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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.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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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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Vegan Protein Power Snowballs

Lifestyle By March 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 8 Comments

    On my latest Adventure with Food, I was down in Miami creating My South Beach Diet. It involved a lot visits to whole foods where I knew I could rely on filling my nutritional daily requirements as a vegan, also enjoying la cocina cubana and cooking with my friend Natalie Joy Wright, a friend and fellow IINer who’s…

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