Acorn Squash & Quinoa Risotto

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 5-10 garlic cloves, minced (use as much as you want depending on your preference for garlic) 1 cup diced yellow onions (about 2 small yellow onions) 1 cup dry quinoa ¼ cup balsamic vinegar (can also use 1/3 cup white wine) 2.5 cups mashed acorn squash (about ½ acorn squash)Continue reading “Acorn Squash & Quinoa Risotto”

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup almond flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt Directions Whisk together sweet potato, eggs, and vanilla with a fork until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. AddContinue reading “Sweet Potato Pancakes”

How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love

Originally published on the Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-my-body-became-a-manifestation-of-a-life-i-love_b_584a0d2be4b0016e50430292?timestamp=1481248288752 Many spiritual and religious teachings focus on — for a lack of a better term — going with the flow. Work hard, eat, drink, and be merry. Whatever will be, will be. As many humans can probably relate to, letting go of control is, and always has been,Continue reading “How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love”

Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating

Originally published on the Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lessons-from-a-journey-ba_b_12703912 While discussing childhood nutrition in my undergraduate lifecycle nutrition class, I remember being so surprised at the simplicity of Ellyn Satter’s teachings about eating. According to Satter, a child should never be forced to eat or not eat, but rather should learn to listen to their body’s internalContinue reading “Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating”

What Ben Folds Taught Me About the Law of Attraction

Originally published on the Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-ben-folds-taught-me-_b_12314656 Alone, tired, and fuzzy from my almost empty Solo cup of merlot, I sat in row M of the Calvin Theater wondering if I should have just stayed home to watch Orange is the New Black and sleep. It had been a long week of working and thinking and planningContinue reading “What Ben Folds Taught Me About the Law of Attraction”