Gluten Free Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe

My friend Peggy Curry is a local celebrity in Manhattan Beach. Peggy taught cooking classes for many years and she founded a nonprofit organization called Growing Great which is how I initially met her.  Growing Great teaches kids at the elementary school level about nutrition and gardening.  The program is in dozens of schools and has impacted thousands and thousands of children.  I was on the board for about 7 years and I also volunteered as a school docent for about 10 years.  Peggy is an absolute visionary who has changed many, many lives!Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of January 17th, 2022

Happy weekend!  I am back in the bootcamp saddle and started Plant Based 1.0 and Meal Planning | Meal Prepping this past week.  If you subscribe to my website, you will learn about when I launch new bootcamps and repeat previous ones. ALSO, if you take my monthly online cooking classes, the January class is up!!  Look out for an email about when I will be doing our live zoom Q&A later this month.  For anyone who does not take my monthly cooking classes, you should!  I have restructured the class options and I am now offering an option where you can subscribe and have access to the ENTIRE library of classes/videos/recipes while you are an active subscriber!!  Click here for more details. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Kung Pao Cauliflower Recipe

If you’re trying to eat more plants and have been struggling with new ideas and making plants taste flavorful and interesting, I am here to help! Before I continue, I am giving you one last chance to join my very popular Meal Planning | Meal Prep | Batch Cooking Bootcamp which starts THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th!  I am offering two times, either 9:00 am PT or 1:00 pm PT and payment plans are available.  You don’t have to attend live of course. Click here for more information and use the code MEAL100 for $100 off!Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of January 10th, 2022

I’m repeating my two most popular bootcamps next week! If you haven’t taken these yet, you don’t want to miss out. These 4-weeks are a total game-changer! I’m offering two class times for each course to choose from. Plus, all class sessions are saved and sent to all members to view again if you can’t join live. Join me Tuesdays for Plant Based 1.0 and use coupon code PB100 to save $100 off!

Join me Thursdays for Meal Planning | Meal Prep | Batch Cooking and save $100 off with coupon code MEAL100

Also, I am not teaching in person for the forseeable future. 🙁 BUT, my online cooking classes are the next best thing and they are GREAT!  You will learn so much.  The recipes are brand new each month and stay exclusive to the class for at least one year before I post them anywhere else. Click here to learn more!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

9 Healthy Soups to Start the New Year

I’m all for a reset every now and then if I’ve gotten myself into some habits that don’t make me feel good.   I have the type of personality that can fall into habits easily, good or bad, but it can be tough for me to break them.  But I don’t plan for any special restrictive diet on January 2.  Yes, I like Prolon (a modifed fast for longevity) and Kroma (a reset), which are both very different from each other but also not “cleanses.” I think the whole idea of a “cleanse” is confusing.  Eating nutritious food is not going to “cleanse” me of past poor eating.  Sweating, going to the bathroom, and a properly functioning liver can help remove toxins from the body.  But instead, I like to start off the year eating food that brings me back to the way I like to feel.  I make a lot of soups at this time of year. I like warm food in the winter and soups are both digestible and filling.  If you’re trying to get out of holiday food mode, try soup for dinner every night for a week! These are some of my favorites and ones that you may have forgotten about:Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of January 3rd, 2022

Happy New Year one and all!  I am rounding out 2021 in Utah and hope to make it back to Manhattan Beach quickety quick.  I have lots of plans for this community in 2022 including new bootcamps, new cooking classes and more.  I appreciate each and every one of you and your interest in health, good food, cooking from scratch and living your best life.  I am here for it and humbled to be part of your journey.  Here’s to more goodness in the kitchen in the new year!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Mini Carrot Dogs in a Blanket Recipe

Be prepared to be blown away by this recipe!  It’s totally crazy and fun and everyone will go wild for it.  Is it health food?  Eh, not exactly.  I don’t think packaged biscuit dough is health food, but baby carrots are a million times better for you than processed hot dogs!  And believe me when I tell you that you will think you are eating a little pig in a blanket.Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of December 27th, 2021

Merry Christmas, All!  Once again, the holidays are not quite back to normal, but I hope you and your loved ones can still find joy and much for which to be grateful this season.  I am more than thankful I can spend Christmas week with my mom and family and we are still cooking up a storm!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading