Food

3 Healthy Holiday Recipes from Around the World & Around My Family

3 Healthy Holiday Recipes from Around the World & Around My Family

Wanna add some global flare to your holiday fare? These Belgian/Scandinavian dishes are snatched from my own family's table; but don't worry, you won't find just another version of Brussels sprouts.

These recipes are a healthier spin on my family's traditions and as always; simple to recreate! Bon Appetit! 

My Boyfriend is Italian & I'm Gluten Free. Here's How We Survive (& thrive!) in LA

My Boyfriend is Italian & I'm Gluten Free. Here's How We Survive (& thrive!) in LA

My boyfriend considers pizza a snack and pasta a basic food group. I am gluten free but lurrrve me some Italian cuisine. Check out how these 6 Italian hotspots in LA fared against an Italian and a Gluten-Free girl's standards, and how to do Italian light but right. 

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Lazy (or just Busy) Girls

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Lazy (or just Busy) Girls

These superfood recipes are the perfect lazy girl’s guide to a healthy Thanksgiving. As always, they require few ingredients, simple prep, and no fancy kitchen tools. They also happen to be dairy, soy, egg and gluten free, but don’t tell your guests and I promise they’ll never notice.

To Cook or Not to Cook? Which Veggies Are Best Left Raw & Which Need the Heat

To Cook or Not to Cook? Which Veggies Are Best Left Raw & Which Need the Heat

raw doesn’t always mean healthier and in fact, many veggies are better digested and their nutrients better absorbed when cooked. 

Check out the cheat sheet below for the Do’s and Don’ts of which veggies to cook, which not to cook, and why.

Top 10 Healthy Pantry Essentials with Brunchpants

Top 10 Healthy Pantry Essentials with Brunchpants

Whether you live alone, have an unpredictable schedule and/or limited kitchen space - having a well rounded pantry makes quick and healthy meals a cinch. Expert in food, edible flowers and "urban survival" Monique Otero of Brunchpants shares her top 10 must-have-in-the-bombshelter pantry essentials.