There are some days, okay a lot of days, when I don’t feel like cooking breakfast. I wake up about 40 minutes before I have to hustle out the door. That means I have to put on my makeup, find underwear and make myself something that is nourishing and filling. Nine times out of ten, […]
Autumn is upon us. Here in Portland, the colors are just starting to turn a yellowish red, painting the streets in multi-colored foliage. Yet, the weather is taking its sweet time catching up to the appropriate season. We had a string of eighty degrees days last week but thanks to the air conditioning at work, […]
If I could live off one quick bread for the rest of my life it would be banana bread. My mom used to whip up batch after batch during the winter months, filling the house with the comforting scent of cinnamon and butter. She didn’t stick to one recipe but instead tried several in a […]
If you haven’t heard Mother’s Day is on Sunday. My mom isn’t the kind of women who likes to be fussed over. She much prefers to be the fussie. Seriously, walk into her house and she will not only offer you food but the glass vase you casually glanced at. I love her generous spirit […]
I’ve expressed my lack of enthusiasm for muffins before. They are the last bakery item I choose from if there is nothing left in the case and nine times out of ten they make me feel like crap. I’m not quite sure why. I believe it’s because a majority of muffins are essentially cupcakes aka […]
I have been a breakfast person as far back as I can remember. In fact, it’s my favorite time of day. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, bacon, sausage, scrambles, omelets – the options are limitless, which is heaven to someone as ADD as myself. My carb loving heart normally gravitates towards a fluffy stack of pancakes with […]
I’m not sure if this is how it is for everyone but I’m absolutely starving when I wake up. During the week, I silence my grumbling stomach with eggs, either hardboiled or fried. On the weekend though, I mix things up because by the time Saturday rolls around, I can’t look at another egg. […]
Baked Brie with Honey Pears and Toasted Walnut is an easy appetizer that deserves a spot on your holiday table. Thanksgiving is only a week or so away. Do you have your menu already prepped and ready? Or do you wing it by the seat of your pants? Even though I don’t plan most […]
Holiday entertaining can be incredibly stressful. Thankfully, I came from a small family with very few cousins and extended relatives. It makes things easier when you only have six people to feed instead of ten or twenty. We usually keep the food low key and stick to the classics – a roast of some kind, […]
With summer officially in full swing, I’ve been trading my sweaters for short sleeve t-shirts and warming pots of soups for salads. All last week it hit the upper eighties, which wouldn’t be a huge deal except Seattle doesn’t believe in AC. You basically plop yourself in front of a fan and don’t move. Also, […]
I have never been a huge fan of meal prepping until I had an extra day this weekend to actually get it done. The idea of spending two or three hours in the kitchen sounded horrid to me. Why would I want to do that when the sun is shining outside and there is a […]
I’m all about ease and simplicity in the kitchen. I hate long complicated recipes with a million steps, especially when I need to eat now! My case of the hungries is real people, and it isn’t a pretty sight. To prevent my inner bitch from surfacing, I keep one or two sauces in the fridge, […]
For a long time, mushrooms were the bane of my existence. I was flummoxed by people’s adoration of the brown colored fungi and would shrivel my nose whenever someone offered me a pizza slice covered in them. And I love pizza! It took up until I was in my twenties to finally see the light. […]
When it’s too hot to turn on the oven or I’m feeling downright lazy, I turn to salads. But not those wimpy side salads you get at restaurants that are covered in ranch dressing. No, those are digesting and do not deserve to grace your mouth. I’m talking salads that are complex in flavor and […]
As my friend said last night, its salad season! And how right she is. I’ve been craving nothing but light vegetable focused meals as of late. First of all, its way too hot to turn on the oven and second, I dont want to slave over the stove when I could be outside enjoying […]
I’m not quite sure what people are talking about when they say soup weather. I personally enjoy a bowl of soup when its sunny and eighty and when it’s rainy and fifty. To me, there is no difference. Maybe because I’m in love with how easy it is to throw ingredients into a pot, cover […]
Summer is passing by at warp speed. It’s almost the middle of August and I haven’t done half the activities I have wanted to do yet like go swimming, pick blueberries and or enjoy a glass of wine in the French countryside. What I have done is spend time with friends and family, worked hard […]
If you can’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of easy and quick meals that require no more than 5 minutes of prep time. I love to cook but don’t have the patience to create a multi-course dinner. Usually, it’s a pile of veggies, a grain and sometimes a protein, depending on my mood. With […]
I avoided cooking fish for almost my entire twenties. I hated the way the smell permeated my apartment and never left. Then Bon Appetite Magazine came to the rescue because of course, it did. It taught me the En Papilliote or in paper method. Basically, you bake the fish in a parchment bag, which steams […]
Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I last posted a recipe here. For that I apologize – I’m going to try and get back into the swing of things. Work and life, in general, has been crazy lately but in the best possible way so no complaints. How is your January panning out? […]
There are few recipes that are on rotation during the week so that I don’t go insane. My top two though are Slow-Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes and Bacon and this Ground Beef, Bok Choy and Carrot Stir Fry. As you can see, my love for five ingredient or less meals are at an all […]
There are few things in life as satisfying as an easy dinner with tons of flavor and very little hands-on time. As life has gotten busier, my meals resemble tons of ingredients thrown into a bowl with sauce drizzled on top. While it is delicious, sometimes my body craves something with a tad more prep […]
This isn’t my first rodeo with pan-fried gnocchi. Around Valentines Day of last year, I posted a similar recipe but with brown butter sauce. Amazing? Hell yes. Healthy? Not so much.I wanted to go a lighter route with this recipe, considering bathing suite season is around the corner. Lets just say my thighs are still in […]
I’m exhausted – the kind of bone deep tired that only happens when you’re on the cusp of change or in the thick of it. My eight or nine hours of sleep does not cut it as of late and no amounts of coffee can help. I’ve been trying to be kind to myself, which […]
The first time I discovered the magic of cashews was when I made my own nut milk. Also, real quick – who else cringes when they hear the term nut milk? It sounds like such a lude word. Not something you would want to drink. Anyways, cashews are an incredible dairy-free substitute. One soaked overnight, […]
With all the summer produce out there, it’s easy to overload your fridge with juicy peaches, plums, blackberries, etc. and then have no idea how to use it up. I’ve been there, many times. When you live somewhere with 4 seasons, the memory of bleak farmers stands in the dead of winter is never far […]
Since the summer has hit, I’ve switched out my standard decaf coffee for an iced matcha tea. Nine times out of 10, I’ll make it at home but if I’m feeling lazy, I’ll head to the tea shop down the street. They give you the option of adding ginger or lavender syrup to your order. […]
My friend was complaining the other day about how much sugar she has been consuming lately. She said it’s hard because after she eats a meal, she just wants something sweet – not a cupcake or anything – just something to nibble on. I hear this ALL the time from my clients. Sugar is in […]
Its supposed to be in the nineties this week in Seattle! I say with that an exclamation point because I cant remember the last time it got that hot here. I much prefer cooler temps, cozy sweaters and the smell of apple pie aka Autumn. Im trying to stay in the moment this year though […]
When you begin to feel at ease in your own company, your self-esteem grows. No longer are you overcome with limiting self-beliefs. You know how badass and brilliant you are. That trip abroad you’ve wanted to take forever? Tickets booked, sexy ass bikini purchased.
It came as a whisper and built into a scream – You’re not living your life. You’re living someone else’s. My need for validation from the outside world veered me onto a dead-end path, leaving me with nothing but a profound case of burnout.
Here is a dose of truth: You can run eight miles a day and practice mindfulness but if you prefer fast food over a home-cooked meal, then you’re always going to be standing in the shadow of your anxiety. I know that can be hard to hear. You might even be thinking that you’re doing […]
The simple act of putting pen to paper puts a stop to rumination and clarifies your emotions. Kickstart this new habit with 5 journal prompts to help tackle anxiety.
Say hello to controlled breathing. This breathing technique has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.
I didn’t have a good excuse. There was nothing holding me back from eating it, except for unfounded guilt. Guilt manifested from years of scrolling through Instagram and downloading what my meals should look like. I hadn’t even realized I’ve been brainwashed until that moment.
The other week on the blog I discussed my own journey with people pleasing and how it altered the course of my life, but ultimately figured out how to auto-correct before it was too late. It can be hard to recognize our weaknesses when our knee-jerk reaction is to put blinders on. Pulling back the […]
From an early age, I learned the power of staying quiet and not rocking the boat. I HATED when people showed an ounce of anger or disappointment toward me because I always felt like it was personal. As if I actively did something wrong to garner such a response. This, in turn, made my words […]
Depression is wildly experienced by many but it is still shrouded in misconceptions and myths.
Human’s relationship to food is complicated, even more so in this day and age of dieting. If you walk down any supermarket aisle, you will find labels screaming GMO-FREE, FAT-FREE, ALL-NATURAL. It can be a sensory overload for someone who is trying to eat healthier. What I tell my clients is to load up their […]
I haven’t owned a scale in almost five years, which is crazy to think about since there was a point in my life where I used to weigh myself every morning. The numbers that popped up would dictate my day – two pounds heavier? No breakfast or lunch and only a salad for dinner. Two […]
If you are new to marijuana or live in a state where it isn’t legalized yet you might not be familiar with edibles. Edibles are cannabis-infused food and beverages with a mixture of THC and CBD or purely CBD or THC. If you aren’t the kind of person who likes inhaling smoke because let’s be […]
About 8 months ago, I clicked on a new update on WordPress update and BOOM! My entire site crashed, I lost all my content – years of recipes that I never wrote down, blog post and pictures. Everything was gone. I stared at the screen, feeling on the verge of a full-blown panic attack. I’m […]
This past few months have brought me to my knee’s. There has been a lot of change and with changes comes the uncertainty of not knowing. I’m the kind of person who thrives off having all my p’s and q’s in order but when that isn’t possible…. it’s not pretty to say the least. I […]
There are a lot of wellness trends out there and sometimes it can be hard to figure out which ones are simply passing fades or have legitimate benefits. 2018, my friends, is the year of CBD. I say this because Goop, the premier publication for anything high brow health related, is churning out articles like […]
Welcome to Mindfully You Nutrition! Over the past two months, my wonderful graphic design team has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get this re-branding off the ground. It has truly been a labor of love and I’m so excited to welcome you to my new space. What Happened to Young, Broke and Hungry? If […]
The Same Old Story I remember sitting in my living room one night, watching T.V. It was around 9pm and I just had dinner about an hour and half ago. I wasnt hungry per say but there was a piece of leftover chocolate cake taunting me from the kitchen. Every few seconds my eyes would […]
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that effects almost 20% of Americans – that’s more than 200,000 cases reported each year. Yet it’s widely unspoken about and many people suffer in silence. IBS can be related to a number of health conditions including ulcerative colitis, crohns disease and leaky gut. A few […]
Where did you first hear the word diet? Was it from your mother’s lips when she grabbed her love handles with utter disgust? Was it from your best friend when she sighed wistfully at your plate of French fries and said, “if only I was five pounds skinnier.” As women from a young age, […]