“It’s good to take time to eat, because the time for a meal can be a very happy time. Take time to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy your meal. Stop the thinking and be there fully, body and mind.” –How To Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh
I often hear, “vegan food is bird food.” Or, for example, my carnivorous cousin was staying at our place last month and being a great sport about eating plant-based. One night while on the phone and describing the meal she had to her boyfriend he said; “that’t not food- that’s food’s food.” I thought that […]
It seems that eating a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods makes me feel really fantastic. Not only do I feel better in my body & mind, but I also get to eat the things I’ve grown up on.
En-CHILL-ada Casserole: A must try.
This casserole puts the CHILL in EnCHILadas. I will start this off with a photo to make your mouth water, and then go into how fool-proof, affordable and easy this recipe is. Okay. This is a fool proof recipe, budget friendly, and OH-MY-GERSH good. It takes 15 minutes to put together and can sit in […]
Teach a man to cook…
Ever since my husband and I moved to Hawaii for 3 months in September of 2009 to camp out on an organic coffee and mango farm, our ideas about food have shifted. During our stay on the beautiful 11 acres of rolling tropical landscape with an unreal vista of Kealakekua bay something shifted and we […]
No-frills Breakfast Burrito
When you have 5 minutes to throw together breakfast…you have 5 whole minutes to make something nourishing. One of my go-to’s is my basic bean breakfast burrito. Low fat, minimal prep and happy belly! What you need: Whole wheat burrito size tortilla. Heat for 25 seconds before making so it durable. Can of refried no […]
Banana Bread Pancake Thing!
A rare pancake craving lead to a new invention: Banana Bread Pancakes! So easy, so rich, so good. Here’s all you need to make this 15 minute magic. 1 very ripe banana: leave in peel and mush until it’s almost a liquid. Peel and place contents in bowl. Add 1/2 cup oats & 1/4 cup […]
Feeling my food batteries recharged after a week in Sedona with the Engine 2 team I am back in action and no one is going hungry. So far this week in my plant-based kitchen: 5 Veggie Lasagna (Whole wheat no boil noodles, Engine 2 pasta sauce, homemade creamy cashew cheese, fresh basil/eggplant/mushrooms/zucchini/tomato & frozen spinach layered […]
Engine 2 Sedona Spring Immersion
“Eat more healthfully. Engage in more activity. Allow yourself the space to think. We have assembled an incredible staff of doctors, chefs, scientists, nutritionists, fitness trainers, and more, to help you discover a more fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle. This journey is all about customizing our tools to fit your world and leaving with a renewed […]
14 Day “Eat Better” Challenge
I am leading a 14 Day Healthy Food Challenge for 100+ Team Members at my work. The Challenge: Eat more of the good stuff including beans, dark leafy greens, colorful veggies, fruit, whole grains, & smaller/leaner ounces of animal protein. The Perk: In this challenge it’s all about focusing on the positive. Team Members can keep […]