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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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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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The Spirit Vine is within me, and the Christmas Cheer is here… in Brazil

Lifestyle By December 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Now that the Spirit Vine Ayahuasca retreat is over, I am staying at a nearby surfer town in Itacare. It’s beautiful here, with fabulous beaches, it’s hot, the people are friendly and the sunshines bright and strong every single day. I have made some friends here, I have a friend here as well from Toronto and then a few of…

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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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Home-Made Healthy Alfajores (Inspired by Argentina)

Lifestyle, Travel By December 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Upon my last little visit to my beloved Argentina I found myself in an interesting position. It was the first time I’ve really been there and was extra conscious about what I ate. I never really ate much meat there, but I did really enjoy the Argentine Dulce de Leche. When in Argentina (or anywhere really) I like to embrace…

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Wanderlust Wednesday – Adventure is Calling

Lifestyle By December 2, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

  Things have been going about at a speed of 100 WTF’s per hour, so it’s very clear to me that I need to stop and breathe and relax a little and just focus on me. However, that needs to wait until I’m on the plane bright and early Friday morning. I don’t travel the way most people, I fly…

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Magic at Mysteryland The Electronic Music Festival, Chile. December 2014

Lifestyle, Travel By June 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Mysteryland Electronic Music Festival, Chile. December 2014 Unforgettable, Action-Packed, Raw. Experienced and written by Libby Griffin Relatively normal world-weary adults arrive at this massive playground, relatively clean and calm. And after three days of play they reluctantly pack up their tents and leave, transformed back into dirty, inspired and fearless little children. Come to this festival with an open heart…

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