Take a breathe, cook a dish.


Sometimes life goes a million miles an hour and doesn’t look like it has any chance of slowing down anytime soon. That’s how it’s been here at Headquarters lately for me. Ever since passing my acupuncture license exam my life keeps filling up more and more with friends, lunches, setting up my acupuncture practice, hiking, [...]



coconut shrimp   Shrimp, shrimp, shrimp. Ever wonder what’s the difference between pink shrimp and gray shrimp? I sure did, so thanks to my Mac and Google I found a little information. The pink ones are most often from the South coast of Florida, they are tender and sweet. White shrimp (though they look grey/brownish) [...]

Do, re, me, fa, so, la, tiiiii!


Some days you look into your refrigerator and your creative juices come to a screeching halt. Huh? What the heck am I going to cook with carrots, almond butter and eggs?! Ummm, yum? But then there are other days when you peek inside and the items in your fridge seem to sing out to you [...]

I cooked up something sweet!


sweet coconut curry salmon In this time of no sugar, no fun and no baking, just kidding, I did bake yesterday, but, I swear I didn’t taste any sugar. Want to talk about a challenge?! No licking the fingers after the frosting goes on, and no tasting of batter before the baking. These baked goods [...]

Put a lid on it


salmon, red peppers, bok choy and ginger Sometimes I don’t know what to cook and I lack inspiration to do research. So I will often just use the ingredients I have on hand. For this meal it meant salmon, bok choy, ginger and red peppers. All in one pan. The upside of making a one [...]

Oldie but goodie


Sometimes life gets busy. Who’s with me out there? With work, holidays, workouts, flirting, studying, yoga class, Facebooking, traffic, Starbucks-ing, dog walking, Sweet Cheeking and on and on (Rough life I lead, huh? Heehee!), who’s got time to cook right? But guess what? You do! Just take an old favorite and put a new spin [...]

So fresh and so clean clean!


Farmer’s markets are ‘da bomb. You can find endless foods to sample, flowers to smell, music to listen to and hippies balancing on basketballs to watch…um, yeah, there was one at the last market I was at! But anyway, there’s no better way to get the freshest, most delicious, organic fruits and produce then at [...]

Smooth Sailing


So Paleo, a caveman would eat it. Congratulations Paleo challengers you’ve made it to the final week of the Sweet Cheeks Paleo Challenge! You are now all official Cavemen! : ) And what healthy Cavemen you are. Here’s some of what you neanderthals are saying: “I love it and I feel better than ever and [...]

How’s that sweet tooth?


Sweet enough to tame your taste buds. The most challenging part of the Paleo challenge for me is sugar. I’ve actually had no sugar cravings this past week and a half…that is until last night. My sweet taste buds kicked in and started whining…feed me, feeeeed me!! But don’t you worry Sweet Cheekees, I didn’t [...]

Roasted Salmon with Orange-Herb Sauce


“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” Robert Byrne This meal may not win a man over, but it will for sure keep his heart healthy. Salmon is packed full of Omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to reduce heart disease. According to the [...]