Dec 02

A Fresh Take on Tuna Salad!

On a short break between clients, I came home completely ravenous. When I squeaked open my fridge, my cupboards, I saw nothing: no ready-made food, no leftovers, no quick grab-n-go’s. Frankly, we’ve been so spoiled with leftover Thanksgiving veggies that I forgot to prepare meals this week! I needed to eat something – so I scavenged my way… read more
Feb 05

Japanese Vegetable Beef Soup

Stanley and I spent the last week of January on the Pacific shores of Baja, Mexico. Since we started our vacation with a stomach virus (silver lining: washboard abs!), breakfast, lunch and dinner were cause for celebration, and indeed we did. Nightly, we visited a sushi bar that served the most amazing Japanese vegetable soup. I couldn’t get enough! Now… read more
Nov 19

Recipe Makeover: Potato Latkes

Here’s the YouTube video for this recipe!  This year, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. Many of my Jewish friends will be celebrating with some additions to their turkey dinner, like jelly donuts and potato latkes. Sounds like a calorie bomb to me! In this recipe makeover, I modified traditional oily, greasy, carb-y potato latkes into a nutty, crispy… read more
Nov 11

Recipe Makeover: Green Bean Casserole

Here’s the YouTube video of this recipe! Thanksgiving is mere weeks away and the recipes keep piling in for my Recipe Makeover Project! Keep ’em coming! As a reminder, if you have a caloric holiday recipe that you’d like modified, email it to me and we’ll tweak it! Green bean casserole is a classic holiday calorie bomb. I’ve modified… read more
Nov 05

Recipe Makeover: Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp

When I think of fall, I think of apples, spice, and family. This recipe definitely includes ALL three. Most people have a traditional apple pie at their Thanksgiving table, laden with calories and unwanted saturated fats that ultimately end up on our midsections (or in my case, directly on my backside) shortly after the holiday. I don’t know about you,… read more
Oct 29

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins!

Today I decided to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty in the kitchen! I made a batch of my favorite pumpkin muffins. You might ask: Well, aren’t you on a low carb diet, Jenny? Yes. Yes, I am! I should preface this post: I despise conventional muffins (ie Starbucks) because traditional muffin recipes call for ungodly amounts of flour and enough sugar to keep… read more
Oct 28


Throwing your own Halloween Party can be pretty daunting…but amazing fun. Trust me, I nearly went insane. I could have used some of your kids to help me prepare! So just for you, I’ve compiled some of my favorite tips in this nifty little Halloween Party Guide. I’ve included healthy recipes that won’t turn your butt into a pumpkin,… read more
Oct 24

“What’s for Dinner?”

All these veggies from my farm-share are amazing. But sometimes I end up with a fridge full of about-to-spoil must-be-eaten-now veggies. Last night’s dinner was literally a catch-all of just those ingredients: peppers, tomatoes, onions and cabbage. As I began chopping, I remembered about the chicken sausage in the freezer…what happened turned… read more
Oct 23

Recipe Makeover!

Thanksgiving is literally 5 weeks away! If you’re doing some cooking, chances are your traditional recipe is calorie-packed, which does not bode well for the waistline! For those of you hosting, why not begin planning now for a healthier holiday season? Cooking is my passion, and modifying recipes is my specialty. Join my recipe makeover event by emailing… read more
Oct 14

Veggie Stir-Fry w/ Chicken Breast

Whenever I’m having a “what should I make for dinner” crisis, this is my go-to. Since I always have organic, farm-fresh vegetables from my CSA, I literally toss everything in. If you’re making this, please deviate and get creative, too. Don’t be discriminatory with your veggies: treat stir-fry as a catch-all! Skoog’sread more