dairy-free

Last weekend, my work as a Les Mills trainer took me to Bethesda, Maryland. I tacked on an extra day before and after my training since it’s so close to home. (“Home” meaning: Northern Virginia.  Was I born there? Did I grow up there? No, but it’s where my friends…

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Zucchini noodles, now zucchini muffins. Clearly, I’m on a huge zucchini kick right now. When I was at Sur La Table picking up my veggie spiral slicer, I also snagged one of these funky silicone muffin molds (pictured below) made by a company named Lekue. I make a LOT of…

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You guys know I LOVE protein pancakes.  I probably eat them for breakfast 2-3 days a week and have been doing so for a LONG time. I keep them interesting by adding different fruit, nuts, spices, and other ingredients so that I rarely eat the same batch twice:) This morning’s…

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This coffee cake is an homage to my DC days when I fueled my mornings with sugar and caffeine. Every morning, I’d go to St. Elmo’s in Del Ray and order a Low-fat Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffin (“that one with all the icing, please”) and a small coffee. This combo…

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“The spirit of Aloha” – I would rather have my short ribs with a side of Aloha, but a few inches of snow will have to do. Braising is one of my favorite ways to cook in the winter – especially when there is snow on the ground!!  We have…

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