The 5 gifts I am giving this year

Hello Gorgeous,
The winter holidays are here: Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. If you haven’t finished your gift shopping yet and are looking around for new and novel and inexpensive gifts to help your loved ones get healthy, I’ve got a few suggestions. These are the five gifts I am giving everyone in my life, both the nice and the naughty.

Roots: The Complete Guide to the Underground Superfood, by Stephanie Pedersen (Sterling Publishing). This is my latest book in Sterling’s Superfood series. It’s officially out in January, but Amazon has advance copies. Learn everything you ever thought possible about jicama, turnips, rutabaga, sunchokes, burdock, salsify,parsnips, radishes and more. These outrageously healthy foods are easy to find, economical, nutrient-packed and delicious. Check out my recipes for everything from drinks to condiments to pies, all using root vegetables. More

Have a Pumpkin Spice Latte—On Me

If you’ve ever read my blog or used my cookbooks or worked with me privately, you know that I am not a fan of Starbucks’ flavored coffee and tea drinks. (Well, it’s not just Starbucks…. I don’t love any of the flavored coffee or tea drinks from Dunkin’ Donuts or any other chain.)

You can go here and learn why.

But if you’ve ever worked with me, you know I am not above bribing clients. I bribe my kids, too—even my husband. And now, I am here to bribe you. More

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend!

To celebrate both my new site—and autumn—I want to share a recipe from my autumnal cookbook, The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook (Sterling Publishing).

Before I share, however, I want to talk just a bit about pumpkin pie spice. Who out there knows what this stuff is?

If you’re not quite sure, it’s a somewhat arbitrary blend of warming spices (one of the reasons our bodies crave it during this time of cooler weather), packaged by many spice companies, from the supermarket staple McCormick to health brand Simply Organic. More

Shirtaki: The noodles everyone is talking about

In the past two months I’ve had about 20 clients, 9 Facebook connections and 5 friends ask me the same thing: “What’s with these Shirtaki noodles? Do you think these are something I could eat?”

You see, I have a lot of clients who are celiac, have a gluten intolerance, or simply feel better without gluten in their systems. Most of them, however, seem to really miss pasta.

Sure, they’ve tried various gluten-free pastas based on brown rice or chickpeas or quinoa or corn or whatever. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praise for Stephanie

“I am so grateful that signed up for this detox. It went above and beyond what a traditional detox might do: Stephanie addressed all aspects of our lives—physical, yes, but also spiritual and emotional. I was really blown away by the non-physical changes. Plus, I lost 5 pounds on the detox, and I gained clarity and a deeper connection to my emotions. Thank you so much, Stephanie!”
Charley StewartNew York, NY USA
“Stephanie! Can I just tell you how AMAZING you are! I think you are so SMART, GENEROUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE, REAL, AMAZING, NEUTRAL, LOVING, WISE holistic nutritionist EVER! Not to mention beautiful, sexy and down to earth! I really appreciate you and can’t wait to share you with others! Seriously- I’m in awe! Also, I’ve done really well with veggies and such in my diet, staying away from proce…
Donna DiFucci OtmaniSpiritual Marketing Mentorhttp://about.me/donnaotmani New York, NY USA
“Stephanie is an amazing wellness coach. She really hears you, and what you want out of life, and is a gentle guide along the process. Whether you are ready to take the bull by the horns with big changes right away, or want to ease into a new life of wellness, she is the one for you. She is warm, kind, and creates a safe space where you can be authentic and really open about you well-being.”
Jennifer L. Daily, LSCWTherapist and Parenting Coach Jennifer Daily Counselorhttp://jenniferdailycounseling.com New York, New York USA
“As I get older I have gained an increasing awareness that affirmatively taking good care of my body and health is an important act of survival and self love. It makes sense to begin with detoxing. cleaning your vessel, as a preparation for the good stuff you plan to put in it. I was therefore thrilled to be given the opportunity to participate in Stephanie Pedersen’s 21-Day Power Life Detox p…
Epiphany HoskinsSouth Beach, Florida USA
“My experience with Stephanie Pedersen’s 21 Day Detox was amazing. I started out with a reluctance to detoxing because I knew it was going to mean giving up certain things which I really didn’t want to give up, i.e. Diet Coke and processed foods. I had tried on my own to clean up my diet, but I honestly couldn’t stand the withdrawal and cravings so I would throw in the towel and return to …
Paula JessopSoul Alchemistwww.PaulaJessop.com New York, NY USA
“Stephanie is a master. No hype or hyperbole. Just wise and smart. She knows her stuff and keeps up with recent developments. And she knows that people will best make major changes through small steps. With a simple shift in my breakfast and the addition of one vitamin (not an expensive array of 8 or more), I’m managing my hypoglycemia for the FIRST time in my life. And she is the only pers…
Vicky SteinEvent Planner for Entrepreneurs and Coaches Profitable Event Planningwww.vickystein.com USA
“I would recommend Stephanie again and again. I have a lot of knowledge already about nutrition: As a triathalete, I frequently get advice from friends and trainers about the best diet for the sport and/or sports drinks and nutrition. But there was a balance lacking in my nutrition. Even though I was working out all the time and aware of what foods would help me lose weight and gain muscle, my s…
Wendy Fitzsimons, Esq.AttorneyNew York, New York USA
“Stephanie is a fantastic listener and communicator. Her enthusiasm, encouragement and knowledge of health and wellness are unsurpassed. I decided to participate in her 21-Day Power Life Detox program, quite frankly because while I am happy with my weight and exercise very regularly, I eat way too much ice-cream and chocolate. Further, I have Multiple Sclerosis and my symptoms are often trigger…
Jill WatsonNew Jersey USA
“After just 3 months of working with Stephanie, I have gone from what I called dumpy to being irresistible. It is true. I am irresistible. Extreme health and self-love has made me confident and magnetic, which are my secret beauty weapons. You would not believe the things I now attract into my life-a $10,000 mid-year pay raise, weekly flowers and footrubs from my husband and the comfort of reall…
Serina Brunner, RNOperating Room NurseNew York, New York USA
“For years I’d felt invisible. Not even construction workers looked at me! My husband didn’t seem jazzed by my company and I felt so mousy that I barely noticed myself. So when I met Stephanie at a networking event, knew I wanted what she had. She just radiates health and peace and sensuality. I wanted her radiance, her comfort with herself, her ease with other people, and her total beauty. …
Mari JensenMari Jensen, Esq.New York, New York USA

 

About

About Stephanie

stephanieMy name is Stephanie Pedersen. I am a holistic nutritionist and safe food advocate. I’m also a superfood author, speaker and multi-media host. Whether you want to get into your favorite pair of skinny jeans or eat gluten-free, I am dedicated to helping you. Through weekly newsletters featuring tips and recipes, private 1-on-1 work, personalized meal plans, group programs, my books, regular online interview series, audios and videos, I teach you to lose weight quickly, maintain weight loss, get rid of cravings, speed up your metabolism, and cook for and eat for health.

Enjoy my various group programs to cleanse and detox, balance your hormones, learn about various eating philosophies (paleo, raw, vegan, gluten-free and more), incorporate superfoods into your diet, plan a supplement regimen and learn the ins and outs of basic healthy shopping, cooking and eating.