Home Cooking, for the sake of your health!

Women cookingAn undercover fashionista. A true lover of fashion, beauty, photography and as of recent cooking for my family. A hopeless shopaholic. Obsessed with traveling the world, expanding my ever growing closet and eating out. I discovered my passion for cooking around the time my (at the time infant) son started showing interest in food. I was determined to provide him with the healthiest and tastiest homemade food possible.

I spent many years convinced that low-fat and sugar-free was the passage to health and well being. I have evolved by educating myself about proper nutrition and how ingredients nourish the body. Knowledge has given me power and motivation to get cooking! Cooking used to greatly intimidate me, and at times it still does. Some of the recipes featured are in no way original and proper credit will be given (as applicable).

I love to cook utilizing various methods and draw my inspiration from a variety of cuisines. My cooking includes various raw, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free as well as traditional recipes. I love to use all natural and seasonal ingredients and cook in the most health-conscious way possible. As a working mom of an active toddler I strive for the most time efficient recipes.

 

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Most ingredients in cooking are derived from living organisms. Vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts as well as herbs and spices come from plants, while meat, eggs, and dairy products come from animals. Mushrooms and the yeast used in baking are kinds of fungi. Cooks also use water and minerals such as salt. Cooks can also use wine or spirits.
Naturally occurring ingredients contain various amounts of molecules called proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They also contain water and minerals. Cooking involves a manipulation of the chemical properties of these molecules.

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  • Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin
    Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin is the perfect holiday gluten-free side dish! Made with spiralized vegetable gratin is made with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, and parsnips and topped with a white sauce and Gruyere cheese. How to prep this gratin ahead: This dish can be prepped a day or two ahead, everything from spiralizing the […]
  • Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 100)
    Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 100).  Wow! Week 100!! Thanksgiving we always go to my Moms and everyone brings something. I am bringing a few sides, and looking forward to the leftovers! Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or […]
  • Carne Asada Steak Salad
    This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it’s quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied. I have partnered with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner to share […]
  • Maple Soy Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are delicious on their own, but adding bacon and a maple soy glaze makes them over-the-top delicious! Made all on one sheet pan, you can double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd by adding more sheet pans. Brussels and butternut are a match made in heaven. Add […]
  • Makeover Spinach Gratin
    This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table! I bring this to my mom’s every year for Thanksgiving because everyone loves it! Much lighter than a traditional gratin, low-carb and easy to make! This […]