healthy holidays ebook!

I’m happy to announce you can now purchase my e-cookbook, Chef Amber’s Healthy Holidays, by clicking below. It features my healthy takes on a traditional Christmas dinner and 3 Hanukkah treats. I hope you enjoy your holiday and some delicious food to go with it! Available for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices, and Mac or…

butternut squash bowl

This is my new favorite breakfast bowl!  I always have roasted squash ready in the fridge, and pop this in the oven in the morning while I’m getting ready, and I have a delicious warm breakfast with all the good fats. If I want extra protein, I will poach an egg and put it on top, or…

7 tips to de-stress during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us. Shopping, travel, family, friends, secret santa, holiday parties, fun, obligations… I could go on and on. So much happening at once can be stressful, so I thought I’d share some of my de-stressing tips with you. Meditation is always important for me, but especially during busier times.  If I start my…

Coconut Yogurt

I started getting deliveries of fresh coconut meat and water from the mylkman, and it was mere minutes before I started brainstorming… coconut kefir, coconut milk, coconut YOGURT!  I love yogurt, and a good vegan yogurt can be hard to find. Here’s how I do it: Ingredients 2 cups fresh coconut meat OR frozen fresh…

self love (part 2)

Last month I shared some accounts of self-love from people around me. Today I want to share some wise and brave words on the topic from Mauri, who inspires me with her self-love. Mauri (ig/fb) I didn’t always love myself. I have spent most of my 26 years hating my body; I was starving myself…

my caffeine-kicker, aka adaptogenic hot cocoa

As I try to kick caffeine (you know how hard that is!) I’ve started getting some help from this adaptogenic hot cocoa!  I love it because it’s hot and foamy, so it feels like my latte in my hands, and it’s got everything I need to help me kick the habit. Below the recipe, you’ll find Dr. Lisa’s insights….

my favorite one-pot meal

This one-pot meal is low-maintenance yet incredibly delicious and nutritious. Sometimes I’ll prep my meal in the morning so when I get home I can just pop it in the oven! This is my go-to dish to make when friends come over or when I go home to cook for my family. Not only is it savory and delicious, but I…

the return of the banderilla

Banderilla means little flag, and these little toothpick bite tapas are the most delicious banderillas.  I used to make them at Mediteranneo, and I’m so excited they’ve made a comeback in my life!  We’re serving them as a special this week at The Source. I love the combination of sweet & salty white anchovy with…