"The Seed"

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This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Split Pea Soup!

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There’s this little restaurant a few hours north of Los Angeles off of the 101 freeway called, “Pea Soup Anderson’s” which, obviously, is known for it’s pea soup. It’s been around for ages (1928 to be exact) and was the most welcome refuge while on a Cali jaunt a few years back with my healthy …

36 Hour Food Tour of Madrid

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You touch down in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and have exactly 36 hours to enjoy. What do you do? Eat. My friends, you eat. This is a nutrition blog, so you may expect to see a ton of pictures of spanish salads and veggies, or perhaps you are thinking, Ha, …

Cooking the Books, Blogs, and Magazines…Bon Appetit Roasted Salmon and Broccoli with Caper Chili Vinaigrette

Bon Appetite Salmon and Broccoli

Once in awhile I will come across a recipe and know, instantaneously, it’s going to be a big hit in my house. This will usually be due to a few factors: 1. Delicious potential 2. Small ingredient list 3. Easy clean up (I don’t have a dishwasher) 4. Olives or capers in the recipe While …

Late Summer Harvest Veggie Soup

Vegetable Soup

Challenge: Your nutrition guru told you to eat more veggies Problem: You have no idea how to do it, and if you see another salad you may go postal! Solution: A simple, delicious pot of veggie soup I typically end up making a pot of this veggie soup at the end of the week when …

Nourishing Erica, Losing Weight…Dating…and French Onion Soup

Nourishing Erica

I’ve never allowed myself to be open enough with another person to develop a deep, committed, loving relationship. During my process of growth, Abra has continued to remind me that meaningful connections with people is a pillar of health and happiness. One snowy evening this past winter I was coming home late from work and …

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Chamomile

Chamomile

A wild patch of chamomile lined the driveway of my childhood home. I remember picking the flowers, mashing them between my little hands, opening my palms, and inhaling the sweet apple-like scent of fresh chamomile. I didn’t know squat about chamomile as a kid, and yet somehow, instinctively, I was accessing it’s healing power. Smart …

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