RECIPE: Green Machine Smoothie

Alkaline foods can heal the cellular damage that occurs in our bodies.  I dunno about you, but there was some major damage being done in my 20s! This concoction is my anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, undo-those-crazy-party-nights, feel and look great Green Machine! It keeps me functioning at whatever speed I need. This alkaline, nutrient packed smoothie beckons Pink Floyd’s Lyrics: Welcome to the Machine. IN A … Continue reading RECIPE: Green Machine Smoothie

RANT: Got Love?

Have you ever found yourself with a freshly consumed ice cream carton or an empty wine bottle, yet you’re still not full? You keep searching the cabinets and fridge for something sweet, but you can’t quite seem to get your fix? You shop, eat, gamble, or Facebook your face off, but are still unsatisfied? Chances are you haven’t got love. Something to love, someone to love, something … Continue reading RANT: Got Love?

RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like

I get it. You don’t like brussels sprouts, farro seems foreign, and why would anyone order seaweed salad? To my astonishment, there are tons of foods I am now LOVING that I wouldn’t have even tried on a ‘triple-dog-dare’ a few years ago.  That’s because a few years ago I thought I knew what I liked and didn’t like. Don’t we all have periods in … Continue reading RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like

RECIPE : Tuna Salad

I’ll be honest, I’ve had an aversion to tuna salad my whole life because the only tuna I’d met came from a can and smelled like dog food. After college I lived with 3 girls, two of whom ate canned foul smelling-dog-food-tuna fish far too often.  I found it nauseating. Thankfully, I came to know and love tuna sashimi; which I eat it far too … Continue reading RECIPE : Tuna Salad

Elimination Diet

If you suffer from allergies, migraines, stomach issues, skin disorders, or fatigue, consider an elimination diet. Ideally you eliminate all products with synthetic ingredients from your diet. But Wheat, Dairy, Eggs and Citrus are all common culprits of numerous ailments. To perform an elimination diet trial, stop eating the concerning food(s) for 7 days.  Eat only real foods—you know, the ones that grow from the … Continue reading Elimination Diet

RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

Several of you have asked me about sweeteners.  As a hard core sugar-addict myself, I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting (ahem, ingesting) sugar.  There are lots of sweetening options out there both artificial and natural. BOTTOM LINE: You have a fixed number of fat cells, it’s how big they get that effects your weight. Sugar and refined carbs (like breads, pastas, crackers, chips, cookies, … Continue reading RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

RANT: Packaged Meals

I worked around 110 hours a week and I gained like 11 pounds in the first month of my medical training.  I didn’t even notice because I was so exhausted—plus, the scrubs we wore, allowed you to,  unknowingly go up 4 sizes, and still fit in to your cinch-able scrub pants. My diet consisted entirely of individually wrapped graham crackers and peanut butter tubs (which were … Continue reading RANT: Packaged Meals

RECIPE: Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Sadly, summer is over and gone with it, blueberry season; but thank goodness for freezers! Here is the recipe for a delicious blueberry smoothie, complete with antioxidants, protein and the micronutrients you need to feel as bright as a summer day! Again, the measurements are approximations, people, just throw in a little of this and a little of that and see which combinations YOU like … Continue reading RECIPE: Blueberry Blast Smoothie

RECIPE: Fresh Pesto

I. LOVE. PESTO. Put it on Pasta. Serve it in soups. Pop it on Pizza. The smell of fresh basil is like Spring and Summer and Tuscany all in one leaf! So if you are looking for something to do with your basil plant’s offerings, or just searching for a pesto recipe, you’ve found it! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups fresh basil 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup … Continue reading RECIPE: Fresh Pesto