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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

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

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

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Seven days into the New Year and today I write my first post of 2013. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, I had posted that the start of the New Year is a time for reflection upon the successes of the past 12 months, and naturally leads us to revisit our personal intentions for … Continue reading

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

What are one of your favorite holiday treats? My husband loves short bread cookies but I am a Ferrero Rocher kinda girl. The smooth chocolate and hazelnut combination in one of those gold packages can be very addicting. This Christmas I was inspired to make homemade Ferrero Rocher instead of buying a box. It was … Continue reading

Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Cookies

For those who have been following my posts know I recently made Maca & Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes from a post by Peggy Kotsopoulos, beVibrant. Since then I have purchased her book, “Must have been something I ate” and have made even more recipes. I learned not only can you add Quinoa in cupcakes they can … Continue reading

The Art of Chewing

The Art of Chewing

After years, and I mean years of education within the nutrition field one of the most important lessons I learned is to “Chew your Food.” Sounds simple enough but it is an art and must be mindfully practiced – I am still working on it. In today’s world we eat while multitasking – eating at … Continue reading