Tag Archives: health

Happy St Patty’s day!

19 Mar

Try this green drink for St Patty’s! Much healthier, and won’t leave you with a hangover ūüėČ

20120319-104814.jpg Love you all, and hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all things Irish! C-

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Vegan rice paper rolls

4 Mar

I had a craving for something healthy and light for dinner tonight. On my way¬†to the market I passed by a Vietnamese restaurant, and immediately thought of making these rice paper rolls. Most people will know that traditionally rice paper rolls are filled¬†with prawns¬†or pork.¬†Lettuce, red pepper, carrot & mint :) All I did was omitted the meat. This recipe is extremely easy. All I used was¬†1. rice paper sheets (available at any Asian grocer) 2. Cos lettuce 3. red peppers 4. carrots 5. mint. Place the rice paper sheet in warm water for 30 seconds, move to a plate, then¬†start stacking your ingredients¬†on the bottom part of your sheet (much like how you assemble a burrito)¬†¬†and Voila! It really is that simple! It is a great dinner idea because it is so easy, and nutritious. Mess around with the ingredients too, make it your own. As for a dipping sauce, because most Asian sauces are laden with refined sugar I decided to make my own. I just mixed¬†Tamari soy sauce (wheat free), a little bit of honey and rice¬†wine vinegar. You can find¬†plenty of great healthy sauce recipes on the web as well ūüôā¬†Happy¬†eating!

Love,

C-

* Please excuse the poor quality of my pics, the lighting in my apartment is completely ghetto.

Perfect way to start the day

3 Feb

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Quote lovin’

27 Jan

I LOVE quotes. I love when you read a quote the resonates so perfectly with what you are feeling. This week these caught my eye. Hope you enjoy them too ūüôā

I really need to go back to volunteering. I can¬†get so caught up in my own problems, that I easily forget how wonderful it is to help and serve others. My mother has always given me this council, and taught me to serve. As I got older¬†and further away from her advice¬†I realized how unhappy I had become.¬†¬†Service and caring¬†for others is key.¬†I couldn’t agree more.

¬†Love this ūüôā

Have a wonderful day people! Share some of you’re favourite quotes with me. I would love to see!

On a side note, I have my first IIN (Institute of Integrative Nurtition) exam coming up next week. I will post my results, and also what I have learned in the upcoming weeks. I can’t wait to write more about holistic health, and let you guys know what simple things you can do everyday to improve your overall health.

Take care,

C-

What is the Paleo Diet?

6 Dec

Image via Primal Palat

 

I love this short¬†summary about the Paleo diet. It is¬†a great snapshot of what the diet (I hate this word,¬†considering the¬†Paleo way of life isn’t really a diet)¬†is about, and also provides¬†straightforward and simple advice on what foods you can enjoy or what foods you should avoid to gain better health. This picture is perfect to print out and stick on your fridge ūüôā

Take care,

C-