August10

Perfect Cauliflower Rice

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I pretty much follow a paleo diet. I’m not crazy strict (as evidenced by the 57 slices of gluten free pizza I ate at a recent wedding…we won’t even TALK about the wine…it really gave new meaning to the #roseallday hashtag).

I haven’t always eaten this way, and I might not always eat this way in the future. But, for now (and the past two-ish years), paleo it is. Today I’ll give you the recipe to one of my staple recipes.
Since I don’t eat grains, cauliflower rice is on heavy rotation at my house as a “rice replacement”. I’ve been eating cauliflower rice loooooong before I ever jumped on the paleo train (did you know I was a raw foodist at one point? OY). I’ve had some years to perfect my technique. Here’s how I get flawless cauli rice. Read More

July28

Healthy Zucchini Sticks (gluten free, grain free, paleo)

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Zucchini everywhere. Backyard gardens, CSA pickups, farmers’ markets…there’s even a basket of it at my yoga studio. People can’t give the stuff away. Every other month of the year, I spend good money on this zoodle staple…and now? People are tossing around free buckets of fresh, local, organic zucchini every which way.

Lately I’ve been hearing, “I don’t know what to do with all this zucchini!” I have literally never run into this problem. Zucchini is so versatile that I use it A LOT.

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July12

Do I need to Quit Coffee? + copy cat coffee recipe

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I’ve mentioned recently here and on social media that I’m trying to scale back and change my coffee/caffeine consumption habits.

I’ve talked through this with clients and friends quite a bit (people get deliriously curious when you bring up dietary changes. Particularly when those dietary changes involve less coffee. Moms be like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), so I thought I’d outline what was going on with me that forced my hand with this decision.

I’m also covering lots of information on coffee consumption (including pros and cons), some suggestions on how to do coffee “right”, PLUS a kick-ass copy cat coffee recipe at the end of the blog. So read on! Read More

June16

5 simple summer suppers to make when you don’t feel like cooking

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I’ve been in a food rut. Most evenings, the thought of preparing a meal both exhausts and annoys me. Back when I was a vegetarian, it was so easy to throw together a last minute meal. Cook up a pot of grains, sauté up some veggies…done. Now I eat a relatively grain-free diet, with far more animal protein. (With lots of personal experimentation, I’ve learned I feel better this way. This may or may not be appropriate for you. A great way to figure it out is by joining my Fueled+Fit program. This is basically the format I used to dial in my current ideal diet. I say current because since I’m a human, I will continue to change, and so will my diet.)

Preparing animal protein does take a bit more thought than cooking up some rice. At least it does for me, since I’m still kinda new to it all. Enter the 5pm eye roll and exasperated sigh when I realize I have to cook dinner…AGAIN.

I’ve been here before, I know it will pass. In the meantime, I’ll stick to some simple no-muss, no-fuss, tried-and-true suppers. Because NOT putting real food on the table for my family is just NOT an option for me.

These are 5 meals that can be whipped up pretty quickly and mindlessly. Read More

June9

What I Ate in a Day

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Another day, another dolla. You guys asked for more, so here it is. What I Ate!

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June3

Interview with AJ Govoni

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Like most wellness journeys, mine has been a long one. There have been pitstops and setbacks, building blocks and inspiration. I’ve been lucky to find some powerful positive influences that have lit my path along my way. Today I want to introduce one of them.

AJ Govoni is a yoga teacher, holistic fitness trainer and traveler. She’s an absolute inspiration to me, and has made a big impact on my life.

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May18

Avocado Chocolate Pudding (paleo, vegan)

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I’ve been making this recipe for years. I’ve shared it with countless people: I make it at workshops, some variation of it is always included in my nutrition programs,  kids have tried it and loved it. You should make it. Read More

May11

What I Ate in a Day

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One of my more popular posts was when I revealed the foods in my kitchen. There’s just something about seeing what other people eat. I, for one, have always loved to rummage through the fridges and cupboards of other people. Does this make me sound like a feral animal or a psychopath? Eh. I do it not with judgment, but with curiosity. I just love seeing what people eat! (And definitely for information gathering when working with clients. Did you know this is something I do?)

I don’t do meal plans, but I know nutrition clients love when I share a typical day of eating with them. So today I’m sharing with you! Read More

May3

Soaked Nuts: How and Why

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One thing I try to get across to people is that nutrients within a food are important – but how your body assimilates those nutrients is arguably more important. Because if your body isn’t able to extract the nutrition from a food, then it’s really not “nutritious”, is it?  Read More

April20

Back to Bikram

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About 8 years ago I herniated a disk in my lower back. I did it at the gym, I’m pretty sure – pushing myself too far beyond my body’s capabilities, not listening to my body, not respecting the need for recovery, and not fueling myself well (you know all those mistakes I talked about last week? Yeah, I’ve made them all).

I was in tons of pain, which was only made worse by my long commute and days spent sitting in a desk (I was a student at the time).

Once I got the diagnosis from the MRI, I set to work figuring out how I could get better. I jumped on google, and one of the first things I came across was something Sara Curry, the owner of Bikram Yoga Portsmouth, wrote about healing her back pain. (This isn’t the exact article I found, but it does chronicle her recovery experience).

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