Am I in climate change denial?

To everything there is a season…. Some of you might know where in the Bible that line comes from. And I know at least half of you went there: turn,…

Confessions of a picky eater

Thanks to a long, cool, wet Spring, this year’s peak produce season is about two weeks behind schedule, and the sense that the long-awaited tomato season is probably going to…

So much new + good!

how do you eat an elephant? As we plunge into the second half of 2019 (whattt? how is that possible?), I find myself reflecting on the first two quarters of…

#eatmorekale

Spring is here—which in Michigan means the temperature still dips below 40ºF and yet the upper limits (in the 60s) are starting to show up more often than the dips….

What’s for dinner, Mom?

what’s for dinner, mom? For a working woman, that one innocent question at the end of the day can cause a lot of stress. (Yes, yes, I know men cook,…

Fl!p Your (Airbnb) K!tchen

Airbnb has been around since 2008, and as usual, I’m a late adopter—this summer’s trip to Scotland was my first time taking advantage of it. From Edinburgh to Inverness to…

#healthcoachvacation

When I was growing up, it seemed as though my vacations never lined up with those of my parents, who taught at a small liberal arts college. There may have…

SOUL food | Organic

This is the second post in the SOUL food series—you can find the first one at SOUL food | Seasonal. “Organic” has a lot of meanings—perhaps the most familiar in…

SOUL food | Seasonal

As I mentioned at the end of last year, my focus has been shifting from helping clients with their SOLE foods—the seasonal, organic, local, and ethical foods that I recommend…

SOLE food | SOUL food

At the end of 2016, I shifted my health coaching practice from focusing almost entirely on secondary foods—what we put in our mouths—to primary foods—everything else in our lives that…

SOLE food | Your nickel’s worth

This is the final post in the SOLE food series, in which we stepped away a bit from primary foods nutrition and focused again on secondary foods, the ones we…

SOLE food | Ethical

This month, we’re stepping away a bit from primary foods nutrition and focusing again on secondary foods, the ones we put in our mouths. As you find your way on…

SOLE food | Local

This month, we’re stepping away a bit from primary foods nutrition and focusing again on secondary foods, the ones we put in our mouths. As you find your way on…

SOLE food | Seasonal

This month, we’re stepping away a bit from primary foods nutrition and focusing again on secondary foods, the ones we put in our mouths. As you find your way on…

Laundry loads and mental (over)load

A few weeks ago, I was tickled by a comic strip in The Guardian about “mental load.” Yes, it’s sexist, and it generalizes (a lot), and yet, based on the engagement a…

Belly up to the [fill in the blank] bar

It’s a gray early Sunday morning in Ann Arbor—even I sleep in most Sundays (sometimes even as late as 7am 🙂 ), but today is my first 5K—nope, just walking—and…

Crazy Wisdom covers release of FL!P YOUR K!TCHEN

Thanks to Crazy Wisdom Journal for covering the release of Fl!p Your K!tchen and to the Crazy Wisdom tea shop and store in downtown Ann Arbor for carrying the cookbook! You can pick up…

Baby Step #11 | SOLE Kitchen

This is the eleventh of a 12-part series titled “Baby Steps.” On the first of each month, I post 1 tiny step toward better health that you can take every day…

The 101st Way to Cook Zucchini

It’s that time of year – when gardeners start leaving “gifts” of zucchini on their neighbors’ doorsteps in the middle of the night so they can’t be refused…. This recipe…

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FL!P YOUR K!TCHEN How to cook 21 meals a week from scratch (without spending your life in the kitchen) Cookbook, cooking class, and time management tool all in one, Fl!p…

Join me at the Local Food Summit!

Registration is now open for the 8th Anuual Homegrown Local Food Summit, which will be taking place Monday, February 15 at Washtenaw Community College. This year’s theme is “Local Food…

A “Knight Out” in the Kitchen!

Join me at Knight’s Family Kitchen for our fall cooking classes – we meet the first and third Wednesday of every month! Classes run from 6:00-8:00pm – arrive at 5:45…

Announcing a New Collaboration!

I’m thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Knight’s Family Kitchen! Happy for the opportunity to reach a broader audience with my services in partnership with Angela Knight, who is…

Why eat off the grid?

There are plenty of documentaries and books out there about health and its relationship to our food system, and of course, some are better researched and better made/written than others….