Anytime · Dessert · Metabolism · Nutrition · Paleo · Recipe · Science

Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

Itโ€™s no secret that pumpkin (or Cucurbita moschata) is a super food, with a resume that boasts a rich source of vitamins A, C and K, and bioactive compounds that have been linked with anti-cancer, -obesity and -diabetic properties. Recently, a Japanese research group set out to test whether this spectacular squash also contributes to… Continue reading Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

Article Review · Beauty · Beauty/Cosmetics · Science

Lead in lipstick, a continued controversy…should we worry?

Iโ€™m sure that by now you are all familiar with the dangers surrounding lead-based paint, especially for families with small children. But did you know that some very unexpected household items, like your favorite lipstick, are also likely to have measurable amounts of lead, as well as other harmful metal contaminants? Deborah Blum of New… Continue reading Lead in lipstick, a continued controversy…should we worry?

Paleo · Recipe · Snacks

Paleo snack time: Antioxidant-rich “Super Spheres”

Snack time can be the best or the worst time of day depending on your level of preparation. One thing I’ve come to realize after starting to eat healthy, is that dedicating some time per week for prep food is essential for continued success. Otherwise, you get hungry, you stare at your fridge and then… Continue reading Paleo snack time: Antioxidant-rich “Super Spheres”

Anti-microbial · Awareness · Beauty/Cosmetics · Science · Skin

3 creative ways to use coconut oil outside of cooking

Hi all. Here is where I start off by saying I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve last blogged, but I was super busy with life, exercising and eating clean, yada, yada, yada….but now i’m back!๐Ÿ™‚ Is it just me or has coconut oil become the most popular girl at school lately? It seems… Continue reading 3 creative ways to use coconut oil outside of cooking

Anti-oxidant power · Cancer · Dessert · Recipe · Science · Sex · Skin

Chocolate zucchini cake

This week I’m posting to you from my parent’s house in Pittsburgh, PA. My schedule has been jam packed with so many things. I have already attended one of my best friend’s weddings, visited with family, running hills in prep for the upcoming half-marathon AND have been working on some new recipes, like this chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate zucchini cake

Paleo · Random/Misc.

How to substitute with coconut flour…

Since there have been quite a few recipes on Scientifically Delicious lately that use coconut flour, I wanted to share this wonderful conversion chart from Gygi’s blog to aid in your own experimentation. Coconut flour can be a little tricky since it requires more liquid than normal flours (remember how many eggs we used in… Continue reading How to substitute with coconut flour…

Entree · Holiday · Paleo

3.14 Taco Pi

Yesterday, I was strongly recommended by my sister to post a pie recipe since today is Pi day! So, last night I did some quick googling “Paleo Pie” and found a ton of recipes for something called Taco Pie. As a kid, tacos were truly my favorite food (I literally had tacos and pumpkin pie… Continue reading 3.14 Taco Pi