Mercer Island Book Signing and Speaking Event

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We had a great turn out at the Mercer Island book signing and speaking event and I feel that it was a huge success! I will be speaking next at the Barnes and Noble in Bellevue Washington on January 17th, 2015 at 2pm. The topic will be: Emotional Eating: Why We Do it and […]

Cauliflower and Brain Health

Mmm this Roasted Cauliflower and Red Onion would go divinely with that prime rib I posted a couple days ago, or even the ham I’m cooking up on Monday. According to the Worlds Healthiest Foods, “Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, […]

Can Risotto Double as Stuffing?

I was making this Chanterelle Risotto with Garlic and Thyme recipe and realized that it has very stuffing-like qualities to it. It has the savory mushrooms, onion and thyme, as well as the use of bone broth, which would make it a shoe-in as a stuffing alternative this Christmas. Let me know if you think I am crazy, or if I have […]

Secrets for the Perfect Prime Rib

If you’re thinking about going all out with Christmas dinner this year, why not think prime rib? My brother-in-law usually cooks the prime rib on Christmas eve, so I rarely get the opportunity to cook it myself. He does such an amazing job that I wouldn’t dare compete! In fact this man has mastered prime rib like you would not believe. […]

Better than Grandma's Green Pea Salad

Looking for something a little different this Christmas dinner to go with that perfect roast turkey? Look no further! Better than grandma’s version, this Green Pea Salad is made with homemade mayonnaise, which makes it feel like a splurge even though its not! Plus you just can’t go wrong with some bacon pieces tossed in there. Mmmm. Crispy, crunchy and delicious! […]

Freedom From Emotional Eating

I had a client who recently walked into my office and said to me, “How do I stop eating?”…as if this was a serious option. As I began to explore her world I discovered that she was compulsively driven to food. She felt completely out of control and felt that her life was filled with chaos, guilt, and shame. She was stuck in […]

Sweet Potatoes on the Brain

Ok, call me nuts but I can’t seem to get sweet potatoes off my mind! So I just had to make one more post-Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe. This one can be made anytime of year and incorporates the the superfood kale. I hope you like it! Baked Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Walnuts BTW, I am already thinking about Christmas! This year I […]

The Top 3 Biological Barriers to Weight Loss

Do you have a really hard time with your weight loss goals? Do you continuously blame yourself for “falling off the wagon”? If you do, then it’s prime time to realize that it’s not your fault… blame it all on your biology! You’ve been fighting against a system that’s been rigged right from the start! Now while this may seem like a great […]

Coffee Addiction: Should You Get Off The Sauce?

The vast majority of us can’t imagine starting off even a single day without our beloved coffee. If gets us revved up, gives the old brain a boost and even jump-starts our AM bowel movement. Most of all, we love it… just because. The smell, the ritual, the taste. But the question is, when does the daily latte intake go from […]

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I just love Thanksgiving! It is the one of the few days a year when I allow myself to eat to the point of discomfort 🙂 All year long we talk about making Good Decisions Most of the Time. We look forward to that one meal a week where we can have anything we desire. And when we do eat, […]