The Morning After Breakfast Cocktail [video]

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Hahahaha! This one makes me laugh so much. The Morning After Breakfast Cocktail…it’s my alcohol spirit animal. This one I encountered while at a local restaurant here in Sarasota called Pangea…if you ever make it here, the bar is actually pretty cool and kinda “hidden”…like, you can’t see it from the street and would only know it’s there if a friend told ... Read More »

9 Easy Tips for How to Weigh Yourself

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Oh, You Didn’t Know That? You know how sometimes there are things that come naturally to you that surprise you when you realize not everyone else understands it as intuitively as you? (The Grammar Police know exactly what I’m talking about.) Well, that’s what it’s like with me and weighing myself. I always thought that other people knew the basic principles ... Read More »

Hearty Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

This Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe will knock your socks off. The ingredients are so simple — and so is the preparation… This a great salad to have on hand in the fridge as a side dish, or even a complete meal as it has a great blend of nutritarian foods to keep you satisfied. And it’s not bland either, that’s ... Read More »

12 Tips for Getting Healthy Again After New Years

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I write this New Years post to you while I’m sitting in my mother-in-law’s house in Texas. After a week of eating in a very American Christmas sort of way… Oh yeah, plus Tex Mex. So you can imagine the state I am in — especially since I eat a pretty great, plant-based diet at other times, I definitely get ... Read More »

Creamy Zucchini and Corn Soup Recipe [video]


Eeeee!!!! This Creamy Zucchini and Corn Soup is so delicious. The end. Okay, not the end. You know me: way too verbose to just give you a quick write-up. :P But I’m giving you an out: you can take the shortcuts and either go straight to the recipe at the end, or watch the video instead of reading the below ... Read More »

8 Tips for How to Eat Healthy While Staying in a Hotel

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So last week, I had the pleasure of being able to travel to Jacksonville, FL to work for the week. I was staying in the hotel while Andres worked, so it was just like working from home like usual, but just in a different city. The big differences were there weren’t 2 cute cats bugging me all day long, and ... Read More »

Simple Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad Recipe


  I’m all about simplicity. When you want to be able to stick to your healthy lifestyle, sometimes simplicity is the only thing that can keep you there. I created this one when I was sick of eating another particular salad one week. I loved the salad when I first made it, but then after eating it for a few ... Read More »

Mint Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Mint Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Ok so this just happened. I love the feeling you get when you have been creating recipes with certain guidelines for long enough that you just come up with genius sometimes, totally out of the blue. That’s the magic happening with me and Nutritarian recipes, now that I’ve finished my 42-Day Nutritarian Challenge (and dropped 12 pounds! :) This is ... Read More »

The Top Secret Best Part of the Cauliflower [video]

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Two years ago, when my father was dying of cancer, my Aunt Jo drove down from Michigan all the way to Florida to see him just before he passed away. It was a really cool visit because I hadn’t seen her in years and we’d never been able to spend much time together. This gave us a neat opportunity to ... Read More »

Purple Haze Chopped Salad Recipe


My favorite thing to do every week that makes me feel good and keeps me on a Nutritarian eating plan is to make a big huge fresh salad. I use my Weight Loss Salad recipe every time because it’s just a basic formula for making a salad, but then I use whatever veggies I have in my fridge to create ... Read More »

Weight Loss Salad Recipe + Video [“Kitchen Sink Salad”]


This post has been rolling around in my head for a long time now. I’ve been on the Nutritarian journey for very close to 2 years now (Anniversary: June 28th!) and I’ve been making this salad weekly for much of the time. So I’ve had a little practice. ;) The best part about this salad is that if you have ... Read More »

Sunshine Salad Recipe and G-BOMBS


I was inspired to finally post this after a conversation with my cousin Jill this afternoon, who is embarking on her own 42-day Nutritarian Challenge TODAY! BEST OF LUCK to you cuz! <3 So, after wanting to do this forever, here is my first post to describe how I do salads. It’s a lot of work for a salad, but ... Read More »

Watermelon Refresher Smoothie Recipe


With summer already here (we call it Hell in Florida), we tend to get thirstier and crave cold drinks! I know I’ve been doing that SO much lately. And whatwith that and my increased water intake, I always end up stocking up on some pre-cut fruit at the grocery store because I crave watery fruit! The other day I found myself with ... Read More »

Another Hard Day…and a Bird

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Today was one of those days. Ya know, when you’re on a new lifestyle plan like I am and it’s hard to get through. The end of the day was simple, but the beginning was a challenge. See, it all started yesterday when I was out and about and didn’t have food with me. I wanted to go to some ... Read More »

Day 20 [42-Day Nutritarian Challenge]

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So member that time 3 days ago when I said Food Should Not Be Exalted? Well, I meant as long as it’s not from Beauty of Sprouts restaurant here in Sarasota. WOW! Haha. Jk. Well, kinda. See, the point of that is we shouldn’t be obsessing over food. For real. No matter what. Because I think the obsession thing comes ... Read More »

My Biggest Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Epiphany


Boy, have my views come a long way since I started this blog. I remember the day I posted on my Facebook page, “If I ever become a vegetarian, please shoot me.” And I really meant it. Of course, now that I’m much closer to being totally vegan, times sure have changed. Of course, it would be absolutely cringingly embarrassing if ... Read More »

The View from Day 16 [42-Day Nutritarian Challenge]

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It’s so cool to see that over 2 full weeks has gone by. It really does feel like an accomplishment. And something that I want to maintain for real, after I’m “finished”. Well, finished w/ the challenge at least. I read a new book yesterday that I’ve been meaning to pick up for a while. It’s called Prevent and Reverse ... Read More »

Phew, that was close.

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Monday and things are looking a lot better than Saturday. Mostly because I came up with a whole new slew of recipes for the week, so it’s keeping my interest so far. Granted it’s only been a day, but I get my kicks where I can now that I’m not eating a whole container of Oreos every day. :P So ... Read More »

I’m About to Crack

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Some days are admittedly much harder than others. But I know what the difficulty is today. I know exactly why I’m craving so much, like a friggin’ crazy person. A few things. I went rollerblading today, which is something I decided to cut back on during the challenge for exactly this reason. It burns a lot of calories which makes ... Read More »

Morning Fire Smoothie Recipe


This recipe is inspired from my 42 Day Nutritarian Challenge that I am currently on. It is currently day 11, and I have been having this lovely little smoothie most mornings to wake me up and give me a quick energy boost. I have this strong feeling that lemons are a key ingredient to keep my kidneys running well — ... Read More »