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 [...]
As Winter makes its exit, Spring is nearing, which brings a fresh new season of vibrant greens, including some of my all-time favorites, Spinach and Artichokes! And while they're in no way related to the artichoke, or Jerusalem for that matter, we are nearing the end of the Jerusalem Artichoke (also known as sunchokes) season.
This delicious root vegetable is rarely used, and definitely under-appreciated. Jerusalem artichokes support gut health, and are a great source of potassium 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 [...]
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 [...]