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…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. ūüôā Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

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…

Prep

I wanted to share the products I will be using for my 30 day elimination diet. It’s all part of the package that comes with Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living. It comes with 2 – 44.4oz bags of Protein Shake Mix, 1 – 16.9oz bag of Daily Fiber Boost, 2 boxes of Digestion Plus,…

80/20 shift

With Summer coming to a close, I’ve realized how much my 80/20 eating lifestyle has shifted. What began as allowing some of the less healthy foods into my diet 20% of the time – snacks, chips, alcohol (hello, beach bum days with the kids!) – has become less fresh leafy greens and more tortilla chips….

mmm…

I love loading up my meals with nutrients..including my smoothies. It’s the quickest, easiest way to get the most health benefits and as a mom of 2 toddlers, I need quick and easy! I’ve been making Matcha Maca Lattes (say that 3 times fast) for a while now and have enjoyed the benefits, especially in…

The #1 A-word you want to be

Awesome, Amazing, Admirable…all great words, but the one I’m referring to is most important to all of us –¬†alkaline. Let’s go back to high school chemistry class…remember the pH scale? It ranges from 0-14 measuring how acidic or alkaline a liquid is; a pH of 7 is considered neutral, below 7 is considered acidic, and…

Squash Pot

We’ve finally hit some cooler temps here in southern California and I’m been craving all the Fall things. My neighbor has a beautiful little garden that had about 4 butternut squash ripe on the vine. She let us have one and all I could think about was chili! I tend to keep a pretty full…

Jammin’

It’s been crazy hot here, I’m ¬†talking 103 degrees hot, and for some weird reason I just want to eat and eat with the heat. I’ve been craving desserts so thought it a perfect reason to make some chia seed jam. Farmer’s market strawberries¬†are starting to taste less sweet since they are out of their…

Oatmeal+

As a mother of 2 small boys, my meals are few and far between. I either have to eat what the 2 year old is eating or eat when he is napping as he generally wants “a bite” of anything I am eating. “A bite” turns into him cleaning my plate.¬†Therefore, I need nutrient dense…

Tea Time

Over the weekend I visited an¬†awesome little bakery that makes only gluten-free items, Twice Baked Baking Company. I’ve been following them for a bit on instagram and everything looks amazing! I went in for the olive loaf, but it was sold out and instead left with a delicious brioche loaf. {Note: the brioche is gluten-free…

Monday Morning Veggie Quiche

Wow…first real post. I’ve been running ideas through my head the last couple of days wanting to do this right and a keep it as a real representation of myself. I tend to¬†scroll quickly through the words to get to the recipe when I browse¬†cooking blogs, so I want to keep the verbiage short and…