school-friendly sunbutter balls

These are amazing for kids because you can sneak in protein (!) and flax meal. Using sunbutter (from sunflower seeds) means they are tree-nut free, making them safe to bring to school, where peanut butter or almond butter might not be allowed. There’a s little maple to sweeten it, but these are not a sugary snack….

back to school snacks

It’s that time – your kids are either back to school or getting ready for the school year, and I know you want to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need all day long! So I thought I’d share a few snack ideas for the busy parent and busy child… both of whom still…

L.E.A.P.

What is L.E.A.P.? LEAP is a women’s empowerment initiative created by Tristan Coopersmith and Kate Seiberlich of Life Lab HB with the soul purpose of encouraging women of all ages to dare to dream and to spark inspiration for women to innovate through business, creativity, and philanthropic initiatives. LEAP provides opportunities for women to share…

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…

eating with bethany

We all have different bodies and different health challenges. I try to learn as much as I can about health, food, and nutrition, and I share all of it with you guys. But there is no substitute for experience. I reached out to Bethany, aka @lilsipper and she shared some of her experience dealing with Crohn’s…

buckwheat granola

This granola was part of a breakfast parfait at my last cooking class, but I’ve been eating it like trail mix and using to top smoothie bowls, too. I love it because it’s sugarless (unless you add some maple syrup) and it has great flavor and the perfect crunch. With the nuts, seeds, and groats,…

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,…

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…