I realize Spring is flying by and I have yet to share the Spring edition of my Great Gluten Free Grain Series... (Psst...if you happened to miss it, Winter brought a beautiful Brussels Sprout Wild Rice Salad and Maple Sage Quinoa.)
Have you been indulging in as much local organic asparagus, artichokes, spring peas, rhubarb and strawberries as I have?!
From having endless local seasonal produce come through the kitchen at the restaurant, to personal visits to the weekend Farmer's markets, I Read more [...]
Here's another Winter installment for the Great Gluten Free Grains Series. Although, with the latest California weather, it feels much more like Spring. Before we know it, those hearty root veggies will be making their exit to pave the way for fresh Spring greens, like asparagus, artichokes and peas, and vibrant fruits like apricots, and my personal favorite, rhubarb!
Not only is seasonal eating more cost effective and better for your community and the environment, it also helps support Read more [...]
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 [...]
Looks like I'm back on my breakfast kick!
Well actually, my favorite use for this sinfully smoky and crunchy, yet meatless, bacon is on top of my favorite soup or salad! With the help of liquid smoke, you can make just about anything taste like bacon. Lucky for all those vegans and vegetarians out there who love that undeniable savory smoky smell of bacon sizzling in a pan, this easy recipe makes plant-based bacon as easy as pie. The coconut flakes take on that beautiful caramel hue, Read more [...]
So you've all seen the infamous smoothie bowl going around.
They started as a raw and vegan craze, but it seems that EVERYBODY is now making them.
At first, I wasn't really on board with the whole thing, particularly because I prefer to start my mornings with high protein, fat, and veggie-filled meals for sustained energy and nutrition through the day. That was until my best friend insisted that we go to this place Backyard Bowls in Santa Barbara where she lives. Big Mistake! Those Read more [...]