Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Your new FAVE Thanksgiving dish! Don’t tell your husband, your kids or your guests that these aren’t real mashed potatoes — because these are better, healthier and they will never know the difference! This will serve 8-10.  Leftovers keep in the fridge! Cube 3 parsnips (1 lb) Cut 1 small head of cauliflower Boil cauliflower and parsnips for 10-15 min until soft (in a HUGE pot or do each … Continue reading Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Gorgeous Greek Salad

Whether you are a performance athlete, a single mom, or a celebrity squeezing into a cocktail dress, a keto-genic diet WORKS.  I’m believer in sustainable healthy eating, not miserable, rigid, impossible diets.  But I love the science behind a keto-genic diet. Read Eat Bacon Don’t Jog  , to really understand and commit to the program, but, basically explains why we’re all fat, tired and angry. And … Continue reading Gorgeous Greek Salad

RECIPE: Delicata Squash

I have to admit, I didn’t even know what a delicata squash was a year ago.  The only squash I really knew was a gourd-shaped yellow squash. Thankfully I’ve now met spaghetti squash (LOVE but have never prepared myself), butternut (meh), acorn and these yummy ladies, The Delicata. They are easy to make, nutrient rich and super filling. A tip of the cap to Trader … Continue reading RECIPE: Delicata Squash

RECIPE: Salmon and Quinoa Salad

Whether Steelhead, Coho, or Sockeye, This Salmon Salad is a “MUST TRY”. Phenomenal Health benefits from leafy greens: Anti-aging, cancer-prevention and healthier spleens*! Savory seasoning to suit your palate, if you like-a da’ spice, up you can dial it! Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is a healthy grain, It’s good for your waistline and packed with protein! Let’s keep this simple: Grill, bake or buy a cooked piece of salmon … Continue reading RECIPE: Salmon and Quinoa Salad

RECIPE: Tomato and Basil Salad

I used to tear up Caprese salads, any time I was at an Italian restaurant. I would kick off my carb-laden meal with a tower of thick, creamy buffalo mozzarella slices and tomatoes.  Because the Caprese salad was listed under the “salad” section of the menu, I though I was being super healthy to precede my fat-filled fettuccini alfredo dish (which by the way is not on … Continue reading RECIPE: Tomato and Basil Salad

RECIPE: Beet and Arugula Salad

Whilst on my Wellness Retreat in Varenna, Italy, I confess, panne, pizza and gelato were regulars in my diet. However, I did have several insalata mistas, which typically consisted of raddichio, grated carrots and green lettuce.  Simple and nutritious, but over time, my palate longed for something with a little more zip! Thankfully, across the street from our apartment was a small grocery store which carried fresh … Continue reading RECIPE: Beet and Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

Brussel Sprouts.  Those notorious green ‘spheres of gross’ that your parents would bribe you to eat… Turns out,  they’re actually pretty tasty when done up right! This is my husband’s easy-peasy, extra-tasty dish and it goes a lil’ sumthin’ like this: 15-20 brussel sprouts, halved 1/2 white onion, chopped 1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 Tbsp of olive oil dash … Continue reading RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

RANT: Study Abroad

Next month I’m headed to Italy for a Wellness Retreat. (By the way, contact me if you are interested in participating in or creating your own Wellness Retreat wellandbalanced@gmail.com) While in college, I spent my junior Fall semester “studying” abroad in Florence, Italy.  “Study Abroad” was really code for excessive travel, red wine appreciation and the ingestion of copious amounts of gelato, olive oil and pasta. … Continue reading RANT: Study Abroad

RECIPE: Pea Pesto Shrimp Linguine

One of my clients told me about a fabulous pea pesto recipe. I somehow miss placed the link, but in my usual fashion, I threw a few things together to create my own version, and holy moly this dish was good! (And my presentation gets an A+ too don’t you think? It’s amazing what a little fresh basil and parmesan shavings will do as a … Continue reading RECIPE: Pea Pesto Shrimp Linguine