Friday Fare, Health

Pistachio Pesto with Cannellini Beans

September 11, 2016

Pesto is my dream food. It’s creamy, it’s delicious and it’s healthy. Seriously, what more could you ask of a food? I remember the first time I had pesto … I am not exactly sure how old I was, but I was young enough to make a pouty face and exclaim that “the green stuff,” looked yucky, right to the face of my poor father’s friend. Real classy, right from the start.

Luckily, I was forced to try “the green stuff, and I’ve been in love ever since. I love experimenting with different pesto recipes, and have come up with some really delicious recipes, such as this gorgeous avocado pesto. Because I took the Pulse Pledge (which you should do too!) after learning that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses, I wanted to cook up a pesto recipe that incorporated one of my favorite pulses: cannellini beans. Continue Reading…


My 4-Month Flexible Diet for Thailand Begins

September 4, 2016

I haven’t done a more personal post in a while, and I am sorry for that. While I spend a lot of time thinking of articles that will be helpful for you, I sometimes forget that reading about a person’s personal experience is just as helpful too.

I am finally going home to Thailand at the end of the year! In preparation, I am starting a slow and controlled flexible diet so I can be as body confident as possible when the time comes to fly over. What is a flexible diet and how am I doing this? Continue Reading…

Fitness, Friday Fare

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Protein Bar

August 30, 2016

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you will know that I love pulses, which are the delicious, protein-packed, sustainable foods known as dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. I’ve made various recipes over the years that included pulses (such as this tasty chickpea burger). 2016 is the International Year of Pulses and it was a no brainer for me to take the Pulse Pledge–and I encourage all of you to sign up too by clicking here.

To celebrate the International Year of the Pulse, and to kickstart the Pulse Pledge, I decided to make a tasty post-workout snack–a peanut butter chocolate chickpea protein bar! Continue Reading…