Protein – The Basics

What is protein? Protein is one of the three main macronutrients your body needs for proper function. It is vital to your body’s tissue and organ structure, function, and regulation and overall cell health. It is a large, complex molecule made up of a string of hundreds to thousands of smaller units called amino acids.The actual sequence in which the amino acids combine is […]

Starbucks Food Cheat Sheet

And we continue with the food menu at Starbucks. If you haven’t already, please check out my Starbucks Drink Cheat Sheet, the first part of this coffee break guide. This time we are focusing on their food. I think you’ll be surprised by some of these numbers…   Here is my Starbucks Food Cheat Sheet featuring some of their […]

Starbucks Drink Cheat Sheet

Starbucks. You may not be a fan or you may dream about it before falling asleep at night. Either way, you’ve heard of it. I personally love it. Not because I think its prices are reasonable (they aren’t!) or its coffee is the best I’ve ever had (it isn’t!). I love it for one of the […]

Easy, Healthy Summer Snacks

If you think about it, summer is cursed with a lot of second-place finishes. It has the best songs besides winter, the best smells besides fall, and the best weather besides spring. But summer is the hands-down, blue-ribbon winner in the fresh fruits and veggies category, which means healthy, seasonal snacking couldn’t be easier. Here […]

Easy Cheese

As a pastry chef, most people assume that everything I make uses ten different tools, ingredients, and mixing methods.  While that might be true in a restaurant, that style of cooking just isn’t going to fly at home.  I neither have the energy nor the desire to stress myself out after a long day or […]

Your Ticket to Weight Loss

Weight Loss is Hard Weight loss is a hot topic because almost everyone has thought about or tried to lose weight at some point in his or her life. Whether you’ve tried and succeeded or tried and failed, you understand the difficulties of weight loss and weight maintenance. You’ve been there. You also know that […]

Sweet Soy and Ginger Glazed Salmon

I love fish. It is probably my favorite food. And salmon is one of my favorite fish dinners. Not only does salmon have a lot of really great health benefits, like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and protein, but it’s filling. You don’t walk away from this meal hungry. I usually pair this salmon recipe […]