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Food for Thought – Not so nice news about Rice – the world’s 2nd most widely consumed food

Health, Nutrition By March 10, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Rice is great if your hungry and want two thousand of something. – Mitch Hedburg However, I’d still prefer two thousand grains of quinoa if I had my choice in the matter. 😘   Some food for thought after spending 4 months in Asia… Did you know rice is an essential crop for feeding the populations of South and South…

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Holy Guacamole

Health, Lifestyle By February 20, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Now I’m in a small pueblo called Chapala (about an hour away from Guadalajara, Mexico) visiting my father. It’s a cute little town and suprisingly has quite a bit to offer. The other day we went to an organic market where I picked up some delicious ingredient’s and some sprouted tortillas, vegan apple bread, vegetables, samosas and various flavours of…

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Quick & Healthy Quinoa Breakfast

Health, Lifestyle By January 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

As someone who doesn’t eat meat, the first question I often get asked is ‘How do you get your protein’? The protein really is not a problem, I find it in all sorts of ways. Quinoa (pronounced: Keen-wah) for example is an excellent and complete source of protein that is incredibly nutritious. Here in Brazil, I bought myself some organic…

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Brazilian Mango & Black Bean Salsa

Health, Lifestyle By January 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I’m a huge believer in the importance of eating fresh, local produce. Now that I’m in Brasil, tropical fruit is abundant and as I face my fruit phobias I’m exploring flavours and today I actually used an entire mango and turned it into a delicious salsa. I think I always knew Brasil would be the place that I would have…

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Yoga on the Beach (in Brazil) with Milly

Health, Lifestyle By December 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I am settled into ItacarΓ©, Brazil. I came here after my Ayahuasca retreat at Spirit Vine which is pretty close by and this is small surfer town and it’s very chill. I found a Yoga Instructor and she’s absolutely lovely, we meet up on the beach at 4 p.m. (most days) she is very accommodating to your Yoga needs. It’s…

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Coconut Chia Seed Torta with Toasted Tapioca, Cashews, Coconut Flakes & Cinnamon Apple Almond

Adventures, Health, Lifestyle By December 27, 2015 1 Comment

I’m writing this while embarking on my Adventures in Brazil. I’m currently staying a small beach and surfer town in Itacare, I’m staying at Che Legarto, a very hip and happening hostel owned by Argentineans (with a name like Che, it’s no surprise). As a health conscious traveller, I practice what I preach and healthy living and food and nutrition…

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Juicy Content: Coconuts 101 (health benefits, how to consume them, creative uses… and more, in a nutshell)

Health, Lifestyle By December 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I somehow knew that Brazil would be the perfect place for me to face my fruit fear, a phobia that has stayed with me since my infancy and only in recent years have I began to explore my fruity palette. It wasn’t until I was in Buenos Aire 2011 that I actually willingly at my first strawberry (very slowly) nibble…

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Sweet Chia Seed Pudding Topped off with Fruit

Health, Lifestyle By December 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Here’s a sweet change for your breakfast routine.Β This is a Superfood SpecialtyΒ that is easy to make and sooooo good for you.Β Β  Since I’m traveling in Buenos Aires at the moment, and now that I’m vegan and an active fitness model I don’t do the typical desayuna which includes cafe con leche y media lunas (sweet croissants and coffee with milk)….

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The Skinny on Nutrition

Health, Lifestyle By December 10, 2015 No Comments

I recently shared this image on my facebook profile from instagram and it was pretty well received in the sense that it seemed like many people agreed. This was the premis of what I held as my personal foodlosophy while one my weightloss journey rapdidly losing weight in just little over two months for the fitness competition. -So many people…

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