The Wholey Gramz Crackers

So these little grahams (Gramz) came along totally unintended. But I’m so grateful they decided to debut themselves!

You see, I was actually making a batch of Wholey Cheezitz, but I had extra seeds and buckwheat on the side because my food processor was already packed. I didn’t really feel like soaking more herbs (Not like that takes much effort…), & my taste buds had already  met their savory taste testing threshold.

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Why Sugar Cookies Can Be An Option For You

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Everybody wants cookies, and I don’t  believe a lifestyle change should deprive you from foods that have brought comfort to your life. Aside from everything nutrition, FOOD IS EMOTIONAL. We all have emotions tied to food. Even with years that have passed, we can all acknowledge that the smell of a certain something, or feeling a certain way can make us miss foods from the past. Food represents memories that warmed our hearts and bellies.  Continue reading

How Eating Potato Soup Can Heal You

Image(16)This past weekend my best friend & soul sister were able to celebrate her birthday early on a beautiful fine Sunday 🙂

We created a list of foods we wanted to make and enjoy while still accommodating the oil free lifestyle-train, which she has recently joined!

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How To Ignite Your Brain The Green Way

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The first tea I fell in love with was green tea. Without knowing its incredible benefits, I was blown away with how it took away my bloating. I didn’t  know my bloating could “Go away.” I was 13 years old when I had my first green tea experience, and it is really what catapulted me into my love for tea, and my fascination with medicinal healing agents for the body. For years, it was all I drank, and actually inspired me to work for Teavana in 2007. It was my first job, and I was in LOVE with tea all day, every day! It was an educational experience in itself, and my coworkers were THE BEST!  Continue reading

RAWring For GRAWnola? | Oil Free Granola

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I fell in love with granola and scones growing up on the peninsula in Long Beach with my dad over the water.

He lives on a boat in the marina, which is one of the greatest gifts in my life I could ever ask for, and is most certainly the reason why I love the ocean so much!

On the weekend mornings I spent with him, he’d always bring my favorite breakfast from the local coffee shop at the end of 62nd st. They carried freshly baked berry filled scones from the Sconage Bakery, called the “Tri-berry scone.” These delicious scones were about the size of your hand with your fingers stretched out, their insides filled with fresh warm berries, and they blasted your senses with sweet heaven. TO LIVE FOR!

Eating those scones over the water on a beautiful peninsula morning was instant bliss! They were also great fuel for a day of jumping off the boat docks and swimming through the marina all day from morning sun, until sun down 🙂

In time, I’ll put their scones through the HealthyHumanz kitchen lab process 😉 For now, let’s hit up the gRAWnola! Continue reading

Stirring & Frying Without Oil | Flavorful Oil Free Stir Fry

IMG_0559I’d like to direct this post to my clients, as their dedication to their nutritional programs and lifestyle changes with food continue to inspire these oil free food creation recipes.

For newbie oil free lifestylers, it’s easy to reach the false conclusion that you aren’t able to eat anything on a diet that’s oil free. This is often the conflict my clients run into within their logical breakdown. I don’t blame them either! We’ve learned to prepare foods with mass amounts of oil, which I have learned is often unnecessary. However, what is required is the will and motivation to be open to a new way of preparing foods 🙂

Most recipes require oil, which poses the question of how to replace the oil when it seems so mandatory in a recipe? Continue reading