Canned Beans 101

Did you get bored reading that title? It's okay. Canned beans do seem boring. Unless you hang with US, because we transform beans into something magical on the daily (not that kind of magical, HAH). We'll let you in on a couple secrets if you keep reading. Beans are a healthy and super convenient source of … Continue reading Canned Beans 101

Portion Distortion & Food Variability

Part 3 of 5 Crazy Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight. < Back to the Chicken Wing Phenomenon. Understanding portion sizes can be extremely helpful for controlling your weight. This is often a fundamental flaw in those people that struggle with weight loss. But, guess what? We suck at judging portion sizes, mis-measuring about two-thirds of … Continue reading Portion Distortion & Food Variability

Whole Grain Sweet Potato Muffins

My two FAVORITE ingredients to bake with are pureed pumpkin and sweet potato. They add both moistness (YES I SAID MOIST) and sweetness to whatever you're baking, which is why they are the perfect addition to muffins. (Besides chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are the perfection addition to anything.) I was at Costco (aka adult Disneyland) last weekend and bought … Continue reading Whole Grain Sweet Potato Muffins

Lose the Recipe, Cook Like a Peasant

Peasant cooking. Heard of it? Simply put, the idea of peasant cooking is to cook without a recipe, using whatever ingredients you have on hand. Sound crazy? Keep reading...it just might keep you from going insane. We've all been slaves to The Recipe. Endless double-checking for all the right ingredients, wondering if Safeway carries that weird herb, and reading the same … Continue reading Lose the Recipe, Cook Like a Peasant