What I Learned About Phytic Acid

I learned something very interesting in my research and the result led me not to avoid phytic acid, but to use it gladly whenever the opportunity arises. After sharing with you a bit more about what phytic acid is I’ll let you know what I found.

Beans Beans… BLACK BEANS!

As you’ve probably guessed we go though our fair share of beans around our house. I’m picky about where I purchase beans, though. They must be organic and I need them in large quantities. Enter Mulberry Farms! They do such a wonderful job of providing us with quality beans. I’ve been purchasing products from them for the past two years and their consistency is wonderful. I highly recommend them.

Pico de Gallo

The freshness of pico de gallo goes great on just about anything. The challenge is the ratio of ingredients. While pico is easy to make, everyone likes a bit more or less of a particular ingredient. This recipe has my favorite ratios. Let me know how you like it! Print Recipe Pico de Gallo Slightly
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Cuban Black Beans

If you have an instant pot or pressure cooker you have the fastest solution to keeping cooked beans around. Being vegan we eat a lot of beans. The down fall is they take so long to cook on the stove top. When I’m in a hurry to make something I don’t want to be waiting an hour for my beans to cook.

Roasted Quinoa Salad

This meal is so wonderful. Not only is it filling, but it’s fresh while still being full of warming spring flavors. I like to make it when I’m running behind on making a meal because it requires little effort for great flavor. Print Recipe Roasted Quinoa Salad A deliciously easy meal with fresh flavors. Votes:
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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Breakfast on the go is solved. These muffins are my families favorite. The never seem to last long when I make a batch. Loaded with healthy ingredients and packed with nutrients, I never seem to mind how fast they’re consumed.

Mango Spring Rolls

Spring rolls can seem like a daunting task to make, but with a little patience and a sense of adventure you can become a pro. The trick with spring rolls is the rice paper roll. If you soak it too long or in too hot of water the rice paper falls apart. If you don’t soak it long enough it can be too gelatinous or rubbery.

Easy Pad Thai

This is the easiest pad thai to make. I made for a weeknight dinner. If you’re anything like me, weeknights are busy and short on time. I have to keep recipes that are easy to prepare for this reason. This pad thai is one such recipe. It’s always wonderful to have a recipe that’s not only easy to make, but healthy and fresh all at the same time.

My ‘Good For Everything’ Soap

This is going to sound crazy, but I use this soap for everything. It’s my bath soap, dish soap, hand soap and I even use it to wash my fruits and veggies. Dr. Bonners Castile soap is made from oil, so it’s non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and works on everything. I know some people even use it to make their laundry soap. I don’t go that far, but it really is good for everything else.

Should You be Doing Cardio or Strength Training First?

I get this question a lot when my clients are starting to get serious about seeing results and the answer is based on you. What is your ultimate goal? What is the reason you started on your fitness journey in the first place? Based on your answers to these questions you can determine what the best plan for your cardio routine will be. Let’s dive in to some of the most common reasons for beginning a fitness journey and when you should do cardio based on them. If your goal isn’t listed below, let me know in the comments and I’ll help you address it.

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