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summer kale clean salad with a fried egg

June 20, 2017

I recently got to do a little series of videos with some of the world’s greatest humans, Paper Antler.

They’re the kind of friends that last through every season, and working with them is just FUN. We did a series of easy, quick, and nourishing videos, all in tune to Jonny’s amazing beats.

Food, eating well, nourishing our bodies- these things we do on the daily have the power to heal. I’ve been thinking a lot about the gut. It’s this part of our body that we have to fine tune our selves to listen to… It’s a practice. It’s a discipline to slow down enough and pay attention to the way that something feels internally.

This afternoon over a conversation with a friend, we spoke about how everyone can identify with pain, because we all spend our lives trying to run from it. I think often with food, with nourishment, we are absent minded to it’s effect on the way we feel- we spend our days running too fast to notice what a meal makes us feel. But truthfully, it’s one of the greatest practices you can begin to value. Because when you slow down to listen to your gut, everything else begins to illuminate. You begin to notice other small things. You learn to listen more intently. You tune in.

This salad, is simple, it’s so darn good, and it’s a gut friendly one. Make it. Slow down a little bit. And give a pause to how and what you feel today. You’re worth your time.

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turmeric + apple + carrot soup

February 16, 2017

Turmeric! It’s the main spice in curries, and is arguably the most powerful herb for your body. In fact, turmeric has been found to have benefits that are equivalent to many pharmaceutical drugs. It’s a miracle worker, and so delicious to cook with. It’s anti-inflammatory, increases antioxidant capacity in the body, is linked to brain function, rumored to lower the risk of brain cancer, and is known to help prevent some cancers. Magical right?!

One of my favorite things to make during a busy week is a pot of soup. That way, when I get home from a long day, I’ve got a vat of deliciousness waiting for me. Along with a slice of crusty bread or a salad, this turmeric + apple + carrot soup is the perfect one pot go-to dinner that also fuels your body with all the delightful perks of eating well.

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avocado toast with a crunch

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year friends! I could not be more excited about 2017- there seems to be so much anticipation around the beginning of a year. It’s a time to reevaluate what you hope for, what you are working towards, and set intentions that can narrate the rest of your year. I love choosing a word each year to give voice to what I’m hoping to set in motion. This year, I chose the word commit, with the intention to commit to presence, to the people around me, and to the things I’m working towards. In this season of focus, I also love to take on mindful practices towards health and wellness, committing to a life of healthy indulgence and balance. Enter one of my favorites- avocado toast.

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ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and sage

November 17, 2016

When my friend Caroline called with a recipe for homemade ricotta gnocchi, asking if I’d like to whip them up with her, the answer was an obvious absolutely. Before I knew it, she was at my doorstep with ingredients in hand. I poured us some wine {because wine goes with everything} and we got to cooking.

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three salad ideas for your next dinner party

October 20, 2016

I’m a celebrator of beauty and connection through food and celebration. Gathering those I love, and even strangers that I’ll come to love, around a table is so crucial to who I am.

Hosting is often so intimidating for people- and I love creating ways to lessen that intimidation. Sometimes, simplicity with food wins. Gathering, eating, and celebrating don’t need to be complicated. Sometimes we get lost in the chaos of presentation and perfection, forgetting what truly matters when bringing people together.

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roasted eggplant and onion soup

October 18, 2016

As I write this post, it’s a rare morning of gloom and rainy drizzle here in LA. I have to smile to myself because it’s as if my city has conjured this moment just so I can deliver you this roasted eggplant and onion soup under the proper circumstances- because surely once this posts, it’ll be sunshine-y and warm again.

But for now, the weather is perfect, this soup is heartwarming, and all is well this mid-October.

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eggplant tacos

September 8, 2016

Some meals call for something simple and delicious- a dish that won’t take any time at all to whip up, but will feel more elevated and complete than something like a salad. My go-to in times like these are tacos. LA is a hub for all things Mexican and it’s taught me well!

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summer squash pasta

July 14, 2016

Summer is well underway and I usually toe the line of wanting healthier fare like fresh fruits and bright salads, while still craving some indulgences, like all the rosé and cheese boards.

Today’s summer squash pasta is the perfect solution.

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