How to Make Sure Your Sunscreen Isn’t Causing More Harm than Good

I first became weary of sunscreen on a trip to Miami with an ex-boyfriend’s family.  The sun was crazy hot on the beach and my boyfriend’s father, a chemist, never put on sunscreen.  Curious, and a bit humored by his quirkiness, I wanted to know why.   He responded “I don’t put that crap on my…

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How I Broke Up with Aunt Jemima

Warning that this post may sound slightly melodramatic. I was on the phone with my friend Stacey last week, talking about some of my food choices, and she laughingly asked if I still eat syrup.  Stacey knew that my love for Aunt Jemima syrup ran deep.  Growing up, “syrup toast” was my breakfast of choice…

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Healthy Cooking Club: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, revel in our abundance, and show gratitude for our many blessings.  To me, this means being fully present and engaged with those we love, and NOT having a hangover of guilt from over-indulging and “ditching our diet”. Like any other day of the year, my philosophy for…

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Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup

In the winter, my body naturally craves hearty and many times, meaty soups that warm you from the inside out.  This soup is one of my absolute favorites to make when it’s cold outside, and even the pickiest, non-healthy eaters will love this.  I actually made this for my family last Sunday night, and my…

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The Secret to Your Metabolism

We are slaves to the idea that the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.  Calories in – calories out, right?  If it was really this simple, wouldn’t we all have figured it out by now – would it really be a constant fight between our food and our bodies?…

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Rich and Decadent Butternut Squash Alfredo

This dish is sweet, rich and 100% unprocessed!  It’s perfect for fall and the cooling temperatures. I’ll be cooking with butternut squash a lot this season, so look out for a few more recipes 🙂  It’s high in fiber, vitamin A, potassium and many other vitamins, minerals & antioxidants.  So not only is it absolutely delicious, but…

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Fall Loves

Some of my favorite things this Fall 1. Stuarto’s Olive Oil Local to Lexington, I’m in love with this store’s olive oils, balsalmic vinegars, and sea salts. Infused with different flavors such as Blood Orange, Tuscan Herb, and Wild Mushroom & Sage, these oils and vinegars are fantastic for instantly livening up any meal. I…

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5 Smoothie Superfoods

When I first became interested in nutrition and natural health, the very first book that I read was SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. And looking back, it actually kind of did change my life because if forever shifted the way that I view food. Superfoods are a class of foods that…

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How to Like a Vegetable (video blog)

If you follow my blog or on social media, you probably know that I don’t subscribe to one particular way of eating. However, I DO believe that most people can benefit from adding more vegetables into their diet. I sometimes come across the statement “But I don’t like vegetables”. Welp, my response is basically –…

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The Perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte

Nothing signals fall’s arrival like the yearly seasonal debut of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, right? 🙂 But this year, much of the drink’s attention has fallen prey to Food Babe for containing some pretty nasty ingredients.  (and just a side note – I love Food Babe and commend her for taking steps to move the needle in…

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