Blueberry, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad


My aunt is in town for her first visit in about 8 or 9 years. She bought a giant tub of mixed greens when we were at Costco the other day, impressively, for $3.79. I happened to have two giant blocks of blue cheese in my fridge (also from Costco) and was on the look…

Hemp Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies


It’s been about two years since I purchased Julie Morris’s cookbook Superfood Snacks. I’ve tried less recipes than I had intended but this recipe was one I always wanted to try. I love chocolate chip cookies so if you can make chocolate chip cookies healthy then consider me bought and sold. Turns out, you can….

Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Bites


I said to my coworkers the other day that I’m so obsessed with making “cookie dough” bites that I would like to turn them into a food movement. Like cupcakes became a movement. Or food trucks. I will talk about cookie dough bites with anyone who will listen. Luckily my coworkers humor my talk and…

Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl


The first time I had an Acai Bowl was, embarrassing, not that long ago.It was when I moved back to California (two years ago) at Acai King in Huntington Beach. I chose the peanut butter banana flavor and watched him scoop a humongous portion of peanut butter into the already prepared Acai mix. It was…

Superfood Nut Butter


I’ve been creating my own superfood-infused nut butter for a while now. I got the idea from Trader Joe’s. They sell a really yummy peanut butter with chia and flax seeds. So what I’ve been doing is mixing almond butter with natural peanut butter (ratio of 1:1) and adding hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flax…

Raspberries and Cream Warm Oats Bowl


I found raspberries for $1.50 (for 6 ounces) at the store this weekend and bought four containers thinking I would make a raspberry pie. Then I realized a few things. One, I have way too much to do to make a pie. Two, I have no tapioca. Three, nearly everyone I work with is on…

“Cookie Dough” Protein Bites


Over a year ago I bought the cookbook Superfood Snacks by Julie Morris. I somehow stumbled upon this gem of a cook book (Amazon suggestions, I believe) and this book has changed my life. In the year plus since I bought this cookbook, I’ve become obsessed with trying to sneak superfoods into my meals. Julie’s…

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites


I was searching for a recipe for “red velvet oatmeal” when I came across a blog for Red Velvet Energy Bites at Namely Marly that got me intrigued. I’m a sucker for red velvet anything so I thought I would try to recreate the energy bites myself. I always like to source recipes and make…

Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers


I have to say that after creating my superfood-spiked morning oatmeal I have begun feeling inspired to create other meals using said superfoods. One of the biggest challenges I seem to face when trying to overhaul my normal diet (of hot chocolate, cookies and cake) is that I cannot seem to get enough fiber into…

Warm Oats Bowl with Superfoods


I spent a week in Washington DC on business travel eating garbage. I don’t mean literal garbage, of course, but I did eat fast food nearly every night. No. It was every night. And it may have been “gourmet” fast food but it was fast food nonetheless. In fact, I ate Shake Shack twice! My…

Peanut Butter Honey Oat Bites


I decided after my trip to Florida that I would try to continue with my pre-Florida eating because it was so successful to help me lose six pounds in two weeks. So I decided that during the workweek I would stick to my hot water with lemon and smoothie breakfasts, ground turkey lunches and veggie…

Chocolate Superfood-Spiked Energy Bites


A couple of weeks ago I bought a cookbook titled, Superfood Snacks, by Julie Morris, a health food chef living in Los Angeles. It was an unusual purchase for me because I rarely buy cookbooks. Oh I used to all the time when I lived in Portland. But back then I was buying discounted cookbooks…

Big, Thick and Hearty Two-Ingredient Low-Carb Pancakes {gluten-free}


I’m one week into my New Year’s “diet” and less than successful having lost -.2 pounds (if you understood what I said there that means I actually gained .2 pounds this week). I mean who wants to restrict what they eat only to gain weight? But let’s not focus on that. I’ve discussed my “diet” extensively…

Oat and Quinoa Pancakes {vegan}


The other day my mostly vegan friend Julie asked me if I had ever made an eggless oatmeal pancake. The answer was no. I’m never really prompted to eat vegan food on my own. I normally need to be inspired by Julie or vegan food bloggers before I take the plunge into a vegan meal….