overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries

I posted the below photo Saturday on my Instagram and Facebook page...more

grilled cheese with roasted red pepper and avocado

A good grilled cheese sandwich is a bit like life. It not always pretty, it can be messy, fall apart and be all over place, and sometimes the inner components don’t hold together well, but in the end with that first bite, everything comes together. The flavors meld, the messiness is forgotten and thus balance is created, as the inner components compliment and come together...more

2-ingredient chocolate mousse with coconut sugar whipped cream

This chocolate mousse is one of our favorite desserts,...more

weeknight dinner 101- burritos and mixed green salad

So, I’m thinking of starting a...more

quick and easy guacamole

I’ve recently taught a few small cooking classes/demos and come to the realization that a lot of my local readers and friends are on the lookout for simple, tasty, easy, no-fuss recipes to add to their repertoire. Recipes that I think are simple and not exactly blog post worthy, are really what most people want to make, and have time to make. I’ve always assumed that everyone had a go-to guacamole recipe, knew how to make brown rice, or de-stem kale, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone knows these things, and most of the time will not admit it ....more

no-bake cacao superfood energy bites

As most of you know, the kids and I are trying to cut back (and hopefully give up) on refined sugars, processed foods and snacks, so I’ve been busy...more

grain-free, paleo, vegan breakfast porridge

WAIT, before you scratch your head and wonder to yourself, “what the heck is Marin mama posting and making these days,” just read through this post a bit and you will gain a bit of insight into my insanity. Since I started Natural Chef school, my eyes have been opened, like literally opened! So much of what we’ve been told over the past few decades of what’s good for us, is not really good for us, and that’s why we’re seeing so much illness and disease ....more

the best oven baked crispy chicken

These drumsticks/thighs are finger licking awesome, not good, but awesome and that’s why I’m calling them...more

blood orange smoothie

Smoothies are a year round thing in my house, not as much with Zoe, but Eli and his peeps love them! It can be cold and pouring out and Eli and his peeps will still want a smoothie. That’s why I always keep a batch of frozen bananas and some fresh or frozen fruit on hand, so when the troops come home, I’m ready to go! ...more

mixed greens with healthy hemp seed dressing

Don’t you just want to take a fork and dig into that salad? I mean look at all that color and texture. There’s roasted beets, hemp seeds, diced avocado, broccoli sprouts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds ....more