Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

peanut butter cup cookies

My definition of junk food has really evolved over the years. First it was anything with a lot of calories. Then it was anything with a lot of calories and not a lot of nutrients. Now, I think of junk as processed foods that contain additives or unidentifiable ingredients I would never keep in my own kitchen. I […]

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Blueberry Banana Frozen Yogurt

blueberry soft serve

It may be September, but it’s still so hot in Los Angeles that my mind won’t yet stray from popsicles and ice cream. Thankfully, I never get board of frozen treats, and believe they have a place on the menu during every season no matter the weather. So even if you’re in a cooler climate and already onto apple and pumpkin recipes, […]

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How Much Sugar is Too Much?

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At any given time, people are collectively pointing fingers at a particular food or ingredient, saying it’s the thing to blame for our current obesity epidemic. Right now that food is sugar. But is sugar – and all it’s pseudonyms – really to blame for obesity? I say no. Though Americans do eat a lot more sugar […]

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Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Sweet Red Peppers and Spinach

healthy quesadilla

I’ve never been into Astrology, but when Earthbound Farm asked me to take the Salad Sign Quiz they were offering as part of their 30th birthday celebration, I was willing to reconsider. Salad Astrology? Now that’s up my alley. (P.s. Take the quiz and be entered to win one of 30 “mystery” prizes they’re giving away each week this month. […]

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Chocolate Berry Kale Smoothie

kale smoothie

I honestly never thought I’d combine kale and chocolate, but gave it a whirl the other day in this Chocolate Berry Kale Smoothie and it totally worked! You can’t taste the kale, but you can taste the chocolate and berries. What’s not to like?! For this recipe I used a package of Earthbound Farm’s Kale Berry […]

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5 Minute Veggie Flatbread

veggie flatbread

During the last two months, I’ve repeatedly asked myself how people with more than one child find the time to make dinner?! Because in spite of food being my work and my passion, I’m still finding it hard to get dinner on the table without a huge amount of scrambling and chaos. What has saved me are these […]

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How Much Should My Kid Be Eating?

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Many parents worry whether their children are getting enough – or too much – to eat. And for good reason, since kids’ appetites can change frequently and be difficult to predict. In general, kids are pretty good about eating according to their hunger, but they do need us to offer healthy & appealing foods, limit snacking and sometimes prompt them to listen to […]

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