Mama Mary’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust (They carry it at some regular grocery stores, like Sunfresh or Vons, not in the health food store. You can also order it on Amazon. Click here: Mama Mary’s GF Pizza Crust
Top it with your favorite dairy-free spaghetti sauce from a jar
Chopped yellow, red or orange bell peppers
chopped purple onions
Any any other of your favorite veggies!
You can also add a little fresh garlic and vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast.
A delicious and nutritious vegan breakfast: greeen smoothie and raw oats with blueberries, nuts, raisins and almond milk!
Green Smoothie (1 serving)
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 handfuls of kale and or spinach
1 cup or more of raw whole rolled gluten-free oats (not quick oats or steel cut oats)
Plant milk of your choice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Handful of raisins and blueberries, or other fruits
Handful of chopped pecans
Top with cinnamon
Powdered Sugar Snowballs: These shortbread cookies with chopped pecans are rolled in powder sugar. They melt in your mouth. I love them too much! You can roll them in sugar twice to make them pure white. Click here
Are you listening to it or burying it with busyness, food, alcohol or non-stop social activity?
Mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, prayer, journaling and spending time alone in nature are effective ways to help you listen to the still small voice within.
Are you happy where you are living?
Would you like a different job?
Does your heart yearn for a life partner?
If you answer “yes!” to any of these soul questions I encourage you to take quality solo time to get real with yourself and take inventory of your life.
Are you where you want to be?
If not, what ACTION steps do you need to take to change your life?
One of my favorite quotes says:
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
This “leap of faith” transportation has served me many times in my life, especially when moving cross country three times without a job or a plan.I knew my soul needed a change and I followed my intuition, my soul’s voice.
I like to live by the motto, “What’s behind door #3 God?!”
I’m amazed to the point of grateful tears at how God/ the Universe provide when you ask, trust and show up.
As Joseph Cambell says, “When you follow your bliss, doors open where there use to be walls.”
During my 16 years as a yoga studio owner, I had the pleasure of meeting thousands of truth seeking souls.
I repeatedly would talk to people who felt a lack of passion towards their careers. They were afraid to leave their jobs due to the security, the 401K and the health insurance.
These perceived security blankets can paralyze you from fulfilling your destiny. You always have the choice to buy your own health insurance and start an IRA.
I believe God/Universe wants you to be passionate about your life’s purpose, where you are living and your life partner.
If you need help designing an action plan to change your life, I am here to support you. Contact me for a FREE CONSULTATION.
You deserve to be happy in every area of your life!
Featured Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars!
This is THE best vegan dessert I have ever made, at least my husband says so. It comes from the blog Iowa Girl Eats:
As the 4th of July approaches, I wanted to offer up some vegan ideas to help you have delicious and compassionate picnics.
Potato Salad with Avocado & Dill – Forks Over Knives : This yummy dish also uses dijon mustard, maple syrup and paprika to give it a special flavor: click here for recipe.
I like to pair the potato salad with Dr. Praegers Veggie Burgers, which you can find at Trader Joes or the health food store. They are gluten-free and are made from carrots, peas, broccoli, kale and are affordable! Click here for web site.
I also like to add my favorite Vegetarian Baked Beans by Bush. You can at your local grocery store. You can strain them with a slotted spoon to reduce the sugar.
For dessert try this So Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice cream, with no added sugar. It is sweetened with monk fruit. There’s only 1 gram of sugar in 1/2 cup, which is amazing for ice cream. Most ice creams have around 15 or more grams of sugar per serving.
Wishing you and healthy and happy 4th of July!
Thank you for saving animals with your food choices.
“I cannot say enough positive things about Kathleen and my experience with this retreat!
Although I was already healthy and active, I had drifted from my Ashtanga practice and vegan eating. This retreat brought me back to my Ashtanga yoga practice and gave me more vegan outlets to help me continue on that path. But more than that, it brought me inner peace and helped me reconnect spiritually.
Every morning I awoke early to walk Swami’s beach alone and meditate -I found it very healing. Just breathing in the air there is magical -it smells amazing.
Kathleen is a wonderful host with tons of yummy vegan recipes and cooking tips. Even my thirteen-year-old son is enjoying the recipes! This retreat was exactly what I needed. I came home feeling calm, centered, inspired and best of all- happy.”
-Jen Yeager Kansas City, KS
Thank you for saving animals with your food choices!
Taking time to cook for yourself is a wonderful act of self-care and saves money. I know it takes energy and planning, but you are worth it!
Cooking on the weekends and freezing soups and casserole dishes makes it easier to bring your lunch to work or when you get home after a busy day. Packing your own food helps you stay on your vegan path as well.
When I met my husband, Wade, at a yoga conference, he had packed his own lunch which I thought was cute. Now we do it all the time and feel like little kids with our tupperware.
I have experimented through the years with several mac n cheese recipes and have found this one from the Engine 2 Diet to be EASY and delicious! It also doesn’t use vegan cheeses, which are processed and are high in fat and oil, so it’s healthier too.
Yoga’s Path to Weight loss available on amazon: Click here
“This is a beautiful life-affirming reminder that it all begins and ends with love- self, the Divine and to all the creatures on the planet! You feel her love and passion for yoga throughout the pages and it motivated me to get on the mat and let go of the struggle. Also practical tips to a smooth transition to a plant-based diet, for the betterment of all.“- Frangelica Fellini Amazon review
Kale-super food packed with Vitamins A, K, C, protein and iron.
Quinoa- 1 cup has 8 grams of protein, fiber and magnesium
Dates-high in potassium and Vit K
Almonds-great source for protein, fiber and potassium
I had the pleasure of meeting Raw Food Expert Mimi Kirk this weekend. She’s 77 and was voted PETA’s sexiest vegetarian!She’s an amazing activist for health, animals and the environment. We both have articles in this month’s issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine out of Australia. I love this magazine filled with recipes, fashion and social issues. Available: iTunes: click here or Google Play; click here.
New York Times Article about new plant-based lobby group, lead by Elizabeth Kucinich. Her husband, former Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich is the reason I went vegan in 2002. He was having health problems and reversed them after going vegan. I sat in the audience soaking up every word he said like a sponge. click here for article
FREE CONSULTATION: If you’re interested in adopting a plant-based diet and need help with meal planning or anything else, contact me for a free consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org