Pineapple Baked Chicken

Pineapple Baked Chicken

Have you ever wondered who purchases those herbal neck wraps, blue eye masks, or foot massagers at Bed, Bath and Beyond?  Tonight I was reorganizing my bathroom cabinet and that is when I realized it: It’s me. I’m single-handedly the one keeping those personal care companies in business.

I will happily get rid of extra candles and picture frames.

I don’t need a ton of clothes or different pairs of shoes.

But, ain’t nobody taking away my neck wrap, neck pillow, acupressure mat, hot water bottle, skin conditioning gloves, or sleep mask. Seriously. My bathroom cabinet looks like a cross between products that were purchased out of SkyMall magazine or some crazy TV infomercial. And truthfully, that’s probably where some of them came from.

Now that we got that out of the way and I have publicly shared how strange I am, it’s time to talk about normal things. How about we start with dinner?

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Naturally Amazing Dressings and Dips for Summer

  Are you getting enough veggies in your diet? Sorry to have to play Fiber Patrol, but somebody’s got to… right? One of the things I love and appreciate most about summer is the variety of seasonal vegetables. The farmers market is always overflowing this time of year with a variety of produce and with the… 

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The way you live today... is the way you live your life.

The way you live today…

The way you live today… is the way you live your life.  One of my favorite podcasts is Tara Brach’s meditation podcasts (you can find them on iTunes). She recently did a talk about Freedom and Happiness in Daily Life and one of the things she repeated says it that the way you live today… is the… 

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The Inspired by Zucchini Cookbook

The Inspired by Zucchini Cookbook

I have to start this post with a heartfelt thank you. There is nothing I love more than creating delicious, healthy food and sharing it with you. For the past four and a half years since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve loved each of our conversations and the many recipes (and imaginary dinners) that we’ve… 

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The Inspired by Zucchini Cookbook

Are you ready?

This is the week, my friends! My new cookbook, The Inspired By Zucchini Cookbook, is coming out this Thursday. That’s in less than three days! I’ve been hard at work on this second cookbook the past several months and I can’t wait to share it with you! The Inspired by Zucchini Cookbook features 40+ creative… 

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Broccoli Spigarello with Garlic and Pine Nuts

Broccoli Spigarello with Garlic and Pine Nuts

I have a pretty good idea of what you must be thinking at this point… what the heck is spigarello?  Don’t worry, I found myself thinking the same thing at last week’s farmers market. One of my favorite parts of living in Seattle is the amazing diversity of produce we have here. Over the years… 

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The 3 Minute Rule For Your Health

The 3 Minute Rule For Better Health

Let me start this by saying: 1. Don’t be intimidated by that kettlebell. 2. No, this is definitely NOT a sponsored post for Nike (I just really like my cute new shoes). Alright, before I tell you how to use The 3 Minute Rule I have to tell you the backstory for how I developed it. This started… 

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Berry Salad with Sweet Chipotle Dressing

Berry Salad with Sweet Chipotle Dressing

I can’t believe we’re now at the end of June. This means it’s time to get serious about summer. And that means it’s time to eat lots of berries. I would be a fruitaholic if I could be so I try to stick to fresh, local, and seasonal fruits as much as possible to keep my… 

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Behind the scenes of writing a cookbook...

Behind the scenes of writing a cookbook

There are a few things you need to know about writing a cookbook: 1. Writing a cookbook is not as glamorous as it sounds. Truth be told it often involves spilling things, a lot of dirty dishes, and continually re-working a recipe until you’re just about to lose your mind. Because of this… 2. Writing a cookbook… 

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