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My Top 5 Takeaways from Yoga Teacher Training

When I committed to practicing yoga seriously just over three years ago, my top 5 Takeaways (or goal list) would have looked a lot different: 1. Hook ankle behind neck 2. Visvamitrasana 3. Scorpion 4. Headstand with no props 5. Handstand away from wall in the middle of the room Fast forward three years, I […]

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Easy Midwinter Chunky Chili Recipe

People always ask me how much time I spend cooking, and it is really crazy how much time I spend in the kitchen every day. Do what you love, right? On an average day, I’d say I’m in the kitchen for two hours. This includes prep, the actual eating nom-nom, and “cleanup.” Cleanup is in […]

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The Plantpower Lifestyle

My friend Ruth knows me so well! Back in December she gave me the lifestyle cookbook The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt for my birthday. For over a year I have embraced a more plant-based lifestyle, and this was brought on by my gluten and dairy intolerances. In their book, Rich and […]

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A Different Yoga Practice for 2016

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely first full week back to work after the holidays. My Spanish classes were awesome this week, as the kids were rested, but I’m not going to lie – I went back to work Monday morning with the WORST COLD. I had the pleasure of teaching a […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Turnip Fries

While visiting our cousins Mike and Cotton this past week at their new home in San Antonio, they pulled these stunning turnips out from their organic backyard garden, which inspired me to make my favorite side dish for their “soup party.” This is the easiest thing to throw together if you have unexpected company or […]

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3 Warming Vegan Winter Soups for New Year’s Day

Happy New Year’s Day! Chances are, you don’t have any plans today. We tend to put so much thought into New Year’s Eve plans that we often forget New Year’s Day. My plan today is to stay in my pajamas all day cooking in my warm kitchen on this sunny, yet freezing cold day today […]

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My Top 5 Yoga Joys of 2015

With only a few days left in 2015, I wanted to write a post recapping my yoga practice this year. I had all kinds of great titles in mind for a post, like “5 Ways to Recommit to Your Yoga Practice in 2016,” or “5 Yoga New Years Resolutions for 2016.” As I sat down […]

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Leftovers? My top 4 Zero-Waste Strategies

Happy Monday everyone! Monday is a great day for a blog post about leftovers; if you’re cooking a big meal, chances are it’ll have been yesterday on a Sunday, and you might be scratching your head right now wondering what to do with those leftovers! Hopefully my go-to strategies will keep you from throwing anything […]

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Vegan Sushi for Breakfast

Can you still call it breakfast and be eating at 1 in the afternoon? Well, it’s the first day of my holiday break from school. I slept until 11, I’m still in my pajamas as I write this, and I can call it breakfast if I want to. I have an insane list of things […]

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I am responsible for the amazing garnish, and for blending the soup in the blender. Other than that, my mom did everything!

Traditional-with-a-Twist Thanksgiving Recap 2015

Many thanks to those of you who’ve been reminding me to post the recipes from my “traditional-with-a-twist” Thanksgiving dinner, which feels like ages ago. I went back to work the Monday after Thanksgiving with some naΓ―ve idea that these few weeks would be leisurely. My calendar was reasonably normal (aka as predictably crazy as usual), […]

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