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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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Steamed Purple Sweet Potato and Cocoa Rolls

Adventures By January 9, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Here in Thailand they still serve a lot of Chinese food, stuffed pastries and oddly enough, stuffed white bread with colourful filling – What’s inside, I do not know but I don’t want to try to find out. My friend likes them but I don’t dare to try them. I know the dangers of food colouring. Steamed buns are typically…

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Granola & Maple Nut Chocolate Covered Chia Seed Pudding

Recipes By July 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I’m still down in Mexico and making my own food because this is not the most vegan-friendly place in the world, but that’s okay because I am educating and inspiring my new Mexican family about why I eat the way I do and show them the interesting and delicious creations I make for myself daily that are packed full of…

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Mango Muesli Quinoa Salad with Nuts and Asparagus

Recipes By July 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I haven’t been posting quite as many food recipes because I’ve been travelling and unable to but yesterday I made a salad down in Guadalajara, Mexico and my dad and my new Mexican family and even my brother who generally does not like (to admit he likes) my healthy food went bonkers over it and when I came back from…

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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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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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Tasty Tapioca Salad with Tangy Salsa, Black Beans, Coconut and Mango

Lifestyle By December 31, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I have been embracing the culture here in Brasil as much as I can within my own health restrictions… Tapioca is now on my food radar, I love it and although it’s a carb, it’s actually gluten-free so I’ve been enjoying it occasionally. I once made the mistake of getting tapioca from someone selling on the street. Needless to say,…

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Ano Novo en Brasil

Lifestyle By December 31, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Well I spent Christmas here in Brasil, and now it’s time to ring the New Year. I was speaking last night with a Brazilian and she filled me in a little bit about the New Year’s superstitions and traditions. One thing I already knew was that Brazilian tradition is to wear white, I planned for this before I left Toronto…

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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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