It's not gluten free but you still need to read this

 First of all, I want to assure you that this is not a plug for Jovial's Einkorn wheat berries. I am not receiving any monetary compensation for writing about this product. I just have to tell my fellow gluten sufferers about it so that you can hopefully find some relief and return to some semblance of normalcy with your cooking, baking, and eating. ...more

Loaded Chopped Salad

A refreshing and healthy salad filled with lettuce, baby spinach, radicchio, arugula, deshelled edamame, sweet corn, grape tomatoes, toasted walnuts, and dried cranberries. Tossed and chopped into fine pieces, this salad is amazingly delicious with so many flavors and texture that no dressing is needed.Salads are one of my favorite meals. I can eat them all day long and never be sick of them because they’re so versatile."What?! It’s just a bunch of raw vegetables. What’s so good about them? "Every salad I eat is different. Unless of course, it’s a Caesar salad, or a Cobb salad, or Southwestern salad, or a Garden salad, or well, you know what I mean. But even then, the quantity of each ingredient is different depending on who makes them, and that also changes the taste. If you added extra bleu cheese, wouldn’t your salad taste different? If you added extra corn or beans, doesn’t that make a difference?...more

Maria & Alyssa's Clean Eating Grocery List!

We understand transitioning to a “clean diet” may seem like way too much work. When I first looked up clean recipes, I would pass over anything that included ingredients I wasn’t familiar with. Almond flour? Never heard of it. Coconut Palm Sugar? Where do I even buy that. Buckwheat groats? Absolutely not....more

Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cakes

We aren’t going to make this fancier than it is. It’s almond butter and banana on a rice cake… Before you think we just totally ran out of ideas, hear us out for a second :)  Clean eating does not have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to include all these crazy ingredients like spirulina, coconut palm sugar, and garbanzo bean flour that you might not have in your cabinets (although they are awesome). Clean eating should actually be quite simple. ...more

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

This Veggetti thing is freaking genious. If you haven't been on Pinterest or in Bed Bath and Beyond recently, the Veggetti (the name needs work…) is a little gadget used to make zucchini pasta in about 30 seconds. Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, antioxidants and magnesium. Oh and one raw zucchini only has around 35 calories! ...more

Carrot & Mango Sunrise Juice

Good Morning Sunshine! The other weekend Alyssa and my mom threw me the most amazing bridal shower on a NYC rooftop. My only guidelines were no bridal games and I’m not opening gifts. I sound really fun huh? :) The truth is, I had friends and family traveling from all over and I wanted to make sure I had time to spend with everyone!...more

Seasoned Roasted Potatoes

The potato. It’s a staple vegetable in diets all over the world and can be prepared in many ways. You can bake it, boil it, fry it, grill it, mash it, steam it, microwave it, and roast it. You can top them with butter, sour cream, ketchup, chili, cheese, bacon, onions, or anything you desire. You can eat it as a meal or as a side dish. The options are endless as this little oblong vegetable is just that versatile. ...more

Reset. Network. Boom!

In my last post, Training for #2015ALAM, I kind of jinxed myself when I said I had a clean bill of health. No really! During the Labor Day weekend I thought I was coming down with a cold. Actually it was bronchitis and an ear infection. Really? Why couldn't I just have gotten an ear infection?...more

Garlic Shrimp Recipe: Low Carb, High Fat and Fabulous

Dr. David Perlmutter is the author of "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers" (click for details).  You can read my complete interview with him by clicking here....more

Coconut Whipped Cream Parfait

It is so EASY to make your own homemade, super healthy, Coconut Whipped Cream.  ...more