After yesterday’s heavy Thanksgiving fare I needed to detox. Since I had all the ingredients on hand (something to be said for a well-stocked kitchen) I created this delightful winterPomegranate Apple Salad with a made from scratch Honey Poppy Seed dressing. It’s not only beautiful to look at (we eat with our eyes first), it’s […]
Thanksgiving steeped in tradition, with food and family at the forefront. So many memories shared around the dinner table. One of my favorite accompaniments to my mother’s savory, rich corn bread dressing has always been cranberry sauce. When I became serious about my health and cooking, I decided it was time to ditch the […]
We all have our favorite, traditional dishes that we just can’t wait to enjoy during the holidays. But I say let’s put a twist on the classics or add something all together new. Saturday, I showed a crowd how to whip up: Wild Rice Apple Cranberry Salad, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Butter, and a Festive […]
Today, I’m thankful to God for giving me the strength, courage, and belief in myself to battle obesity. Battling obesity has been one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life. And, while I’ve yet to beat obesity entirely I’m so grateful for the progress I’ve made. Today, I’m healthier and happier. I know […]
Two days, three classes, and 100 Clark College students are OFFICIALLY Outside of the Box! On Monday, I had the pleasure of having back-to-back lectures. I absolutely love talking to and with the students and showing them how simple it is to make food OUTSIDE of the Box! So much fun, delicious fun! On the menu: […]
This marks the second academic year Clark College — Vancouver, Washington is using my cookbook “Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box.” Today, I guest lectured for the first time this year. It’s always a good time when I’m on campus and being teamed up with my mentor Veronica extra-sweeeet. I really, really love what I do!
There’s nothing simpler than roasting a chicken. And few things are more delicious and satisfying. The aroma as the chicken roasts creates an inviting, cozy ambiance in the house. Served here with roasted carrots and sautéed green beans.
You, yes, you have the power to change. I know this to be true not because I’ve read about it in self-help books but because I’ve changed. Not on accident, but on purpose. Most people who meet me these days don’t believe this about me, but I used to be a bitter, unhappy, carping […]
I absolutely love fall. It’s arguably my favorite season next to spring. Then when spring arrives I say spring is my favorite. Oh well, luckily I don’t have to chose I just enjoy each season in it’s unique splendor. Here’s some photos from my strolls around my neighborhood and Pacific Community Park. Pacific Community Park […]
Throwback Thursday. Wow. These photos take me back to a happy place. What fun we had on this day! I didn’t expect Roasted Vegetables to draw such a crowd but the class was packed! The energy in the room was electric. I’ve said this before I love to speak and share my story, but when […]