Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Check out this great TED talk by Mark Bittman called
"What's wrong with what we eat?"

He gave this talk back in 2007 and I find it very educational as well as inspirational... like most TED talks!
Good stuff. 

And just when I thought Justin Timberlake couldn't get any better... 

Monday, January 21, 2013

adventures with photos: featuring kristin sweeting

My beautiful and talented friend Kristin had the great idea of doing some food photography a few months back. She was in need of healthy recipes that are quick and easy to make. So we spent the day making food, taking pictures, and having fun. 

Kristin is a gluten-free foodie, a marathoner, and an all-around awesome friend. I really cannot speak highly enough of Kristin and her photography.  Plus, she uses film - which I think is pretty great. 
(hint: hire her for your next event!) 

I had a great time creating these new recipes for her and I'm excited to share them with you, too. 

Check out these recipes for some food inspiration. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

spaghetti squash with sautéed kale

It has been a cold and rainy week here in Nashville. I've been struggling to warm up and stay warm! So, I've been craving hot food. While smoothies, fresh fruit, and tasty salads will keep you energized and healthy this winter, sometimes you may just want some hot food.

I recently discovered spaghetti squash (how did I go so long without it?) and it is my current addiction. When  cooked, the squash strings out like spaghetti noodles. It tastes great and is an excellent alternative to processed noodles. With only 40 calories per cup, this veggie is very low in fat but high in vitamins and minerals. Try it - I think you'll love it, too.

spaghetti squash with sauteed kale
1/2 spaghetti squash
2 handfuls of curly kale
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1-2 tbsp. coconut oil


Preheat the oven to 370. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and place it face down on a sheet in your oven. I use a Silpat (stick-free), but if you're just using a cookie sheet you may want to add a little coconut oil so the squash doesn't get stuck. Cook for about 30 minutes. You'll know it is ready when the edges touching the sheet begin to brown.
When the squash has about ten minutes left of cooking time, begin to sautee the rest of the vegetables. On the stove, melt the coconut oil and add the garlic on medium heat. Once the garlic begins to brown, add the kale. Stir it around to evenly cook. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms and let it sautee for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Squeeze the orange and lemon juice on top and continue to sautee. 
Take the squash out of the oven. Holding it in one hand (with an oven mit) begin to scrape out the "spaghetti" using a fork until only the hard shell is left. Top your "spaghetti" with the sauteed veggies from the stove. Sprinkle a bit of pepper and sea salt on top.