Being Grateful!


I started saying thanks before every meal I eat. My boyfriend turned me on to the habit and I must say, it’s just lovely! I’ve been working on being more grateful in my everyday life, so I thought this would be a great addition. As a child, you say your prayers every night before bed [...]

Sleepy Poo


Sometimes my stomach determines how well I sleep. If I eat too much sugar ( and we’re not just talking cookies or Ben & Jerry’s here, but even fruit or Lara bars) close to bed time I’ll wind up tossing and turning all night. If I go to bed hungry, I just flat out can’t [...]

Deliciousness in my mouth!


Make. This. Recipe. That is all. PB & J Burger! 1 1/2 cups blackberries, chopped 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped 1/2 lemon, squeezed 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 2 ground beef patties salt & pepper, to taste 1/4 cup almond butter 2 scallions, thinly sliced In a small bowl, mix the blackberries, lemon juice, and [...]

My Pops!


  Christmas was awesome. My Pops flew in from Florida on Christmas Eve unbeknownst to my brothers. We surprised them Christmas day! That was fun! So on Christmas Eve we decided to cook up a big yummy feast. On holidays I definitely give myself the go ahead to eat pretty much whatever I like and [...]

Meet my Marinara


the next best thing: spaghetti with marinara Last week a few of my friends at the gym decided they were going paleo. They asked me if I wanted in and I semi-reluctantly said “ok”. My life is mostly paleo, but from time to time I do go astray. So, today is day 8 of paleo. [...]

Practice what I preach


As an acupuncturist and wellness coach I often find myself speaking with my patients about routine. Our bodies crave routine. It is this scheduled existence that sets the stage for our bodies to attain optimal levels of health and happiness. As I sit there and hear these words come out of my mouth, I know [...]

Pot Roast or Roast Beef??


what kinda beef is it? Ok Cheeks fans, I’m looking for a little love and support here. I’m just not feeling it lately. I get that Facebook is easy to “like” something, but what about our comments section? Is it not as easy to write a little message here? Question today: What the difference between [...]

Getting Chilly


beef and vegetable chili topped with cilantro and avocado Last Wednesday it felt like it was fall. It was chilly, there was no sunshine and there was a lot of rain. That kind of cold weather makes me want to ball up in bed and get the crock pot up and running. And it did [...]

Do you like it HOT?


Monday was a beautiful sunny day and I decided to make chili. I’ve been in a blah kinda mood when it comes to food prep and what to eat, so I’ve been asking around and looking for inspiration. This might be because last week included a variety of not so necessary meals after a month [...]

Never Say Never


I have always loved sweets. Peanut butter cookies, cheesecake, apple turnovers, tootsie rolls – you name it. Nothing is ever too sweet for me! I have always been baffled when someone would mention something tasted too sweet for them. Huh? How can you barely eat one of those fluffy coconut chocolate cupcakes? I’ve devoured three [...]