Secrets for a Perfect Thanksgiving

Cooking for the big day can be such a stress for most people… but with a little planing and how-to knowledge, you’ll see that it’s fun and satisfying!

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Summer Cookout Makeover

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

Healthier Ways to Eat Meat

Grassfed beef is not only better for the environment and lower in calories compared to its cornfed counterpart but most grassfed farms take more care in how they raise and treat their animals. Grassfed beef is richer in omega 3 fatty acids and has a richer taste. I like to combine it with other health promoting foods like mushrooms in a delicious mushroom burger.

Bonjour Kale

I have a fierce reading addiction, so when my friend Kristen Beddard came out with her new memoir on two of my favorite topics, kale and Paris, I had to get my copy. Bonjour Kale is ideal for your summer reading list and anyone who loves food, adventure, and travel will crush on this fun read. Check out my interview with her to get a little appetizing bite of her story.

Christmas Eve Mexican Feast

If you’re looking for something new this Christmas holiday, plan a feisty Mexican feast to spoil your loved ones with something tasty and spicy. Homemade Mexican food is not only satisfying but it uses some of the healthiest ingredients around like pomegranate, hot chilies, nuts and seeds.

How to Stop Overeating

I used to be a chronic overeater, and it was tough to put the fork down when faced with home-cooked food. But my secret tips don’t tell you to stop eating – in fact, I prescribe enjoying food more!

Wacky Winter Smoothies

Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.