banana sweetened cocoa-nut truffles

By | August 31st, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

Ask and you shall receive! After posting my chocolate chip chewies (which are sweetened with coconut sugar), many of you who are currently doing a sugar detox or the NorCal CrossFit Summer Challenge asked for a "treat" that you could enjoy without going off plan. I'll tell you what, treats without sweetener are hard to [...]

breaking the sugar habit

By | August 28th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

Let's start of with a fact: Sugar is the number one culprit behind heart disease, obesity, liver disease, diabetes, and even cancer (among other things). Blunt? Maybe. Truth? Yes. Sugar is a silent killer, and unfortunately, it is probably the most difficult thing to remove from our diets. This is not only because it’s incredibly habit [...]

banana nut “bread” pudding…. and keeping things fun

By | August 11th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

This past week, Rusty and I took a trip down to Southern California to catch up with great friends at Deuce Gym in Venice, stay with my amazing cousin in the Cactus Casa, and have a blast celebrating our wonderful friends’ wedding. It was a treat to say the least! This trip reminded me of [...]

no-cook coconut cocoa truffles… and the importance of your people

By | August 7th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

It'll be no surprise to anyone when I say this... People spend too much damn time with their noses in their phones (while not everyone is guilty of this, I'm speaking of the majority... At least here in the Silicon Valley). I think it's gotten too easy to forget about living and loving actual life [...]

fluffy fudgey brownies and why the ones you love most are the hardest to help

By | July 17th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

I have been blessed with a pretty outstanding family. My parents are just the best, and I couldn’t have asked for a better childhood, or adulthood for that matter. My mom is the most selfless person I know, and my dad comes over just to hang out with my husband, which makes my heart so [...]

Rusty’s summer berry cobbler

By | July 13th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

One of my favorite things about summer has to be Sunday Farmer's Markets with the array of delicious (not to mention gorgeous) produce, loaded with nutrients, and just asking to be enjoyed. The phenomenal selection of freshly picked fruits and veggies is only made that much more awesome with the fact that I get to [...]

the joy of food, fourth fun, and a guest dessert recipe!

By | July 6th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Holidays like yesterday are such a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the ones we love and to truly appreciate all of the blessings in our lives. In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of any holiday or celebration is sharing delicious food [...]

chocolate zucchini bread and being a locavore

By | June 25th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

There is all kinds of hype around the whole organic movement. Is it something to buy into, or is it just another marketing catchword like "gluten-free" that doesn't necessarily hold any merit in terms of nutrient density? Well, my goal with this post is to help clarify, answer your questions, and hopefully, help you understand [...]

paleo butter shortbread cookies and the benefits of ghee

By | June 21st, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

So I had the opportunity to try out a new clarified butter product called PALEO BUTTER, and oh boy was I impressed. As you guys know by now, I only post about products that I really believe in, and this is one of those products. This stuff tastes like the best butter you''ll ever try (the [...]

silver linings and cacao, coconut, cashew protein cups

By | June 13th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes, The Mind|

The process of finally starting the journey of allowing myself to heal over the past month and a half has been really rough for me for a few reasons. One, I am addicted to exercise, and letting go, taking true 100% full time off has been a struggle (imagine a whole new kind of withdrawal). [...]