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Get inspired with my latest recipe obsessions, health tips and advice to balancing your hormones and improving your digestive health.

Summer Peaches – Ginger, Cinnamon, & Vanilla Infused Peach Puree

Summer is unofficially here and I am so excited to see summer fruits and vegetables back at the farmer’s market. Seeing peaches again reminds me of how last year I often found myself going a little overboard at the farmer’s market --  buying too many peaches.  When...

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Fall is in the air… There’s nothing better to solidify that Fall is here than the taste of pumpkin and pumpkin spices.   Mmmmm…. Here’s a great smoothie to put you in the spirit! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Makes 1 16 oz Smoothie 2 tbsp of chia, hemp or flax seeds or 2...

5 Ways to Get (Peri-) Menopause Relief

I can't believe we are well into fall.  You know how much I love fall – the weather, the colors, the food… it always brings a smile to my face. A new season also brings another opportunity to do a seasonal detox. With this in mind, I am excited to announce my fall...

3 tips to get out of the deprivation mindset

Happy 4th!  I hope you indulged in the sun and good food today with family and friends. I thought today is a good day to talk about the opposite of indulging -- deprivation.  Unfortunately, a lot of women equate healthy eating with deprivation.  But they’ve got it all...

5 Helpful Foods for Beating Peri-Menopause (plus Chocolate Nut Maca Recipe)

I love writing about my latest recipe obsessions. This Chocolate Nut Maca Smoothie is my current fav. It's great for breakfast or a snack. I love it mainly because it’s like a peanut butter chocolate shake but instead of being loaded with sugar, it’s loaded with...

Simple & Sweet Holiday Dessert – Cardamom-Infused Coconut Whipped Cream (with Sautéed Cinnamon Apples)

At one of my recent workshops, someone asked me if there was such a thing as a healthy dessert. Sure, there is. You just might not find it in the grocery aisle or on the holiday dessert table.  Desserts tend to go overboard with sugar. We have been trained into...

4 Easy Tips to Keep The Bad Stuff Out of Your Grocery Bag

I was doing some research for a client on the EWG’s website and I happened on the article called“Yoga Mat” Chemical Found in nearly 500 Foods. A few months ago Vani Hari, food activist and blogger, succeeded in petitioning Subway to remove a chemical additive from...