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 […]

Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle…We Can Do This!

Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle…We Can Do This! Written by: Janice Miller Committing to healthy habits usually means some trial and error until you can settle on a program or process that works for you. The word “commit” carries a lot of weight (which is something most of us would rather not carry ourselves!). A commitment […]

How Yoga Can Help You Recover from Food Addictions

Fit Life / American Council on Exercise – Fit Life How Yoga Can Help You Recover from Food Addictions June 1, 2015 Food addiction is labeled as a disease where a person loses the control, or the ability to stop, consuming food. Food addictions occur for many reasons. Scientifically, food addictions are a chemical dependency on […]

Foods that Affect Your Sleep

Foods that Affect Your Sleep It’s no secret that diet, exercise and sleep are three pillars that require balance for optimal health. The three work synergistically and to help or hinder one’s health depending on whether one pillar is out of balance. Like the domino effect, when one pillar falls, it gradually affects other pillars. […]

Long Term Benefits of Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep

Long Term Benefits of Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep Nutrition, exercise, sleep: these three form a “triad” and are pillars in promoting ideal health and sound well-being. These three factors form a sort of checks and balances, allowing the body to function optimally and in harmony with its physiology. When one trait is off-balance, it throws off […]