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Ever Have Uncomfortable Conversations About Food? Read This.

We’re sitting in a cozy corner booth at a neighborhood restaurant, catching up on our lives, forgetting to even pick up the menu. The server comes to take our order, and we quickly glance at our options. My friend looks at me and says that she could really go for a flatbread pizza and a […]

4 Ways to Get Your Friends & Family on Board with Your Healthy Lifestyle {Giveaway}

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve spent the last few weeks wracking my brain for love-related topics. “5 healthy, pink foods you should make for Valentine’s day!” “Heart-shaped chocolate truffles!” “How to show someone you love them with kale!” Shockingly enough, none of these made the cut. Then I really thought about it, and I […]

Happy Birthday to Me! 7 Things I Learned This Year

Imagine me sticking a candle into a healthy chocolate truffle (or two), taking a deep breath, making a birthday wish, and blowing it out. As you read this, I’m celebrating another year on earth in the best way I know how: a long run with these two, a quiet morning with my teapot in a […]

Out of Dinner Ideas? Try These Beautiful Bowls

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child Creating simple & beautiful meals is my passion. I’m certainly not a gourmet chef. I don’t wield a knife like the culinary greats. I don’t care about the difference between bâtonneting & chiffonading. I’ve […]

Thanksgiving… Without Feeling “Stuffed” {Recipes}

Back by popular demand! A Thanksgiving unstuffed survival guide that allows you to savor your family favorites without falling into a food coma. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family & friends and honor special traditions. The scrumptious aroma of Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie filling the house. Your “secret” family stuffing recipe that you […]

How to Eat A Chocolate Truffle… Guilt-Free {Recipe}

With all the celebration over kale last week, the other side of Kale & Chocolate felt a little left out. (Okay, just an excuse to share my newly created, melt in your mouth Guilt-Free Chocolate Orange Truffle recipe.) But first, it really got me thinking about what it means to live a Kale & Chocolate-inspired […]

Shake It Up: Mason Jar Salads

If you’re like most smart & savvy women, you already know how to make healthy and nutritious choices. But, here’s the catch: just because you “know” doesn’t mean that you “do.” Somehow your good intentions get tossed out the window because of life. Busyness. Lack of a routine. Never-ending to-do lists. The “not-doing” leads to […]

Did Your Mom Let You Eat Cookie Dough? {Recipe}

When my teenage sons walk into the kitchen and ask if we have spinach and brown rice, or they make a b-line to the cabinet and pull out the high-speed blender to whip up their own superfood smoothies, I have that proud mom moment. But, then – sometimes – I get a little tinge of […]

Breakfast Is Served {Recipes}

Good morning, sunshine. I know you have to make a mad dash out the door to get the kids off to school or cram in a morning run before you show up at the office. Breakfast? What’s that? Oh, the thing that our mothers always said is “the most important meal of the day.” If […]

Beautiful Food Tells A Story {Recipe}

How does it make you feel when you see a crisp, gorgeous photo of food – from a luscious bowl filled with a freshly chopped kale salad to a decadent, yet healthy chocolate mousse? You might become instantly hungry, or imagine the list of ingredients it took to make the dish, or think about all […]

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