20 03, 2019

Elimination Diet 2019


WHY I STARTED AN ELIMINATION DIET Hi everyone! Many of you have asked me to share more of the details from my experience on an elimination diet. It's a big deal for me, because I generally don't follow a specific diet. For my nutrition consulting clients, personal chef clients, and

Elimination Diet 20192019-07-14T20:01:58+00:00
30 01, 2019

Three Bean Tempeh Chili Verde


I almost can't think of anything that gets me more excited than a bunch of friends coming over last minute to eat. My go-to for large groups is usually shrimp paella with almond green beans, BUT it's not quick. (The hilarious part is that I actually always have all the

Three Bean Tempeh Chili Verde2019-01-30T23:05:52+00:00
18 01, 2019

5 Must Do’s Every Time You Shop at your Local Farmer’s Market


GO IN WITH A PLAN... BE WILLING TO PIVOT Pretend it's August in California, and you're hankering to make a kabocha squash stew, so you gather your reusable grocery totes and get yourself over to the farmers' market. While I have to inform you gently that you're a little "off"

5 Must Do’s Every Time You Shop at your Local Farmer’s Market2019-01-20T21:19:23+00:00
18 01, 2019

How-To: Sunday Meal Prep


Do you think of Sunday as the first day of the week? Or do you think of it as the weekend? Or do you subscribe to the widespread notion of Sunday Funday? It's all good! I think of Sunday as a prequel. It sets the stage with everything that has

How-To: Sunday Meal Prep2019-07-01T20:24:45+00:00
18 01, 2019

Muffin Madness!


That blueberry muffin you grab out of the case at the most convenient coffee shop on your way to work? It's most likely that it's loaded with cane sugar, and if you're trying to pare down gluten, you're out of luck, as they're made with wheat. My Blueberry Banana Muffins,

Muffin Madness!2019-05-06T18:58:53+00:00
14 01, 2019

Golden Ginger Turmeric Bliss Bites


For those of you who know me personally, I'm sure you've had loads and loads of my Raw Cacao Bliss Bites. I almost never leave the house for a full day without some flavor of Bliss Bite to bring along- they are a sweet, protein-packed treat for long days on

Golden Ginger Turmeric Bliss Bites2019-01-14T16:15:16+00:00
27 12, 2018

Maple Beet Hummus Platter


Your New Year's Eve gathering is just a few days away, so here is a very, very quick blog post to include a healthy and beautiful element on your table! Whenever clients order a charcuterie board from me, two dips (or one dip and one homemade baked sumac nuts) are

Maple Beet Hummus Platter2018-12-27T19:35:43+00:00
28 11, 2018

Anatomy of a Holiday Party


I hope today's blog post doesn't find you reeling too hard from last week's Thanksgiving celebration. Don't worry about it—think of last week's festivities as a dress rehearsal for your upcoming holiday gatherings, whether they're taking place at work or in your home. Keep reading below to see the skeleton-the

Anatomy of a Holiday Party2018-11-28T21:08:05+00:00
28 10, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes


I've been eating gluten-free and dairy free for four years now, and in fact, it'll be four years as of this week when I went cold turkey off of gluten and dairy. I knew it would help my bloating, lethargy, and fatigue, and four years later, it's still working for

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes2018-10-28T16:58:07+00:00
26 09, 2018

Everyday Grain Bowls


I spend most of my weekdays meal prepping and cooking for my clients, which is a dream come true. Most families get an appetizer / salad, a main, and a dessert. Everything is vegan and gluten-free. More and more often, folks are asking me— "But what about you, Marisa? Are

Everyday Grain Bowls2018-09-26T21:46:24+00:00