Mix-and-match-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink vegetable and lentil stew

About halfway through October, I realized that I had WAY overcommitted myself for the last few months of 2013. It was bad. By the time Christmas break arrived, I was treading in deep, deep water and had run myself ragged. For that reason, I decided to do what any normal person with some control over … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

A few weeks ago, Lee Jeans Corporation asked me to come do a lunch and learn for their employees. The subject we decided I would speak on was tips and tricks for staying healthy during the holidays. After putting my "Staying Healthy During the Holidays" handout together, I shared it with my husband. … [Read more...]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Do you remember when I first shared our family's favorite kale salad recipe? At the time, Ellie was two, and I joked that I was going to show off her love of kale as my next party trick. Well, now it is Annie's turn to take center stage. Yup, my kindergartener is over-the-moon obsessed with these … [Read more...]

Why “Yes on 522” in Washington Matters to ALL Americans

As you know, required labeling of GMO's in America is something I am deeply passionate about. On November 5, the citizens of Washington state will be voting on Prop 522, which would require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in the state of Washington. Many people have asked me why a … [Read more...]

Top Foods to Fight Inflammation — Eating to Fight Inflammation — Part Three

Okay, so far I've bummed you all out by telling you how dangerous it is for your body to be in a state of chronic inflammation. I've also educated you on why it is so important to avoid certain ingredients that are quite prevalent in the standard American diet (SAD). I think it is finally time for … [Read more...]