Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Pizza

gluten free quinoa crusted eggplant pizza

This one is inspired by Purely Elizabeth. As a food entrepreneur myself, I’m inspired by Elizabeth’s efforts to create a memorable brand that really speaks to a particular lifestyle. She’s rockstar status in my mind. So much so, that I saw her at the Natural Products Expo West last year and felt a little too…

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Embracing “less is more” when it comes to fitness

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So far, 2015 has been physically humbling for me, I started off the year with weird back pain and nerve issues, then after exhibiting at the Fancy Food Show for ProCakes just two weeks ago, I got a wicked cold which is lingering on. Both of these events have kept me out of the gym…

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My weight loss stories – both of them

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Recently I was interviewed by The Active Times, and I was asked specifically about my weight loss story.  It wasn’t until I was in the midst of my response that I realized, I have two of them. Twenty-something years ago (yes I’m that old) I dropped 70 lbs.  That’s almost a whole person, and it…

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Defining Success – My Thoughts

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I read this post by Grace Bonney today and it inspired my own thoughts about success and how I define it in the context of my own life. Much like Grace, I find that as I get older, life becomes less about material gain and more about that feeling of fullness in my heart that…

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How to be happier in 2015

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According to this survey-based research, the 10 reported actions that can improve overall happiness are: Giving: do things for others Relating: connect with people Exercising: take care of your body Appreciating: notice the world around Trying out: keep learning new things Direction: have goals to look forward to Resilience: find ways to bounce back Emotion:…

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How to stop being hungry all the time

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Up until about 2 years ago, I was hungry all the time. To the point that if dinner was not in front of me by 7pm I would feel compelled to either faint or punch someone. Many of fights were had on the way out for dinner with my husband because I was so hungry…

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How to deal with cravings, once and for all.

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This is something I struggle with. Who doesn’t, right? But there are things that we can do to preemptively get in front of cravings and kill them head on before they even start to rear their ugly heads. Here’s 5 really easy behaviors you can adopt to tackle cravings and not rely so much on…

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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Casserole Recipe – Low Carb

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Since moving back to the SF Bay Area from LA, I have been happy… really happy. I have nothing to complain about. Nothing except maybe one little itty bitty thing. It rains here. A lot. Being the weather wimp that I am, I divert to warm, comfort food, massive wooly socks and layers sweats. It’s…

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Click here to opt-out of Christmas this year.

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Last year, in the first few days of January, I felt a deep sense of regret for letting myself get caught up in the hoopla of the Christmas season. I felt like I had spent too much, ate too much and created a lot of extra work for myself in terms of putting up a…

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Grain-Free Coconut Cauliflower Risotto & Shrimp Recipe

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It’s been raining like crazy in the bay area lately. It’s dark, wet and chilly, which calls for VERY short dog walks, sweatpants and warm, gooey food. So here’s my own version of one of my husband’s favorite dishes. I got extra kudos for making him this last night. It’s pretty much the easiest thing in…

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