Super-sized Sandwich

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 […]

Plant Pizza

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.

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 […]


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 […]

Wine and Dine Community Cooking Class!

I am so excited and want to share this event with all of you! I am co-hosting a cooking class highlighting plant-based & nourishing dishes using produce from several local farms. The farms tell me what they have in season, I make a menu around it and then we all learn to make easy, delicious […]

Nourishing Kid’s Popcorn Party!

This week’s nutrition education class with Austin’s only “All kids” yoga studio, The Little Yoga House, was so much fun! After all, who doesn’t like a popcorn party where you air-pop the popcorn?! The kids arrived and the room already smelled of yummy popcorn–was that the inner teacher in me trying to motivate my kiddos […]

Broccoli potato soup, peanut butter quinoa, and kimchi fried rice

Another great day spent cooking up some food-love! Within a total of 4 hours this family gets food for the week for their growing boys to feast upon. I love cooking in their kitchen, listening to music, picking fresh greens from their garden and knowing that I am making nourishing meals for these awesome kids! […]

Cajun beans for 40 people: Start to finish

If you would have asked me when I was little if a fun Friday night entailed cooking beans for 40 people, I would have questioned that. However– with a little music, the windows open and the opportunity to feed people healthy-love-filled food… was indeed a Friday evening well spent! Beans for 40…… First, I soaked […]

Saturday in the park + delicious sandwiches!

A fun and relaxing bike day with the man all over the beautiful city of Austin. We had brunch out and about, took our first dunk of the season into Barton Springs, attended the Succulent Festival at Zilker Botanical Gardens, and managed to pick up a few ingredients on our way home to make some yummy […]