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Vegan Hot Cocoa: Healthy Fats for a Cold Climate

“The metabolism of fats creates body heat, since they pack twice as many calories per gram as protein or carbohydrate, a high-fat diet helps maintain normal body temperatures better than … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

In Photos: Curried Adzuki Homefries and Berry Almond Butter French Toast

Rarely do I, or any chefs I know, cook from exact recipes at home unless we are trying something specific. Here’s my process making a tasty Saturday brunch this morning, … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get your healthy fats, at Costco!

Low-fat or no-fat diets go in and out of style. I am of the belief that we need contributions from each of the six groups of nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein, … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious smoothie that I like to drink after workouts.  It is as satisfying as desert, but totally healthy!  Give it a … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

I will not buy new pants: getting back on track after the holidays

In the span of three months, I got my dream job (which was admittedly slightly over my head experience wise), my husband got laid off, and then we got married … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy Test Kitchen: Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies are one of those things people tell me that they’ve made, like avocado based chocolate pudding, when they find out I’m a chef who specializes in healthful eating. Until … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

(Nearly) No Fat French Onion Dip

When it comes to nutrition instruction in my work as a chef, my main goal is harm reduction. I hide vegetables in foods, cut my taco beef with black beans, … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Foods you think are healthy, but aren’t!

I get a little nervous when I see major internet news/culture sites giving health advice, but this video from Buzzfeed is right on! Another great one is this Mother Jones … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

I don’t drink milk, do I get enough calcium?

That’s the question I posed to myself today. I don’t drink milk, and except the occasional yogurt and very occasional cheesy something, I have almost no dairy in my diet. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

This headache is my fault

I had a headache for a lot of today, and it was no fun. It was also my fault. Here’s the recipe that created today’s headache: 1. I had one and … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment