Raw Cocoa and Kale Smoothie

Since starting my health journey, I’ve read several diet books, articles and cook books looking for inspiration. To be honest, I have no idea what the right way to eat is. There may not be one. For now, I’m just trying out what may be right for me. So far, I’ve been avoiding grains, legumes,…

Creamy (Vegan) Cilantro Lime Dressing Makes My World Go Round

There’s nothing like a fantastic recipe that comes out of necessity or just not having a whole lot in the fridge. Since we are leaving town tomorrow, there’s slim pickings for lunch. But, I’ve always got lettuce or greens on hand. A simple salad with a knockout dressing does the trick. And this dressing was…

“Green Monster” Muffins are Toddler Approved

My son is three and while he eats very well for a toddler, getting him to eat green vegetables is tough. In an effort to push the veggies, I decided to hide them in his favorite food: muffins. It definitely helps that he loves the idea of a “monster” muffin, so the vibrant green hue…

Importance of BMR for Weight Management

My latest post for the Dogpound Blog was all about BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate. I wanted to address some of the ways BMR affects our overall metabolism and what we can do to increase that number. Read the orginal article below (or go straight to the Dogpound Blog┬áto read it there): HERE AT THE…