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Weekly Recap February 17th-23rd

As I said in my last blog, my training is ramping up and so is my food consumption. As a plant based chef and healthy eating coach, the complaint that I hear often is “I don’t have time to eat healthy”.  Yes, you do. It is a matter of […]

By |February 23rd, 2014|Food Info|0 Comments

How to kick a cold; what’s fun in the plant-based world and a little triathlon

I’m a little slow to catch up with everything after the holidays.  I meant to finish this post a few days ago.  I’m just doing a quick recap of some of the cool things that I have either had or discovered over the last couple of weeks.

Oregano Oil and Black Elderberry Flower Syrup  After getting slammed with the stomach flu mid-December, followed by the juggling of holiday antics and schedules, I was feeling pretty run down just before New Year’s.  Scott, the Health and Wellness guru over at the Whole Foods in Del Mar, turned me on to Oregano Oil and Black Elderberry Flower Syrup.  I took 3 drops of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the Syrup four times a day and it was like “Cold Be Gone” magic.  Oregano Oil has been touted for being antiviral and anti fungal.  It is also a natural insect repellent (makes sense, because this is some heady stuff!).  Elderberry flower has been used for centuries in treating respiratory  health.   Wiki stuff aside, all that I can tell you is from a keep-the-cold-at-bay standpoint; this combo WORKED!

The best Vegan, GF Pizza in North County is at Urban Pi  I don’t think that any other establishment can hold a candle to the “best, GF; Vegan lunch outside a salad that you can get for eight bucks” at Urban Pi (Across from Flower Hill; behind the icky McDonalds on Via de la Valle),  This actually fed me two meals. Gluten Free crust, oregano-y tomato sauce (wasn’t just the taste in my mouth from aforementioned cold remedy), shaved Brussel Sprouts, Snap Peas, Daiya Cheese (okay, it’s technically a “cheese FOOD”), Jalapeños, Basil Leaves and shaved Zucchini…….Nirvana and it tasted particularly good after a kick-A$$ master’s swim courtesy of Hux in Encinitas.  Doesn’t everyone crave savory over sweet after a hard swim workout?


By |January 9th, 2014|Food Info|0 Comments

Off Season Eating, PRP and Easy Veg-Tempeh Bowl

Regarding triathlon, this year feels like it has been one giant off-season.  After not running for 3 months, I managed to tow the line at Eagleman 70.3, barely pulled out a podium finish S/B/R at the San Diego International Triathlon and had a stellar Aqua-Bike at Ironman Whistler (there’s […]

By |September 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments