Plant Based 101 – How To Take The Next Steps Like A Boss

Plant Based 101 – How To Take The Next Steps Like A Boss Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go. I’m not here to convert you to into becoming a braggy, my way or the high way vegan, plant based crusader. That’s not what this blog is about. However, the world is changing! More and more meat eaters have been asking me how they can incorporate eating more plant-based meals.     So what brings you here? Perhaps you’re a carnivore, but thinking your diet could use some more greens. Or maybe you’ve decided to make the switch but
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Vegan Poke Bowl

Vegan Poke Bowl Poke bowl shops are becoming as easy to find as a Starbucks in Seattle. There’s one on every corner! This Hawaiian native dish has made its way over to the mainland creating a massive buzz with decorative drool worthy bowls flooding our Instagram and Pinterest. A quick and easy, refreshing, but filling- salad that is one of the healthier options for takeout,  has become the new faddish of health conscious individuals and their friends. If you’re new to the Poke bowl craze, it’s a combination of a hangry millennial girl’s intentions for lunch versus what she actually
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Dragon Fruit: Why & How You Should Be Including It Into Your Diet

Dragon Fruit: Why & How You Should Be Including It Into Your Diet What’s with the speckled alien looking fruit always featured in mouth water tropical smoothie bowl posts?   That my friends is a Dragon fruit. Also known as a Pitahaya or strawberry pear. When I first heard of a Pitahaya-bowl in Hawaii, I literally thought Pitahaya was the Polynesian word for smoothie. Wrong, but you do see this funny looking fruit featured in many healthy breakfast recipes for a darn good reason. What is it?! Hot pink, with green arm like layers, bearing white speckled meat on the
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5 Weight Loss Tips To Apply To Your Lifestyle

5 Weight Loss Tips To Apply To Your Lifestyle When we get that surge of motivation (or guilt) to lose weight, we are quick to jump on the hottest current trend  without doing our due diligence.   Juice cleanse, sugar detox, no carb or master cleanse.  Between spicy, sour drinks and bland boring foods, the common thought is in order to lose weight we must be both restrictive, drink and eat nasty concoctions, and have an unfavourable experience.   Forget having a social life..if you want to shed those pounds, you better lock yourself inside with a glass of lemon
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Coco-Choco-Chip Chaga Cookie Dough Balls

Coco-Choco-Chip Chaga Cookie Dough Balls Remember when you were a kid, baking with your mom, pleading to lick the remains out of the bowl? Confession, I did exactly that last night, at age 29, except I was by myself and pleaded to my ego, not my mom.   Ok, so what’s the deal with Chaga anyways? Why is it popping up everywhere? Our bodies like to be balanced. In fact, our bodies are making a consistent effort each and every day to attain homeostasis. Stress, lack of sleep and proper nutrients, over exercising and environment are all major factors when
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How To Bounce Back After Summer

How To Bounce Back After Summer Something about summer just says ‘let go.’…..   Let go of repetitive routines, rigid restrictions, and inhibitions….for the most part. Which is all great in the moment, but come September we start to notice our slacks fit a little more snug then we remember.  Perhaps bottomless brunch mimosas, Friday 2 for 1 Tacos, and BBQ Sundays and weren’t always the best choice.   But hey, it happened, we had a great summer and now it’s time to get back to business.   So how do we bounce back from a summer of yolo?  
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Clean & Easy Summer Snacks

Clean & Easy Summer Snacks Potluck ideas, what to bring to a bbq, picnic and snack recipes… any of these ringing a bell in your latest Pinterest search?   This could be because the ol’ grab a store-made-dip and some potato chips are starting to take their toll on how your daisy dukes are fitting. Summer is all about relaxing, weekend getaways, enjoying company, and kicking back. This comes hand in hand with wanting to spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, this also comes with a cost of a few summer pounds due to reaching
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Mas, Por Favor Veggie Burgers

Mas, Por Favor Veggie Burgers I’m not sure if it’s the weather, the company, or the ice cold sangria in hand that makes summer meals so much more enjoyable.   One thing thats evident about summer cooking, we like simplicity with no lack of flavour. We want our meals to be quick, and easy so when hunger strikes, we can fire up the BBQ, eat, and get back to summertime shenanigans.    The catch is (there’s almost always a catch when it comes to convenience foods) most pre made burgers and hot dogs you buy in the grocery stores have
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I Can’t Believe This Is Healthy- Mousse!

I Can’t Believe This Is Healthy- Mousse! Sometimes it happens when we’re sitting on the couch watching a movie. Sometimes after a nice dinner out.  No matter where we are, when that sweet tooth hits, sometimes, there’s just no way around it.     It can take over our whole body and mind.  All of a sudden we become a Thoroughbred with blinders on determined to get our fix. ‘Don’t do it, stick to your goals!’ That little voice in your head pleads. ‘Shut up! I’ll deal with you later’.   So what do we do when those cravings hit? How
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Humm-Yes 2 Ways!

Humm-Yes 2 Ways! If there was a Hummus Anonymous, I would or should attend.  Every night.  BUT I have no plan or desire to overcome this addiction because the love is too strong!    My boyfriend and I have researched and researched how to make homemade hummus taste as good as store bought while still maintaining a healthy profile. We’ve befriended numerous Middle Eastern restaurant owners and picked their brains on how to perfect it.  With a few little tweaks here and there, we’re pretty excited about the outcome. We hope you enjoy the addiction as much as we have.
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