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No, I didn’t spell “swell” wrong.

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Roasted Tomato Basil Salmon


Did you know you can cook frozen salmon without defrosting it and still have an amazingly moist, delicious fish? Forgive me if you've already cracked the code to this extremely easy salmon preparation method, but I just figured it out and I'm kind … [Continue reading]

Wedding Season, Workouts and Weekend Eats


This weekend officially marked the beginning of wedding season on my calendar. My man and I traveled to his hometown of Sacramento for one of his high school buddies' ceremonies, the first of many in the next few months. With all the lavish … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Cherry Decadence Smoothie


It's rare that I dub something decadent. Oh, who am I kidding? I love using flamboyant words. I mean, even the word flamboyant sounds pretty, well, flamboyant. But I promise you that when I say this chocolate cherry smoothie is decadent, that … [Continue reading]

No-Bake Pumpkin Raisin Bites


I've been traveling a lot lately, and when you're on the road, it's hard to stay on track nutritionally. I learned that first hand last weekend when a traffic jam on the way to Big Bear brought on a major Biscotti binge. Had I been prepared … [Continue reading]

IDEA BlogFest & a Big Bear Bachelorette


You know those kind of vacations where you need another vacation to recover from your vacation? My visit to Big Bear Lake this weekend was that kind of trip. I headed up there on Friday to celebrate my friend Sarah's Big Bear Bachelorette … [Continue reading]

RAW Beauty Talk


By now, we all pretty much understand that images in magazines and advertisements are not as they appear. Models, actresses and "average" women are all airbrushed, sometimes to the point of being unrecognizable or even anatomically … [Continue reading]

A Basic(ly Awesome) Tofu Scramble


As I mentioned yesterday, I'm no longer using dietary labels. But just because I'm not doing the "pescatarian/plant-based thing" anymore, doesn't mean I can't appreciate plant-based meals. I made this amazing tofu scramble last weekend and the … [Continue reading]

Don’t Be a Dietary Label Whore


Pescatarian, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Grain-Free, Low-Fat, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian... ...have you ever labeled yourself any of these things? So many times throughout my healthy living journey, I've fallen into the trap of using labels. I've been … [Continue reading]

Maple Water Is The New
Coconut Water


Is one of your favorite activities exploring the aisles of Whole Foods, on the hunt for the healthiest new products? No, just me? Regardless, I'm guessing you've heard of the "hottest" new drink in the beverage cooler: Maple Water. Maple … [Continue reading]