Raw Pad Thai with Almond Sauce

Raw Pad Thai with Almond Sauce

Hello all! It has been a very busy summer! I like to call our little condo the Blanco B&B because we had 10 family members stay with us within the last 3 weeks. Our doors are always open but I think we’ll be closing this week to re-energize ourselves =). We enjoyed every minute and … Continue reading

Get your Sprout on

Get your Sprout on

In school we learned that soaking nuts and seeds improve their digestibility and increases their nutritional value. So why am I not doing it? My answer would be pure laziness and lack of preparation. All you need to do it put raw nuts and seeds such as almonds and pumpkin seeds in separate bowls, cover … Continue reading

Keepin’ it Raw…at least tried to!

Keepin’ it Raw…at least tried to!

So much for weekly/monthly blog posts. These past few weeks have been a struggle for me and I have been experiencing some ups and downs. One week I can feel amazing, energized and motivated the following week exhausted, un-active and blah. When I look back it all boils down to what foods I am nourishing … Continue reading

Artichokes, Jicama & Beets

Artichokes, Jicama & Beets

I have been looking at my past posts and have noticed that I make a lot of desserts. I find that funny because I’ve never really had a sweet tooth. I quite enjoy experimenting with recipes, attempting to replicate dishes I’ve seen or tried and simply eating it all. I sometimes amaze myself with what … Continue reading

Raw Macarons

Raw Macarons

Two years ago I traveled to Paris and had my first taste of the delicate, melt in your mouth Macarons. To be honest I never even knew they existed until you are bombarded with them everywhere you go. I quickly learned Laduree is the known inventor of the double-decker macaron and they were in Paris, … Continue reading

A bit of everything

A bit of everything

Hello Everyone! I hope that I have not confused everyone with my blog name change. I tried to be a little creative and change it but now I have two blogs and I am not sure if links get automatically changed. Anyways, if you are reading this, that means I did not lose you and … Continue reading

Meatless Challenge Completed

Meatless Challenge Completed

There are many Vegetarian varieties or classifications if you would like to call them: Semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, vegan and the newest, flexitarian. Whatever you want to call it, choose to eat or not – I hope it nourishes you to thrive. A lot has happened since my last blog post (to all my … Continue reading

20 days down, 20 more to go

20 days down, 20 more to go

Twenty days down, twenty more to go of my meatless challenge. Meal plans this week were repetitive and slightly uncreative. My breakfast was the usual: yogurt, granola, goji berries, blueberries, hemp hearts and chia seeds. The first couple days of work I brought leftover Butternut Squash and Almond Butter Soup (since I made a huge … Continue reading

Reflections: 40 Day Challenge

Reflections: 40 Day Challenge

So far I have been on a meatless diet for the past 11 days. With the full support of my husband, family and friends I must say that it is a lot easier than I expected it to be. My experience thus far has been enlightening – I am amazed with my energy levels, my … Continue reading

40-Day Challenge

40-Day Challenge

This past month and a half I fueled my body with coffee and traditional home cooked Filipino foods – not the cleanest or healthiest foods but at the end of each day I felt whole, happy and nourished. Surrounded by family and loved ones, I was reminded that in many cultures food plays a very … Continue reading