My Top 5 Health/Wellness Books

I love reading– mostly been into non-fiction lately though I certainly have read my share of poetry/fiction/more creative works, as I have an MFA in Creative Writing as part of my background. I go through waves where I’ll be interested in all things fantastical for a few years then be completely turned off by the… Continue reading My Top 5 Health/Wellness Books

Easy Bone Broth

In case you haven’t already noticed, bone broth is all the rage in the health/fitness world– and why not? The benefits are numerous. It’s gluten-free, chockful of collagen (which is beneficial to your skin and joints), and fits well into one’s low carb/keto/fasting lifestyle. Yes, bone broth is considered acceptable to drink when you’re fasting (so… Continue reading Easy Bone Broth

Salmon with Cajun Bean-Pasta Alfredo

Even though I eat low carb most days, I don’t miss pasta. Why? Because I still get to have it. I recently discovered bean-based pastas from Explore Cuisine. I avoid the soybean ones, as soy has been implicated as being a phytoestrogen in like every health book ever. But are beans low carb? No– they’re… Continue reading Salmon with Cajun Bean-Pasta Alfredo

Low Carb Double Chocolate Brownies

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow– what are you going to bake for your sweetie? Or, for yourself since a) I think we should love ourselves if we’re even going to consider loving someone else and b) being single is just as fulfilling as being in a relationship. Brownies are delicious– but when I have a chocolate… Continue reading Low Carb Double Chocolate Brownies

Product Review: Top 5 Low Carb Chocolate Bars (in no particular order)

Valentine’s Day is coming soon– and that means chocolate. But chocolate is not just a tasty snack– it’s actually good for you when it’s not chockful of sugar. But what brands can one turn to for a chocolate fix that’s also low carb? 1. A local SF brand that I recently discovered called The Good Chocolate really delivers.… Continue reading Product Review: Top 5 Low Carb Chocolate Bars (in no particular order)

Why Carbs Occasionally Work (or, My Recipe for Leptin Reset Kimchi Fried Rice)

Have you hit a weight loss plateau while being in ketosis all the time? You lost a ton of weight initially and now you’re average-sized/fine but your goal is to stand out from the crowd and look cut? Maybe resetting your leptin response via cyclical ketosis is your answer. That’s what I have found, anyway. Cycling… Continue reading Why Carbs Occasionally Work (or, My Recipe for Leptin Reset Kimchi Fried Rice)

Quick Curried Cauliflower Rice

Whenever I want a quick low carb vegetable side dish, I can always depend on my curried cauliflower rice. All you need for this recipe is a food processor and no time at all! The key is garam masala and coconut oil. Even though garam masala has tumeric in it, I add a bit more… Continue reading Quick Curried Cauliflower Rice