Behind the Scenes of my Mama and Baby workout video!

Getting some upper body exercise! Hey Mamas, would you like to see a video of how to do an at-home workout using your baby as your weights? I shot a video last weekend with my adorable little co-star, to show you how you can get a quick workout in and have fun with baby at […]

Holidays Survival Guide

November and December bring shorter, darker days; colder weather; holidays revolving around food and family; and lots of parties in between. It’s no wonder healthy habits tend to get waylaid at this time of year. It is possible to enjoy the holidays without regrets, but here’s the key: it takes a bit of discipline and […]

Recipe: Lentil Soup

The weather’s getting chilly, and it feels like soup weather. Soup is one of the easiest meals to make, there are endless variations to try, and you can make a big batch and save some to freeze so you’ll always have a healthy meal on hand. This week I made some lentil soup, which was […]

Simple Food Rules

A friend posted this image on Facebook recently, and I thought it was so simple, so easy, and so not what often happens in American kitchens. It’s a great reminder to get back to basics: rely on fresh produce, seasonal and local foods, and prepare your food with love!

I’ll miss you, summer produce!!

Made a simple salad for lunch today with what I fear were the last of the good tomatoes for the year. Chopped tomatoes, shaved parmesan, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Doesn’t get simpler, or more delicious. 🙂 Oh tomatoes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

Recipe: Spicy Soba Salad

I’m delivering dinner tomorrow night to a couple who just had a beautiful little baby boy. One of their friends organized a big group of people to cook and deliver healthy meals for the new parents who are sleep deprived and have about a thousand things other than cooking on their mind. (Note: the hands-down […]

Is Organic Worth It?

Screenshot from – an organic apple is 25 cents more expensive. Eating all organic is expensive. It’s hard to justify the cost when you’re in the supermarket, looking at organic apples that look identical to the non-identical apples, except for the difference in price. Recently, someone brought this study by Stanford University to my attention, and […]

New Mama Workout!

When athletes work out, their goal is not to get rid of their love handles, or to try to get more definition in their arms. When they work out, their goal is to improve their strength, endurance, and overall performance in their sport. The side effects of this kind of functional, sports-specific training? Amazing  looking […]

When Your Goal Goes Kaput….

I love goal setting, both for clients and for myself. Having a concrete, timely goal is such a motivator for getting your butt into gear and getting on with exercise. The sense of achievement once you reach that goal and know that it was your hard work that got you there is an amazing feeling. […]

Desperately Seeking Motivation?

A lot of the time, you read that motivation is what’s lacking in people who are sedentary. I couldn’t agree less. I recently had an email from a friend, asking for advice on starting exercise. The problem, honestly, was not that she needed motivation – she was definitely motivated to start. It was just that she […]