pumped up pizza.

I have long resisted using protein powder regularly because it always conjured up images of hulking bodybuilders, with bulging biceps and tree trunk thighs, in muscle tees and spandex, possibly wearing a terry sweatband.  I’m a child of the 80’s, what can I say? Today’s protein powders are a bit more refined and high quality than […]

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game day eats: hot “wings”

Ever get a hankering for bar food?  Oh man, I do.  When I was single and living in the middle of San Francisco, one of my favorite bars had the best bar menu, from tater tot nachos to fried chicken and waffles.  My friends and I used to meet up here for happy hour or post-dinner […]

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life changing crackers {gluten-free, paleo}

The amazing woman who owns the Pilates studio where I teach is a nutritionist and expert in cooking for people with numerous dietary restrictions.  I’ve been fortunate enough to get some of her advice for baking gluten-free and paleo, like which almond flour to buy and where to look for a crowd-pleasing paleo chocolate chip […]

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warming up with zucchini oatmeal

I am a @shutthekaleup fangirl, and this recipe is inspired by her (Jeannette Ogden) many postings on “zoats”, a warming breakfast that has an extra helping of veggies thanks to shredded zucchini added to an oatmeal base.  Think about it – zucchini bread is a hit, so why can’t zucchini + oats = magic? Spiced […]

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the birth of a cookbook.

This week has been a particularly busy week for me in terms of work and events, in the best way possible.  Last night, I went to the book release party at Omnivore Books for Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, written by my friends Lisa Q. Fetterman, Monica Lo, and Meesha […]

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when life hands you apples…

Apples are one of my favorite fruits – especially when it’s apple season (aka, right now).  I’ll go through a bag of apples really quickly, either throwing them into smoothies or eating them as snacks.  But it has happened on occasion where I forget that I have them on hand (don’t ask, I have no idea […]

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kindness with kitchari.

I’m not someone who can stick to a cleanse – I’ve tried my fair share, from juice cleanses (I always feel like I need something to chew by the end of the day), to the leek broth diet (I’ve never peed so much in my life), and the worst one of all, the Master Cleanse (the […]

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mamie’s simple green soup

Instead of apple picking last weekend, we ended up at the San Rafael Civic Center Farmers Market – my favorite market in the Bay Area, even more than the SF Ferry Building’s market. One of the market’s most popular vendors – Tomatero Farms – carries some of the most spectacular greens at great prices: several […]

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