Recipe Post: Broccoli Chedd’r Mini-Quiches + A Place for Pleasure Foods

Some days you wake up bursting with ideas, and you just have to see them through, or you feel like you’ll actually burst. Today was one of those days.

I’ve always loved the combination of broccoli and cheddar cheese; something I’ve frankly missed since going vegan. I’ve been happy to see an influx of vegan-friendly plant-based cheezes arriving on the market. While they may not all have the most nourishing profile of ingredients, there is something to be said for nourishing nostalgia. Continue reading “Recipe Post: Broccoli Chedd’r Mini-Quiches + A Place for Pleasure Foods”

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Fresh Motivation: The Sequel

IMAG0748About a month ago I wrote about summer bringing about fresh motivation. Sadly, motivation ebbs and flows along a spectrum, rushing and receding from day to day. One aspect I’ve continually struggled with is following through with my plans to work out. I’ve gone through a lot of pre-workout energizer (though not entirely wasted – some of that energy was put to good use on my workdays, and aided some epic brainstorming sessions).

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Summer is a Season of Fresh Motivation! Plus: Green Smoothie Challenge Prize Info…

20150620_095339If you’re like me, maybe you find that your creative energy reaches its highest highs when the days are long, bright, and sunny.  And as such, you might find that when the days are short, dark, and cold, your inspiration and sticktoitiveness runs dry.  Maybe it’s all that natural vitamin D, that potent pre-hormone mood-boosting not-really-a-vitamin powerhouse that’s formed in our skin under the right kind of sunlight.  I love that stuff.

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Personal Post: On Making Peace with Imperfection

Lavender Field, Provence, FranceSo here I am, back again, after a season-long technological hiatus.  These past 14 months have been a rollercoaster, reaching the apex just over 2 months ago, and now finally leveling out to near-normalcy again.

As a nutritionist I’m trained to piece together the symptomatology, the clues presented in my clients’ cases, and chart the best course for them to take on their path to taking back control of their own health.  So it was frustrating when, in summer 2013, I had no idea what was happening to me.

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Protect Yourself!

ntjRtduThere are many things to celebrate in the month of May – Cinco de Mayo, the Tulip Festival and Mothers’ Day, farmers’ markets are opening up for the season, and Victoria Day, the first long weekend kicking off summer.  May is also abundant with awareness days and weeks, and May itself marks Mental Health Awareness, Asthma & Allergies Awareness, and – the subject of this post, one that really hits home for me – Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading “May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Protect Yourself!”