Since I returned from my 2 1/2 month North American road trip this summer, I’ve been working to shed some of the body fat I gained and build my muscle back up. After 40 days of working on getting my body back, here are my results. And it’s not what you’d expect at all. [Read more...]
This Thanksgiving, if you are hosting the Big Dinner, realize that there is no model of perfection you must hold yourself to. I want you to extend that beautiful sense of compassion that I know you have to the most important person in the room. You.
Perhaps you spend more time stuck in the kitchen than soaking up quality time with your cherished family. Today I’m giving you permission to chill a little bit with 3 ways to go easier on yourself. [Read more...]
Okay, here it is. For a more extensive list of businesses and resources, be sure to also check out my Las Vegas Resources for Healthy Living page.
The first Sunday of every month, the Sunday Reset is hosted downtown, usually either in an art studio or law offices gym. In the words of the Reset Project, “we are dedicated to creating a healthier community in Las Vegas by resetting the mind, body, and spirit.”
Move. It begins with 45 minutes of movement. [Read more...]
Fall means canned pumpkin has resurfaced at grocery stores. I usually go for boxed to avoid the bpa lining commonly used in canned goods. While I can never seem to cook a pumpkin and then leave it uneaten long enough to puree, having a couple of boxes in the cabinet leads to creativity in the kitchen. Once half a box is being stored in the fridge, then I see its usefulness in everything. Porridge, yes please. Green smoothie, why not?
Just because I’m high raw doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a little cooked food warmth this fall month. In fact, the proportion of raw food in my diet shifts with the seasons. Dinner salads are less frequent and often replaced with steamed or sauteed greens.
And sometimes if I’m sitting at home and want to feel cozy, lunch just begs to be a porridge like this one. [Read more...]
Over the last few months, I’ve come to understand my endless love for eating out of a bowl. And embraced it.
It contributes to minimalism, at least theoretically. I find that through the week I use two bowls - medium and large. You’ll see them featured in this post. Those are the only pieces that I truly need in my cabinet. Now whether I have gotten rid of everything else… that’s another story.
Today I’m going to share what I ate last Friday, a little different than the norm, but every day is unique… [Read more...]
Last week, I was interviewed on Health Conspiracy Radio by Nick Brannigan. In thirty minutes, we zipped around the spectrum of a plant-based healthy lifestyle and covered a wide range of useful advice.
My interview starts at the 14-minute mark if you want to skip ahead to it.
Here is what you will learn in this interview:
- The great fat debate and should we eat oil?
- Listen to your body, not your guru
- Where do you get your complete protein?
- Relaxing your standards for a good cause
- Why it’s easy to stay healthy while traveling [Read more...]
Back when I interviewed Heather Nicholds of Healthy Eating Starts Here, she gave me some great sight-seeing recommendations for her beloved hometown, Ottawa. As soon as I read her detailed list, I got the exploration bug.
Yet, I still wanted to see it all! [Read more...]
Vegan supper clubs are becoming a bit of a thing across the country. Sometimes community members host them out of their houses, sometimes a chef opens his restaurant one night a month. Some are underground and secretive, other are just among friends.
Then there’s Las Vegan Eatz, Las Vegas’ very own vegan supper club. It meets at a different veg-friendly restaurant every month and, in the spirit of our great city, welcomes all – provided they show up with an open mind and compassionate heart. [Read more...]
Everyone loves a good Before and After. If you don’t know my story, take a look at my About Page for my full transformation.
Today I’m going to take it in the opposite direction. Yes, I’m going to show how 79 days without a regular strength building routine caused my muscles to atrophy. Think of it as a reverse Before and After photo-shoot… [Read more...]