Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Tabbouleh

This vegan quinoa tabbouleh recipe is inspired from what Bon Appetit declared as “the best tabbouleh.” The main thing I changed was barley to quinoa and there you have it, a hearty, picnic perfect summer go to! The tabbouleh is light, refreshing, and herbaceous. All of the things you want in a summer meal. I […]

September 3, 2020

Vegan Quinoa Tabbouleh


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Blueberry Feta Salad with Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing

This blueberry feta salad with poppy seed dressing was inspired by our 15 pound haul of blueberries we picked from a local farm in Michigan. I spent the summer in west Michigan with my parents and even with the stay-at-home order we were lucky to be able to go blueberry picking a few times and […]

August 31, 2020

Blueberry Feta Salad with Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing


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The First Trimester

First Trimester – My plant-based pregnancy Everyone’s experience with pregnancy will obviously be very different but here is a recap of my experience during first trimester. My diet is primarily plant-based and I didn’t change that just because I am pregnant. You can get all the nutrients you need even with a vegan diet during […]

January 6, 2020

the first trimester of pregnancy

Lifestyle, Nutrition Inspiration

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Winter Squash Crostini and Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail

Living in year round hot tropical weather is the weirdest thing to me. I still crave seasons, and with that, the change of foods with the seasons. There are small changes here in Manila, hot and rainy, hot and humid, not quite as hot and then back to hot and humid again 🙂 You can […]

October 23, 2019

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Date Stuffed Paratha with Tzatziki & Fruity Tea Cocktail / Mocktail

‘Drinking with a Dietitian’ was put on a bit of a hiatus, but I’m back with let’s call it season 2! I was getting married, traveling and visiting friends and family and now I’m pregnant!! I just wasn’t feeling great during my first trimester so I wanted to wait to start these back up again. […]

October 4, 2019

Appetizer, Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Pink, Floral and Strong Negroni the Perfect International Women’s Day Cocktail

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate I give you the perfect feminine cocktail. It is beautiful and strong, just like all of the amazing women in my life. The vibrant pink color comes from the Campari and lavender bitters with a subtle floral flavor from rose water. The cocktail is not too sweet, if you […]

March 8, 2019

Beverage, Recipes, Restaurant

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Baked Purple Potato Wedges with Tahini Dip

Did you know there are over 4,000 varieties of potatoes around the world?! These purple potato wedges can be made with any type of potato but I used a type that has purple skin and white flesh. Potatoes sometimes get a bad rep in the nutrition world. They are considered a starchy vegetable and they […]

March 5, 2019

Appetizer, Recipes

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Chai Old Fashioned + 5 Health Benefits of Chai Tea Spices

Do you like chai tea? I love it! Especially with a little bourbon 🙂 The warming spices of the chai help to balance the sometimes overwhelming flavor of the bourbon. Old fashions are sometimes too boozy. If you are not a hardcore bourbon lover or if you like your drinks less strong this is a […]

March 1, 2019

Beverage, Recipes

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Citrus Gin Fizz & Superfruit Winter Salad

I’m sitting here, outside by the pool while I am writing this, lucky enough to live in a tropical climate. It’s February and here in the Philippines that means the best weather of the year. I am finally able to take my dogs for a walk without immediately breaking a sweat, able to wear jeans […]

February 22, 2019

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ricotta Cheesecake

I am a very last minute type of person. This is a problem when I start looking for a recipe the day of an event. In this case it is Valentine’s Day and I decide I want to make cheesecake. Cheesecake is my fiancé’s favorite dessert and I don’t make very often, so I knew it […]

February 15, 2019


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