My Favorite Paleo Pancakes

I must admit, a lot of the recipes on Pinterest sound too good to be true, often it’s because they are.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found some gems on there, but they definitely aren’t all winners. For example, I kept seeing pin after pin tout that 1 banana and 2 eggs is all you needed to make paleo pancakes, unfortunately I found that combination to be more like banana flavored omelet cakes.  They were simply too eggy and... Read More

Farmers’ Market Haul – February 16th, 2014 – Atwater Village Market

Going to the farmer’s market is like a ritual for me.  I have gone to a market nearly every week for probably 5 or 6 years now.  I used to work at a few different markets, helping shy farmers sell their gorgeous organic vegetables. That’s actually were I met my boss and mentor for whom I currently work.  I’ve just continually been pulled back, week after week, season after season.  I feel a sense of community at the market,... Read More

Vitamin D Deficiency: Are You Part of the Pandemic?

I don’t usually like to foster fear about health but the fact that vitamin D deficiency is now being considered an pandemic really concerns me because it has been linked to higher incidences of some serious illnesses, things like cardiovascular disease, bone deformations, cognitive decline and even cancer.  It’s been estimated that upwards of 30-50% of humans worldwide are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, which I think deserves a bit... Read More

Nutritional Advice Series: Elimination Diets, Eating for Allergies

If you experience a chronic reaction to something but you can’t seem to figure out what, you might want to consider going through a series of elimination diets to try to pinpoint what might be causing it.  Reactions come in many different forms, such as inflammation, rashes, acne, fatigue, phlegm, headaches or other types of pain, bloating, cramping or changes to digestion.  Keep in mind some people have sensitivities to many different foods... Read More

Spring Veggie Frittata

I used to make a lot of quiches because they are really easy to make ahead of time for lunch leftovers and are a perfect catch-all for any veggies I have in your fridge.  But I realized that a frittata is basically a quiche without the crust – even lighter and easier to whip up! I made this one with a slew of spring veggies, a little of everything that has just popped up at the market in the past few months, but most of which will still... Read More

Lemon Curd with Brooks Cherries

I get nearly all my fruit from Sweet Tree Farms.  They sell next to my booth at the Silver Lake farmers’ market so we often trade veggies for fruits, and they have the most incredible stuff.  It’s all organic and in the summertime their stand it overflowing with all sorts of types of stone fruit: plums, cherries, pluots, apricots, peaches and nectarines! The first cherries of the season were big, plump and very sweet and apparently... Read More