Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook Review

Fact: Getting my daughter to eat healthy, plant-based meals reminds me of the first time I did bosu.   I fell flat on my face and twisted my ankle, but I got up and kept going because I told myself my butt will NOT look like Aunt Nora’s when I turn 40. Genetics be damned.     […]



Fat Bomb Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) 7

Fat makes your brain as happy as a Floridian with electricity after Hurricane Matthew. So brain, here ya go, a Fat Bomb Pumpkin Spice Latte.   Can you tell I’m still in hurricane recovery mode? This was probably the biggest one I’ve lived through since moving to Florida in 1995. […]


Kid’s Corner – Edamame with Asian Sauce [Video] 4

Slurp-worthy Edamame with Asian Sauce. Hands off my edamame!   I’ve discovered four truths while leading cooking classes with kids.     First, kids love getting messy.   You’ll swear that your one pot is actually a Gremlin hitting water. It multiplies. But we need to let them get messy and have fun […]

What’s In Season? Everyday Super-food Orange. Recipe Roundup! 6

We all know and love this everyday super-food, the mighty orange!  But here’s a factoid you might not have known….it’s not the tired old, “it’s got lots of vitamin C and fights colds”, this is much juicier orange gossip.  All the goodies are in the white stringy stuff you pick off. Yeah, […]

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Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review 4

Are meal kit delivery services the next thing since sliced kale? Find out if it’s all it’s cracked up to be with my Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review. A few weeks ago I noticed a sponsored post on Facebook to get four free meals and decided to test it […]

Tahini Dill Sweet Potato

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The Worst Thing You Can Tell Yourself When Fighting Sugar Addiction 2

We all tell ourselves little white lies, but what’s the WORST thing you can tell yourself when fighting sugar addiction? Keep reading…   You’re at an office party, talking to Steve, and suddenly a scent hits your nose and your vision narrows like a nuclear submarine ready to strike. There must be […]

Four Ingredient Thai Coconut Dressing 4

A salad without homemade dressing is like a week-full of “spill hot Starbucks on your white top and realize you’ve left the house with two different shoes on” Mondays. It’s not good thing.   Have no fear. My Four Ingredient Thai Coconut Dressing will turn every day into Saturday and you’ll be dressing […]

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) And The Addictive Power of Foods 7

Do you suffer from Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?  You slip into the pantry and shut the door, hoping no one sees or hears you. As your fingers brush the greasy crumbs at the bottom of the bag, although you barely remember eating them, you’re reaching for the next bag – […]

Eco Friendly Stainless Steel Lunchbox Breakdown 4

It’s back to school time and my daughter and I were on the hunt for a eco-friendly stainless steel lunchbox.    Allow me to lay out some handy storage options for both kids and work-lunches. Healthy alternatives for kids and portion control for adults! Booya!   I’m surprised at how few, […]

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The Number One Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Meals 6

Is it like pulling teeth to get your family to eat healthy meals?  You’ve already heard of this, but you’ve forgotten the sheer power. Let me re-introduce you to….the bar – home style.  Why does it work?  Because kids of all ages love to have a hand in building their meals. […]

Mashed Potato Substitute with Cannellini Beans 4

You might call this Smashed Cannellini Beans, but the creator of this recipe, my seven-year-old daughter, aptly called them “mashed potatoes without the potatoes”.   This was the very first recipe she created, executed and cleaned up after herself. She called me in when she was done to taste her creation. […]

Cannellini Bean Smash

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Five Unique Perspectives On What Is A Plant-Based Lifestyle 2

The past two weeks we uncovered why you want to transition to a plant-based lifestyle and five tips on how to do so, this week we’ll take a deeper dive into what is a plant-based lifestyle? To me, a plant-based lifestyle means eating as close to nature as possible. It’s health. It’s […]

How To Transition To A Whole Food, Plant-based Diet – Five First Steps 1

Last week we chatted about why you want to make a change, this week we’re discussing how to transition to a vegan, vegetarian or whole food, plant-based diet.      You’ve answered your five questions. Now it’s time to get into action.   I’ll continue with the example of a mentoring/coaching client, […]


5 Questions To Ask Before Switching To A Whole Food, Plant-based diet

Five Questions To Ask Before Switching To Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet 2

You’re ready to get started and are searching for help. Stop! First ask yourself these five questions before switching to a whole food, plant-based diet (or vegan or vegetarian). Lately I’ve seen quite a few Facebook posts from people that say they’ve [insert reason here] and want to switch to a vegan, vegetarian or […]

Vegan Oatmeal Roundup!

Love all things oatmeal? You’ve come to the right place! In this Vegan Oatmeal Roundup you’ll get a big list of delicious oatmeal recipes to start your day! Over the years I’ve created lots of oatmeal recipes for my coaching clients that have gotten buried in my files. This Vegan […]

VEGAN Oatmeal Roundup

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Mediterranean Grilled Asparagus Recipe 2

I’m not afraid to say this is the BEST Mediterranean grilled asparagus recipe EVER. It’s definitely a recipe to knock your socks off! Let the drooling commence.   Last week I finished something new. Never before have I actually “launched” something I’ve created. In the past I created a plant-based program or cookbook, […]