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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Happiness is …. Spring time!  I’m sure that you’re with me on that, right?

I am sitting in a massive craving for some sun and warmth, and mostly, REST. James and I are off to Los Angeles and Palm Springs in exactly two weeks to do just that. I’m also curious in exploring the L.A Health food scene for both research and inspiration. Even just walking through Whole Foods in the U.S is an experience all in itself since a lot of the products I see online are not available here. So, now I get to try them myself!

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5 Signs That You May Be Headed To Burn-Out

I’m a Human Resources Manager with a large hotel (within a large chain) in Vancouver BC. It’s a great place to work actually – great people, ever-changing, and not without it’s set of challenges like any job. This job actually keeps me connected with the women that I work with – career-driven women!  I value that connection and I can honestly say that I truly understand the challenges.

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Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto (vegan)

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I’m ready for Spring. Like, ready yesterday!!! How about yourself? I think even my digestive system is confused. Normally, when the weather starts to warm up, I start craving more raw foods but that hasn’t quite happened to me yet. We have been having constant rain in Vancouver and I know that other parts of Canada and the U.S are experiencing boughts of snow. Isn’t that cray-cray?

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Superfood Chia Bowl

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I’m giddy excited today. We’re just in the process of booking our Spring trip to L.A.  We had been toying with the idea of going to Thailand but given that we only had about a week, it just didn’t seem like the best use of such a short amount of time. We’ve tabled that trip for next year.

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My Favourite On-The-Go Snacks (mostly Paleo)

In an effort to minimize crappy, cannot-pronounce ingredients, I love to make my own snacks. And, for the most part, these are not time consuming.  What I do try to avoid is grains, refined flours, and minimal sugar, if any. Why? Because they tend to spike blood sugar which essentially will make us crave and grab for even more sugary and refined foods that do more harm than good.

I’m going to give you the snacks that I make myself and those that I grab from the store, on the go!

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How To Make Cauliflower Rice

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You guys…I’ve just completed the last of my 12 case studies as part of my nutritional certification. I’ve got a bit of fine-tuning to do but seriously, I almost fell of my chair when I realized this.

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The 5 Critical Changes I Took To Improve My Adrenal Fatigue (Part 3)

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Last week, my sweetie (my husband) James was out of town visiting his family.  And while I love my time and routine with him, I do find myself even more productive on my weekends when he’s not there.

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An Update: My Struggle with Low Cortisol & Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2)

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“Julie, are you okay”. My husband asked. We were having our usual weekend long coffee in a local coffee shop. It’s a weekly tradition for us both to sit for a good hour or two where I catch up on emails, newsletters, blog posts etc.  “Why?” I ask.  “You just seem ‘out of it'”. Lethagic, low energy, distant.

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Glowing Detox Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

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I was thinking about all of you this morning and your New Year’s Resolutions.  For some of you, it may be going well and for others, maybe not so much??

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How To Make Homemade Ghee

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I don’t know about you but I’m all about trying to make as much as I possibly can in my own home. From GRAIN FREE GRANOLA, to GRAIN FREE GRANOLA BARS, SMOOTHIES and DAIRY FREE PUMPKIN SPICED LATTES, and TURMERIC TEA LATTES, I want to be able to see and control what I am putting into my body. The same goes for ghee.  But, I understand that most people may not know what ghee is, never mind assume that it’s only for Indian food! (That’s what I thought too!)

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