High Protein Togarashi Sauce

I’m always on the look-out for great tasting high-protein sauces to add to my sandwiches, wraps, salad bowls and more. Traditionally, this was where I would turn to mayonnaise or some sort of creamy dressing. But seeing how they’re usually super fatty, I can’t exactly go there anymore…. Thank goodness for greek yogurt though! The…

What is an Amino Acid

What is an Amino Acid?

When shopping around for protein powders, you may notice the packaging boasting about the “amino acids” they have. But what is an amino acid, anyway? This post is a short explanation of what amino acids are, why you should care about them, how they relate to your protein intake.

Protein Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

When I was growing up in California, the ice cream man used to come around my block at 3pm every single day after the school bus had just dropped us off. The ice cream jingle would always lure us from our homework, cartoons or afternoon snack as we hurried out the door begging our parents for a…

How To Choose a Protein Powder

So, you need more protein in your diet, and you’ve realized that supplements are the easiest way to get more protein. Great! At this point you’ve probably walked into a GNC or searched around on Amazon… then felt completely overwhelmed by your choices. Whey concentrate? Rice protein? Casein? How do you choose a protein powder? Which one is the…

Matcha Protein Pancakes Recipe

These matcha protein pancakes are subtly sweet and bitter with an added crunch thanks to the addition of chia seeds. That’s exactly why I find them so addicting! After living in Asia for so many years as an expat, I’ve come to fully appreciate Asian desserts. My favorite Asian dessert flavor is easily matcha! The fresh grassiness…

Shakshouka – Spiced Tomato Sauce and Eggs

Some Sundays I wake up not wanting to do anything. I lay around, read the news, take another nap, wake up and before I know it its 1pm and my stomach is growling like mad. Its times like these when I fully appreciate simple and quick meals. But knowing me – I’m not quite satisfied with…

High-Protein Quiche Recipe with Cottage Cheese

I come from a French colonial family on my mother’s side, so French food was always on the menu growing up. This upbringing gave me an appreciation for all the fatty things in life. We’re talking about stinky cheese, pâté, foie gras, dark chocolate and quiche! When my love for food directed me toward cooking, one…

High Protein Dessert Tart with PB2 & Chocolate Recipe

I absolutely loveeeee peanut butter! I could eat it for months at a time and seriously not get bored. I mean, what is there not to love? Its rich, luscious and nutty all at the same time. Then I found PB2 and it seriously blew my mind. How could I possibly get that peanut butter without…

High Protein Broccoli and Feta Frittata

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I can probably eat breakfast anytime of the day and be super giddy and oh so satisfied. What’s not to love? Cured meats, freshly baked goods and an abundance of jams and nut butters to spread on everything! Only issue is that I’m an adult…

Healthy Thai Satay Sauce Recipe

One of my favorite dipping sauces in the world is a beautiful, smooth and totally decadent satay sauce. Char-grilled morsels of meat are dipped into the sauce and coat your tongue causing your taste buds to do happy dances all the way to your belly. Satay sauce, however, is SUPER bad for you… darn that full-fat…