RANT: why simplify?

I consider myself a fluctuator.  You know, a sorta healthy weight until the proverbial “___ hits the fan”, life gets stressful, then it starts …. I’m not sleeping enough, I’m eating junky foods, and lots of it, then BAM! I swell up like 2 sizes….until stuff cools down and I’m able to get back to my routine of healthy living. But then again, isn’t that’s … Continue reading RANT: why simplify?

RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed pudding is a great way to get your sweet fix on while packing in the mega nutrients, not the calories! This recipe and photo comes a la the ladies at POINT, the baddest work out in Portland! CHIA SEED PUDDING: 1 Cup unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk 3 Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp REAL maple syrup (less if … Continue reading RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

RECIPE: Healthy Easy Egg Rolls

I used to tear up an All-you-can-eat-Chinese-buffet!  Atop my plate-o-gluttony, were usually not one, but two,  precariously perched fried egg rolls.  Not sure when or were I fell in love with these grease-laden mystery tubes, but they probably ‘had me at “fried”‘. Thank goodness I can easily forego Chinese buffets and their previously tempting egg rolls, now, knowing how disgustingly synthetic and chemical-ly (made up … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Easy Egg Rolls

RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

A recent article in Runner’s World (a world I do not live in BTW) warns “the more you sit, the poorer your health and the earlier you may die…NO MATTER HOW FIT YOU ARE” The latest studies show sitting, for long periods of time, like more than 6 hours a day, can be just as detrimental to your health as smoking.   Prolonged sitting is … Continue reading RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

RECIPE: Decadent Dessert Truffles

Who doesn’t need a chocolate fix every now and again…and again…and again?!? This recipe was passed along to me by a fellow chocolate addict from A Raw Food/Vegetarian website, and they are delish.  Don’t let the raw, vegetarian tag scare you–just means they are extra-healthy. A little longer than I like for prep time, but just because I’m impatient doesn’t mean I shouldn’t pass them … Continue reading RECIPE: Decadent Dessert Truffles

RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

Don’t freak out if you: A) Don’t know what wheat grass is B) Know what it is, but would rather eat someone else’s finger nail clippings than try it C) You think grass is for hippies and bovines D) Are willing to try wheat grass but don’t know where to get it Wheat grass is not wheat! It’s a low-carb, low cal, alkaline,  green,  gorgeous, … Continue reading RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

RANT: A What-a-tarian?

An email from a Blog Follower: Have you read the book The China Study?  It’s the one my friends cite as the reason they don’t eat anything with a mother, no dairy etc.  The theory is that protein allows cancer cells to grow.  It’s pretty extreme to me, but now alas I think about it when I eat yogurt.  Any opinions from you? My response: … Continue reading RANT: A What-a-tarian?