Why I’m seeing a naturopath

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Yesterday I had my first experience with a naturopath. I highly recommend doing thorough research before selecting a naturopath clinic, because the level of professional care and experience, along with professional certifications of the staff, can be highly varied. (Which is one of the reasons I put off the idea for as long as I did.) In my opinion, "word of mouth", patient reviews, community acceptance and online research can go a long way to provide accreditation to a naturopathic clinic. It … [Read more...]

New cookbooks & lychee fruit

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A few weeks back I finally scooped up the new Oh She Glows Cookbook and I haven't been able to put it down since! Angela's recipes are so creative and tasty, even my hubby is loving these vegan eats! I finally experimented with cashew cream pasta sauce, and found a new favorite homemade veggie burger. After pouring over every single recipe in this book I ended up playing around with her sauces and dressings most of all. Who doesn't love a tasty and healthy dressing to slather all over a big bowl … [Read more...]

I’m married!

I'm officially a wife! There is so much more to post, but for now I will leave you with this :) … [Read more...]

Blogging update & summertime wedding planning

Happy summertime! The weather here in sunny Florida is hot and humid, so I've been noshing on sweet fresh watermelon, sugar kiss melon and fresh Georgia peaches pretty much every day. Fruit, glorious fruit! Oh how I love thee! For some reason fruit is so much better during the summer, don't you think? You're probably wondering why I chose the day after my engagement to take a hiatus from blogging. Truth be told, there are so many reasons it could fill a book, but I'll tell you a … [Read more...]

My Engagement Story: Part 2

So, back to the lovey dovey details surrounding my Christmas engagement! If you need updated, My Engagement Story: Part 1 is posted here. After my sweetie proposed to me three days before Christmas, we decided the most intimate way for us to share our good news with loved ones was by doing it in person. Now, if you know me at all, you'd know how ridiculously difficult it was to contain my excitement after my sweetie popped the question. Although I'm guessing the task would be difficult for any … [Read more...]

My Engagement Story

I’ve been a busy lil bee. So busy in fact, that just about everything life changing that could happen to a person has happened to me since I’ve last blogged. I should tease you all for a while and lead up to the big finale, but I’m guessing the title of this post gives away my biggest news… I’m engaged! Yep, you heard it. He put a ring on it! And I said yes! =) And I’m over the moon happy about spending the rest of my life with a man I love so dearly. And what kind of blogger would I be if … [Read more...]

Happy Fall!

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Happy fall! I think I'm like every other healthy living blogger out there, because I'm positively obsessed with all things fall---including pumpkin recipes, fall weather, comfy sweaters and boots, fall baking, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg in my kitchen, fall decorations and the anticipation of Christmas around the corner. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year! Although Florida weather is still quite hot and sticky. I've been able to pull a few decorative scarves out of my closet, but … [Read more...]

A lil prep work

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It's been three weeks since our getaway weekend in Ocala, and each week has been jam packed for me. My work and school schedule is probably the craziest it's ever been this fall semester! I'm working more hours at the accounting firm, and taking four night classes during the week. So each day is pretty much a 7 am wakeup, head to work by 8:30, go straight to class after work, and finally head home around 9:30 pm. It's a bit insane! I'm trying my best to keep up my healthy eating habits and hit … [Read more...]

Weekend in Ocala

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This past weekend my sweeti and I decided to take a road trip up to Ocala to visit my mama. It's not too bad of a drive for us, and only takes about 1 1/2 hr. from Tampa. We knew that tropical storm Isaac was on its way, but we guessed that as long as we made it back by Sunday evening we would be okay, since the storm was predicted to pass the Sarasota and then Tampa area on Monday morning. (And the joke of the matter is that as I sit typing this on Monday afternoon there is nothing more than a … [Read more...]

Sesame Ginger Cabbage Slaw

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This coleslaw is mostly raw, packed full of delicious cancer-fighting nutrients, fiber and protein-packed edamame. It has an orange juice, ginger and vinaigrette dressing that leaves it low-fat and low calorie. It's also gluten free and mostly raw. This recipe is amazing. I sort of threw everything together one afternoon for a refreshing low-fat coleslaw, and I discovered it to be even better tasting after marinating in the fridge overnight. Enjoy! Sesame Ginger Cabbage Slaw by … [Read more...]