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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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Baked breakfast tacos to-go + salsa verde

Tacos. For breakfast. On the go. Well, it looks like my brain has finally decided to unionize and go off strike! After a month of high octane travel to Iceland, Sweden and Philly, wedding attending and planning, and my own wedding (woopwoop), I crashed a little after coming back to LA and pretty much slept, read, beached and went to Cross Fit.  Continue reading Baked breakfast tacos to-go + salsa verde

Autumn-spiced squash porridge (vegan & grain-free)

It’s Octooooobeerrrrrrrr. The 1st month of school is over, pumpkin patches spring up everywhere, football season is in full swing & I get to experiment with all foods Fall. Continue reading Autumn-spiced squash porridge (vegan & grain-free)

20 movie theater clean-eating vegan recipes

“Party time. Excellent.” So many movie quotes flying through my brain right now and this is the one that I keep saying out loud moving my head side to side. Maybe because today was the last day of teaching and that means that it is summmmmerrrrr! YES! And we all know  summertime means beach, vacations, boys and booze. In any order or combo. But it also means movies. And if you’re lucky, it means outdoor movies in a park or at the drive-in. And let’s be honest right now. No one wants to spend $7 on movie theater candy or popcorn that’ll make you feel like right poo after you’re done munching away. So check out these 20 healthified and veganified movie snack recipes. Perfect for you to sneak in your purse or to set up your outdoor picnic. And I’m not sure how to put this, but  these bloggers are kind of a big deal.  Continue reading 20 movie theater clean-eating vegan recipes

Perfect persimmon pancakes (vegan & gluten-free)

A newly checked out library book, a warm cup of tea, and some damned delicious hotcakes on a chilly overcast November morning scream everything but perfection. But damn, those pancakes aren’t gonna make themselves, so it’s off to the kitchen I go.  Continue reading Perfect persimmon pancakes (vegan & gluten-free)