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  • Are you stuck?

    Being stuck and unable to change your life is painful. It’s similar to living your life in a straightjacket, feeling powerless and trapped, unable to escape the tight hold it has over you.  The resulting energy of ‘stuckness’ creates stagnancy and a lack of vitality in your life. These low vibration energies can seriously affect your health and well-being. What is the cause of your ‘stuckness’? Your physical body automatically functions to provide homeostasis. Your lungs breath air, your heart […]

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  • Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad

    It’s vegan, raw, and packed with nutrition and spicy flavor! It’s my go to lunch as there’s enough for a couple of mammoth platefuls. I use over a couple of days and add dressing when ready to serve. INGREDIENTS 1 large carrot shredded 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 cups (200g) sliced Red Cabbage ½ cup cilantro (optional) 1 cup (104g) chopped Red bell pepper 1 cup (104g) chopped green bell pepper 2 cups kale, removed from stems, washed, dried and […]

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  • Healthy Chocolate Brownie Breakfast Bars

    One of my biggest woes when I’m eating clean, is not being able to eat an indulgent breakfast. I just want a rich, chewy, chocolaty something with my morning cuppa. This recipe (originally from The Minimalist Baker) hits all the right notes and has become my go to morning fix. It’s gluten-free, vegan and requires no baking! I keep them in the freezer and munch on them immediately. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (GF for gluten-free eaters) 1 cup […]

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  • Gluten-free, Vegan Oatmeal BREAKFAST COOKIES

    These are my go to breakfast cookies. I love them with a bowl full of fresh papaya, mixed berries, bananas, add splash of lime and maple syrup. Ingredients 2 medium ripe bananas 2 batches flax eggs (2 Tbsp) flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water as original recipe is written) 1/2 cup natural, almond or peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) 2 Tbsp refined coconut oil (melted or avocado oil) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 4 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup […]

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  • What to do when people get on your nerves

    When situations or people get on your nerves, you have to find the strength to let them go, or they may consume you. Your nervous system becomes hyperactive when you ‘literally’ allow others to ‘get on your nerves.’ Your adrenals react to the stimulus and you find you are in a heightened over-reactive state. Not good when you consider all the other stressors in your daily life. So how can you learn to let go of people or situations that […]

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  • Basil Shrimp Stir Fry

    This is one of my favorite weekend dishes. It’s simple to make and always a crowd pleaser. Serve with a rice of your choice and you’re good to go! INGREDIENTS 3 Fresno chiles, coarsely chopped 6 garlic cloves, smashed ¼ cup sugar 2 Tbsp. fish sauce 4 Tbsp. coconut or grapeseed oil, divided 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined 2 cups basil leaves (about 1 bunch) Lime wedges (for serving) RECIPE PREPARATION ·       Blend […]

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  • Miso Bowl with Veggies

    Sometimes I simply eat the glazed carrots and mushrooms with the Miso sauce, while other times I need something more filling and add the broccoli and/or sweet potatoes. The vegetables are great by themselves or over a couple cups of spinach or other salad greens if you are looking to up your ‘greens.’ I use rice instead using a half-half mixture of Black Japonica and Brown Jasmine rice, which together make the prettiest purple-red mixture. I also love to use […]

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  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Goddess Dressing

    The roasted cauliflower with the crunchy chickpea blends effortlessly with the creamy goddess dressing. It’s one of those dishes you don’t want to share at the table as it’s just too good. This makes a great side dish to share with friends or as an entree if you don’t feel like sharing! I think the addition of some large grained grey sea salt and sesame seeds makes this dish PERFECT! Sometimes I make this without the basil or I add cilantro […]

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  • THE FIRST CHAKRA

    The first chakra is our foundation, the seat of the physical body. As the root chakra, it is the root for the other six major chakras as well as connecting us to the earth. It’s located at the base of the spine, and is more internal for women than for men. The 1st chakra corresponds to the tail bone and the lower lumbar vertebrae. It’s heavily connected to our bones and the whole body. The constant gravitational pull from the […]

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  • Miso and Turmeric Breakfast Scramble

    I have found a gluten-free, soy-free Miso paste from Miso Master that is delicious and use it in this recipe from The First Mess. It goes great with Avocado toast! It has the golden hue of the turmeric (anti inflammatory benefits) and feels, looks, and tastes like comfort food. If you really want to up your game add black lava salt or a spicy chilli sauce. Ingredients 3 cups cooked chickpeas 1 teaspoon virgin olive oil 2 green onions, finely […]

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  • Crispy Salt and Vinegar Potato Snack with Lemon Garlic “Aioli”

    This dish is egg and dairy free! When I need something salty for a night on the couch this is my go to recipe from ‘The First Mess.’ I love this dish, especially if I cook the potatoes for longer than this recipe suggests, so they’re golden and super crunchy…YUM! INGREDIENTS Lemon Garlic “Aioli” 1/2 cup raw pine nuts, soaked at least 2 hours 3 tablespoons filtered water 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 garlic […]

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  • Soup from the Greengrocer

    This soup not only tastes delicious, it’s a traditional Tuscan soup, filled with a wealth of garden vegetables. It is the ultimate cold fighting, immune building, weight maintenance soup I know. There is a bit more effort involved than most but this recipe (or frozen for later use) lasts for days, and is well worth the effort. Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 3 large, ripe […]

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  • What Are You Shopping For?

    In general, having more things means enjoying life less. What we consume can end up consuming us. “The high of the buy” briefly lifts your spirits, but it’s short lived and then you’re down again, but a little lower this time. Shopaholics know the consequences of their habit through the shame, the guilt, the debt, the distraction, and the scary reality of the monthly credit card payments. Behind all the smiles, there is fall out again and again. Overconsumption is […]

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