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Super Moist Banana Nut & Cinnamon Loaf

Recipes By July 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I hosted an event over the weekend for a guided meditation followed by a Mandala colouring event. I made an awesome playlist (which I will post a link to once I organize it on YouTube) and I also made some yummy treats. This was a bit of an experiment (like all my recipes tend to be) but it turned out…

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Delicious Zucchini, Carrot & Coconut Corn Bread

Recipes By June 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I was invited to my neighbour’s Birthday Fondue Party and as a vegan, I knew I needed to prepare something for myself. I mentioned zucchini bread to my neighbour and she almost swooned so I figured that was a great option. I’ve never tried or ever made zucchini bread though, so I looked up a few recipes online to see…

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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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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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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. This is a Superfood Specialty that is easy to make and sooooo good for you.   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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Creamy Vegan Chocolat Chaud

Lifestyle By November 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

One of my favourite memories about my visit in Paris was sitting on a patio with my friend who was travelling with me and we were sipping on a glass of white French wine, when two guys at the next table began to chat with us. We eventually joined tables and I couldn’t take my eyes of the chocolat chaud…

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Peppermint Infused Protein Packed (Vegan) Brownies

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

I made these decadent Peppermint Infused Black Bean and Quinoa Brownies the other day for my Sexy Flexy class because I like to provide a healthy snack and if possible protein after a 2-hour full-body stretch class since it’s a pretty intense workout for the muscles. It also gives me an opportunity to try out new recipes, or at least…

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Coconut, Pecan and Flax Seed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Health, Lifestyle By May 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This delicious recipe was given to me by my friend Diane Matyas who shared it with me because it was gluten free. I’ve modified a bit as well to make it vegan and added some ingredients like coconut to make it a little more mine. She did a great job, it will be good however you end up making it….

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