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Creatures of Habit

Another holiday weekend has come and gone and it’s time to get back on track. It seems that everyone including myself is complaining about all the food splurges lately. With all the delicious bbq’s and summer sweets, it’s hard not to indulge. Are you wrong? Heck NO! But, keep in mind that all the little splurges eventually add up and before we know it the little splurges turn into biggerr habits. Proper nutrition is not just about knowing the facts it’s about being disciplined and working hard to change our habits. The older we get, the more years we haveContinue Reading >>

Ruffled Feathers…

Drum roll please…. Introducing the newest addition to the downtown San Jose restaurant scene: Ruffled Feathers. This place is located next door to the yoga studio I teach at and has been enticing locals over the last few months; advertising fresh, organic and delicious food. I walked by today and they were finally open so I peaked in to take a look and ended up ordering a fresh eatery salad and homemade basil lemonade. I walked over to the pastry bar area to wait for my food and chatted it up with Tracy, the friendly pastry chef, who also educatedContinue Reading >>

Ghee-licious!!!

Being a yogini and a crossfitter I strive to find balance in my physical workouts as well as my nutrition, sometimes this can be challenging due to differing philosophies, good thing I am always up for an experiment. The other day my Ayurvedic practitioner told me to start using ghee when cooking. My initial response was a disgusted look and the words “No that’s not going to work, what else can I do?” I have distinct childhood memories of various Indian food gatherings where the byproduct of a tasty meal was a puddle of ghee in my plate, maybe that’sContinue Reading >>

Happy Summer Solstice!!!

    Today officially marks the start of summer and the longest day of the year. If you are looking to get some rays then definitely enjoy the outdoors today. The summer solstice has been celebrated across civilizations, new and old, for years. One of the most famous celebrations pictured above is the sunrise over the Stonehenge. However these celebrations were more than an excuse to party or pray, they change of the season was and is essential to well being. Back in the day people followed the calendar very closely so they knew what to expect and how toContinue Reading >>

Recipe of the Week: Summer squash PASTA?!

Who doesn’t love Pasta? If you have been on a Paleo Lifestyle, then the thought of eating a big bowl of pasta probably sounds like a stomach ache waiting to happen. However hearty Italian food still brings some comfort and excitement to the taste buds. Well, my friends, now you can have your pasta and eat it too. With summer around the corner I am looking forward to the colorful veggies that the sunshine invites. One of my favorites is the Summer Squash. Whether it’s grilled up, steamed, sautéed or noodled, squash is full of yummy goodness. Here is anContinue Reading >>

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