A poached peach with cashew créme and an apricot reduction. Healthy, elegant and delicious!
The food was *shockingly* delicious…

Last week, I taught my Natural Foods Cooking Intensive. There are many aspects of the class (knife skills, cooking techniques, learning about natural food and whole food nutrition), but the underlying goal of the class is to learn to make healthy food taste delicious.

It sounds so simple, but when healthy food is delicious and exciting…

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(Quite Possibly) The Easiest Kale Salad Recipe Ever

As you probably know by now, I absolutely love kale. This super veggie is loaded with nutrition–one cup of kale contains just 36 calories, and has 5 g fiber, calcium, Vitamin B6, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, copper,…

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How To Build Your Kitchen Confidence
How To Build Your Kitchen Confidence

Have you seen the movie Ratatouille? It’s the story of a rat who dreams of being a chef and is inspired by a television chef whose tagline is, “Anyone can cook!”. Every time I watch this movie (okay, so I admit I’ve watched it quite a few times!) I ‘m reminded of why I love to teach cooking classes. One of the reasons I love it (besides the food!) is watching students who, after years of telling themselves that they weren’t good cooks, transform into cooks with confidence.

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Bean Soup for the Soul

Last week, I caught a cold that was bad enough to make me drop out of “doing” mode and move into a “self-caring” mode  (Imagine that!). I slowed down, rested when I needed to, drank lots of herbal teas and…

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5 Powerful Detoxifying Foods and Beet and Avocado Salad

Happy beginning of March! Spring is in the air and you might be starting to think about lightening up your diet. When the weather starts to warm up, you may find yourself craving more fruits and vegetables, which is no surprise since they are so detoxifying and can help your liver with the transition from Winter to Spring. Here are some powerful detox foods…

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