Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Hello my loves!

First, thank you SO much for being super patient and understanding while I was studying & taking the CA Bar Exam.  I'm so excited to be back and can't wait to share with you all the exciting things I have planned!  I am so grateful for your continued support.

I'm finally enjoying summer and all the delicious fruits that are in season.  Peaches are a definite favorite. They are so sweet and flavorful, and can also be worked into a savory recipe like this salad, which is inspired by one I had at Bestia in LA.  Be sure to use the ripest peaches and creamiest mozzarella you can get your hands on :)  The recipe is not meant to be exact, just use whatever ratio suits your fancy.  The amount below serves 2 as a main, with plenty of extra dressing which you can store in the fridge and use for another salad.


2 tbs balsamic vinegar

1 tbs honey

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt & fresh ground pepper

2 ripe peaches

8 slices prosciutto 

1 oz (or more) fresh mozzarella or burrata cheese

mixed greens, arugula, or similar

  1. Halve the peaches and remove the pit.  Brush with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Grill them in a pan, face down, until golden brown.  Flip over and grill skin side down for another 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the pan, let cool, and slice.
  2. While waiting for the peaches to grill, mix up the vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil, balsamic, and honey until emulsified.  Add some fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Arrange the greens on a platter.  Tear up the mozzarella ball into little pieces and scatter it throughout the salad.
  4. Tear the prosciutto into small pieces and incorporate it into the salad.  Add as much or as little as you like!
  5. Finally, add the sliced peaches, and drizzle with the vinaigrette.  


stay gold,


10 Day Cleanse: Part Three

Hi Fit Friends!

I sure hope that you are starting the cleanse this week, or that you already did.  I think Monday is a great day to start and so here's your meal plan for the next ten days!  Let me know if you have any questions!  This is pretty much exactly what I ate while I was on it.  Enjoy!

Day 1:

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with spinach, peppers & mushrooms, topped with avocado

Lunch: brown rice & quinoa bowl topped with organic turkey & veggie stir fry

Dinner: spinach salad with roast chicken, avocado, strawberries with some extra virgin olive oil and spices

Snacks: almonds, fruits, veggies sticks & hummus, chia seed pudding

Day 2: 

Breakfast: green smoothie made with kale, pineapple, mango, coconut water & ice

Lunch: zucchini noodles topped with leftover turkey stir fry & tomato sauce

Dinner: mahi mahi with mango salsa & coconut rice + sautéed veggies

Snacks: nuts, fruits, veggies, rice cakes with almond butter

Day 3:

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs + green smoothie

Lunch: spinach salad with veggies, topped with baked lemon pepper salmon

Dinner: baked sweet potato with coconut oil, side of broiled seasoned mahi mahi

Snacks: fruits & veggies

Day 4:

Breakfast: sautéed kale & tomatoes with leftover lemon pepper salmon & sunny side up egg

Lunch: zucchini noodles with chunky fresh veggie tomato sauce, side of baked halibut

Dinner: baked seasoned mahi mahi on top of a green salad with lots of veggies

Snacks: fruits & veggies

Day 5, 6, 7:

Breakfast: 2 eggs with sautéed spinach

Lunch: baked fish on top of a green salad with olive oil & vinegar

Dinner: baked fish with a side of roasted broccoli, kale, and cauliflower

Snacks: apple slices, pear slices, kale chips, protein shakes

Day 8:

Breakfast: Green Smoothie

Lunch: quinoa bowl with broiled salmon and garlic sautéed broccoli

Dinner: baked mahi mahi with mango salsa & rice

Snacks: fruits & veggies

Day 9 & 10:

Breakfast: overnight oatmeal made with almond milk, topped with berries

Lunch: roasted chicken with a side of green salad and hummus

Dinner: pan fried white fish with lemon caper sauce (eliminate butter & wine from recipe!) with a side of zucchini & broccoli 

Snacks: nuts, fruits & veggies

stay gold,




10 Day Cleanse: Part Two

Hi Everyone,

I hope that by now you've gone shopping and are ready to start the cleanse!  If you've just arrived, check out part one here to see what we're up to.  Here's your detailed nutrition protocol for the next ten days!  The first few days are fairly easy and flexible.  On Saturday, I'll post Part Three, which will give you some meal ideas to help you through the tougher days of the cleanse.

Nutrition Protocol

Days 1 & 2:  

At the beginning of the cleanse, you'll eat anything from the "Generally Recommended Foods" list provided in Part One.  There's a lot of choices!  These first two days help you eliminate all processed foods and excessive sugars.

Days 3 & 4:

On these days, you're going to start eliminating some foods.  This will help your figure out if you have any allergies/intolerances, and also help you de-bloat.

Eliminate: Nuts/Seeds, Rice/Grains, Sweeteners, and Dairy

Continue to eat everything else!  You can eat as much as you want.

Drink tons of water! At least 64 oz per day. Do this every day of the cleanse.

Days 5 & 6 & 7:

These are the hardest days of the cleanse.  You will eliminate a lot of foods and eat only the following list.  Two times a day, I recommend adding in a protein shake.  A 100% whey protein powder will have very little lactose.  Try to find one with not too much sweetener.  It's intense, but trust me, you can do it!

Veggies: steamed or raw cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, collards, bok choy); greens (spinach, lettuce, arugula, watercress)

Fruits: apples and pears (you can juice them if you like)

Fish: all fish (or legumes if you're a vegetarian) and eggs

Spices & Condiments: all recommended

Beverages: water & tea

Day 8: 

Today you get to add back in foods! You made it through the toughest part, and you're amazing! Eat the following:

All Veggies, All Fruits, All Fish, Rice, Eggs Spices & Condiments, Beverages

Days 9 & 10:

The last two days are a mirror of Days 1 & 2.  You can eat anything from the "General Recommended Foods" list.   As you add foods back in, pay attention to how your body reacts.  If it doesn't go well, it means you probably have an intolerance and should consider eliminating or limiting it in your diet.

Post Cleanse:

After the cleanse, you can try adding in other foods outside of the "General Recommended Foods" list.  Go slowly!  Add in one category at a time, and give it 2 days before you add another.  You'll see what your body does well with and what it doesn't!  From my cleanse, I learned that I should really not consume dairy because it gives me stomaches and makes me super bloated (but i LOVE cheese so I'm just going to have to limit myself), and that when I eat too many grains, especially gluten containing grains, I get massive headaches.  I'm excited to hear what you learn!

Share your results with me, and e-mail me with any questions. And, just a disclaimer...I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist, so please consult with one before attempting this cleanse! 

stay gold,