Author: Rande Moss

Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Wellness Coach. Food Lover. Forest Dweller. Freedom Chaser. Lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wife and a ridiculous collection of essential oils.

Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.

I can’t just talk about the “emotional side” of food anymore. The way we fuel ourselves is too powerful. Too important. The impact of food on my own body has been too profound. It’s been the difference between… waking up groggy (even though I was excited about the day ahead), feeling heavy in my body (even though I’d learned to…

You can do better than perfection.

Flat abs. Endless youth. Constant energy and bliss. Size zero jeans. No need to eat. Effortless spirituality. Captivating beauty. An end to my food addiction. Perfect health. That’s not a lot to ask…right? I mean, the diet-lifestyles I adopted promised I could get there and I wanted the very best life had to offer! And after all, nothing worth having comes…

Sunbutter Curry Veggies over Wild Rice

I’ve been a little obsessed with nut/seed butters in everything lately. It adds heartiness and decadence and is almost always the right fix if a dish feels lacking – tahini over roasted cod and veggies, peanut butter and honey drizzled into my sweet potato, and now sunflower seed butter creaming up this gorgeous stir fry. Next on the list of…

“Sometimes Connection is More Nourishing than Kale”…and Other Things I Would Have Told Myself.

I’ll admit it. I sometimes feel angry when I think of all the time I wasted trying to change my body. At the pinnacle of my obsession, for several years, I basically quit everything. I quit singing lessons, I made almost no effort to develop friendships, and I had a constant fantasy about “someday”. Someday when I was my ideal…

Acorn Squash “Ribs” and Rosemary Cauliflower Mash

While I can certainly appreciate the standard meat and potatoes, it’s nice to have a lighter option in the heat of Summer! My go-to food mantra lately is just “eat to feel good” and more often than not, that looks like dressed up, Farmers Market veggies. This recipe pairing has been a hit with meat and veg eaters alike and has all the flavor of the…

The “Perfect” Version of Myself…

On my 12th birthday I was gifted a subscription to Teen magazine. I’m sure the shift would have happened eventually but this is the first moment I can pinpoint being given a reason to be wary of my body. Prior to that I don’t remember thinking much about it! I look back over my teenage years and most of my fantasies…

Magic Stuffed Sweet Potato

Ok, you got me. I didn’t *really* stuff this sweet potato with magic. But when you have your first bite, you’ll sure think I did! Hah! Moving right along…this isn’t so much an official recipe as it was an accidental combination of things that desperately needed to be shared. So whether you believe in magic or not – here goes! Ingredients:…

My Journey to Becoming an Intuitive Eater

Learning to eat intuitively did not happen over night. I’d been on probably twenty different diets, starting from my early teen years, when I first heard of this thing called “intuitive eating”. Those promoting it said things like “eat whatever you want” and “eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full”…and I absolutely did not trust it. More accurately,…

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Truffles

My love of the dark chocolate + sweet potato combo began with a hot plate of Salted Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake. I’d like to consider these truffles the Summer version of my original favorite. Ingredients: 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes 2 oz dark chocolate Place ingredients in a pan over medium heat. Stir together until chocolate is melted and thoroughly mixed with…

I Thought it Had to be Difficult

Food was never easy. Until recently there was always something I was avoiding – dairy, nuts, fruit, oil, sugar, solid food. You name it, I’ve probably cut it out of my diet at some point. I thought that people who ate “whatever they wanted” were lazy and miserable and that I was the only one I knew who would be disciplined enough…