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

Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

It’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?

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-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

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

Cancer · Dessert · Epigenetics · Guest blog post · Paleo · Science

Dietary epigenetics, cancer prevention and GREEN TEA CUPCAKES

I am so happy to share with all of you a guest post I recently did for EpiBeat, a blog created by the scientists at Zymo Research. Zymo research is a company that is dedicated to designing new products to study different aspects of biology, including epigenetics, a topic covered in this guest post. Epigenetics… Continue reading Dietary epigenetics, cancer prevention and GREEN TEA CUPCAKES

Anytime · Breakfast · Paleo · Recipe · Running/Marathon Training · Snacks

Perfect Paleo snack: mini banana bread muffins

The first week of my training has gone pretty well so far and I’m even working on creating a great running playlist to share. Yesterday, I decided to try making my Banana POWER bread recipe more portable by baking them in mini-muffin trays. They really they turned out great! The mornings are going to be even easier… Continue reading Perfect Paleo snack: mini banana bread muffins

Anytime · Beverage/Smoothie · Beverages · Juice · Nutrition · Recipe · Science · Sex

Love potion No. 9

**WARNING: Mom, before you read any further, this post contains the words arousal, orgasm and genital area…just a heads up. Today’s post is a little love potion that I concocted to help get you ready for the big day of romance this week. Each ingredient in this drink was chosen with care to help awaken… Continue reading Love potion No. 9