Posted in September 2012

Homemade Greek Yogurt

As I get deeper into my training at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), I feel more and more compelled to cook at home and make foods homemade vs. buying them at the store.  Sometimes this gets to be a bit much, but I do it when I can.  One such item on my “to make” list … Continue reading

The Birthday Girl Indulges with a Healthy Cupcake

Nothing wrong with making yourself a cupcake the night before your birthday, right?  Didn’t think so. Before I left work last night, I was on a mission:  find a healthy, more or less guilt-free, cupcake. Success! First, I got my butt to the gym where I squeezed in a little cardio and worked on my reading assignment … Continue reading

Cravings & Banana Bread

What else can you do with three over-ripe bananas besides throwing them in the trash?  Mmmm, make banana bread.  So, of course, once I had this idea in my head I started craving some like woah… I have an awesome recipe that was passed down through the generations, but I know it’s not the healthiest of … Continue reading


Yes, you read that right. Tonight, after nine hours of yoga teacher training, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies that were made primarily of mashed chickpeas! You amazed yet? Because you totally should be. Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies Yet another recipe from Ambitious Kitchen. No flour, oil or eggs needed for this one; you … Continue reading

Kale Chips!

Happy Hump Day! Since I’ve been trying to incorporate green juice into my life, I realize that sometimes I have lots of veggies leftover; usually lots and lots of kale… I have to admit that up until a few months ago, I never ate the stuff; no particular reason why.  But I’ve come to really … Continue reading

It All Began with Quinoa Pancakes…

I’m finally getting back into a bit of a routine & have lots of great blog topics coming up once I get around to it.  Hopefully I will “get around to it” soon! Some updates: My new juicer arrived!  My other juicer’s lid, which was also a brand new juicer, broke and they sent me a … Continue reading