The Outcome of Self-Care is Empowerment: A love note for Valentine's Day

I absolutely love love. I find it to be the most natural thing ever to share it with my people, my pooch, even a stranger on the street. But this thing here, this “self-love”, has been a much harder and deeper and truer relationship to cultivate. It requires a level of honesty and compassion and, most often, unwavering self-forgiveness that has taken a lifetime of practice (yep, still practicing).

Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe

Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe

Soup. Yep, it’s basically my favorite food, as those of you who’ve ever sat at my dinner table already know! I’ve been finding myself wanting to seriously get back to the nutrition basics lately, and soup is one of those basics for me. Super filling but also easy to digest, and so many ways to create the tip up your bowl and drink the last drop deliciousness. Since so many peeps have asked me for my recipes during my Healthy Bites years and beyond,  I’m going to start sharing more of them here, starting with this one. I’ve been told it’s the best soup ever. But you’ll have to make it and see for yourself. Happy souping and slurping (because one usually leads to the other).

My hands-down most requested recipe: Garlic kale salad

My hands-down most requested recipe: Garlic kale salad

Kale, doctored up my favorite way! Whether I’ve hosted friends for a dinner party or delivered food to hundreds of meal delivery clients, this super simple, super health recipe has easily been the most sought after over the years. Unlike other salad recipes, you can make and dress this in advance and it actually gets better (and doesn’t get soggy!) the longer you let it soak up all the lemony garlicky goodness. Just don’t plan on kissing anyone after you eat it. But the garlic breath is worth it, I promise!