Veggie Oatmeal

All this rainy, cold weather has resulted in some serious nesting over here, complete with warming, filling breakfasts. This morning I raided my produce drawer in the fridge to get rid of the odds and ends before the farmer’s market tonite, and in the process came up with this delicious oatmeal for the boys and…

POWER Oatmeal

I like fueling, filling breakfasts for the kids and I. It keeps the snacksters and cravings at bay; plus I love loading up my meals with nutrients for maximum effect. I love Arbonne protein shakes for that reason – my fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals all in 1 glass; but it’s been so cold lately…

Plant Based Diet Resources

I had a client reach out to me today because her younger sister is having some medical issues and she’s been trying to get her to try a plant-based diet for her health. She was asking for any information I could get her (which is quite extensive) and I thought I should share this list,…

New Traditions

Growing up New Year’s Day was always about authentic, homemade menudo and posole made by my dad. He would go to East LA to get his dried chilies, tripe, pig foot, pork shoulder, and hominy; starting early in the morning and working laboriously on December 31 preparing the delicious soup we would all enjoy on…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. 🙂 Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

Kinder Day

Today was the first day of Kinder for my son, which was filled with emotion – as all firsts are. We chose to home school/charter, but are associated with a learning center that allows for a 5 day/week drop-off. Today was the first drop-off, which looked promising when my son walked in and saw a…

Veggie Scrap Broth

I keep my veggie scrap bag close whenever chopping veggies so that I can easily add to it. Yes, it’s a plastic bag (ugh!), but I didn’t buy this ziploc bag; it was given to me with something else in it and I continue to reuse for veggie scraps so it’s getting its use more…

Detox Central

Wow! I’ve completed 2 weeks of this Detox and happy to report nothing. Still doing 2 Arbonne Vegan smoothies a day and 1 veggie-centric meal. I have been switching it up and having my fork and plate meal for either lunch or dinner with my smoothie for the alternate meal. I’m happy to report that…

Day 5

Normally I let myself wake up naturally on Saturday (no alarm), but I wanted to catch the 7:30am Yoga Strength class at my studio. I really love the teacher – she’s empowering, inspirational, and calm all at the same time (isn’t that a true yogi?). I woke up feeling great, ready to tackle the day….

Day 4

WOW!!! What a difference a day makes! I woke up this morning euphoric! I feel great, energized, and proud of myself. I had a meeting last nite and stayed away from the chocolate, wine, and tortilla chips…not even a taste! My day began as usual – hot lemon water, meditation, journaling, visualization; but it all…

Day 2 & 3

OK, this is tough. And not tough in the way that I’m hungry and just thinking about food all the time, but this is uncomfortable. I have a low grade headache, I am exhausted (more than usual), cranky, and overall not myself. Emotions and thoughts are coming up that are difficult and pivotal. My willpower…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…