Green Drinks

I wake up really early. I’m embarrassed to say how early! I used to wake up, have coffee, workout, get dressed, and then eat… by the time I sat down to breakfast I was starving, edgy and impatient. That is no way to greet my family at the breakfast table. I wasn’t following my own advice of […]

Nutty Smoothie

Looking for a higher protein option for a quick breakfast? Striving for diet that is higher in protein is a good idea for people trying to lose weight, those who have PCOS and those who are trying to gain muscle. For many people it’s difficult to find whole foods to meet their protein needs. Avoid […]

Curried Buckwheat Rissotto

A while back I wrote about the naturally gluten-free grains available to us. Quinoa has gained popularity and is showing up in restaurants, cookbooks and magazines. But buckwheat, millet, amaranth and teff are also delicious and nutritious. Keep in mind that if you are eating a gluten-free diet for a health-related reason, please be sure […]

Gluten-free grains that everyone should eat

I find it somewhat troubling that the gluten-free diet focus so heavily on what you CAN’T eat rather than focusing on what you CAN eat. Since there are way more foods that you CAN eat on a gluten-free diet, it’s called “gluten-free” because that’s a little easier to verbalize than describing the diet by what […]

Four Ways with Sauerkraut

Really sauerkrat? Why on earth would I choose to highlight sauerkraut?? Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. Sounds yummy, I know. But I actually do really like it! I will be presenting foods that support healthy digestive flora on KVOA today as the start of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. The healthy, friendly bacteria in your […]

Roasting Vegetables

This is an essential cooking skill. Roasting vegetables is easy, quick and produces an amazing result. Tender, caramelized, delicious veggies that even those that don’t usually love veggies can’t help but enjoy! Balancing your plate means that most of you will need to increase veggies to fill half your plate, and so interesting ways to […]

Ginger Edamame Hummus

Yesterday, live on KVOA, I talked about how the balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats will impact inflammation in our bodies. Omega-6 and omega-3 fats are a direct link to our genes. They are incredibly powerful components of food that literally turn on and off genes that control inflammation, giving us the ability to modify […]

Cashew Coconut Vegetable Curry

I love all types of curry. I have always made them on the stove, but last week I thought, “why not try it in the slow cooker?” It worked like a charm! Curry is a versitile dish that you can easily master and incorporate into your family’s favorites. Mix up the types of vegetables, the toppings […]

Anti-Inflammatory “Salads”

Earlier this week I spoke to a group of 35 medical students going through an integrative medicine rotation at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.  I’ve presented in this rotation four times now and the students are always surprised that a dietitian could practice such open minded, holistic health care. Somewhere along the way, most […]

French Lentil Soup (Slow Cooker)

Last week, I mentioned that I am running with a friend after work once a week.  To overcome the challenges associated with getting home later than usual, we are both making slow cooker meals and then swapping recipes.  Lentil soup was a request from my hubby and  this recipe is definitely a keeper. Make it […]

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Last week, live on KVOA, I talked more about packing a great lunch.  Check out the segment here! I made a great mix-and-match quinoa salad out of the ingredients that I used for the show.  It turned out to be quite delicious.  So good that even Dan, who normally does not like quinoa at all, […]

All About Tofu

I mentioned marinated tofu earlier this week, which sparked some good questions about tofu.  I’ll answer these questions to the best of my ability; for those of you who regularly use tofu, please comment because inquiring minds want to know: What exactly is tofu?   Tofu is also known as bean curd and soy cheese. […]

Tofu Fruit Smoothie

Until today I would have told you that I don’t like tofu and that it upsets my tummy.  Until today, I hadn’t tried tofu in a long time, and never in a smoothie.  I also haven’t tried any soy since being diagnosed with celiac.  I figured it was time to taste tofu again and to […]