Yesterday I shared zinc deficiency and a very distinct symptom of it in my Instagram stories and my DMs blew up over night. Apparently so many of us are suffering from sensitivities to sound, light, or touch. I talked about how I track my cycle and have realized that in the second half of it I tend to be super sensitive to these things. Ever since I started supplementing zinc in the second half of my cycle, this has become much better. With my clients I always take the food
It's back! The FREE Warming Breakfasts ebook is back for another winter season to warm you from the inside every single morning. There are endless recipes of oatmeal, variations with other whole grains (the buckwheat bowl with poached pears is killer!), there are overnight oats for a quick breakfast dashing out the door in the morning, there is a raw cashew buckwheat bowl that only takes a minute to whip up, and then there is the new Breakfast smoothie for those days you don'
Today is the day - summer break is over and Baby Zand started school. She was so good. Walked in, said hello, and started playing. She gave me a quick kiss, and that was it. I am so glad she didn't cry, but I was bawling on the inside. After spending the last two months with her every single day, this was a huge adjustment. I've been feeling naked all day - somehow like a part of me is missing. But I also got to have some time to think, which was epic. My brain was suddenly f
Valentine's Day is coming up, and I am all about creating an epic Valentine's Day breakfast. I have recently read the sequel of the Happiness Project, Happier at home. In this book, Gretchen Rubin decides to make holidays more special by making holiday themed breakfasts without a ton of effort. The $1 aisle at Target provides some decorations, and peanut butter colored red (Valentine's Day) or green (St. Patrick's day) does the trick for the kids. About a year ago I realized
Summer isn't officially over yet - there are still a couple of weeks left - but honestly with the start of Baby Zand's school today I feel like we have entered fall. Our swimming days are over, and I have just unpacked fall clothes and boots from the storage. Before we know it, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be here! This salad is making the best of the last fresh berries of the season, and it actually makes the perfect breakfast salad. With all my nutrition coac
Ah, I have already mentioned how much I am in love with summer produce with last week's asparagus risotto recipe. Let's talk about rhubarb, and my love for this epic fruit (actually it's a vegetable :-)). Rhubarb is super popular in Germany in the late spring/ early summer, and I remember how my grandmother used to cook jars and jars of rhubarb compote during its very short season. This would then be dessert for the rest of the summer, served with either creamy vanilla ice cr
I don't post a lot of recipes with strawberries, because I am allergic to the pesticides on strawberries. Even some organic ones cause me to break out in an extreme rash. I do LOVE strawberries, and when I find some good ones, then I will make everything with strawberries until they are gone. These strawberry and cream bites are an absolute dream for this strawberry season. They are sweet and fruity and creamy and light all in one bite. Make sure to read the coconut instructi
I know, I know. Last Thursday I said I was posting the last Valentine's Day recipe with the love bombs. I lied. There is one more. This is a super simple recipe that does not require any special superfood powders that may be hard to get for you. This is a super simple smoothie bowl made from strawberries, banana, spinach, and kale that you can serve tomorrow for breakfast, and everyone will love it! It's basically a green smoothie disguised as a full breakfast bowl. It's supe
The day is finally here! The 4th edition of the free Summer Popsicles eBook has landed on the blog with six new popsicle recipes. Looking for a very grown up popsicle? Try the Spicy Mango one. Need an elegant dessert? Rosy Watermelon isn't just beautiful, but also tastes like a little holiday. And my absolute favorite? The Kids' Superfoods Fun with basically anything good you can find in your pantry thrown into a popsicle. Baby Zand can't get enough! This 4th edition also con
Yes, these santas so easy, they don't even require a recipe. But what a cute idea to get a healthier snack into you or your kids for Christmas. These santas are a Christmas staple on our holiday table. I make them with homemade cashew cream and use cacao nibs for the eyes. Ho Ho Ho ! #holidays #strawberries #cashewnuts #chocolate #Christmas
I love berries - clearly, since so many of my posts involve them. And in the summer time I love nothing more than a berry dessert. This is my go to recipe to impress guests at summer BBQs or other parties. I served this berry cream cake at the Alive Shanghai farewell potluck and in the end there was only one piece left - which was breakfast the next day for me :) No one can resist the creamy texture of this cake, since it’s fluffy and light, and there is always room for cake!
If you follow any kind of Instagram foodie account these days, you will see that acai bowls have taken the world by storm over the last couple of years. They are everywhere, and for good reasons. Acai is hailed as a superfood with a good dose of healthy omega fats, rich in minerals and vitamins, and naturally sugar free. It's actually a berry , which is a little smaller than a grape. It combines the tartness of a cranberry, and the juiciness of a raspberry, but less sweet. Th