What is Labneh?! (Besides Amazing!)

I was at Whole Foods the other day, which is unusual for me because I never go there despite it being less than 2 miles from my house.  My grocery shopping is typically done exclusively at Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Vons, and Costco for bulk items like high quality olive oil and quinoa.  However, on this day […]

Enjoy Holiday Feasting with “Crowding Out”

How do we enjoy the holidays without overeating and gaining weight?​ If you’ve worked in healthcare as long as I have, you come to see first-hand the dangers of consuming sugary food products for too long.​  Diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, the list goes on… Sugar is not a friend of our bodies.  So what does it have to do with […]

Avocado Toast

A recent Saturday found me at one of my favorite La Jolla haunts-Pannikin! Truly one of SoCal’s coffee shop gems, it is a cozy spot to hang out, study, have some excellent coffee and food, or simply bask in the glory of San Diego’s weather. On this gorgeous day, I accompanied my boyfriend to Pannikin […]

Super Simple Raw Pitaya “Bowls”

Today I stumbled across  a comment by someone who found it challenging to find a place that makes a really good pitaya bowl.  This inspired me to run home on my lunch break and make use of some special fruits that have been camping out in my fridge. For those who are new to the term […]

Indian Sprouted Lentil Wraps with Raw Lemon Ginger Garlic Sauce

I wanted to create a dish that would be delightful to eat with the wraps I had made the night before… This turned out to be a fantastic, refreshing dish with a punch of flavor thanks to the fresh garlic, ginger and lemon in the raw sauce which added some delightful brightness and complemented the […]

Gluten Free Spinach Tortillas

Can I just say how much I am loving all of this free non-devoted-to-school-time that I can spend experimenting with fantastic recipes!? Thankful to be done with my degree!! I have been having a blast planning, shopping and preparing lots of delicious, healthy meals this week and I am especially excited about how these homemade […]

Yummy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Sooo I made these quite a while back and this draft has been waiting for me to get over my aversion to using WordPress.  Well, I’m happy to say that I finally got over myself and can now share this delicious recipe! (Note: I’m definitely inspired to make this recipe again soon so that I […]

BEST Ever Banana Bread (Gluten Free!)

This is…just delicious!! I couldn’t get over how deliciously moist and flavorful this turned out.  The first time I made it my boyfriend and I shared a small bowl of it with spoons and it was reminiscent of a banana bread pudding! The next time I baked it for longer and it had a much […]

My Pocketbook-Friendly Go-to Gluten Free Flour Mix

Last night I discovered my new go-to gluten free flour mix with 3 simple ingredients: Rice flour Almond flour Coconut flour I was making a recipe that called for 2 cups of flour and I used the following measurements: 1/3 cup rice flour 1/3 almond flour 1/3 cup coconut flour Let me tell you this […]