Collard Green Wraps

Collard green wraps are my new favorite thing! Collard greens replace the tortilla and provide a healthier wrap option. It’s also a great way to get more greens into your diet. Get fresh collard greens from your local Farmer’s Market and fill them with your choice of fillings. You can put just about anything in […]

Chocolate Smoothie

I love having smoothies for breakfast in the summer! This chocolate smoothie is my favorite… cooling, nutritious and delicious. Yum! Ingredients: 1 banana 4 tblsp hemp protein powder 1 tblsp cacao powder 1 tblsp almonds 1 tblsp flax meal 2 tblsp hemp seeds Splash of vanilla Splash of raw agave 1 1/2 cup of water […]

Slow Down with Meditation

Feeling unbalanced, run down, stressed out, or anxious about life in general? Meditation is a wonderful way to recharge and rejuvenate. Meditation has been shown to offer many health benefits* as well.

Greens are Yummy!

Spring is the perfect time to up your intake of greens. The grass is turning green, the trees are blossoming and green shoots are coming up all over. Nature is reminding us to eat our greens! Greens help cleanse and detoxify our bodies, increase our energy and make us feel more in tune with the […]

Spring Allergy Prevention

I used to suffer from year-round allergies that were at their worst in the springtime. I was on a corticosteroid inhaler and took antihistamines for six months out of the year. I had frequent colds, sinus infections and headaches. I decided to get off the medications and fight the allergies the natural way. This is […]

Amaranth for Breakfast!

I’ve recently discovered the grain Amaranth, which is high in protein, iron and calcium as well as wheat and gluten-free. It is a nice breakfast alternative to oatmeal. I put the same add-ins that I put in my oatmeal – making it even yummier and more nutritious! I find adding protein and good fats (Omega-3s) […]

Inspired by Sedona

I recently spent a week in Sedona visiting a friend. It is always good to get away on vacation, but I was especially happy to find myself catching up on important self-care – hiking, feeling my connection with nature, breathing the fresh clear mountain air and eating lots of healthy good food. It’s easy to […]

Sunflower Seed Cheese

This recipe is raw, vegan and a great dish to bring to a party! It is also super easy to make. It can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup Nama Shoyu 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled 3 cups raw sunflower seeds, very finely ground […]

Why I became a Holistic Health Coach

Although my mom force-fed me healthy food when I was growing up and I’ve been a vegetarian or pesca-tarian (fish-eating vegetarian) of some sort since college, I wasn’t always the healthiest eater. My vegetarian diet was filled with pasta, bread, cheese and unbearable sweet cravings. In 2002, in my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) class at […]

Why Cook?

I hear a lot of people say that they don’t have time to go to the grocery store or cook food for themselves or their family. Many people’s grocery carts seem to be filled with packaged food that is conveniently ready for the freezer until it is time to pop in the microwave for dinner. […]