super meals to keep you nourished

It’s holiday season and you probably have lots of parties to attend. Of course it’s always fun to be festive, and you always want to be polite and eat the food that is served to you – – but how do you maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit when you’re not in charge of…

Some more tips to stay healthy during the holidays

I’m adding 5 more to last year’s list… Charcoal Before Parties – See my post on activated charcoal here. Before going to a holiday party, I take some activated charcoal to help my body deal with any toxins I might be ingesting. Liquid Dinner Before Intermittent Fasting – You might remember that last year I posted about…

happy 5 years!

Today is the 5 year anniversary of the opening of The Source Cafe. (Scroll to the bottom for our anniversary gift!) It’s one of those days where you look back, and on the one hand, it feels like yesterday, and where did the time go? And on the other hand, so much has happened in…

peppermint cacao fudge

Our Healthy Holidays Class on Thursday was so much fun. I love when people are happy to learn my non-traditional holiday recipes, and when they ask me tons of questions. We ended with this peppermint cacao fudge, and it’s safe to say we had a class full of happy eaters! (This delicious fudge is paleo,…

super simple banana “ice cream”

I taught a private cooking class last night for a fun group, and our final course was this “ice cream.” We discovered it really is best right out of the blender, so make this one right when you need it. I freeze my bananas whole inside their peel, then when I need them, I just…

cauliflower oatmeal (paleo)

You asked for it, so here it is: the paleo cauliflower oatmeal we made at the AIP class with Carly.  You probably know this, but I love to get veggies in whenever possible, and I’m not huge on carbs unless I need them for exercise. Oh, and hot cereal is one of my favorite treats….

Collagen Date Balls

You know I love to make healthy, natural, easy snacks. Why should it be hard to enjoy a treat? These collagen date balls have protein AND reduce waste by using nut pulp from making nut milk. There are a few steps involved, but they’re pretty easy. See below. Ingredients 1 cup date paste* 2 cups…

women in wellness interview

Working with a Holistic Health Coach is an invaluable tool. I was happy to share my story with Holistic Health Coach Amanda Castilone as a part of her Women in Wellness Interview Series. We share a passion for helping people get and stay healthy, happy, and well.  Read the interview here, and stay tuned as I will,…

Food Freedom

Here’s a little clip from last week’s SHE DAY: LA about food freedom and fad diets. I dieted from ages 12-37, which created (or stemmed from) immense fear around food. How did I get to the place I am today, where I work to honor my body with food, and experience food freedom? It’s all…

paleo chocolate brownie

I made this as a cake for my moms birthday and was a huge hit! I wanted to make something high in protein and low in sugar, so I used monk fruit sweetener and dates.  If you don’t mind the sugar, you can substitute 1 cup coconut sugar for the dates and monk fruit.  This…

“Enjoy the ride!”

At the recent L.E.A.P. panel at Life Lab in Hermosa Beach, we were asked about some of the best advice we’ve gotten. I immediately thought of something my dad has told me often over the years. “Enjoy the ride.” It’s simple. It’s not a novel idea. We hear it all the time. Stop and smell…

plant based meal in a wrawp

Eating plant-based meals for lunch and dinner a few times a week is important to me. It may not look like much, but I’m absolutely loving this raw wrap with butternut squash and avocado… It has 18 grams of protein! The burst of flavor comes from the squeeze of lemon and kelp powder. Ingredients 1…