Sick of the Same Old Greens? Try this 10-Minute Maple-Sesame Bok Choy

You’ve told me you want to eat more greens – good thinking. Greens help keep you energized and fill you up, crowding out all the heavier foods that make you feel bloated and cranky. Now, of course you know I’m obsessed with kale (who isn’t?!), it’s the ultimate green nutrition powerhouse.  But, I thought it was time to change it up and play with a different green… Bok Choy. When I was a student at…Continue Reading

“I Am So Smart” Mustard-Encrusted Salmon

Did you know that salmon is an amazing brain food? It’s a killer source of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids that can rebuild brain cells, improve memory, and boost your mood. I’ve always read that salmon is fantastic for your memory (I even made sure I ate it for dinner before taking my big nerdy accounting tests in college), but for years I was afraid of cooking fish at home. It seemed so complicated and scary….Continue Reading

How Holiday Cocktails Can Keep You Hydrated

Did you know that being dehydrated can make it harder to think through problems? I always have a tough time motivating myself to drink water when it gets cold out. Remember the sippy cups? Well, the thought of “refreshing” herbs, fruits, and veggies like cucumber, mint, and basil doesn’t seem as exciting as it did when it was scorching hot out this summer. Now all I dream about is hot chocolate. But as I noticed…Continue Reading

“Spanking the Pomegranate” Holiday Salad

Ever had a pomegranate?  These antioxidant powerhouses are all over the place this season.  Not only do the juicy seeds have a nice sweet-tart flavor and crunchy texture, they look beautiful and festive in a salad or holiday cocktail. But if you’ve tried to get those little suckers out, you know it’s hard to get your pomegranate to behave without covering your counter, clothes, and hands in a coat of red ink. That’s why you…Continue Reading