July 30, 2019

Summer is BBQ season for us, and it is like a ritual to Arman. He uses charcoal, which means it is a process to get the thing to light up and get it hot enough. Every weekend he stands in the garden, and makes fire. And now Baby Zand is getting so excited about being t...

May 29, 2019

It's not a secret that I am slightly obsessed with Cafe Umami in Oakland. The combination of flavors hits you like a bomb every time, the bowls are super healthy and balanced the way I love it, and the little cafe is a cute haven from the busy Oakland streets. 

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February 27, 2019

Stews and soups are my go-to recipes right now. I make them in big batches, then eat them for days. Plus, there is no reason you can't reinvent them for new meals, so it doesn't get boring. For example, one day I serve this chili with the cornbread, then I mix it with...

May 15, 2018

If you have been following me on this blog or over on social media for a while, you know that I can't live without my green smoothies every morning. It's like my body is addicted to them. Even when I travel, I make sure that I can either find a cafe close by that can w...

February 27, 2018

A super simple, very versatile recipe is here to end the month of February. It's still very cold and uncomfortable, which makes me crave a lot of warm, cooked foods. And while we know that leafy greens are the foundation of vibrant health, eating them in a raw sal...

February 14, 2018

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...

September 21, 2017

Can you smell the fall in the air? I love love love this time of the year. (I think I start every new season saying that?!? Clearly I must just love the whole year haha). When I take puppy Haigo and Baby Zand for a walk, the leaves rustle with every step we take, the a...

August 1, 2017

I have been avoiding kale since the beginning of the year. Not because I think it's not good for me, but because in the health industry everything good goes overboard. Oh, kale is good for us? Let's throw it into EVERYTHING! Juices, smoothies, salads, stews, stir fries...

July 1, 2017

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? Rosey Watermelon isn't just beautiful, but also tas...

January 12, 2017

Since I am spending the beginning of the new year in New Zealand with my family, I only thought it appropriate to make a green smoothie recipe with some of my favorite local ingredients. I am sure you can find these in a well stocked supermarket or farmers market anywh...

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