these chewy sweets.  Given that I can’t find unsweetened coconut flakes where I live (small town Germany), I knew I would need to tweak the recipe, as I would be using a sweetened substitute … Continue reading

Refreshing Carrot & Cabbage Slaw

Refreshing Carrot & Cabbage Slaw

Upon returning home from a trip (which, of course entails eating out at nearly every meal), my husband and I have grown accustomed to our “detox salad” ritual.  This habit actually started out as a joke.  Last April, we celebrated our first anniversary with many ‘a tasty libations and culinary treats in Holland.  As my … Continue reading

My journey towards a PCOS diagnosis

My journey towards a PCOS diagnosis

Almost a year ago, I discovered that I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which has afforded me time to embrace the fact that maintaining a “healthy me” will require a lifelong commitment to listening to both my mind and body. It is my sincere hope that in sharing my story, at least one woman with … Continue reading

Ancho Chili Pepper Enchilada Sauce

Ancho Chili Pepper Enchilada Sauce

In an effort to blog about my favorite recipes before my son’s due date rolls around (March 10th!), I have been cooking and posting up a storm lately.  According to nearly every seasoned mom, the beginning stages of motherhood are rough.  From sleepless nights to hormones to unpredictable events, I’m pretty certain that when March … Continue reading

Spicy Marinara Sauce

Spicy Marinara Sauce

I stumbled upon this Spicy Pizza Sauce recipe when my husband and I were hosting a “make-your-own-pizza” dinner party a few months back. I was pleased with how it turned out, but I couldn’t help but tweak a few things here and there.  Here is the recipe that I came up with and have now … Continue reading

Ina Garten’s Guacamole

Ina Garten’s Guacamole

My husband and I are currently living in Germany (only a few more months until we move back to California!) and given that we both grew up in the Golden State, we are accustomed to enjoying great Mexican eats on a weekly basis.  In an attempt to capture the flavors we miss, we’ve learned to make a … Continue reading

Italian Chicken Meatballs (gluten-free)

Italian Chicken Meatballs (gluten-free)

I listen to Dr. Lo Radio Show, hosted by Dr. Lauren Noel, on a weekly basis and am excited about the episode that I just tuned in to: Paleogasm with Camille Macres.   Dr. Noel practices naturopathic medicine and addresses many of her clients’ needs through a paleo-based diet, so it’s no surprise that she wanted to share Camille’s … Continue reading

Gran’s Tamari Almonds

Gran’s Tamari Almonds

This tasty and healthy snack is in honor of my paternal grandmother who was an incredible woman.  When my grandfather was in his mid-60’s, he suffered from two heart attacks within one year.  With a background in dietetics, my grandmother immediately sprung into action and overhauled their diet and lifestyle.  As a result, my grandfather is … Continue reading