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November 17, 2016

⚡️Hydration. ⚡️Detoxification. ⚡️Nutrition.
Simply mix chia seeds (1 tbs) with coconut water (2 cups). Use regular water if you don't like coconut water. Let sit in fridge for 10-15 minutes and then consume. Optional - add Slice of 🍋 lemon.
This is a great snack choice between meals.
Chia seeds are full of omega-3 fats, which are good for for promoting a healthy heart ❤️ AND reducing inflammation.

November 16, 2016

Have you heard the news that dairy is not good for your body? I know many are not full believers. I totally understand. Most of us were raised to believe that "Milk does a body good" and "You get calcium from dairy" etc. etc.

My suggestion to anyone is to take one week with no dairy whatsoever and observe what changes, if any, happen. That is all! 

Everyone in my family has a sensitivity to casein, the protein in dairy that comes from a cow. For this reason, all of us try to avoid dairy as much as possible. When we are off dairy we have less bloating, allergies, colds, etc. 

I really love incorporating cashew cheese into many of our recipes. This recipe is one of my favorites as I love the smoky taste. It is good as a spread on sandwiches but can also work with Mexican food. Win win!

Make a jar of this and store in your fridge for a few weeks. Recipe below.

Smoky Cashew Cheese


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted

    cashews (soaked for at least 30 minutes in cold water)

  • 1/4 cu...

November 11, 2016

I know some of you will remember the old chia seed commercials in the US - not sure if they still air and sell chia pets? Either way, chia seeds are enjoying a renaissance due to them being an uh-mazing source of plant-based protein. 

The word "chia" means strength or energy in the Mayan language. They pack fiber, protein, omega 6 and 3, calcium, etc. These little dudes are mega packed with so much goodness, which is why they have been deemed the [sometimes annoying] title of superfood

Have you tried chia seeds yet? If not, I highly suggest you buy a bag and start to incorporate these into your daily life. We eat them a lot lately as a breakfast pudding (recipe below) BUT you could also add them to a smoothie, oatmeal, salad or even water (recipe coming soon!). 

This recipe is wholeheartedly "kid approved" in my household. The little ones in this family eat this for breakfast a few days a week with gusto. 

Let me know how you like it! 

Chia Seed Pudding

- 3 cup unsweetened n...

November 7, 2016

Are these USA elections leaving your with a bitter taste in your mouth? For those of you in the United States and even those [of us] abroad, this election has been some major drama! I cannot even imagine what it's like at home [in the US] but I've heard from some great sources that it is intense, to say the least.

Since we cannot control the election results let's instead talk about a great way to reduce acidity in your beautiful body. Did you know your system is always working to strike a perfect pose of neutrality? The normal and healthy temperature of the human body sits at 98.6F/32C, normal blood pressure is 120/80 and also your pH balance should be 7.  

The pH scale goes from 0 - 14. A healthy body's pH balance is 7.365 between acid and alkaline. The body is always striving to hit that midline target but you can easily defeat its efforts by eating a burger, a chocolate bar or drinking a cup of coffee. It is said that if you drink one cup of coffee or cola and wanted to rev...

November 2, 2016

Recently, a friend from the US was visiting me here in the UAE. As we were catching up, I was sharing the rewards and challenges I am encountering through my 200 hour yoga teacher training (“YTT”) in Dubai. She made the suggestion that I blog about it and I think it’s a fantastic idea. This journey has been one of the biggest endeavors of my life and hopefully my blogs will be of value to others as they consider YTT.

I wanted to do a YTT to deepen my practice more than to become a yoga teacher. I have practiced yoga off and on since the late 90s and have always loved it. I have only ever gotten up to an intermediate level, but either way, it’s been a long-term passion of mine. 

My class has 23 women of all ages from all around the world. It is a special dynamic to say the least. We meet every weekend (Friday and Saturday = weekend in the Middle East) at the yoga studio in Dubai. Friday class is 5 hours, Saturday is 8 hours and the course is 12 weekends long. 

This course is run by a...

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