My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe

My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe 1/27/2016 0 Comments One my favorite soups in Germany is the Gemüsesuppe. Die suppe ist enfach und lecker. Or in English, the soup is simple/easy and delicious. Using the term “Alles klar” probably drives German bonkers, but its my own funny way of describing the soup. This […]

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer)

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer) mindbodysoul-food.com Love is in the air – can you feel it? Well, if your anything like me you know that love is not dictated by the givings of a Hallmark card, but it is fun to think and create special treats based on a holiday. Whether […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites 2/9/2016 0 Comments  mindbodysoul-food.com Chocolate and raspberries have been on my mind a lot lately. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it so much that I had to experiment with a new kind of energy bite. Traditional bites I’ve created use dates as the primary “bonding” and […]

Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites with Raspberry-Coconut Whip

Mindbodysoul-food.com Chocolate and raspberry go together like peas and carrots. From a culinary perspective, when I think of Valentine’s Day I envision chocolate and raspberries. It just works together and it’s the “shoe that fits” when fusing health and sweets together. One recipe I’ve always wanted to create are fruit-based frostings. Many traditional frostings use […]

How to Make Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is one of the easiest (and healthiest) dessert or snack toppings you can make. When you hear coconut cream, it essentially is the solid version of coconut milk When making this, aim for a regular, or full-fat coconut milk. Do not use a low-fat version or coconut cream. I recommend getting a can […]

Finding Om Chapter One Preview

Chapter 1 The Need to Escape “I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a mermaid, or was a mermaid. The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective … it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel […]

5 SIGNS YOU’RE A NEW AGE HIPPIE

<style=”background-color:transparent;max-width:924px; margin:=”” auto;”=””> 5 SIGNS YOU’RE A NEW AGE HIPPIE July 17, 2015Elizabeth KovarODT Life For years, hippies battled the stereotype of being pot-smoking beach bums with dreadlocks who work at the local organic cafe. Although this notion is true for many, new age hippies are making a comeback while holding onto hip-notic roots. Whether […]

How to Coach the Vegetarian and Vegan Client

American Council on Exericse : May 27, 2015 | Fitnovatives Blog How to Coach the Vegetarian and Vegan Client Plant-based eating is the elimination of meat and/or animal-based products. This alternative lifestyle is growing in popularity as more and more people choose to make  plants their prime fuel substance. Trainers who are neither vegans or vegetarians—but […]

Grünkohl Tour: A Northern German Tradition that Celebrates Kale

Have you ever experienced a grünkohl tour? I never experienced, let alone heard about, a grünkohl tour until to moving to Germany. Several years back, my husband hosted four Germans on a fellowship in Seattle and met with high-up city and business officials. The one fellow, Stefan from Oldenburg, told Tacoma city officials about the […]

East vs. West: Best Food Trucks in America

East vs. West: Best Food Trucks in America Posted by Elizabeth Kovar on August 13, 2013 at 5:00 am × Edit The food industry continuously woks up creative restaurant ideas, splashed with spice and style. The food truck industry is a booming’ and who wouldn’t want to savor something delicious that comes out of a truck. Big cities and […]