Regulate your blood pressure

Regulate your blood pressure

One cold winter night in December of 2012 I laid in bed wide awake. My brother had taken my Dad to the hospital earlier that night. My Dad had a fever for 3 days straight and over the counter medication wasn’t doing anything. Then the phone rang around 11 pm. My brother was at the… Continue Reading

Preparing for flu season

Preparing for flu season

Flu season is here and is in full swing.   This is the first year I actually didn’t get a flu shot. I usually get it, but since switching jobs last year I ended up skipping this routine vaccine because to be honest: I WAS LAZY! My previous employer would offer the flu shot for… Continue Reading

Ayurveda Science of Life

Ayurveda Science of Life

Are you familiar with Ayurveda? It may be all in my head, but after I came across this word it seems I keep hearing it over and over again. If it is not someone on TV who talks about it, I may hear it on the radio, and even on social media posts. But what… Continue Reading

Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Is your holiday gift list ready for this year? Since the holiday season starts this week, I am excited to share with you the latest toys that I have been using in the kitchen. At the end of October, as my Dad and I were traveling on the connecting flight back from Venezuela, I started… Continue Reading

Surviving the holidays without weight gain

Surviving the holidays without weight gain

Is it really possible to avoid the Holiday eating frenzy? The smell of freshly baked cookies, or the delicious egg-nog have us eating foods we typically don’t eat. Next week most of us will be gearing up for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving represents the unofficial kick off of the Holiday Season. It also represents… Continue Reading

Importance of a healthy gut

Importance of a healthy gut

I’m taking a deep breath as I write this. The last 10 days have been filled with joy, anxiety, worry, and strength. On October 27th, at 6 am, I was sitting on a plane traveling to Miami, where I would take a connecting flight to Maracaibo, a city in Venezuela where my Dad was staying… Continue Reading

Healthy Fast Food

Healthy Fast Food

Fast food restaurants are not known for being the “healthy choice”. The first thing I smell at most fast-food places is grease. There are a few fast-food restaurants that don’t smell like grease necessarily, but they don’t smell like home cooking either, that’s for sure. Let’s be very honest, life gets very busy. Sometimes we… Continue Reading

Seasonal Produce in the Fall

Seasonal Produce in the Fall

I am a firm believer that mother nature is really smart. Based on this belief, I am always looking for the best seasonal produce for the fall season.   Going to a Farmer’s market usually helps you find out easily the produce that is in season. If not, at your regular supermarket you will see… Continue Reading

Leftover Veggies Ideas from the Garden

Leftover Veggies Ideas from the Garden

  Fall is here! Ready to enjoy some warm apple cider and go pumpkin picking? But wait, what are you going to do with all the leftover veggies from your summer garden? Take a deep breath, because I have some great tips and creative ideas on what you can do. Receiving a bright red, juicy,… Continue Reading

5 Foods that boost your energy

5 Foods that boost your energy

The sun is shining, the air is cool enough to wear a long sleeve shirt but not too cold. I am enjoying every single moment of standing in the middle of Olympic National Forest. Climbing Mt. Ellinor was definitely a challenge, but what a great way to disconnect my brain and kick-off this vacation. Imagine… Continue Reading