white peach gazpacho

It’s summer now, and summer shouts one thing to me: stone fruit! This peach gazpacho is the perfect summer dish. I love to serve this as a starter with a glass of sparkling rose and some cheeses.  It also makes a great light lunch with a green salad.  For something extra, I love to add…

macadamia pecorino pesto

This is a great tapa to serve with a  cheese and charcuterie board.  Unlike a typical basil pesto, this one is all about the pecorino, and I like to serve it in endive boats or in a small bowl with crusty bread and some castelvetrano olives. This would also be a great topping for yam…

Pantry Favorites: Bone Broth Protein

I have a new favorite protein powder… it’s Bone Broth Protein from Ancient Nutrition. It’s non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, grain free, nut free, and paleo friendly! It’s easily digestible, boasts 20g of gut-healthy protein per serving, 19 amino acids, and has no added salt, sugar, color, preservatives, etc. It’s safe for anyone sensitive…

easy breakfast – carrot cake oatmeal

We made this carrot cake raw oatmeal in my last cooking class. I love raw oatmeal because the oats retain their nutritional value when they’re raw, and because it’s an easy meal to prep, though you do have to start it the night before. This carrot cake raw oatmeal takes it to the next level,…

zucchini-butternut squash smoothie bowl

Another Saturday, another superfood & veggie smoothie bowl!  The deep dark green comes from the chlorella, matcha and zucchini. With all that green, you know this is nourishing you! Blend everything together in a high speed blender and enjoy tons of nutrition in one little bowl.   1  frozen raw zucchini, chopped 1/2 cup frozen…

matcha chlorella lemonade

You might multiply this recipe and make a big batch on a Sunday to enjoy all week long. I blend everything together in my vitamix so the matcha and chlorella powders dissolve completely.  I love matcha for its clean jitter-less energy and I love chlorella for its protein and chelating properties. Together they turn this…

cauli-sweet potato smoothie bowl v2

Another day, another smoothie bowl. You may remember the original cauli-sweet potato smoothie bowl I posted last month… but this one’s just a little bit different with no dates, maca or lucuma, or mesquite, adding cinnamon, reishi, and collagen. You know I love sweet potatoes, and to keep the color beautiful here, I’m using a white sweet potato along…

favorite: avocado oil spray

At my last cooking class, a lot of people expressed an interest in learning about what brands and items I stock in my pantry… and what I stay away from.  I’m going to share here on my blog. Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray is a staple in my kitchen. I started using it because I needed…

paleo beet hummus

Not all of us can eat beans… so I created this bean-free (paleo!) hummus. It’s super easy and delicious. Just give yourself enough time to soak your walnuts and roast your beets. In the picture, it’s layered with avocado and some seeds in an endive boat,  but you can eat it any way you would…

the next chapter

These are exciting times! We’re getting ready to open a second Source location, and my co-author Taji and I have been taken on by a literary agent to represent our forthcoming cookbook! While stress can run high, I’m trying to take moments wherever I can to breathe and enjoy what’s in front of me. Between…

what to do on mother’s day

Let me start by saying I feel very lucky on Mother’s Day. I know that not everyone is this lucky. My mom is my best friend. She inspires me. She’s supportive, loving, spiritual, and intuitive. Maybe my favorite part about my mom: she has always encouraged me to be who I am.  She has always been the…

easy chocolate bark for mother’s day

Want to make mom something special for mother’s day?  (Mom – – want to receive something delicious and homemade? Print out this recipe and slip it to your partner!) Try this easy-to-make, easy-to-eat chocolate bark. Use whatever toppings you like (suggestions below) and this will be a delicious homemade treat. Ingredients 1 bag (10 oz)…