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  1. Announcing… my new website!

    Hi friends! I launched a new website! It’s called these are details, and it’s about feel-good food and motherhood. I decided to start fresh, because, suddenly, I’m a mom of three, and my world has morphed from kale smoothies to microwavable egg sandwiches (those frozen Evol sandwiches have saved me). Now, my work is more focused on helping people fit it all into real life as a parent, which we… Read More

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  2. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

      These pancakes were terrific. I just wish I had taken better pictures to show off how fluffy and delicious they turned out. And as a bonus, they are protein rich, so they serve as a welcome alternative to eggs in the morning. We enjoyed them with whipped cream, maple syrup and blueberry compote. Let me know what you think! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Makes 6-8 4-inch pancakes 1 cup ricotta… Read More

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  3. How to Sleep Better Tonight and Why It Matters

    At 9 months pregnant, sleep is something that eludes me even before baby #3 arrives. I find my mind racing, which makes it hard to fall asleep and even harder to get back to sleep after one of my several trips to the bathroom (hello squished bladder!). I’m hot, then cold, sniffly or thirsty, constantly checking my phone for the time, as though calculating how many hours I’m losing will… Read More

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  4. Be Good To Your Gut

    If you know me, you know I don’t mind discussing bodily functions, including “number two.” While it’s gross, it’s also one of the greatest insights into our health. So naturally I jumped at the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topic and contribute to the Functional Medicine SF blog. Read on if you’re also into this kind of thing. If you’re “going” on a daily basis, you’re good,… Read More

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  5. A Functional Approach to PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    ~ I recently contributed this article to Functional Medicine SF, a clinic overseen by Dr. Stephanie Daniel. I’m looking forward to collaborating more with them as I continue to explore the world of functional medicine. ~ Facial hair, acne, weight gain, irregular periods and trouble conceiving are just some of the symptoms associated with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. PCOS affects about… Read More

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  6. How to be a mom.

    I don’t usually write purely personal posts, because I started my blog with the intention of sharing about food. But I haven’t been thinking much about food and nutrition lately. I even stopped posting altogether for a while, but a good friend encouraged me to share my thoughts, put them out in the universe, and just KEEP WRITING. (Thank you, Nicole!) Bear with me. This is bound to be a… Read More

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  7. Consumed By Our Things

    I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on life throughout our migration west. One of the things that stands out the most is how much “stuff” we have accumulated and how little we need any of it. (Apologies for the gruesome photo.)   In the last 10 years, we have lived in 6 different dwellings: 3 in DC, 2 in NY, and now 1 in CA.  We’ve amassed 2 storage… Read More

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  8. Sneaky Ways to Be Active with a Sedentary Lifestyle

    One thing that changes when you move from NY to CA is that you drive, like everywhere. I knew I’d miss the effortlessly active lifestyle we left in New York. We didn’t have a car, we didn’t need a car – I could cover 5 to 10 miles in a day just with my work commute and errands without even feeling like I had “exercised.”   Since most of my… Read More

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  9. Lime, Mint and Avocado Popsicles / Smoothies

    These popsicles rule. They’re both kid and adult friendly and make the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day. Plus, they pack in glutathione-rich avocado, which helps your body naturally detoxify. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives.   Lime, Mint & Avocado Popsicles (or Smoothies) 2 limes, juiced ¼-½ cup mint leaves (to your taste, I like it super minty) 1 large avocado 1… Read More

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  10. Day One. California.

    I’m wandering around the house, finding a million things to do all at once. Even sitting down to type this is a chore (I just heard the dryer beep), but I think my brain needs a focused exercise. And I need an outlet. This move from New York to San Francisco has not been easy. I left a large part of me back in Brooklyn (friends, loved ones, support system,… Read More

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