Ayurveda: A Life of Balance (book review)

“A life of balance has no extremes and very little fragmentation.” Ayurveda: A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes by Maya Tiwari Ever since my first introduction to Ayurveda in April, I have wanted to dig deeper. One of my teachers, an Ayurvedic specialist recommended Maya Tiwari’s book as aContinue reading “Ayurveda: A Life of Balance (book review)”

Coffee alternatives: Maca latte

I’ve gone from a daily double shot of espresso or French press coffee to coffee only once a week. My favorite coffee alternatives are white/green tea, matcha green tea or maca latte. Maca latte: 1 tsp maca root powder 7 oz soy milk (or diary alternative) 1 tsp coconut oil a few dashes of cinnamon 0.5Continue reading “Coffee alternatives: Maca latte”

Juice Cleanse 101 and recipes

After a week of non-stop desserts, too much meat and other bad-for-my-health-ness…. I decided to take a two-day juice cleanse. I’ve never done a juice cleanse before, mainly because I’d have to refrain from exercising and who wants to do that 😉 …. but my body was screaming for a detox and the timing workedContinue reading “Juice Cleanse 101 and recipes”

Runner World’s recovery Chicken Quinoa Soup

Last week I came across a Facebook post from Runner’s World highlighting great post-run meals. Since I knew I’d need some recovery food after the Philly marathon, I stocked up on the ingredients for their “Recover Faster: Chicken Quinoa Soup”. I made a huge pot and dined on it for lunch for a few daysContinue reading “Runner World’s recovery Chicken Quinoa Soup”

Running fuel: Sweet Potato Kale Pizza & Eggplant Mozzarella Pizza

Gourmet pizza night  (top: sweet potato kale goat cheese pizza; bottom: eggplant grape tomato garlic fresh mozzarella pizza). Besides providing a tasty dinner carb load for my morning runs, these pizzas also made for a great take-to-work lunch. ———————————– Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza INGREDIENTS 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubesContinue reading “Running fuel: Sweet Potato Kale Pizza & Eggplant Mozzarella Pizza”

What I’m eating – dessert free and raw

I have an extreme sweet tooth, regularly eating dessert every single day. This is something I’ve been able to write off as a non-problem since I also run 30-40 miles a week. Now I’m trying something new. I am on day 5 of a 21 day dessert free (limited sugar) diet. It’s actually not asContinue reading “What I’m eating – dessert free and raw”