Cedar Plank Salmon

Since we’ve been in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been LOVING all the fresh, wild salmon. We’ve used this recipe for a while and love it every time. It was our ‘company salmon’ that we would prepare for special occasions, but we’ve been enjoying it much more now that we have access to such great salmon. I wanted to share this with you since it’s a great dis ...[Read More]

Cha Cha Cha Chia Seed Pudding

Remember the “Cha Cha Cha chia” jingle? Well, I sing/hum that every time I make anything with chia seeds. These little buggers are packed with nutrition! They come equipped with fiber, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation. Chia seed pudding is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to incorporate more chia in my diet that’s simple and so ...[Read More]

How to Manage Change and Stay Healthy [+ LIVE EVENT in West Chester, PA]

May was a crazy month for the Manteys. We were traveling quite a bit as mentioned in my last blog post. And, John Paul was recruited by Microsoft to help with their culture and change initiatives which meant we would have to move to Seattle, Washington. We talked it over and said, “Lets do it!” Once we decided, everything happened pretty quickly. It was obviously a bittersweet move sin ...[Read More]

Chocolate Chips Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

These cookies. O.M.G! Sooooo good! John Paul is OBSESSED with chocolate chip cookies, so I was determined to find a healthier, cleaner recipe for him to enjoy and here ya go! Thanks to the Detoxinista’s recipe, I’ve managed to bake these cookies for a lot of our friends and family and they are a HUGE hit across the board! These are a MUST TRY! Ingredients: 2 cups of almond meal or almo ...[Read More]

Super Simple Guacamole

I love guacamole! It’s such a great dip, spread, salad topper and is delicious with eggs. Sometimes I don’t have all the ingredients in to make the kind of guacamole I want, so I improvise. Today’s recipe was born that way. I didn’t have some of the ingredients I wanted to use, but guess what? It tasted so good that I had to share it with you! As you start BBQing and hostin ...[Read More]

My 7 Healthy Travel Tips.

The last few months have been a whirlwind of travel for John Paul and me. We have been traveling almost every week, which has been a BLAST, but frequent travel has the potential to derail us from our healthy lifestyle. With summer vacations right around the corner, I wanted to share with you some tricks that help keep us feeling healthy and energized while we are traveling. 1. Stay Hydrated. Your ...[Read More]

All Hail to the Kale (Salad)

I’m always searching for ways to make salad (and kale) more fun and tasty and I hit the jackpot with this one! Double whammy! When John Paul and I go out to eat, I try to recreate the foods we love at restaurants. We were recently in Southern California and enjoyed this amazing salad that I had to recreate, very simple ingredients with A LOT of flavor! I love salads that are mainly plant bas ...[Read More]

Cream of Asparagus Soup (sans the cream)

Do you love creamy soups but know they aren’t the healthiest option? Then, you’re gonna love this recipe! What’s great about this recipe is you can substitute other veggies for the asparagus. I often sub in different veggies for asparagus to make cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli and cream of celery soup. But since asparagus is in season right now, I love making this soup. Giv ...[Read More]

Simply Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have been making headway on a lot of trendy restaurant menus and it’s for good reason! They are delicious and nutritious and can be cooked in numerous ways! You can roast, sauté, boil, steam, grill or stir-fry them. My favorites are roasted and sautéed. Here I’ve included a simple recipe to help you familiarize yourself with how delicious these little green nuggets can ...[Read More]

Kale Hummus

Don’t you just love hummus? Me too! Try adding fresh greens to your homemade hummus for an extra nutritional kick.   Ingredients: 1 can of organic chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 1 cup of organic kale 1 lemon (juiced) 1 tbsp of tahini 2 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of water Salt + pepper to taste Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor ...[Read More]