Category Cooking

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

  Coconut Oil is no secret… actually it’s quite the commodity lately.  Sure, it tastes like butter, is fragrant, and has a higher heat point than olive oil… but did you know all of the health benefits you can reap from adding coconut oil to your diet?        

Snowman Cheeseball

  Yes, this cheeseball snowman is adorable, but it also is absolutely addicting.  Like, ‘all will power out the window I’m going to gobble off his entire head in a barbaric manner’ addicting. Which can be a good and bad thing.  Good because you will be praised, bad because the snowman will look like it’s been bull-dozed […]

Healthy & Organic: Greek Pesto Potato Salad

Let’s take a moment to recognize Grandma’s potato salad she faithfully brings to every summer cookout. Creamy and delicious, this ‘salad’ packs on the nostalgia just as quickly as it packs on the pounds.  I mean the two main ingredients are white potatoes and mayonnaise, you couldn’t have really thought it was waist slimming, could […]

Curry & Harissa Chickpea and Poached Egg Skillet

On a relentless quest to impress guests, tickle tastebuds and create healthy, organic and gluten free dishes… I sometime’s hit a cooker’s block.  Yesterday was one of those days. But then I remembered this out of this world delicious chickpea harissa concoction I had for breakfast a few months back from this perfect little farm […]

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Muffins (Nearly Organic!)

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Muffins. Yes.  you read that right.  Are these party all-stars waist slimming?  HECK no.  Are they out of this world delicious?  You bet. Blame it on my beantown heritage, but I don’t think there’s a single thing that buffalo chicken doesn’t make better.  I mean, there’s a reason why the “I […]

Healthy Beet & Caramelized Onion Hummus

Why beets in hummus?  Well first, they are absolutely delicious and their sweetness balances the savory flavor of tahini, chickpeas and olive oil perfectly.  Second, the dip looks fun and festive for any gathering!  And third, beets are superfood powerhouses with the ability to detox your liver, fight inflammation and lower your blood pressure. This […]

Healthy Cauliflower Mash

The white potato.  America’s most consumed vegetable.  High in potassium and high in fiber… the spuds are unfortunately high in carbs and calories too.  But that doesn’t stop us from dicing ’em up, popping ’em in a deep fryer and smothering ’em in salt and sauce, now does it?  Of course there’s other ways to […]

Coconut Peanut Butter Recipe

On the North shore of Oahu there are a few little shops that sell a big piece of heaven: North Shore Goodies coconut peanut butter. Now, I will never be able to recreate their magic.  Even if I could – it wouldn’t taste the same to enjoy it on toast in West Hollywood.   The […]

Pumpkin Nut Butter!

Why mixed nut butter?  Because for me it’s more satiating than peanut butter… and thus it lasts 3-4 days in my pantry, instead of 1.  Also, each nut delivers it’s own particular makeup of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Why pumpkin?  Because it’s delicious.  Plus a can of low calorie, high fiber, NO fat pumpkin […]

Avocado Egg Bake!

If you are looking to slim down then it is essential to start your morning with a nutritious breakfast. Yet it’s all to easy to overdose on sugar and carbs …even if you are trying to chose something healthy.  An average granola and yogurt parfait can pack 20+ grams of sugar, and your store bought smoothie […]