Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites with Raspberry-Coconut Whip 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 […]


<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 […]