Inflammation Dos and Dont’s

I can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point, years ago, I started having back pain at night. It got significantly worse throughout pregnancies, increased to daily pain, and soon was effecting my sleep and activities. There have been times I've woken in tears and times I couldn't breath very well. For awhile, … Continue reading Inflammation Dos and Dont’s


Healthy Banana Bread + Recipe

I want to call this a healthier banana bread. I use honey instead of sugar and while there is some unbleached white flour, I use mostly whole wheat. Perhaps I'll get to the point where I can use only whole wheat in my baked goods, but for now I'm enjoying using both flours and testing … Continue reading Healthy Banana Bread + Recipe

Easy Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream (in a bag) + Recipe

We decided to stick with some healthy conference foods this weekend, but wanted to top it all off with a treat. Chocolate chip cookie sundaes with homemade ice cream. Everyone loves the good old easy homemade vanilla ice cream, but guess what?? Add a few more ingredients to it and you've got Mayan Chocolate! If … Continue reading Easy Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream (in a bag) + Recipe

Mindful Eating Around the World

THE PROBLEM "He showed the words 'chocolate cake' to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. 'Guilt' was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: 'celebration'" (Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto). This is where my passion lies. Learning … Continue reading Mindful Eating Around the World