Stop setting hard boundaries with yourself

  When trying to achieve any sort of change, we can sometimes resort to tactics that we believe will light a fire up under us and push us. We forget about how the words “don’t” “stop” and phrases like “you better not” trigger resistance and defiance in us. “Stop going out to eat” “Don’t buy…

Orthorexia

Orthorexia is defined as: An unhealthy obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy. When it comes to some healthy foods, you have people who will only eat organic foods, people who will only eat alkaline foods, people who will only eat fruit with seeds, people who avoid chain grocery stores and will only buy from…

Which kind of bad habit eater are you?

No matter how hard we try to adopt healthier eating habits and eat clean, sometimes our fat, salty sweet processed faves still make it into our hands and eventually our mouths. There’s no such thing as perfection and the occasional snacks and comfort foods that don’t fit into our new healthy ideal won’t kill us,…

Cleveland VegFest

The 5th annual Cleveland VegFest was held on May 5, 2018 at Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I remember attending the first VegFest in 2013. It was held at Cleveland State University in one of their ballrooms. I missed the three following VegFests, but I’m glad to see the VegFest has grown over the…

Review: Beyond Meat Sausage

The wait is over (at least in my area) Beyond Meat Sausages are available at Whole Foods. I have to admit I’ve been waiting for these to come out since the company made the announcement late last year. So when the Beyond Meat Facebook page posted that the sausages were available at Whole Foods nationwide…

Raw vegan buffalo okra

I love raw okra. I can get a package of okra and some seasoning and munch away. This recipe was an experiment gone right. I originally made the buffalo sauce for some cauliflower I had made earlier and decided to try it on some okra. I dehydrated the okra for two hours to get the…

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This 32 page workbook will help you get a jumpstart on your wellness journey and keep you accountable. This workbook includes: An assessment Two week food journal 7 day challenges The spring cleansing 4 day juice cleanse is starting April 14th 2018. Signing up to the email list will give you exclusive content and support…

Spring cleansing 4 day juice cleanse

Spring has sprung now is the time to clean out our systems from all of the foods we’ve eaten over the holiday season. Join us for our spring cleansing 4 day juice cleanse starting April 14, 2018. If you are interested in juicing, need a reset or working towards adapting a healthier lifestyle, this juice…

What the weight really represents

Weight is more than just an indication of lack of self control or poor food choices. Weight can also represent trauma, disease, mental and emotional health. Trauma such as physical or emotional abuse can cause weight gain. Weight gain due to trauma is the body’s way of protecting us from said trauma. Disease such as…

Raw vegan spicy stew #IKHLW

This stew is delicious and warming. I dreamt about making it and when I finally did, it was so worth it. All the freshness of the vegetables with the spicy soup makes this a filling winter time meal. All ingredients are fresh: 1 1/2 cobs of corn, remove kernels from cob 1 bag of fresh…

Raw vegan alfredo noodles #IKHLW

Who says you can’t enjoy your favorite foods on a vegan diet. This raw vegan recipe uses coconut meat to make an alfredo sauce. For the noodles: Spiralize three peeled zucchinis For the alfredo sauce blend: 1 1/2 cups coconut meat The scraps from 3 spiralized zucchini Juice from 1/2 of a lemon 2 garlic…