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?

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

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 · Beverage/Smoothie · Dessert · Entree · Recipe · Side dish

Last minute NYE menu

  Looking for some last minute ideas for dinner tonight? Take a peek at our (mostly paleo) 2012 NYE menu. SB and I decided to stay in this year because a) I’ve had the stomach flu for the past week, b) it’s freezing outside and c) they closed our favorite NYE restaurant a couple months… Continue reading Last minute NYE menu

Anytime · Brain function · Dessert · Recipe · Science

Repurpose leftover winter squash into dark chocolate brownies

I saw this recipe earlier this week on “Cook to Love’s” blog and was so intrigued that I simply had to try it for myself. Typically, when I roast butternut squash for dinner we always seem to have a frustrating amount left over…it’s not enough for both of us to enjoy again and it’s maybe… Continue reading Repurpose leftover winter squash into dark chocolate brownies

Anytime · Brain function · Dessert · Recipe · Science

“Munchie-approved” Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wondered what makes the chocolate chip cookie so famous? Why the top secret recipes? How have they achieved iconic status synonymous with the perfect childhood? But, ultimately, why chocolate chip and not oatmeal raisin or snicker doodle or even peanut butter? Well, what if I told you that there is some scientific… Continue reading “Munchie-approved” Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies