Easy Artisan Sicilian Pizza Recipe

Providing vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, The Dirty Vegan Cookbook, Revised Edition by Catherine Gill makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle. Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–The Dirty Vegan Cookbook is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below! Continue reading

3 Stages of Legacy Building

What is it that you’re looking to achieve? Do you want to reach your personal peak without burning out? Do you want to be a better leader? Are you looking for more fulfillment? Are you thinking about how you can leave a meaningful legacy?

What I’ve observed is that everyone is in one of three stages of their journey. Continue reading

5 Reasons You Should Add Quinoa to Your Diet

You have probably heard about quinoa and it’s superfood-like health benefits, but perhaps haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to prepare it or maybe skipped past it down the health food aisle in the grocery store. There are many reasons why this little seed, which appears like a grain similar to rice, should be a regular staple in everyone’s diet. From being a perfect protein, to increasing your nutrient intake, the list can go on and on.

Here are 5 stand out reasons why you should give quinoa a try and consider it part of your regular meal planning. Continue reading

Is Recovery Your Missing Link?

When you are training hard and focusing on your goals, it is often possible to overlook a key link in the athletic performance chain.

That link is recovery.

Recovery means returning to a normal place of health, mind and strength. It might be what you need to integrate more of to maximize your achievement on and off the course.

My top recommendations for recovery for endurance athletes and other athletes include these three things: Continue reading

Quinwaffles Recipe

Completely vegan, packed with protein, rich in fiber and perfect for any kind of diet, quinoa is the plant-based superfood that is as easy to work into your day-to-day dining as it is to prepare. The Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Catherine Gill features over 100 recipes featuring this versatile ingredient including the fun, easy waffle recipe everyone should try.

 

When writing my books, I always include a contribution from my kiddo. She helps me come up with the idea, as well as helping to write and create the recipes. All my family members are awesome taste testers; it really is a group effort! A big thank you to my wonderful kiddo for coining the term Quinwaffle and helping me with this recipe. You will love the texture that cooked quinoa adds to these waffles when they are prepared, and they are a great, nutritious way to start the day! Continue reading

Breakfast Skillet Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the must-have cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on YouTube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Looking for a filling recipe to serve your family for breakfast? Check out the recipe from the book below.

 

If you are the type of person that enjoys a hearty breakfast, then this is the recipe for you. Loaded with veggies and filling potatoes, this plant-based breakfast dish will keep you satisfied for hours. Continue reading

How a Plant-Based Diet Helps You Sleep Better

Something that might not be foremost in your mind when it comes to optimal mental health, physical health and performance is sleep. According to the CDC, adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for their best health and wellbeing.

Practices and habits that can aid in healthy sleep include regular exercise, avoiding sugar and alcohol before bedtime, avoiding caffeine at least six hours before bedtime, avoiding saturated and trans fat before bedtime (animal products or fried foods), making your sleep surroundings your sanctuary, and creating a routine. Establishing a nighttime meditation practice and not using electronic devices one to two hours before bedtime may also help. Continue reading