How to Do an Elimination Diet

Food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies are becoming more and more common (and yes, they are different from one another!).

There are a few reasons that may be driving this, but I believe it is in large part due to the amount of stress we are under, paired with the amount of processed, nutrient-deficient foods we (as a society) have in our diets.

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How to Quit Sugar Cold Turkey

How to Quit Sugar Cold Turkey

I am regularly quizzed on common nutrition topics from friends and family, and the one that comes up the most often is how to reduce sugar intake. But of course, there’s always a subtext—how can I quit sugar without, you know, actually quitting? Because we all want to be able to enjoy our favorite treats. But moderation is not always our strong suit.

What they’re really asking is: How can I change my relationship with sugar?

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Chickpea Blondies

Gluten-Free Chickpea Blondies

Chickpeas are like cashews to me, in that they’re so versatile and you can use them in so many applications! You can make hummus, roast it for a snack, throw it on a salad, scramble it up like eggs, make a soy-free miso paste if you’re crafty (and patient), have it in pasta form, make falafel… we don’t often think of them as a dessert ingredient though. Aside from dessert hummus (don’t knock it til you try it), we can also make gluten-free blondies with chickpeas!

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Rainbow Vegan Sushi

Rainbow Vegan Sushi

You’ve probably heard the phrase EAT THE RAINBOW! Not to be confused with Skittles’ “Taste the Rainbow” slogan… this is the exact opposite of eating chemical/sugar-laden candies. It’s about having a variety of natural colors in our diet, because the more color means the more phytonutrients, and the more phytonutrients, the better for our bodies!

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