ACE Fitness: The Pilates Ball Core-Strengthening Workout

The pilates ball is an effective training tool because it promotes core stabilization by adding resistance, which forces exercisers to activate their pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, the ball acts as an unstable surface, which promotes deeper core stabilization. The following exercises require activating, or “hollowing out,” the pelvic floor. The feeling is similar to a […]

Vegan White Bean, Kale & Swiss Chard Soup

Technically, spring is here, but the weather still feels like winter. Last March Seattle had 80-degree days and the cherry blossoms were done by this time. Somehow spring has found its balance. Cool weather, grey skies and wet roads – Seattle’s traditional spring climate is back. Click here to get the recipe at

Vegan Lemon Cake Topped with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I am celebrating Easter via the energies of nature. I present to you this dairy-free lemon cake with coconut cream frosting. It’s light. It’s airy. It’s sweet. It’s the sweet part of life that we should enjoy without diving into a comatose state. Enjoy & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Click […]

Cold Vegetable Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

The daffodils are in bloom and the color of yellow is found throughout the season. From the sun’s rays to the distinct color of yellow, my soul has evolved from winter hibernation into the realms of rebirth. If you’ve followed me, you know I believe in the power of nature. Living in Germany ignited my […]

Crunchy Protein-Packed Kale-Swisschard Salad Topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable, and it is recommended that we eat at least 3/4 cup of these daily. One cup of uncooked kale provides 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, raw kale has some cholesterol-lowering abilities (not as much as cooked kale) but raw vegetables in […]

Raw Collard Greens Rainbow Wrap + Cashew Ranch Dressing

The sun, considered our fuel source, contains all the colors of the prism and emits white light generated from heat. When you look into a prism, you’ll notice all the different colors of the rainbow. White light contains all of the wavelengths, which is no surprise as why the color white is important in various […]

How to Make Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ranch. What do I think of ranch? I have this quirk about me. I really dislike savory white creamy things. Growing up, I despised anything and everything creamy and white – mayo, cottage cheese, dressing, cream cheese, sour cream – basically anything dairy (unless it was ice cream or whipped cream). Click  here to get the […]