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…

Perspective // Seeing In A New Light

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Another snowy day here in DC, which means another school delay.. which means an early work day for me. Before receiving a request to come in a few hours early to work, I had dreams of a snow day for all so I’d get to drink hot tea in my pj’s while working away on homework in bed from sunrise to sunset [is it weird I was dreaming of doing homework all day?]. But, alas, no such luck for me or the hundreds of thousands of students and government workers in the capital city. We…

Heart Beet Winter Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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You know those days when you’re just craving something lean & green? Your body can’t get over its need for some fresh veggie goodness? I’ve been there. Actually, I’m there. This week I’ve been treating my body to some serious workouts and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my food cravings when I begin getting hungry. Typically the cold weather has me all about soups, curries, oatmeal and anything else that’s super warming [because I’m alwaysss chilly]. But the past few days have been fresh veggie central – fresh juices, huge green smoothies, and big salads. Lesson learned :…

JANUARY : Get To Know Real Food

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2015 is just a few hours away!! A new year is upon us, which means a clean slate, renewed goals, and the enthusiasm to get us there. This fresh beginning is an amazing opportunity to get on track to live the life you want – you have so much potential. This year, fall in love with your life. Since January is about to grace us with it’s presence, get ready to see diet this, cleanse that, and detox, detox, detox – but don’t allow your mind to get wrapped in the quick-fix. Give your body a break &…

Beat The Stink: DIY Deodorant

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Over time I’ve worked really hard to reduce the chemicals I’m exposed to in my daily life. I only wear talc-free mineral makeup [if any], rarely get my nails done at a nail salon [hello, chemical overload!], clean the house with non-toxic products, and I stopped wearing deodorant. Whaaa? The last one might have been a shocker. Anytime its brought up in conversation [which isn’t often, by the way], I’m usually left with bug eyes and questions: Don’t you smell? What do you do when you work out? Although it may be daunting for some,…

[5 Ways…] To Reduce Holiday Stress

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I’m so there – I’ve got the holiday frazzle. You know, when you can’t concentrate because you’re thinking of the 10 to-do lists scattered around your house. You have to still put up your holiday decorations and your credit card’s on the verge of combustion from overuse. Even Christmas tunes can’t sooth your spinning head. Yeah, I’m definitely there. My boyfriend and I are actually heading to California to see his family, and then Arizona to see mine, tomorrow. We’ll be gone over the next week & a half, and this past week has been crazy – substantially adding to…