Author: Ellen

My Everyday Smoothie

Typically, I prefer whole foods to get my nutrition (versus juice, bars, etc.) but my Everyday Smoothie has become a staple in my diet.  I...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

We never had green bean casserole at Thanksgiving when I was growing up, so it wasn’t until a Friendsgiving a couple years ago that I was...

Ricotta and Onion Jam Bruschetta

Somewhere along the line, I’ve become obsessed with onions.  Growing up, my dad used to tell me about a guy he worked with who used...

DIY Walnut Butter

If you follow my Instagram (@ellen_whitney) you probably know by now nut butters are my favorite food. Almond, cashew, peanut, pecan, mixed…you name it! The unfortunate...

Roasted Sweet Potato, Asparagus, and Chickpeas

Meal Prep…we meet again. Even though I’m a chef, I can not stand chopping veggies! It is such a laborious task, and is just another...

Cauliflower Alfredo

Ever since I was little girl, I have been obsessed with pasta! One of my favorite varieties was always Fettuccine Alfredo.  Growing up, I was a...

Salted Caramel Superfood Brownies

  Attempting to make vegan brownies, has almost ended my baking career. I have- no joke- made 16 different batches, and something has been wrong...

7 Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Since moving back to Kentucky and becoming a private chef, I have been doing a ton of “practice” cooking on my family. My cooking style has...

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Rest: It’s Part of the Program

I used to be someone under the mindset of “more is better”. More reps, more sets, more weight, more cardio, more dietary restriction….it’s all got...

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Productivity Paralysis: How to stay focused & energized while working through your to-do list

Some days simply having too many thoughts and too many things on my to-do list paralyzes me. You’ve probably seen the meme, “I’ve got 99...

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