30 Sep 2014

I was born in 1980 and by the time 1994 rolled around, I was awkward, angry, defensive and horrified that I wasn’t one of the “pretty” girls.

I was up close and personal with puberty and the shit was ugly.

I really had nothing to complain about though. I had (and still have) amazing parents (who are still together and happy after 39 years), Read more…

23 Sep 2014
Thai Red Coconut Curry

Last week I got all Berkeley on you and talked about the obvious bad for you foods.

Today I want to take it a step further and talk to you about something that could potentially come off as even more Berkeley-esque.

The foods that are obviously better for you than soda and lunch meats but aren’t as stellar as perhaps they’re made out to be. Read more…

16 Sep 2014
Black Bean Brownies_scene

I opened a vegan restaurant in Berkeley, California in 2010.

My two most important lessons were:

1) To never, under any circumstances open another restaurant again. It is a life-sucking, soul-breaking endeavor that should be avoided at all possible costs. Read more…

09 Sep 2014
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25 Aug 2014

When I was very first going into puberty the thought of shaving my legs, getting boobs and wearing deodorant was enough to make me jump up and down and squeal with prepubescent delight.

One time on a school trip we went to Bisbee, AZ and stayed at a homemade hippie house for 5 days. Read more…

19 Aug 2014
Voila! Ready to go.

Why do scientific things have to sound so un-sexy?

Take the word phytochemical.

Even if I use my most seductive sounding voice and whisper it in your ear, while rubbing a champagne drenched strawberry across your lips, you’re not going to get turned on.

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12 Aug 2014

Over the weekend I was getting my legs waxed and my esthetician asked me what I do for a living.

What I do isn’t exactly cut and dry like it is for some professions. School teacher, nurse, mechanic – these are all pretty standard answers that don’t require extra creativity in getting people on board with what you do. Read more…

05 Aug 2014
Cold Grain Cereal with Blueberries, Banana, Apple and Walnuts_Top Shot

When I was little my mom would make me cold rice cereal for breakfast.

She would put leftover brown rice in a bowl and add raisins, cinnamon, chopped almonds, rice milk and a tiny bit of maple syrup.

I enjoyed this breakfast. Until I discovered Rice Krispies.

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29 Jul 2014

Last week I gave you part one of  how to make healthy eating stick.

This week I give you part two.

Eating healthy can be a debbie downer, especially if you do it sporadically.

Just like most things, the more often you eat healthy the more you’ll want to eat healthy.

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