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Pickled Peach Summer Salad

  Pickled Peaches for the Win! Summer is in full effect and this blaring heat calls for refreshing salads. I whipped up yesterday after scoring a bounty of ripe peaches. What’s better than straight up peaches — pickled peaches! It adds the perfect tang and acidity to a crunchy, salty, and sweet salad. Enjoy!   […]

‘Cure Me’ Chicken, Kale + White Bean Soup

  ‘Tis the season for everyone to be sick. Seriously—it’s a war zone out there full of aggressive germs with no mercy. I’ve been personally fighting off a mini sinus infection, and knew I could knock this out through good food, a ridiculous amount of neti pot-ing, and homeopathic approaches. I’ve been pounding my sinus […]

Classic White Truffle Pasta

  Pimped Out Buttered Noodles I just had the week of a lifetime. I traveled all over Italy with Lucini Italia to see Italy through their eyes and enjoy the olive harvest. I plan on sharing much more about this trip soon, but immediately need to share my truffle foraging experience. We had a gorgeous […]

Zucchini ‘Cacio e Pepe’

Buon Appetito! Cacio e Pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish which means “cheese and pepper”. It’s a testament to the statement, “less is more”. It’s absolutely delicious and a quick solution to a rumbling belly, but I wanted to find a way to create it without the heavy feeling of cheese and pasta. Zucchini […]

Coconut Cream Fruit Bowls

    My Sweet Tooth’s Hero!   I’m more of a savory person than sweet, but when my sweet tooth aches, it aches hard! I keep chocolate bars around for those hankerings, but sometimes they just don’t hit the spot. I need something more purposeful. An actual dessert with a spoon instead of breaking off […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Lemon Shrimp

    Slap Ya Mama Good! I had a long, full weekend of work and travel and found myself staring into space in my bathrobe once I returned home, wondering what I was going to eat for dinner. I was so tired that I thought I’d have a dinner of broth and call it a […]

Golden Beet Pasta with Okra

  Pantry Pasta to the Rescue! I had a full morning with very little fuel. I kicked off the day by teaching a local class for Under Armour at Belk, followed by a martial arts conditioning and sparring class that had me resembling a ripe, drenched tomato by the end of class. I ran a few […]

Sweet Potato ‘Pasta’ with Spicy Vodka Sauce

Different Than the Real Thing, Baby! . . . .and different is a good thing! I’ve gotta say, I’m in a pretty committed relationship with my spiralizer. Dr. Will Cole has me off grains for a while as we work on strengthening my digestion, so I’ve been replacing my deep affinity towards pasta with veggie noodles […]

Due West Salad

    Home is Where the Good Food is!   I travel for a living, which means finding consistencies in meals I want to eat can be a royal pain in the arse. When I’m home, I get to cook and eat exactly what my body wants—I pick every ingredient and know exactly what I’m […]

Wild Salmon in Sweet and Spicy Carrot Sauce

The Best of Two Worlds I was recently in New York speaking at an event for my management company. It was an amazing event with their fantastic clients (aka powerhouse women and athletes) followed by a delicious meal at my favorite place on earth (well, on my top 10 list): ABC Carpet & Home. We ate […]