Top 3 Nutritionist-Approved Relaxation Tricks for National Relaxation Day

Ashley_Rise_and_Shine-150You’ll never guess what my favourite one is…Β /sarcasm.

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WHAT? I MISSED International Chocolate Day??

I love chocolate. Back in the day I thought it was going to be so hard to be vegan knowing I might never have chocolate again.

BUT then I discovered that it is possible to have compassion for all animals AND eat my sumptuous chocolate cake with velvety ganache frosting too. Continue reading “WHAT? I MISSED International Chocolate Day??”

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”

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. Β And as such, you might find that when the days are short, dark, and cold, your inspiration and sticktoitiveness runs dry. Β 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. Β I love that stuff.

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