Savory Almond Banana Bone Broth Smoothie

What comes to mind when you think of a smoothie?   Chances are, you’re thinking one or more of the following: Meal on the go Healthy for me Great for a post workout meal An easy way to do prep food While all of the above are valid ideas to consider and prepare a smoothie, […]

Read More

Cauliflower Rice Versus Real Rice

Cauliflower rice is a thing. It’s such a thing that now you can buy it already ‘riced’, either in the  fresh produce section or frozen, as a time-saving trick to make it that much easier to incorporate it into your paleo or keto regime. But what if you’re not into Paleo, or Keto, or trying […]

Read More

Chilled Berry Soup, Anyone? It’s in The Paleo Kitchen!

Writing for online publications such as the blog on the Vitacost has been a great way to reach folks who may not have connected with me otherwise. After all, the Paleo niche can be limiting to say the least. Rather than focus only on those who truly understand what an authentic approach to ancestral eating is, […]

Read More

Sunlight, Vitamin D + Gut Health

It may have been a while since the last time you sunbathed; how inviting does lounging on a beach right about now sound? With good reason, many of us have gotten in the habit of slathering on the sunscreen in order to reduce the appearance of aging on our skin and also to decrease our […]

Read More

Paleoista Chicken Under A Brick Recipe

I first learned about this preparation from a dear friend’s mom who brought it straight from her parents home in Tuscany to New York.  Different cultures may use different spices native to their locale, but for me, as always, the simplest flavors are the first choice! Be sure to chose a pastured chicken, rather than […]

Read More

1-2-3 Cook: Grilled Veggies for the 4th

Cooking can be daunting, overwhelming and confusing. For many, it’s challenging enough to figure out what to eat and where to buy it, let alone how to then carve out time to prepare it. There are now so many beautiful websites as well as printed cookbooks offering lovely, tasty dishes, but still, if you’re already […]

Read More

Headaches? One Surprising Cause…

Whether you’re wearing an N95 on the front lines working in what is now classified as an essential job, or simply abiding by the directive to wear a protective, homemade, cloth cover over your mouth and nose, you may be experiencing a surprising side effect:  headaches. Having to wear a mask, or other types of […]

Read More

Immunity + Inflammation

Social distancing and wearing a mask any time we leave our homes have become the norm. Washing our hands, though a common sense thing to do already, in my opinion, after touching high traffic areas like a doorknob in a restroom, is something we are now being reminded to do via signage posted in many […]

Read More

Using At-Home Time to Create New Habits

It’s not only adults who may be finding themselves overdoing it on the snacks during quarantine, it turns out emotional eating in children is also on the rise. A recent article in the NY Times (1) focused on how boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children, just like adults, have […]

Read More

Avoiding “Quarantine 15” Weight Gain

What you eat during self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic can help you cope better, stay healthy, focused and fit…or make your stress worse, increase inflammation and cause weight gain. When quarantine began, we saw a situation not unlike what I’ve been told by a handful of elderly neighbors was experienced in times of war:  stocking […]

Read More