paleo oatmeal

This paleo oatmeal was a hit at my breakfast cooking class! It’s not sweet, so you can always sweeten it up with some maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia, and top it with something delicious like granola, berries, or cacao nibs. In the picture, it’s topped with my buckwheat granola. Why eat paleo? It’s super…

frittatas for all the seasons of your life

At the source cafe, we usually have two frittatas on the menu. They change seasonally, and one is egg-whites only, while one is whole eggs. Frittatas are something that will always be on the menu, because cheesy as it sounds, they’ll always be in my heart. They’re a part of my history. And cooking from…

love this protein – free samples!

You may know that I’ve been using and loving Nuzest Clean Lean Protein. I love how clean it is – just a few awesome ingredients, and the texture – it makes my smoothies super creamy.  So I want to give you a few awesome offers Nuzest has this month, in case you’re feeling ready to…

about paleo

You might notice that a lot of my dishes are paleo. In my upcoming breakfast class, I am teaching paleo pancakes and paleo oatmeal.  I want to share a little bit with you about my view on paleo and some of the other strict diets out there. First, what is the paleo diet? It excludes…

How to Keep Your Smoothie Bowls Fresh

You know I love Smoothie Bowls, and my favorite way to change them up is with seasonal produce.  I’m no stranger to sweet potato and cauliflower, but this smoothie bowl uses jicama, and is topped with figs, blackberries, and plums – which are just so perfect right now in July! I’ve also used Nuzest protein,…

souped up bone broth

I needed an extra boost last week, so I souped up my bone broth. Here are some of the ways I supercharged it and why.   dandelion greens 535x the vitamin K you need in a day, and 112x the vitamin A Great for bones and skin,  great for the brain and vision High in…

why breakfast?

I’ve had lots of requests for a “breakfast class” and I’m excited to bring it to you on July 20th, because I’m one of those people who thinks breakfast is super important. I tend to eat a big breakfast, a big lunch, and super light dinner. That way, the hours that I’m awake, active, and productive…

Caffeine-Free Energy

I’m off caffeine for a while, so I thought I’d post about some of my favorite ways to get energy without it! Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, eat nourishing foods, and get moderate exercise to keep yourself moving!   This week I made a morning energy cocktail (pictured) with Brain ON (E3 Live…

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,…