4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili + Weekly Menu


I’m slowly transitioning back into reality. I’ve been MIA the past few days because we took a short vacation back to Cabo San Lucas. Same resort, same wonderful experience. Except this time, I wore sunscreen and I’m not coming back a bright red, painful mess. I learned my lesson once — the hard way, the… Read more →

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


Growing up, my family’s idea of a “vacation” was going to the race track in Wisconsin to watch my dad race his vintage Corvette. Looking back, the 100 degree days on black asphalt, gasoline fumes, burnt bratwursts, and far-from-sanitary bathroom situation was a far cry from a vacation in the traditional sense, but looking back… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Crock Pot Cherry Pie Steel Cut Oats


My mom always says, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you spend.” I know she’s right, but lately, I am in this terrible, no good habit of online shopping. You open my closet and it’s full of suits and business professional clothes for work and then a ton of workout clothes. I’m stylish –… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Pinto Bean Mole Chili


This week has been atypical for me. Wednesday night, I came home from work and tried to sleep. Unsuccessfully. But with a 10:15pm hockey game 45 minutes from home, it was worth a shot. After not being able to sleep, I got up and made brownies. A cookbook recipe. Because isn’t that what people do… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Crunchy Veggie Wraps


When I meet with patients, I generally try to capture a 24-hour recall early on in the conversation. In the world of nutrition, this translates to, “Tell me what you ate and drank yesterday.” If people are truthful, this method of collecting nutrition information can be hugely insightful. Sometimes, I’ll get the, “…Oh, yesterday. Yesterday… Read more →

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