Veggie Scrap Broth

I keep my veggie scrap bag close whenever chopping veggies so that I can easily add to it. Yes, it’s a plastic bag (ugh!), but I didn’t buy this ziploc bag; it was given to me with something else in it and I continue to reuse for veggie scraps so it’s getting its use more…

Veggie Oatmeal

All this rainy, cold weather has resulted in some serious nesting over here, complete with warming, filling breakfasts. This morning I raided my produce drawer in the fridge to get rid of the odds and ends before the farmer’s market tonite, and in the process came up with this delicious oatmeal for the boys and…

POWER Oatmeal

I like fueling, filling breakfasts for the kids and I. It keeps the snacksters and cravings at bay; plus I love loading up my meals with nutrients for maximum effect. I love Arbonne protein shakes for that reason – my fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals all in 1 glass; but it’s been so cold lately…

New Traditions

Growing up New Year’s Day was always about authentic, homemade menudo and posole made by my dad. He would go to East LA to get his dried chilies, tripe, pig foot, pork shoulder, and hominy; starting early in the morning and working laboriously on December 31 preparing the delicious soup we would all enjoy on…

Day 5

Normally I let myself wake up naturally on Saturday (no alarm), but I wanted to catch the 7:30am Yoga Strength class at my studio. I really love the teacher – she’s empowering, inspirational, and calm all at the same time (isn’t that a true yogi?). I woke up feeling great, ready to tackle the day….

Day 4

WOW!!! What a difference a day makes! I woke up this morning euphoric! I feel great, energized, and proud of myself. I had a meeting last nite and stayed away from the chocolate, wine, and tortilla chips…not even a taste! My day began as usual – hot lemon water, meditation, journaling, visualization; but it all…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…

Dill Cauliflower Rice

Sunday was the 4th Sunday of March, which means it was Feed Your Soul Flow at the Long Beach Marina Farmer’s Market (located on E Marina Drive off PCH across from the Whole Foods shopping center). This series is a partnership with my friend Chelsea B; I demo healthy food recipes and she leads yoga….