I recently completed a 21 day Purification Program to get my body running in the best shape possible before my half marathon and to reset some of my bad health habits. This was not a fast and not a typical “cleanse.” One question that is often asked is “If my liver and kidneys detoxify myContinue reading

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’ve talked probably a million times on this website about how much I love soup season. They’re warm and comforting and can be so rich in flavor. Today, I’m including another soup with great flavor to mix it up. I had a ton of fun making the video for this one and it’s one ofContinue reading “Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chicken Tortilla Soup”

5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season

(1) Get Adequate SleepWhen our body is well rested, it is able to function at its best. There are a lot of bodily processes that happen while we are sleeping- different hormones are active while you sleep, and your parasympathetic nervous system kicks in. We spend a lot of our time in our sympathetic, orContinue reading “5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season”

Smoked Turkey Chili Recipe

Chili is one of our family favorites for fall, but since I meal prep, I get bored of things kind of easily if we have them week after week. Because of this, I’m always trying to make things a little differently. You can see my original award winning chili recipe in this post if you’reContinue reading “Smoked Turkey Chili Recipe”

One Pot Zuppa Toscana

My favorite time of year is here! Things are starting to cool down and it’s socially acceptable to eat soup every day. After making chili three times already, and chicken and wild rice once, I decided to mix it up and make a soup I have never homemade before. It was amazing! So I’m sharingContinue reading “One Pot Zuppa Toscana”

Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”