Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup

This creamy roasted carrot soup recipe comes from Cookie and Kate.  Get the recipe here. This soups is really creamy and comforting without a drop of dairy. Roasting the carrots brings out the sweetness and  I added some fresh ginger to add even more warmth of flavor.  I brought this soup with me almost every day last week for lunch and never tiered…


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Pallof Press

The Pallof Press is named after the Boston based physical therapist, John Pallof who came up with this very user friendly core exercise. This exercise is an anti-rotation hold exercise that will help build core stability. “Preventing rotation” means that your body is able to resist forces acting upon it that may try to rotate or move it in a way and…


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Foundation Training Gorilla Lift

Part of maintaining a strong pain free back is working on keeping your hips and shoulder moving well. Tight shoulders and hips contribute to compensation at your spine. This Foundation Training exercise, called the Gorilla Lift, emphasizes a strong squat position (hip mobility) and shoulder external rotation and shoulder girdle depression (shoulder…


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Crazy Brownies by Dreena Burton

These brownies are fudgy, gooey and super chocolatey and there is no oil, butter, flour or eggs. You won't believe what the secret ingredients are! I served these to my girlfriends last Monday evening and they were a hit! This recipe comes from Dreena Burton who is a magician when it comes to taking a favorite recipe and making substitutions that drastically…


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My Pick for Best Health and Fitness Books of 2019

Reading is one of my favorite things to do. For all of you enthusiastic and healthy readers out there, I wanted to share some of my favorite health and fitness books of 2019. 1.      “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker PhD.  This is my favorite read of 2019.  Sleep has not been something that our overworked and over stimulated culture values, but sleep…


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Persian Inspired Oats

Oatmeal does not have to be boring! Try this flavor combo; pomegranates, sliced almonds, dried apricots, tahini, and topped with sesame and honey. This is soooo good! You know pomegranates are a super food, but did you know that tahini, which is basically sesame butter is high in fiber, protein, B vitamins and calcium? To Make a Single Serving of Overnight…


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Kneeling Founder

This is one of my favorite Foundation Training exercises! It is very strengthening for the back and the glutes, and when you add the decompression breathing, you can feel the length and the strength in your back. Getting good at this position also can help you with kneeling work like gardening, playing with kids or pets and then cleaning up after kids…


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Side Lying Hip Raise

Strong hips equal a strong body. This terrific body weight exercise will help strengthen the glutes and muscles of the lower back. 1. Position your self on your forearm and place other hand on upper hip. 2. Make sure your body is in a straight line from shoulders to knees. Raise your self up on your forearm and bottom knee. 3. Lift and lower top…


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Delicious Chickpea Lunch Salad

Looking for easy and delicious lunch ideas?Look no further! This salad travels well and packs a big nutritional punch. High in fiber and protein, this salad will hold you all afternoon. I like it over mixed greens or in a wrap.  This recipe is based on a recipe from, "The Vegan Table," Colleen Patrick-Goodreau. Ingredients 2 cans (15oz) chickpeas,…


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Kale, Shaved Fennel, Orange Salad with Pomegranates

This gorgeous salad is inspired from a "Cookie and Kate" https://cookieandkate.com recipe I have. This a nice variation from your run of the mill kale salads because of the brightly colored and super nutritious fruits and vegetables.     Cookie recipe calls for dried cranberries in her recipe but I substitute pomegranate seeds.  Pomegranate seeds…


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