Finds and faves: my picks for making perfect green tea

By Claudia Zapata | February 10th, 2016 | 0 Comments
After giving up Diet Coke for good - it's been over two years and counting (yay!), I needed an alternative that was both refreshing and um, caffeinated. I've never been a coffee fan, and energy drinks weren't an option, so that pretty mu Read More...

Storing nuts and seeds for the winter (and beyond)

By Claudia Zapata | January 27th, 2016 | 2 Comments
  I remember when "cook more" used to be a recurring item on my every New Year's resolution list. I'm not quite sure when it finally happened - when I got to a place where I wasn't only more comfortable in the Read More...

Guest post: 4 rules for perfect oatmeal

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | January 12th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oatmeal was not a part of my culinary repertoire until fairly recently. I viewed it less as a hearty whole grain, and more like bland mush reminiscent of paper mache.  Its stellar nutritional profile, though, eventually lured me Read More...

A New Year, A Kinder Approach to Health

By Claudia Zapata | January 7th, 2016 | 1 Comments
"More today, Stronger tomorrow" read the t-shirt worn by a fellow gym rat that made me smile one recent morning. Most of the people you see working out on the regular typically think that way. Once you workout enough to make it a Read More...

Vegan tamales 2015: Mexican-inspired fillings

By Claudia Zapata | December 22nd, 2015 | 0 Comments
Last year's vegan and vegetarian tamales were such a hit, we had to come back for more. The masa recipe is the same - coconut oil makes for a moist and delicious lard-free tamal you can feel good about eating (for the masa Read More...

Eat for Health, Not Weight Loss

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | November 12th, 2015 | 0 Comments
As a nutrition professional in corporate wellness, the majority of my work day is spent coaching a variety of people on the health goals they consider most important. This often includes managing or reversing chronic conditions like hig Read More...

Guest post: The Road to a Happier You

By Andrea Duke, PhD | October 22nd, 2015 | 1 Comments
Perspective. A word that has been acknowledged in my brain but never truly understood. As humans, we live our day-to-day existence with goals, dreams and expectations for ourselves. And even for others. We all want to be smart, successful Read More...

Guest post: Butternut squash risotto with coconut milk

By Elizabeth Hopson | October 4th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Happy Fall! To celebrate the first day of my favorite season, I decided to make a fall-themed meal for my family. After seeing a beautiful display of gourds in the grocery store, I knew that I wanted to make butte Read More...