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 mindbodysoul-food.com

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 […]

Top 10 Foodie Spots for Vegetarians in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is a hippie-inspired town located at the south end of the Riviera Maya. Sadly, Tulum is nothing like it was back in the 90’s where you could eat a smorgasbord of food for two dollars. Today, Tulum features a variety of international cuisine, some that will break your pocketbook. But, the good news is […]

20 Buzz-Worthy Cafes & Places for Kaffee & Tea in Hannover, Germany

Forget Paris. Forget London. Big city Europe is run down and riddling with overcrowded and overpriced cafes. Hannover has a one-of-a-kind cafe life. With plenty of indoor-outdoor seating, you will enjoy these cafes yearround. Each cafe boasts their own flavor, from coffee to decor to loyal guests. There are so many amazing cafes, it’s impossible to feature […]

15 Most-Vibrant Beach Clubs in Den Haag, Netherlands

Pronouncing “Scheveningen” in Dutch is not my strong point, but enjoying great food and good vibes at a beach club on a sunny day is my strength! Den Haag is one of my favorite Dutch cities. If I had to guess, it’s what Amsterdam used to be before tourism overtook the city. Calm, relaxed and […]