• Food,  Health

    8 Simple Ways to Eat Mindfully and Improve Your Digestion

    Did you know that HOW you eat can have just as much of an impact (if not more) on your digestion as WHAT you eat? In today’s crazy society, especially America, we are rushing rushing everywhere. I am all too guilty of eating at my desk to get some extra work done (yay for peace and quiet), snacking on the go, and having dinner while on my laptop or watching tv. I was always focused on eating the “right” foods rather than the right way. My stomach hurt all the time, especially if I was stressed, yet I didn’t really think anything of it at the time. Now, on the other hand, I…

  • Food

    Simple Detox Soups

    These are all VERY basic soups that I made during my Gut Protocol with Dr. Cole, designed to support die off of bad gut bacteria, as well as detoxification. Despite being simple, I found them to be incredibly nourishing and satisfying! Zucchini Basil Detox Soup Ingredients: 3 large zucchini, sliced 2c chicken bone broth (organic and homemade if possible) 1 onion, sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 1-2T coconut oil (unrefined) Fresh basil to taste (I like a large handful!) Pink salt to taste Directions: Melt coconut oil in large pot Add onion and garlic, saute a few minutes until aromatic 🙂 Add zucchini, broth and salt to taste Bring to a boil…

  • Food

    Coconut Berry Bowl

    It’s 70 and sunny in LA. And it’s February. Coming from Minnesota, I can handle this! I’ve stayed away from smoothies for a while, instead opting for cooked foods to ease my digestion and add warmth during the winter season. However it felt just right for today 🙂 I’m currently on a limited “autoimmune”-type nutritional protocol to reduce systemic inflammation and heal my gut, which means no nuts (or legumes – aka peanut butter…gasp!) for the time being. Oh how I miss them haha. But I can have everything coconut – oil, butter, yogurt, milk (the pure, unprocessed, whole fat kind) – and that is amazing. Adding to that amazingness…

  • Food

    Lemon Thyme Cod

    I have found my go-to fish recipe. It is so simple, it is ridiculous. And it is so delicious, it is that much more ridiculous. Like buttery, melt-in-your-mouth wow. Here it goes: Ingredients: 1-2 lb black cod (I usually get wild-caught from the farmer’s market 🙂 1/2 lemon ~2T fresh thyme (personally – the more the better!) pink himalayan salt parchment paper Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Line baking dish with parchment paper Place fish skin-down in dish Sprinkle with thyme and salt to taste Squeeze fresh lemon juice over fish Bake for 15-20 min until flaky Try not to eat it all straight out of the pan 😉…

  • Food

    Power Pudding

    I crafted a bowl of chia pudding this morning that was so delicious and nutritious, I have to share 🙂 It’s super quick, easy, and the perfect well-rounded breakfast to start your day! Also, being gluten/grain-free, dairy-free and soy-free, it’s highly anti-inflammatory 👍   To make, soak the following overnight: 3T chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill) 1c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Califia Farms) Dash of vanilla and cinnamon to taste Then mix in: 2T Collagen Hydrosolate (Great Lakes Gelatin brand is my preferred – it’s a great source of protein, amino acids and overall nutritional support!) Pink Himalayan salt (my favorite ha) And top with: 1/4c…

  • Food

    Blueberry Nut Pancakes

    One thing I truly love to eat is pancakes. Something about their shape, texture, flavor and overall goodness does it for me haha. Plus they’re generally pretty simple to make, easy to store for leftovers, and work for basically every meal 🙂 Coming off a cleanse to reset my digestion, I am slowly adding foods back in, so have a more limited selection to work with at the moment. This has actually been surprisingly fun and inspiring to experiment with new delicious recipes, so I decided to tackle pancakes! Blueberries (starting with low sugar fruit), nuts and duck eggs (easier to digest than chicken eggs and also more tolerable for those with allergies)…

  • Food,  Travel

    Jackson Hole for the Soul

    I feel very lucky to have had a quick work trip to beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The second you step off the plane and breathe the fresh mountain air as you are surrounded by wilderness, your soul feels happy. Mine certainly was :). As always in my travels, I love finding hidden gems with delicious gluten free food and opportunities to move my body in new and ever evolving ways. Jackson Hole did not disappoint. I landed starving as I forgot to set my alarm and had to rush to the airport (typical), which didn’t allow me to have a delicious, fulfilling breakfast (very NOT typical ;)). After checking in at my hotel right…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Life,  Travel

    #DELTAPROUD in Boston

    I just came back from our annual Global Sales Conference in Boston last week and it reminded me about how much I love the people I work with and being able to connect with my big Delta family! There were definitely some great speakers and events, but I think I enjoyed just talking (and dancing haha) with everyone the most 🙂 As always on my travels, I try to seek out (1) good and (mostly;) healthy gluten-free food, (2) a great workout – whether outside or at a local gym, and (3) new experiences or sites in the city I’m visiting! This was my first time in Boston city proper…

  • Food

    Scotchie Bars: A Childhood and Midwest Staple

    Since I’m terrible at sleeping in these days, I figured I might as well be productive this morning and bring back a childhood classic in the form of “Scotchie Bars”…essentially peanut butter rice crispies with chocolate, but so much more than that haha. They constituted almost every birthday “cake” in my family growing up (our choosing), unless we could get ice cream cake. Then that would usually win. After moving South, I was shocked that no one here had ever even heard of them! Thus they were introduced:) By now I know the recipe by heart, but here it is if you want to give it a try: Scotchie Bars…

  • Food

    Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes (with Chocolate Chips of course)

    Here’s a new pancake recipe I tried because I had cottage cheese in the fridge I wanted to use up…and who doesn’t like pancakes?!? This was super simple, clean, high in protein and not overly sweet, which works well for me:) Although I did add chocolate chips…of course. But you could try a variety of additions…blueberries, bananas, apples, etc. Ingredients: 1c egg whites 1c cottage cheese (I like Nancy’s Organic Cottage Cheese because it was the only one I could find without any additives or thickeners! It only contains the following – Organic skim milk, organic cream, organic nonfat dry milk, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, and 4 strains of lactic cultures,…