Yoga & Nutrition Specialization

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Viva Repubica Dominicana!!!

Right now I am visiting the beautiful Dominican Republic...basically my home away from home. After many visits to this beautiful land, I have come to realize different things about the culture, people, and of course the food! Speaking of eating, it is done here quite a lot. And encouraged. Women who are shapely, curvy, and healthy are praised, while being thin, skinny, or under weight is seen as less attractive. It is a refreshing perspective to take in, especially while being here in April when the average temp is 95 degrees....and wearing less clothing is not an option but a necessity!

To try a Dominican style fruit salad, use this simple recipe

1= Get a papaya, pineapple, banana, watermelon, and mango and cut in into small pieces

2= Sprinkle with honey or agave nectar

And that´s it! Simple, and delicious. Very much a testament to the country itself.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Zinc Cafe YUMMY!


Located in the cute, downtown area of Laguna Beach and a walk, skip, n' a jump from the shore, Zinc Cafe is a cute Vegetarian find, even for those who are carnivore eating...!

Unlike the usual almost "hippy dippy" atmosphere of many animal-free eateries, Zinc Cafe is chic, eclectic, and gourmet. They offer a vast array of deli goods (my fav!) that are purchased by the pound, coffee drinks, and even Peonies by the bunch! To top it off they sell grain free, gluten free cookies, could we ask for anything more?

My Nutritional Tips:
-Use the deli counter to pick exactly what you want and dont forget the veggies!
-Treat yourself to Dark Chocolate or Gluten Free treats
- Check out their selection of bottled tea for a low sugar beverage!

Give it a try and lemme know what you think.

350 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2322
(949) 494-6302


Monday, March 7, 2011

Black Bean with Sweet Potato and Springsalad!

Look yummy? Check out the recipe for this exciting dish in my recipe section!