health and wellness tips

plant-based walnut tacos

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this rawcipe is a plant-based walnut taco building experience. it’s not quite chipotle but, in my opinion, it’s better because you can make it at home. it’s as simple as having seasoned walnut taco meat, great guacamole and a head of purple cabbage on hand. in no way shape or form am i a chipotle […]

my coco cilantro green smoothie

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sugar, sugar or honey, honey? sugar and sugar alternatives are all the rage. it’s no secret too much sugar does not do a body good. everyone and their sister would like to knock it out of their diet in every which way, shape and form. however, many struggle before ultimately giving up. been there. done […]

the ultimate march madness healthy menu

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3 weeks. 67 games. roughly 800 players. 1 team left standing. it’s not crazy, it’s just sports. and it’s march. march madness. the madness of march is filled with excitement and happiness, as well as lots and lots of heartache. one shining moment can make or break an entire season. every game is a chance […]

turmeric-inphyused dairy-free mylk latte

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  the turmeric-inphyused mylk latte is a dairy-free drink that supports your body’s defense against disease. with a creamy nut or seed milk base, a dash of ground black pepper and the sweetness of raw unpasteurized honey or maple syrup this immune boosting tonic will be your go-to. turmeric boasts a distinct yellow color and a […]

be your own barista: dandelion root lattes

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health is a funny game. everyone has a different take on the one thing they ate or did that brought them ultimate success. however, in my experience, that’s not exactly how it works. every person is as different as every single body that exists. what works for one might not work for another and in […]

don’t manage disappointment, create success: set s.m.a.r.t. goals and work with a health coach

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quite often someone streams a look of confusion my way as i mention i’m a health coach. it piques their interest and generates more than one question. ranking among the top: is that a real thing? what does that mean? can you help me?  health coaching is a real thing. it’s about support, behavior and accountability, and […]

healthy holiday recipe round-up and DIY gifts

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the busyness of the holiday season is settling in and here’s a round-up of my favorite healthy holiday recipes. the great news is they also double as DIY gifts. feeling a bit like one of santa’s little elves as i’ve been on the hustle making chocolate candy bars for my crew. for those on my list that don’t […]

how to create drool worthy superfood parfaits

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superfood filled dairy-free coconut yogurt parfaits have rapidly become a daily event in my world. they are a cinch to throw together, loaded with nutrition and have upwards of four gazillion different variations. maybe not that many but you get the picture. quite often i hear people say they don’t have time to put together […]

date donut holes

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juicy medjool dates and unsweetened shredded coconut are two ingredients you will almost always find in bulk in my kitchen but a traditional donut? not so much. i do have fond childhood memories of the sweet deep fried cakes as an occasional sunday morning specialty and an iced crawler was my absolute favorite. it was […]

the truth about detoxing: four biggest myths debunked

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thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing and detoxing practices have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. when you hear the words cleanse or detox, do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term results? the truth is, a cleanse or detox does […]