Quick & Easy Snacks

February 1, 2021

It’s 2021! Many of us are trying to eat better and move more. Busy people require fuel throughout the day and sometimes that means snacks! Think of snacks as a mini meal. They should contain fat, protein and some carbs while still remaining calorie controlled. Ideally, the carbs should be complex carbs. Here are some… Read More

Best Pumpkin Muffins

December 29, 2020

A cook at the Shambhala Meditation Center in Colorado shared this recipe many years ago while I was volunteering in their kitchen. It is, by far, the best pumpkin muffin recipe I have ever come across. Those of you who were at the Courtside Club in Los Gatos may remember these muffins. We would literally… Read More

Instant Pot Roast

October 15, 2020

Cold weather is around the corner and its time to make a cozy pot roast. Here is an easy recipe that takes 15-20 minutes of prep time and one hour in a 6 litre Instant Pot. Get ready for a fork tender juicy pot roast. Here we go! Load into stainless Instant Pot insert in… Read More

Kitchen Basics: Knives

September 28, 2020

So just how many knives do we need in our kitchen? And are those fancy sets necessary? You basically need two knives in your kitchen. And possibly a third depending on how much you cook. The most important knife is a Chef’s Knife. It will be used for over 80% of all cutting tasks. A… Read More

Easy Vegetable Prep

September 11, 2020

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day and the cashier commented that she and her partner were trying to figure out how to eat more vegetables. She also said that they were on a budget and seemed to throw out a lot of the vegetables they cooked during their weekly meal prep session. I… Read More

30 Plants in 7 Days

August 30, 2020

The gut microbiome is critical for your overall health and your immune system. Immunity is more important than ever. We all have an opportunity to bolster our immune system each time we have a meal. Did you know that 70% of your immune system “lives” in your gut? What is the microbiome? It is a… Read More

Happy Tonic

August 17, 2020

Corona Virus… As we navigate this unprecedented time, improving immunity is top of mind. And what to do might be overwhelming for many of us. There are a few simple habits we can practice to keep our immune system strong. And let’s be clear that no supplement, diet or lifestyle modification – aside from social… Read More