• ARE YOU EATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ORTHOREXIA?

      Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.   We live in such a diet-saturated culture, that we don’t even see disordered thoughts when they are literally in in huge black print in front of us.  What is so disheartening is how often I’ve seen it on Instagram. Big bloggers aren’t just people with a diy

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  • WHY DO NUTRITION HEADLINES CHANGE SO MUCH?

    Many of my patients complained that dietitians went backwards and forwards on themselves. Fat is bad!  Fat is great!  Carbs are bad!  Fruit is bad!   I understand what they are saying-  if you look at nutrition headlines they certainly can’t make up their minds, but dietitians rarely have to waffle.  This is because we have

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  • THE NUTRITION BLOGGING WORLD IS REALLY DISTORTED

      My last post was in October. My silence on the blog hasn’t been neglect, disinterest, or preoccupation.  If anything, I realized how much I enjoyed writing and food photography, despite my feeble skillz (yes, skillz).  To be honest, I stopped because I got FREAKED OUT.  Why? Well, am I glad you asked… When you start

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  • Chipotle Grilled Peach Flatbread

    Smoky, spicy, sweet, filling- but light all at the same time.  This chipotle grilled peach flatbread is quick and simple, but still looks fancy pants.  It is inspired by a flatbread from Los Angeles that I gave a resounding kick in the pants with the chipotle vinaigrette.  I like spice, so there is quite a

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  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    You are likely wondering what you should do with the leftover rotisserie chicken that is in your fridge. Yesterday was chicken, roast potatoes, and salad.  What can you eat today that will use up your leftovers without completely repeating the flavors?  If you are thinking, “Perhaps a Vietnamese Chicken Salad?” then you beat me to the punch.

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  • PADMA’S SPICY CUCUMBER POMEGRANATE SALAD

    THE BACKGROUND Padma, my stepmom, is the kindest woman I know.  I don’t mean that in a flippant superlative that simply means, she’s really, really kind.  She is LITERALLY the kindest woman I know.  She and my mom were close friends.  When I was a kid, I thought it was cool, but a little weird

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  • FIG ALMOND TAHINI CALCIUM BITES

      These bring figs, tahini, and almonds into a calcium packed delight.  I made them for the London trip this last week.  In the UK, we don’t have Lara Bars, so I thought I was going to make a poor man’s Lara bar.  I was pleasantly surprised at how these turned out on the first

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