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Beet(iful) vegan rotini pasta

These colors though. It really is the little things.   Continue reading Beet(iful) vegan rotini pasta

Naturally nourished travel: Coconut persimmon smoothie + 7 tips for staying active while traveling

Isn’t one of the great things about going on vacation that you get to splurge and eat whatever you feel like without lifting more than the weight of your cocktail to your mouth? Wrong! Well, maybe for a day but then the fun starts to wear off and the key lime pies and pina coladas become ubiquitous and less interesting. I’ve never been one for those kinds of vacations and if I’m sedentary for too long I start to get cabin fever & quite cranky. Raise your hand if you’re the same! I definitely had some anxiety about eating healthy and staying active before heading off on our extended “wandermoon.” How in the world were we going to stay fit without being able to run, surf, CrossFit, bike etc. etc. that we do in our U.S. lives? I didn’t pay too much mind and thought that we would be doing a lot of exercise no matter what and we’d still continue to eat healthy so it didn’t matter too much. But in the first weeks I got a little too comfortable with not being active during our road trip with lots of driving and the only activity being running between car & hostel to avoid the rain. I started waking up super cranky and not in the mood to do a whole lot and couldn’t figure out why. And then it dawned on me. I hadn’t done any physical activity and I felt like a schlub. So off to trek in the rain we went. And then I decided that I would make activity a priority 4 days out of the week. Obviously, this is easier in some parts of the world than in others. Especially when you’re dealing with extreme high or low temps. Check out how Mr. CN and I have been keeping up our active lifestyle over the last 3 months of travel.

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Superfood slaw + creamy chickpea dressing (vegan)

You guyses. Summer is soooo close, and while normally that means a break from teaching, for me this summer is looking a little different. After 11 years of teaching, I have decided to take a leap into the world of Wellness, Nutrition and Cooking. While I have no certain long-term plans, but many ideas of 1,231 businesses I could start, going back to school and traveling for many months, I am extremely enlivened and freaked out all at the same time. So many opportunities…but so much uncertainty.

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Vitamix homemade nut butters + video

I think we can all agree that peanut butter holds a special place in our hearts. Memories of triangle cut PB & J sandwiches packed in your lunchbox tug at your heart strings, amiright?

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One-bowl healthy banana macadamia coconut muffins

Today was a major fail day in the kitchen. Don’t worry, these muffins are the exception! I really wanted to experiment with making healthy veggie waffles. 10 minutes of scraping out the bits of my waffle iron later, I decided to chuck it into a veggie scramble. So not all bad, just not the way I had planned.  I will win the veggie waffle battle, though. One day.

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Herb beetroot & green frittata

I swear to you I am not having a love affair with beets. Okay, maybe just a little. Seriously, what’s not to love?  Continue reading Herb beetroot & green frittata

Hazelnut pesto smothered cauliflower steaks (vegan, gf)

Mr. Lova, Lova. Ooohhh. Food-3 Continue reading Hazelnut pesto smothered cauliflower steaks (vegan, gf)