Adding Vegetables to Breakfast

If you aren’t adding vegetables to your breakfast, you are missing out on one of the best ways to increase your daily servings of vegetables. Including vegetables to our meals increases our daily fiber intake, can reduce the overall calorie … Continued

The Microbiome in the Air We Breathe

You may have heard Zach Bush, MD, talk about the importance of breathing in as many different environments as we can. In my basic understanding, each environment has its own unique blend of microorganisms and by breathing in the air … Continued

My Experience with Anxiety

I have experienced anxiety my whole life. In the past few years it’s gotten harder to navigate. I’ve found myself reaching for strong sweet foods and decaf lattes to help myself get through the day. In the very short term … Continued

Spring Barley Salad

This delicious grain and vegetable salad is a perfect addition to your spring menu. I have packed it full of ingredients like barley and asparagus and sauerkraut that are particularly suited to support your body during the cool nights and … Continued

My Favorite Strategy for Eating More Vegetables

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My favorite strategy for getting vegetables on the table at most meals. Simple, easy to memorize recipes. Yep. That’s it. If you have the time to wander through your cookbooks, creating new menus and new recipes to try that’s incredible. … Continued

What About Snacks?

In traditional macrobiotics there’s a pretty big emphasis on eating three meals a day at regular meal times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. But many of us get a little hungry mid-afternoon and it’s not quite time for dinner. Or we … Continued

Making Bitter Greens Tasty

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Sometimes I love bitter greens straight up; blanched, steamed, sauteed, it doesn’t matter. Other times I need a little help. Some greens definitely taste more bitter than others and this is one place where freshness is really noticeable. Vegetables tend … Continued

What I Have Learned About Sleep

Let’s talk about sleep. Some of us fall asleep easily, sleep through the night and wake feeling completely rested and refreshed. Every night.Then there are those of us who lay awake in bed, wake up several times a night to … Continued