Asparagus Mini-Frittatas

veggie frittata

Yes this one is a little on the gourmet side and takes more time than most of us have on a typical weekday. But that's why we have weekends and holidays. These nuggets are just delicious and look as gorgeous as they tasteIf you don’t have a sturdy muffin tin, no worries: I find that…

National Nutrition Month

salad and fixings

This month is National Nutrition Month. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, you can imagine how excited I am when this month rolls around each year. It’s the one month when The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pulls out all the stops and has an entire campaign directed toward focusing on the importance of making informed…

Artichoke & Asparagus Pesto Pasta

veggie pesto pasta

Packed with fiber, these Springtime veggies help you lose weight. High-antioxidant content makes them cancer-resisting superfoods. If you aren't a vegetarian feel free to add some sauteed shrimp for a full fledged haute & healthy gourmet dinner.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Acai Berry Sauce

herb crusted lamb with acai sauce

This is a high-presentation, high-flavor dish for a special occasion and special people. Like you and your family. Acai berry juice is available in many forms in your local supermarket. If not available, try 1/3 cup of lingonberry preserves instead.

Are You Cooking for Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day?

Dark Chocolate

How much do you love chocolate? I think if we all really knew the power of chocolate and the health benefits we could receive from it, we may even love it more. Is that even possible? I’m not talking milk chocolate – although, yes, it is delicious. Dark chocolate is the way to go. Did…

Santorini Lemon Feta Dip with Kalamata Relish and Pita Chips

One bite. That's all it will take to sweep your taste buds away to the stunningly beautiful Greek islands.Soak up the Mediterranean flavor with this tangy Greek dip that is almost better than being there.I had the pleasure of showing the adorable Kym Johnson from DWTS how to make this little creation for a TV…

Resolutions or Intentions?


2020 is here and the closer last year came to a close, the words like change, intention, resolution and new beginnings were being talked about. Does the idea of making ‘resolutions’ stress you out? Maybe it’s because most of our resolutions don’t stick! If the majority of resolutions are broken, then the irony is that…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

autumn flowers and pumpkins

Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones Regardless of what holiday you prefer, Halloween is coming fast and so are all the sugary treats that accompany the day. I love to find healthy alternatives for those costume parties, school treats and monster mash…

Celebrating Summer and Freedom

american flag

The Fourth of July is a very special day for our country, and it is also a special day for family and friends to get together and observe long-held traditions together. Some traditions like fireworks, parades, and cookouts have been consistently associated with the Fourth of July since the country’s founding in 1776. Here is…

Christine Avanti’s June 2019 Newsletter

farmers market

Avocado! I’ve talked about how much I love avocado and that it is number one on EWG’s Clean Fifteen list, so you know you are getting some quality nutrition when using this ingredient. In the grocery store you can get avocados from Mexico where they are in season year-round, but in California they are in…

Christine’s May 2019 Newsletter

fruit stand

We are one month away from summer and I have already been thoroughly enjoying the sun! Have you been getting your daily Vitamin D? I love the next couple of months because the Farmer’s Markets start making their way to the downtown streets and fresh farm produce is readily available in just about any neighborhood…