Gluten-free Buckwheat Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Oh my wow, this is the best buckwheat zucchini bread I’ve ever made. I am always on the lookout for new ways to make zucchini bread, and this version did not disappoint. While I usually go all in on the buckwheat flour, this time I blended it with a little Bob’s GF flour to help…

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Veggie and Sausage Rice Skillet

Rice Dish

  I'm in love with one-pot meals, especially those that manage to deliciously combine a load of veggies and my favorite protein (sausage!) in a dish I know everyone in our family will love. You could easily leave out the sausage for a perfect vegetarian meal, or even sub with your favorite soy chorizo. Chopping…

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Cozy Curry Mediterranean Lentil Soup

Look, I realize no one is going to have a perfect diet over these next couple of months, with the holidays coming up and all. How fun would that be anyway? BUT, one strategy I try to use is making healthy, high fiber meals all week long to counteract some of the weekend entertaining. This…

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Breaking Down the DASH Diet for Healthy Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is called the “silent epidemic.” So many people have it, yet it rarely shows any warning signs or symptoms. For this reason it can be easy to miss if you’re not looking out for it. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), almost half of…

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Spending Too Much Money on Supplements? Read This.

Vitamins. Minerals. Herbs. Powders. Tinctures. Whatever you want to call them, they are all supplements of some sort.  We have a love/hate relationship with dietary supplements. On the one hand they can be life-saving when it comes to severe deficiencies or certain illnesses. On the other hand they can be a huge money pit with…

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Do You Gluten?

Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I’m sure you are thinking I’m here to tell you about some New Year’s diet resolution or something you should be doing better this year. Nope. You know what’s been on my mind this holiday season? GLUTEN. Let me explain. Strangely as an…

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Holiday Superfood Challenge!

Superfood Your Holiday   Oh boy, the holidays are right around the corner! Even though I detest the change from summer to Fall and especially the subsequent change to winter, I do appreciate that we break up this doldrum season with some festivities. Most of you know cold and dark do not make me happy,…

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Is it time to break up with your PSL?


Oh the PSL. A Fall favorite. If you automatically know what PSL is, I’m talking to you. Even if you don’t you should still listen up. Besides the very popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) that makes its grand entrance every Fall, there are many other flavored coffee drinks that tempt us this time of year.…

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Let’s Talk About Metabolism

If you’ve ever sat in my office, you probably know that I harp on strength training… a lot. Sometimes I might sound like a broken record. I think I bring it up at almost every session. Why is this? The links of strength training to metabolism are strong, and it’s one of the only ways…

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