What Brought Me Here / / MARCH : Find Joy in Movement

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I feel so fortunate to be pursuing a career that I’m truly passionate about – nutrition is something I’ve really focused on in my personal life since I was about 16, when I first began my journey in vegetarianism. But my story really begins far before that – my diet has ebbed and flowed over the years with my lifestyle and I anticipate it will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Throughout all the ebbs and flows, I’ve learned some truly valuable lessons about myself and my relationship with food that I carry with…

[Morning Meals] Banana Bread Quinoa Bake

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Winter is in full swing around here! Temps in the teens, wind chill of zero, and snow on the ground. But I think I’m finally coming around to winter [I think] – it just took a vacation to get me back to my happy, loving self – the happy, loving self that’s crazy about life, no matter the temperature. Last week was so draining, so when it was time to hop on a flight to Colorado for a few days I could hardly stand it! I met my boyfriend, who had flown in the weekend before, and 14…

Detox Facial Mask [with activated charcoal]

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If you’ve been anywhere on the interwebs browsing through health & beauty articles, you’ve probably come across activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has been used for over 10,000 years by healers in Ayruvedic practices, as well as in both Eastern & Western medicine. The magic of this black carbon product is its absorption properties – it is an expert at absorbing toxins, drugs, poisons, and molds – which is why even hospitals keep in on hand. Often found in capsule form, ingesting an activated charcoal supplement can relieve your digestive system from gas, bloating, and discomfort…

Tigerwhat?!

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Late last summer I read a post from my blogger/nutritionist/whole food advocate crush McKel Hill, over at Nutrition Stripped, about tigernuts. My reaction was probably just like yours – tigerwhaaa?? I’d never heard of these chickpea lookalikes before and was super curious! I order a bag online immediately after reading her post, and when they arrived I popped them in the cupboard. . and never took them out again. Then, yesterday I was perusing the glorious shelves at Whole Foods and what did I happen upon? TIGERNUTS. I was suddenly on a mission to try these little gems out and to…

FEBRUARY : Nurturing Relationships

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It’s February 1st! I cannot believe how quick January flew by. Honestly, for me it wasn’t the sparkling, new beginning that I usually experience in the beginning of the new year. But it was quiet. Don’t get me wrong – my calendar was certainly full, but for some reason it felt like the craziness of 2014 finally transitioned to more calm and clear. And it was so welcome. The last 31 days I’ve spent a lot of energy focusing on my goals for 2015, specifically cleaning up my diet a bit and focusing on real…

Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt [Sugar-free & Vegan!]

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I love bacteria. You know, like the  good stuff – probiotics from sauerkraut, kvass, and kefir all keep my gut in line and make sure my digestion is on point. I also am in love with yogurt – Greek yogurt has been a part of my diet for a long time. But in the last couple months I’ve been straying from it when putting together my breakfast – not because I’m tired of it, but because I like to keep my dairy consumption low throughout the week. As a replacement, I’ve tried different products such as…