Workouts in the rain?!

kettle bellNobody would blame you for thinking that working out in the rain is a little crazy, but after the first time, most people think it’s surprisingly tolerable.

First, you can’t help but feel hardcore (boot camp in the rain sounds very impressive); second, once you’re wet it doesn’t matter! The rain keeps you cool, and you can pretend not to be sweating nearly as much as you really are!

Rustic & Savory Sweet Potato Mash Up

SIDE DISH – Rustic & Savory Sweet Potato Mash Up

Sweet potato (one – or as much as you want)
1 med onion
2 cloves fresh garlic
Unsalted steak seasoning spice
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil, divided (or butter)
Fresh or dried parsley

Wash Sweet Potato and slice into 2 inch slices, leaving skin on.

Boil sweet potato until cooked. Drain and mash.

In another pan sautee garlic and onion in 1 tsp coconut oil until caramelized.

Add sauteed garlic and onion to mashed potato and stir well.

Add the other 1 tsp coconut oil, steak seasoning and parsley and stir.

Serve and enjoy!


Warming quinoa porridge


  • 2 c filtered water
  • ¾ c rolled quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • ½ c apple, diced
  • ½ c blueberries (if frozen, add before quinoa to thaw)
  • ¼ c chopped almonds or hemp seeds

1. Boil water in small saucepan. Add the rolled quinoa and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and mix in the spices, raw honey, apple and blueberries and almonds.  Makes 2 servings.


Beet detox salad


  • 1 large beet, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (from fresh lemon)
  • 4 c mixed greens
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill or parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic (optional)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (optional)


Toss all ingredients, except the mixed greens, together in a large bowl. Mix optional ingredients if using. Makes 4 servings. The dressing can be made and refridgerated up to two days in advance.

(Source: Meals That Heal Inflammation, Julie Daniluk).