Grocery Shopping

With the enormous amount of money being spent on food marketing and advertising it’s almost impossible to know and understand what foods are actually healthy for you and what foods are just “good marketing”.

Allow Kate to take the guesswork out of your food shopping. In this 60-90 minute shopping experience, you will learn: The foods that are supportive to your metabolism foods to avoid due to their additives and fillers;

  • What cooking fats are best
  • What fruits and carbohydrates are best
  • What meats and fishes are best
  • What vegetable are best and which ones you should avoid
  • What dairy to choice, why some are better than others
  • What cheeses should be avoided and why
  • What oils should be avoided
  • Which snacks are best and why some should be completely avoided
  • How often should you shop?
  • Why pre-packaged foods are not best, even at the organic based grocery
  • Why organic is best

Shopping excursions are held in the Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach or Rancho Santa Fe area.

*All Shopping Classes are $97.00/hour. Bring a friend for ½ price.
*All classes are limited to no more than 3 people

Cooking Classes
Need help in making the perfect healthy, metabolic meal or snack?
Then this 1-3 hour cooking class is just what you may be looking for.

Example menus are:

BREAKFAST:
Sweet potato pancakes (no flour)
Banana coconut pancakes (no flour)
Cooked seasonal fruit with Greek yogurt
Orange Julius-smoothie

LUNCH:
Grilled grass-fed burgers
Cucumber-tomato- daikon salad
Egg, cheese and veggie fritata

DINNER
Root vegetable salad
Grilled Alaskan Halibut in a butter sauce
Sweet potato-butternut squash mash
Cooked seasonal fruit                                                                          

Home made grass-fed beef or lamb marinara sauce over Spaghetti squash

DESERTS
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies
Macaroons
Pumpkin- chocolate chip cookies
Custard

SNACKS
Cooked seasonal fruits with cheese or yogurt
Homemade beef broth
OJ, coconut water, protein and carbonated water mixer

Please call about cooking class prices. Price will depend on shopping time, prep time, the number of people in the class and actual cooking class time.

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"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. "

-Viktor E. Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning"

I absolutely love this quote. It reminds me that I have choice to let life break me or to allow myself to find meaning, even in the most devastating of situations.

Viktor Frankl was a professor of neurology and psychiatry. During WWII he spent three years at Auschwitz, Dachau and other concentration camps.

Everything was taken from him. His wife, his family, his freedom, food, his possessions, etc. He was beaten, worked to the bone, fed food scraps, faced the fear of death everyday--yet, he did not allow his situation to break him, as he knew he still had choice in what he told himself. He still had choice in his attitude.

I can not even fathom what it must have been like for a holocaust survivors. Luckily, my life does not bring such hardships, but there are different pains, disappoitments and struggles. And somedays I feel like life is going to break me--and then I remember I still have choice.

Here is the thing about life..there are no guarantees. You can do everything right, yet still meet disappointment, illness, pain, loss, and heartache. I know when things like this happen, life doesn't seem fair. I have been there--many times. The truth is life isn't fair and shitty things happen to amazing people. Nobody is getting through life unscathed. We all have many lessons to learn. What is realized is the painful, challenging times are the pivotal times that makes us stronger, wiser, and better human beings--if we choose. And yes, it is a choice.

Like every holocaust surviver, Viktor Frankl could have let his experience break him, and we would all understand if it did. It would make sense if he was angry, resentful, hateful, depressed, etc after such a horrible experience. Yet, he still choose differently. Im sure it wasn't easy, and it took a lot of hard work. Yet, he still choose a different attitude, one that allowed him to survive, even thrive after his liberation

So what am I trying to say..
Even in the shittiest of times there is meaning. You may have to dig really deep, but there is meaning... The trick is to allow yourself the time and space to find it. To not avoid things but work through things. To allow yourself to feel whatever emotion that comes up. And then to be able to accept what ever life has brought to you. Once you reach acceptance, you will be free.
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