I spent an entire 2 years of my life swearing off grains, so why on EARTH am I writing a Grain Series?!
One of the best things I got out of my education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition was the encouragement to experiment with different foods. While I needed my strict Paleo obsession to initially transform and clean up my diet, there came a time where it made more sense to be less restrictive. It can be exhausting to stress about going out to eat with your friends, or even Read more [...]
My favorite things about curry?! Its warm vibrant spices will cure the darkest of Winter blues, and you can whip it up in a flash, which makes it a perfect Winter weeknight dinner. You can have this beautiful nutritious dish on the table in less than 30 minutes. And often that's all we have the energy for when it's already dark and dreary by 5pm. Make this shrimp curry for a quick yet comforting meal. Want to get festive?! Enjoy a nice warm cup of chai while you make it. 🙂
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Who knew pho could be so easy to make at home?!
Pho is the perfect Winter dish, whether you're trying to get over a cold, wondering how to eat more hot veggies, or it's so cold outside the only thing to do is invite your friends over for a build-your-own pho party followed by a snuggle session near the fire.
My favorite part about this dish is that everyone can make it their own. Simply choose your favorite veggies and garnishes and let everyone build their own bowl. After all, food Read more [...]
Who says pumpkin is just for Fall?! So I may have stretched this year's Paleo Pumpkin Spice season a little long, but I had to make up for missing last year. And in my opinion, there can never be too much pumpkin!
This Paleo Pumpkin Bread recipe is a great treat to make just for having around the house. There's nothing fancy about it, but each slice feels like you are seriously spoiling yourself. While the dark chocolate chips make it pretty decadent, its not very sweet compared to Read more [...]
If you're like the majority of middle class Los Angeles, you practically live off of Trader Joe's prepared salads and meals. While I am a big fan of Trader Joe's, I don't love prepared meals from most grocery stores. Simply because nearly all of them contain preservatives to keep them on the shelf for longer, and often times, artificial flavors and colors to achieve the desired taste and look in a food that sits on the shelf for days, maybe even weeks.
But don't fret--I have just Read more [...]