Friday, May 15, 2009

Growing Superfoods: Goji Berries + Gardening

I think we're all at a point where we seriously need to start considering growing our own food. Kudos to those who already are, but to those of you who haven't gotten your hands dirty yet... it's really not that hard. I find gardening incredibly relaxing and fun. It grounds you on a spiritual and physical levels. I have noticed that people have gotten so out of tune with where their food comes from and what exactly goes into growing it, that it's been reflecting in other areas of their lives.
If you don't have a backyard, don't worry. Kitchen gardening is possible all year round! You can grow many veggies and herbs right in your own kitchen, regardless of your cold climate and lack of outdoor garden space. Check out some of my recent endeavors:

Here I have some wheatgrass, sunflower shoots and pea shoots, after a few days

After a few weeks, this is what the plants looks like (the empty tray on the left was an unsuccessful experiment). On the other side of the table, I planted some bell peppers, italian parsley, sweet basil, cherry bell radishes, goji berries (of course all organic)

So go ahead! Get personal with your food!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The 30-Day Core Conditioning Challenge!

Hey guys,
Derrick and Kirsten of VibrantVegan have been generous enough to share a great 30 day core conditioning program with everyone. The program is all about "Getting you stronger, Increasing your energy, Making you healthier, Eliminating back pain, Improving your posture, Improving your digestion, Narrowing your waist, Firming and flattening your stomach". Watch the video below for more information and join me and others on this awesome challenge!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Major Victory for Seals - Go European Union!

I'm so happy this massacre has subsided immensely. It makes me even more proud knowing that I'm European. The European Union took a vote and the results were overwhelming. "This vote cost the Canadian Seal Industry 94 % of it's annual business" !!!! This is amazing news! Thank you European Union on my behalf and the behalf of the millions of seal pups that are still alive! Please follow their example and boycott anything coming from Canadian fisheries.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sweet Skinny Slaw

I've been doing some indoor gardening, so expect to see some photos and maybe even a video in the next post!
For now, enjoy another recipe I whipped up on the spot. Low fat and delicious!