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Vegan Recipe: Simply Delicious Lentil Soup

4 Mar

Vegan Recipe: Simply Delicious Lentil Soup

Mindfulness and Your Perfect Weight

17 Feb

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Whether you want to lose, gain, or maintain weight, or simply enjoy your food more, Mindfulness can help!

Mindfulness and Your Perfect Weight

Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Your Health

29 Jan

Ten years ago I was frequently exhausted, and spent most of my free time on the couch.  Figuring out my food allergies has changed my life!!  Today I feel healthy, energetic and strong.  Read more about my story on my new blog,

Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Your Health

Vegan Recipe: Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad

28 Jan


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Vegan Recipe: Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad

A New Home for TrueBodyMindSoul!!

25 Jan


Hello friends and followers!!

I am excited to announce a new home for True Body Mind Soul!

I have purchased the domain, and started a new blog (well, a continuation of this blog!) at

I hope you will come check out my new site for posts about yoga, meditation, mindfulness, health and happiness.

Here is one post, for example, that you should definitely read : )

Ten tips for starting a hot yoga practice (2)

Ten tips for starting HOT yoga

Hope to see you soon!


True Soul

365 Challenge Day 314 – More Jars

9 May

Okay, I know I’m getting a little too excited about my jars, but they just work SO WELL!!  I’m tempted to throw away all my plastic tupperware, but I’m not quite there yet.

This week I made my own homemade almond milk and cashew milk.  It’s much yummier than the store bought brand because they add so much water.  Nuts are expensive but I’m prettier sure mine ends up being a lot cheaper.  The only downside is it doesn’t keep long, I can only make a couple of days worth at a time because it spoils.  I wish I could make up a whole batch on the weekend for the week.  Oh, I just thought of a good plan.  I can make almond milk on the weekend because it requires slightly more work (straining the fiber through a nut bag) while the cashew milk is super easy, no straining required, so if I have to replenish mid-week on a work night, I’ll make that.

And yes, as pictured below, I’m back on coffee : )  And yes, I’m drinking it out of a jar!


365 Challenge Day 309 – Oats

6 May

I’m so friggin’ organized this week I can’t even believe it.  I made up a huge batch of steel cut oats.  It turned out so delicious.  I put in fresh chunks of gala apples, raisins, cinnamon, and some clove.  All organic of course.  I dished it out into containers for the week (so domestic!) Oh, and I sprinkled some chopped pecans on top.  I bring this to work because I eat breakfast there.  I don’t need any milk or sweetener, I eat it just like this!


365 Challenge Day 308 – Pasta

6 May

I read a bit of a blog on eating for less than $30 a week.  One of the tips they gave was to limit the amount of veggies you buy, and then use them in multiple dishes throughout the week.  This seems so obvious but is something I’ve never been good at!! I’m terrible about buying up a bunch of veggies, using a little, letting it rot in the fridge, buying more, etc.

So after three days in a row of my rice, beans, and veggies mix, I started to get a bit bored of it.  I came up with a brilliant solution!  I cooked some rice pasta (I already had two half used bags in the cupboard) added in the veggies I had cooked, added some vegan cheese, and white beans, and tomato sauce (again, already opened in the fridge, probably would have gone bad) and voila!  A veggie casserole!  Enough for three, big, hearty meals.


These are my pint and half mason jars.  One great thing about them is they are slender so they can easily fit in the fridge!

365 Challenge Day 307 – Rice and Beans

6 May

I ate so much fish when I was in Costa Rica, that I’ve been taking a break eating vegan again and it feels really good.  My digestion is still off, but I’ve been taking lots of probiotics and it seems to have helped.

BTW – Can I tell you again how much I love mason jars???


I cooked up a bunch of rice and beans on the weekend, and a bunch of mixed veggies.  I packed them all up into these little serving containers so I could easily throw them in my bag in the morning before heading to work.  It helps that I was on vacation when I planned all this.

I made a fresh spice mix with jalapeno, parsley, garlic, and salt, and a little olive oil, and used this as a base for both the rice mix and the veggie mix.  It’s still a little bland, but I ate it with some fresh avocado, and it was good!!  (And cheap.  I’m trying to replenish my savings after my trip.)

365 Challenge Day 306 – Caffeine

6 May

More than two weeks without coffee!!! Just green tea (lots and lots of green tea.)  I did splurge on my last day in Costa Rica and got an almond milk latte with real espresso.  Okay, I admit it, I had two that day.  But other than that I’ve been really good : )