To be Featured on “The Dr. Oz Show”

Lean Bean Enchiladas Supreme

Happy to share with you that I’ll be on “The Dr. Oz Show” tomorrow (June 5th)! Dr. Oz issued a nationwide search for the best healthy recipe. Three finalists were chosen including yours truly to compete against one another in the Calorie Cutting Challenge. There will be celebrity judges evaluating our recipes. Please tune it tomorrow! Thanks, friends!… 

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The Mediterranean Diet + Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  May marks the celebration of National Mediterranean Diet Month. Who likes foods and drinks from the Mediterranean? I certainly do. To celebrate, I paired up with Oldways to write a short article on the health benefits of a Mediterranean Diet and post a delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipe, Baba Ganoush. Oldways is a non-profit food and nutrition education organization, with… 

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Interview with Weight Loss Expert + a Giveaway


Recently I caught up with weight loss expert, Manuel Villacorta. Manuel is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics. I met Manuel several years ago in San Francisco at a dietitian-related function. Not only is Manual a cool guy but he is very passionate about helping people lose weight and keep it off. His… 

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Another year older…

inspirational quote, joseph campbell

Another year older. Another year wiser. Birthdays sure are bitter sweet. Thank you, friends, for your continued friendship and a big thank you to the guy above for another year with good health. For me, birthdays are a good reminder of how short this life truly is. And how at any given moment we can… 

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Creamy Avocado Pesto


With basil and pine nuts, this creamy plant-based pesto lends itself to classic pesto flavors with a twist. Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese but we’ve created our own oil-free pesto! It is plant-loving and free of extracted oils, yet still rich and creamy. Not only does this… 

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Dr. Oz Appearance + Gluten-Free Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza on Dr. Oz

Special Announcement! Yesterday, I was featured on The Dr. Oz Show in a healthy recipe makeover segment! They really liked my Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe, which was accepted into their Healthy Take-out Fake-out Challenge. In the recipe I swap pizza dough for cauliflower. I also cut down on the amount of cheese. The cauliflower crust really… 

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza on Dr. Oz

My colleague pointed out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe she found on pinterest and I knew right away it was going to be a winner. Cheesy, crispy cauliflower… warm tomato sauce… veggies. Yum! The recipe that caught our eye was posted here (where Beth took much better photos than I did… just look at that crust!) but the… 

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Sundried Tomatoes


This is one of my favorite wintertime dishes. It’s hearty, flavorful and comforting. The wild mushrooms I tend to use for this recipe are either shiitake or porcini. This time I used shiitake. Not only do I love the flavor of these mushrooms but their nutrition profile as well. Did you know the shiitake mushroom… 

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Crispy Parsnip Chips


This recipe caught my eye over the winter as I was paging through one of my Irish cookbooks. I meant to post the recipe during the winter months but these lovely bites are great any time of year. I added a little side of vinegar to give the chips a little kick and that boardwalk… 

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Lucky Watercress & Lime Soup


Question: What does a 7-course Irish meal usually consist of? Answer: A boiled potato and a 6-pack of Guinness Actually, truth be told, Irish cuisine has come a long way. In celebrating my Irish heritage this month, I’ve decided to highlight a few Irish-inspired recipes and share them with you. This recipe, Watercress & Lime Soup, is not… 

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