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6:27 pm

If Rice Cakes were Royal.

Find yourself shopping for healthy snacks like rice cakes, only to stare at them a day later trying to understand why the hell you bought them? I did. I still do sometimes. But the sheer thought of the agonizing pain resulting from a dissatisfying snack that tastes like air will forced me to get creative and really deck these things out. I really mean deck these things out. We're not just talking a nut butter and chopped fruit or avocado and evoo combos, (though those are pretty great and will do the trick). But here's something that'll give a new meaning to "variety is the spice of life," and erase those Regret of the Rice Cake feels. Read More

11:09 pm

Anything but your Basic Biscotti.

I can’t stay away from alliteration. And I also…I just jumped on the “basic” bandwagon. Well now that it’s out of my system, we can move on. So though the lunch menu at work changes on a daily basis, breakfast and snack supplies remain constant, so I’m really trying to get innovative here with the usual bunch—almond butter, some sort of sprouted bread, and coconut. I’m really proud of this one though because it’s so simple yet super chic and scrumptious #obvs. Read More

1:51 pm

Be YOURS First.

Be Mine.  Be My Valentine.  Will You Be My Valentine?

There are so many versions of these Valentine’s Day requests that you have probably heard of, said to someone, sent to someone, have had them spoken to you or sent to you, or eaten…  like these candy hearts.  

And all that is sweet.  But amidst planning the perfect night out or in, buying flowers & chocolates, contemplating the most romantic gift, meticulously putting yourself together, or finding someone to say “be mine to”…don’t forget to be yours.  Be YOUR own valentine before you become someone else’s—not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day.  Since we’re already calling special attention to romance and love, take the day as a reminder to love yourself.

It’s rather instinctual to mold yourself into what others perceive as desirable—not just your partner or spouse— whether it is to have them reciprocate your love or to make them happy.  In the process of going at great lengths to please them, we neglect our needs, wants, and “self-dates.” Adjustment and flexibility are needed in all types of relationships, but self-love is paramount and provides for a strong foundation in nurturing relationships.  And self-dates boost your mood, confidence, long-term happiness, and the vibe you exude.

So don’t stress!  Take a deep breath and some time to be on date with yourself.  Maybe a bubble bath with rose petals?  Lie in bed with candles while listening to some zen music? A relaxing yoga sesson?  Or maybe if you’re real short on time before your V-day plans…a chefsperiment made with your very own hands?   That's the least you can do. Whatever it is, relish it…and say it out loud…I LOVE ME!

So my treat to you, for a self-date, is my absolute FAVORITE chefsperiment...”Nutty Buttery Banana Batter!”

You'll need to:

- Chop 1 banana

- Add 1-2 tablespoons (or dollops!) of raw, organic almond butter (any version of nut butter you might have)

- Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt

- Add walnuts and/or chia seeds for a nice crunch factor

- Splash in some rice milk (or any milk you prefer)

Mix together until you achieve a cookie-batter like consistency and indulge!  Happy Valentine's Day!