Wellness – a visit to Historic Mare Island

Part of Wellness and health for me is getting out in nature and embracing my surroundings. It is also a great way for me to develop relationships, meet new people and learn things I wouldn’t have hadn’t I got out. My husband and I had an opportunity (without children) to go on a hike this…

Sugar Cravings and the Ice Cream Breakfast Bowl

Ice Cream that won’t make you fat? Yes. I’ve been eating this stuff several times a week for 2 years and I have only lost weight. I’ve eaten it in the morning for breakfast, I’ve eaten it for dessert after dinner, I’ve eaten it “Just because I wanted something sweet and chocolaty”… Still, it has…

Vegan Minestrone

“It warms your bones feeds your organs and feeds your soul at the same time. This is healthy comfort food, I hope it can become a favorite in your family as it has in ours.” When I decided to give a shot at minestrone I definitely had my preferences. I don’t think I have ever…

My top 10 favorite salad ingredients

1. Dark leafy greens. Which: ANY, although my favorites are Chard, Kale and Beet tops. The Chard and beet leaves are higher in antioxidants, the kale is super cleansing and detoxifying. Beet tops and baby chard is super tender and not overly crunchy. Super high in vitamin K and A, naturally anti-inflammatory and high in…

My Koncious Kitchen Thanksgiving feast (yes, I know, its late)

Sorry this is so late but wanted to share some of the things I prepared for the healthiest possible Thanksgiving feast that catered to most. It wasn’t vegan thanksgiving but it was a Clean Thanksgiving. The Turkey is one of “Heidi’s Hens” (Organic Pastured Turkey) made with my own special spice blend which includes rosemary…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I know it is a little late for Pumpkin recipes because the holidays are over (and I am glad) but sometimes I take more pictures than I have time to actually make blog posts out of (especially during the holidays) so bear with me. Plus, this recipe is delicious year round as you don’t have…

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron sharpens Iron, So one person sharpens another – Proverbs 27:17 Have you ever thought about how important community is around you , especially in your fitness life? Well, community is important. Today, I met a new friend. I decided to do a run in the gym instead of going to the park and running….

How to make Juice with a blender

I get this question often. “I have a good blender but I want to make juice, how do you make juice if you don’t own a juicer?” It took just a little research for me to figure this out myself. But I’ve done it, and have been successfully making juice with my vitamix blender for…