thaumatin sweetener and flavor enhancer

I’ve been using Nuzest protein (discount code chefamber) and one of the things I love about it is how clean and simple it is. In the vanilla protein, the ingredients are simply: pea protein isolate, vanilla flavor, and thaumatin, aka katemfe fruit extract. I like to know exactly what it is I’m eating, so I did…

monk fruit sweetener

We’ve been using monk fruit a lot for items at the Source, so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about why we LOVE this alternative to sugar. Monk fruit sweetener is simply the juice extracted from monk fruit, dried into a powder form.  It has 0 calories and doesn’t impact blood sugar levels,…

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…

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…

smoothie must-haves

*For a list of superfoods, ingredients, and benefits, stay tuned for my new smoothie ebook!* Pantry Must-Haves: Protein Powder of Choice (Read the ingredients carefully, and make sure you are getting what you need! I use SunWarrior brown rice protein and Ancient Grains Bone Broth Vanilla Protein. You can also choose vegan or paleo options.) Collagen…

activated charcoal cocktail

I love knowing that I can eat really clean at home and at The Source. But what happens when you go out to a restaurant and you’re just not sure what they’re using back in that kitchen? How can you take care of your sensitive body when you want to have a cocktail, go to…

why i love marcona almonds

Marcona almonds are the sexiest almonds… maybe even the sexiest nuts out there. Handpicked in Spain, they have more pizazz and depth than a regular almond. They are sweet and buttery and taste amazing a million ways. Here are five. Roast with xvoo and sea salt Soak them in olive oil Pair them with fruit…