The First Trimester

First Trimester – My plant-based pregnancy Everyone’s experience with pregnancy will obviously be very different but here is a recap of my experience during first trimester. My diet is primarily plant-based and I didn’t change that just because I am pregnant. You can get all the nutrients you need even with a vegan diet during […]

January 6, 2020

the first trimester of pregnancy

Lifestyle, Nutrition Inspiration

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Planet-A review of the EAT-Lancet report

If I told you there was a diet that was optimal for your health and the environment would you be interested? Why should you care about this diet? The food you eat is the single most important aspect to optimize your health and environmental sustainability. It turns out, what’s good for our bodies is good […]

January 30, 2019

Food System, Nutrition Inspiration

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5 Places to Shop Sustainably Around Manila

The conventional foods and products we buy are having detrimental effects on our environment. Particularly in the Philippines, where multiple reports have identified the Philippines as one of the leading countries contributing to plastic waste and pollution.  Everything from transportation, product packaging, inefficient and harmful farming practices and food waste can be considered when thinking […]

January 23, 2019

Food System, Nutrition Inspiration, Sustainability, Travel

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What’s the Difference between Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco?

Who will be popping some bottles with me this holiday season? Whether is mimosas at a holiday brunch, Christmas dinner, or ringing in the New Year, it seems I am enjoying more bubbly this time of year than any other (and I’m not complaining about it). But it had me wondering, what makes the three […]

December 20, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration

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6 Different Types of Fiber, Explained

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that our bodies cannot digest. Once digested into the body most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, or glucose molecules. Fiber is a little different because the molecules cannot be broken down to enter the blood stream thus they continue to pass through the digestive system. […]

November 5, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

Have you ever heard of nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast. The yeast is grown, usually in a culture with either sugarcane or molasses. After it is grown, the yeast is heated to deactivate it and then it is processed and dried. You will typically find it in the form of […]

October 8, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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13 Healthy Snack Ideas + Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

It’s mid-afternoon and you find yourself hungry and wanting a little snack. You might walk up to the vending machine at work and find highly processed foods like chips, cookies, candy bars and soda. Or you walk down the street to a 7-Eleven or bakery and get a muffin or pastry. I get it, healthy […]

October 3, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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Health Benefits of Herbs + How to Store Fresh Herbs

Did you know that herbs are bursting with health benefits? Most of us cook with herbs, fresh or dried because of the flavor they add. A dish of pasta isn’t complete without the garnish of fresh basil. Mint gives a refreshing flavor to a spicy Thai dish and adding sage gives earthiness and depth to […]

September 15, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Summer Corn Crostini + What is Vegan Wine?

Last week I went to a vegan wine party and most people’s reaction was “Isn’t all wine vegan?” Truth bomb for you: no, it isn’t (actually neither is most sugar, for a similar reason) but lets stick to wine for tonight, we can save sugar for another time. Why is wine not vegan? Most wine, […]

August 30, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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7 Strategies to Re-Engineer your Eating Environment for Mindful Eating

Why do we eat more than we think? What is mindless eating? Many of the clients I work with already know WHAT to eat. You might have small questions that get confusing when looking at food trends like, ‘is coconut oil healthy?’ ‘What do you think of the keto diet?’ Everyone agrees adding more vegetables […]

August 27, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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