Category Archives: Holiday / Vacation / Travel

Culinary Expert Shares Healthy Holiday Hostess Gifts for Food Lovers

Nutrition media spokesperson shares healthy holiday giftsClean Eating and Clean Lifestyle Holiday Gifts

Today I appeared on Arizona Midday on NBC 12 in Phoenix and shared health-minded holiday hostess gifts to bring to the next party or overnight stay. Bringing a healthier gift is a good…

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Healthy, Clean Eating Mother’s Day Recipe Collection

Enjoy some of my favorite recipes, just in time for Mother’s Day! These recipes are fun, fresh, and something everyone will enjoy. From breakfast in bed to delicious desserts, mom will feel very special with these recipe creations homemade with…

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Healthy, Clean Eating Easter Recipe Collection

Here are some of my favorite clean eating recipes for a healthy and delicious Easter using colorful fruits and vegetables and the season’s bounty. They’re great for big buffets or a small group and are sure to please you and…

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Spanish Cocktail Meatballs with Piquillo Pepper Tomato Sauce, Bonus Spain Pics

Spanish Cocktail Meatballs with Piquillo Pepper Tomato Sauce

Fried or boiled? That is the question. While pan-frying meatballs yields a deliciously caramelized crust, the final product is likely to be in the shape of a pyramid, rather than round, because the heavier…

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Recipe: Summer Spanish Tapas 3-Ways

How to Make Tapas

Recipe: Summer Spanish Tapas 3-Ways

How to Eat at a Tapas Bar

Once merely intended to shield glasses of wine from fruit flies, tapas have expanded into substantial snacks, easily turned into meals. My husband and I…

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Welcome Back Healthy Grocery Shopping Haul and Pre-Halloween Bonus

After returning home this week from a family funeral, I found myself feeding Scarlet applesauce three days in a row, and eating a grilled cheese sandwich filled with wilted spinach and grainy refrigerated tomatoes. Grocery shopping couldn’t be…

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Bonus Photos from US Potato Board Luncheon for Media Nutritionists

You say potato. I say Brian Malarkey. My visit to San Diego included a potato luncheon at Searsucker. The restaurant’s very own Brian Malarkey, a past Top Chef finalist, made an appearance. Here is an inside look.

Menu at US Potato Board luncheon for media nutritionists. Baked Potato Fingerling amuse. More please.

What a Nutritionist Eats at a Football Stadium, VIP-Style

Cardinals University of Phoenix StadiumAutumn. The time of year that brings falling leaves, chilly evenings, and my husband’s favorite time of year – football season. While I consider myself a Packer (sans cheese head hat) and…

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Nutrition Expert on Food and Nutrition Trends at the ADA Convention

It’s interesting to reflect on how my approach to an expo hall has evolved. As a college student, I felt compelled to visit each and every vendor, which left me feeling nauseous and ready for a nap. These days I…

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Health Food Writer Tours California Avocado Grove (and Giveaway!)

Avocados on the branchSeptember tends to be one of the busiest months of my year, filled with food writer and registered dietitian conferences on top of my duties as a nutrition spokesperson. For the past few days I’ve been in San Diego at the

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