Meatless Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. It’s a day to celebrate and honor our heroes by firing up the grill and eating burgers until we burst. But Monday is also, well, Monday. Which, for ZooFit and many other households, means it’s Meatless Monday. This might be a bit of a dilemma for those who want to eat green. We want to eat healthier for ourselves and more sustainable for the planet. Meatless Mondays makes it easy to remember to do our part of eating just a little less meat. But Memorial Day is definitely a grilling holiday.

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Turn Parasites Into Pearls

Most of us have probably heard how an oyster creates a pearl. But in case you haven’t, here is the gist:

An irritant enters the oyster’s shell and imbeds itself in the mantle (the layer inside the shell that surrounds its body).  The oyster secretes nacre to smooth over the irritant, and a pearl is formed. Nacre is sometimes called “mother-of-pearl” because of this process.

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Recipe of the Week: Rustic Almond Flour Loaf

Being stuck at home with nothing else to do except write, create videos, and cook has led to long creative hours. Today, I played with an oldie but goodie recipe, my Rustic Almond Flour Loaf. I played with it because my husband and I are on the fence with eggs. They are a terrific source of protein, but sometimes they don’t sit well with either of us. So, I wanted to see if I could still make some of my normal recipes using alternative ingredients. Read More “Recipe of the Week: Rustic Almond Flour Loaf”

Recipe of the Week: Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

I had a little fun this week learning how to EDIT VIDEOS and even add text to them! OOOOOOHHH! A whole new world has opened up for me!

So, I’m starting yet ANOTHER fun new project that I hope continues and I grow in developing- Small Kitchen, Great Meal. This was really just a tester video, but I’m actually pretty happy with it, to be honest. Read More “Recipe of the Week: Red Pepper Pesto Pasta”

Playing with Your Food

Yesterday I had an epiphany.  How many times do you go to fix a meal only to discover you have all the “wrong” ingredients, or not enough of the “right” ingredients?

Now, normally, we wouldn’t think twice about popping back to the store to grab what we really need. But right now with most cities and regions cracking down on leaving your home except to walk your dog outside or essentials, this issue may create a problem.

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When a Stupid Virus Kicks You in the Butt Without Making You the Least Bit Sick

Big confession time: I haven’t written a freaking word in three weeks. Nothing on Fandom Fitness, nothing on Positive Reinforcement is Not a Burger After the Gym. No book proposal, no Healthy You, Healthy Earths, and no blog posts- no workouts, no recipes, no healthy tips.

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ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunset Salad

Say this five times fast- Sweet Sunset Salad.

This magical creation is vegan, paleo-friendly, and local-friendly (even for the winter). The main attraction for this “salad” are the beets and sweet potatoes. Depending on the season, you can find the most vibrantly colored beets, all of which give the same great taste, but bring beautiful colors to your plate. The colors resemble a sunset, hence its name. Read More “ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunset Salad”