White Bean Dip + Dressing Recipe

When I’m asked to “bring an appetizer” to a party but I’m feeling lazy, my go-to is this tasty Lemony White Bean dip. It’s refreshing, it’s healthy, it’s easy, and best of all, the ingredients are all pantry staples. Recently I went to one of my favorite I-talian restaurants here in CT and had a super-satisfying salad with a “creamy” dressing made with…white beans. Genius – it wasn’t much more than this dip with a…Continue Reading

No Cooking Required: 3 Smoothies When You’re Too Lazy to Cook

Don’t feel like cooking? I don’t blame you. It’s hot.  Summer’s almost over.  You just want to go out and play before it’s back to crazy time. So this time of year it’s fun to put cooking on the — back burner (yes, I just did that) — and enjoy all your nutrients in one killer smoothie. Below are my 3 go-to smoothie recipes for the summer or really any time of year, but first,…Continue Reading

The Irresistible Veggie Formula: Broccoli with Toasted Garlic, Hazelnuts, and Lemon

When I started health coaching, I would bring my private clients little gifts in the form of a new healthy food I wanted them to try, like a fresh bunch of greens, along with a simple recipe or two. At our next session I’d follow up to see what they thought, only to learn that the poor baby bok choy was rotting in their fridge. The biggest reason my clients gave for not cooking more…Continue Reading

Desserts! Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Oh My!

When your life feels too rigid, do you ever find that you turn to food that makes you feel even crappier? With our recent move I’ve totally been treating myself to more sweets (hello hazelnut gelato!) to counter the stress. But these “treats” lead to a case of the crankies and leave me feeling even worse. Sound familiar? While I’m phasing out of this gelato bender, I don’t want to completely swear off sweets –…Continue Reading