the many uses for ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite vinegar for life. You know I drink it in the mornings to help prep my body for the day.  Did you know I also use it to wash my veggies? And clean my countertops?  I cook with it, I marinate with it, I even put some in Sadie’s water…

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…

broccoli salad

I love this salad because it’s light and it’s a great way to use veggies you have ready from your meal prep day. I love the texture of the steamed broccoli with the raw stems and carrots… add the nuttiness of the hemp seeds, and I’m in heaven.  This salad is packed with omega 3s, fiber, plant protein, and…

ebook preview: yam smoothie bowl

My ebook Chef Amber’s Smoothies to Detox, Heal & Energize comes out tomorrow, so I’m giving you a sneak preview today! One of my favorite tricks for smoothies these days is using frozen roasted vegetables instead of ice cubes for added nutrition, flavor, and texture. Just roast your chopped veggies (cauliflower and yams in this…

why I meal prep

I can’t tell you how much easier my week is when I spend some time planning and prepping my meals on Sunday. After meal prepping, I have some of my meals completely ready for the week, and lots of veggies and proteins prepped so that other meal are really easy to throw together. I can only imagine…