Archive of ‘Eat’ category

Birthday Brunch @ Mission Rock Resort

Yellow umbrellas at Mission Rock Resort in SF

Brunch is my FAVORITE!

What’s not to love? You’re sipping an ice-cold coffee & cocktail (<< yes, both, haha), enjoying a delicious Benedict (mmmm), chatting with friends, and enjoying the sun and fresh air…


Bloody Mary at Mission Rock Resort in SF

Lately, I’ve been a big fan of Mission Rock Resort. Their Fresh Dungeness Crab Benedict is DELICIOUS & their Bloody Mary (The Bacon Bloody) is one of the best I’ve had—plus, they’re by the water, which I LOVE!! And you can easily walk to AT&T Park from there.

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So to celebrate my birthday we kept it super casual and enjoyed some of my favorites: brunch, cake (mmm), rooftop pool/hot tub, and planting succulents << haha, aren’t these so cute & teeny!?

Here are a few more pics from the day : ) 💕

Minty peek-a-boo

Cutie Minty playing peek-a-boo 🙈

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Adorable birthday cards 💌

Birthday Cake


Speaking of cake…

Minty reaaaaally enjoyed her (doggie) cake during her bday photo shoot… And with her doggie friends last Saturday… And again, the next day on her birthday… Haha! So… It’s family detox time? LOL.


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Superfood Spotlight: Avocado

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No one has to convince me to eat an avocado… (they’re delicious!)


If they did…

Hearing these 4 benefits would do the trick!

+ It’s Nutrient-dense: here are a few standouts… A single California avocado contains a TON of fiber (36% of your recommended daily intake (rdi)), vitamin B-6 (20% rdi) and vitamin C (33% rdi). It has nearly 2x the potassium of a banana (19% rdi vs. 1 medium banana (7″ to 8″ long) at 12% rdi), AND, it provides you with some magnesium (9%) << I’ll take it! Basically, an avocado has as much nutrients as it has flavor.

Mmmmm… Avocado. Haha! Okay, next up…

+ It’s a HEALTHY fat: yes, these do exist! ; ) Fat is good for you—if it’s the right kind. Your body NEEDS healthy fats. Healthy fats help to increase GOOD cholesterol (HDL), give you energy, and support cell growth. They also help your body absorb nutrients, and produce important hormones. Healthy fats mostly come from vegetables, nuts, seeds and fish.

+ It stabilizes blood sugar levels (<< this is great for fitness, health & weight loss!): avocado slows digestion, which keeps blood sugar from spiking after a meal. Why does this matter? Because a well-balanced blood sugar level can improve your overall fitness and health, regulate your hormones, trigger your body to burn stored fat (YES!), and increase your metabolism (WIN!) to help you lose weight. Pretty cool, right!?

+ It keeps you full longer (<< hellooo, weight loss!): a recent study led by Dr. Joan Sabate, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, (and funded by Hass Avocado Board, surprise, surprise 😉) found that participants who added half of a fresh avocado to their lunch were 40% less likely to want a snack within 3 hours after lunch, and 28% less likely to want a snack within 5 hours after lunch, than those that didn’t enjoy the beauty that is avocado during lunch (ha!). Good news!! Right!?


Show of hands:

Who’s ready for some avocado?


& who want’s to see an avocado Emoji? Haha, I kid, kinda.


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Superfood Spotlight: Lemons & Limes

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Lemons & limes are arguably two of the most versatile, and accessible, superfoods!


Let’s take a look at some of their superpowers:

+ High in vitamin C (lemon > lime)

+ Good source of pectin fiber

+ Good source of folate (a B vitamin, also known as “folic acid”)

+ Reduce hunger cravings (hello, fiber!)

+ Help detoxify your body

+ Help soothe a sore throat (lemon)

Plus… They compliment and bring out the flavors in our favorite eats + sips—yum!


So, here are a few ways I enjoy these superfoods:

I add them to…

+ Water (hot or cold)

+ Tea

+ Fresh juice (OBSESSED with The Plant Cafe‘s “Healthy Sunrise” & “Immune Builder” juices!)

+ Homemade lemonade

+ Soup

+ Fish

+ Ceviche

+ Salsa

+ Guacamole

+ Salad

+ Quinoa

Pretty much anything, and everything😂—they’re super versatile!


How do you enjoy lemons & limes? If you’re thinking with a shot of tequila… Ah, you’re my kind of girl/guy! ; )


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Bikini Meals: Watermelon Mint Popsicles

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When I’m in a bikini (or a tight dress) I want to feel light & tight. No bloating, thank you very much!

In this series, I’m sharing eats + sips for the bikini-clad babe—the goal is to reduce bloating, satisfy hunger, and stay hydrated.

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Watermelon is one the BEST things to eat when you’re bikini-clad. It’s high in water content (~ 92%) so it keeps you full and hydrated without that heavy, bloated feeling. Plus, it’s delicious, & the perfect summer fruit, don’t you think?

These Watermelon Mint Popsicles are easy to make & they honestly taste like summer on a stick—they’re sooo good!


Here’s the quick recipe…

Mint from sister's

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+ 1/4 Watermelon

+ 11 Mint leaves

+ ~ 7 Drops liquid stevia


+ Blend all ingredients in blender for ~ 1 minute

+ Pour mixture into popsicle molds

+ Place in freezer for at least 4 hours

+ Enjoy!


#BikiniMeals 👙

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Open-faced PB&J (with superseeds!!)

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Don’t you get warm fuzzies when you think of PB&J?

Think elementary school, recess, lunches by the jungle gym, opening up a packed lunch from mom, with crusts cut off (HA!)

This classic is too good to pass up just because we’re adults now!

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SOI’m super excited to share my take on the classic PB&J!

I give up the excess sugar, make a few tweaks, and invite my buddies, chia & ground flax seedshello, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber & magnesium! It’s a party in your mouth, without the guilt.

Here’s what you need:

+ Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread (I get “Food for Life” from Trader Joe’s), toasted (I like it super crunchy!)
+ Trader Joe’s Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread
+ Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter, creamy no salt (For JOYFETTI PB, mix in chia and ground flax seeds—so good!)
+ Chia Seeds
+ Ground Flax Seeds (I like Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseeds)

I hope you enjoy it!



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SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT: Chia & Ground Flax Seeds

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Ever since I discovered the health benefits of chia and ground flax seeds I sprinkle them on EVERYTHING.

Here are the 3 big benefits that stand out to me:

They’re rich in…

+ Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA)

+ Fiber

+ Magnesium


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So, here are some fun, easy ways I incorporate these superseeds into my eats and sips!

I add them to:

+ Smoothies

+ Peanut butter (<< more on this tomorrow—can’t wait to share this one!)

+ Kombucha (<< I love GT’s raspberry kombucha with chia seeds)

+ Oatmeal

+ Jam/jelly

+ Yogurt

+ Granola/cereal

+ Protein shakes


How do you get your chia/ground flax seed fix?


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