1. To Live For Cashew Artichoke Dip

    If you want to be a big hit at a party, take this dip with some crudités and crackers! INGREDIENTS 2 cups raw cashews 1 can artichoke hearts, drained (or 5 hearts of palm) 1 bulb of roasted or sautéed garlic Juice of 1 lemon or lime 1/2 cup nutritional yeast Fresh or dried herbs of choice Water to get the consistency you want (you can also soak the cashews first which makes them creamier) Salt a…Read More

  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

    For a delicious and nutritious treat, try whipping up this pudding.  Chia seeds contain the most omega 3 fats in the plant kingdom. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plant-based milk of choice 3 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or raw cacao powder  1 tablespoon organic peanut butter powder (I find it at Costco) - gives you the taste of peanut butter without all of the fat! 1/4 cup maple syrup o…Read More

  3. Choose Compassion!

    I love animals! My husband Tim and I have three furry kids. I am saddened by the way animals are raised for food in our world. They are not treated as live beings, but as things. Companies subject the animals to horrible living conditions and inhumane slaughtering methods. There are more than 56 billion animals killed every year in the United States for food, not including seafood.   I have been …Read More

  4. After a Detox Retreat in Florida, You Will Feel More in Tune With Your Body

    Life is a balancing act. Imagine a tightrope walker on a rope high above a straw-covered floor n a circus tent. He has a long bar in his hands to help maintain balance. He slowly walks across the rope, but there is more. On his shoulders rests a chair, and in the chair sits a woman who is balancing a rod on her head, and atop this rod is a plate. At any given time, any of these items could drift o…Read More

  5. Blank Canvas – A New Year, A New You!

    "If you can dream it, you can do it."  Walt Disney   Each year in January I feel as if I'm gifted a brand new blank canvas.  There is something very exciting, and at the same time very daunting, about a blank canvas.  I envision how beautiful it will look when complete, but also recognize all of the labor and steps required to paint that masterpiece.  With this new canvas in hand I realize th…Read More

  6. Wellness Retreats Can Give Us the Perfect Opportunity to Nurture Our Bodies

    In today’s fast-paced world it is quite easy to get lost in the stresses of our lives. Those stresses can build up pretty quickly as it seems there is a never-ending list of things that need to be done. In addition, we are always plugged into some sort of device, whether we are at a computer or scrolling through our smartphones, we are reachable at any time of the day. We rarely take time out an…Read More

  7. Quick Weight Loss with a Detox Diet

    The best way for quick weight loss is with a Detox Diet. Why Detox your body? Did you realize the average American tests positive for almost 300 chemicals in their bloodstream including jet fuel, plasticizers, pesticides, and herbicides? With the toxins in our environment, (A special thanks to the good folks at One Green Planet and article author Kelsey McClelland) you really have no choice but to…Read More

  8. Juicing for Health with a Juice Fast

    Thanks to the incredible documentary titled Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, juicing for health and well-being has had a resurgence in the public awareness. As a nutritionist and health coach, I have spent time learning about and personally trying a variety of diets and health regimes. In the form of a juice fast, juicing for health is one of the safest and most impactful methods I have seen work on m…Read More