Today’s Me Mes

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Yoga news, some good, some weird.

-I want everything from this company! Look at how cool their recipe page is! Clearly, we have similar design taste, recognize that font?

-Yum acai bowls are the best! Remember my post about them?

I really want to win this hat! cross your fingers for me!

-Kimberly Snyder’s new book comes out this week! yahoo! & this in this video she give such great applicable advice to people just getting started on the path of health & wellness. Hopefully if helps you, even if you feel like you have a long way to go when it comes to making changes in your diet or lifestyle.

-Say no to GMOs & watch this video!

-My girls at Healthy Cooking Camp loves KIND!

-Move over Jay & B…the New York Times says there’s a new power couple! 

Yoga pants recall!

-Gabby’s blog post is so good today! Check out this amazing meditation!

-All my favorite things in one parfait, gang’s all there, coconut, pumpkin, chia…yum

-Some cool ideas for beauty sans makeup in this one!

-Cool things from me this week: TV as Meditation part 1 & part 2

 

2012 gift guides No. 4 | Books of this year & next for the readers on your list

These are the books that have had an impact on me this year or will have an impact on me 2013. I joined this amazing book club where I’ve read amazing books and discussed them with amazing people.  So whether you’re looking for a good book to inspire you or a gift for your favorite bookworm, here are my top picks!

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Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. (it’s so rad on audiobook!)

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Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg.

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle.

Add More Ing to Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein.

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The Yoga Sutras

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Women, Food, & God by Geneen Roth.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.

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Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr.

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The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder.

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Soul Pancake by Rainn Wilson & Co.

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Devotion by Dani Shapiro.

Mad Women by Jane Maas.

{belated} monday meanderings & holiday meanderings

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I love this blog, but especially this article on the green goddess herself, Kimberly Snyder…we get to see the inside of her kitchen & man does she know how to use a Vitamix…dang girl…

Speaking of… check out  Kimberly Snyder‘s video talking about thinking about breath all the time!…not just when running, meditating, or doing yoga….

& her most recent blog post on beating the winter blues!

…and speaking of helpful healthy info, check out the top 5 tips to stay healthy this season on Make your Mark by guess who?

What if these iconic photos were selfies? haha

Are you Curious George on what the healthiest airports are? Well look no further (I was!)

My favorite film director’s love story: the hollywood princess & the rockstar! 

Article published last week on MSU basketball & specifically my grandpa (Gus Ganakas). I’m so proud of him!

This was great! Did you see this Super Soul Sunday episode extravaganza?

Combine your passions? Or choose just one? Great advice from Marie Forleo, her video on this was really great advice for me!

Bamboo mouse & keyboard! cool!

HOLIDAY-style MEANDERINGS!

Healthier ginger bread houses.

Check out this vegan Christmas spread! I want to deck halls with them!

Hardcore wrapping.

A nice December playlist.

Deck the Halls…at least of your home!

Very pretty holiday cards.

Brownstone ginger bread home!

YUM…butternut squash & cranberry cookies!

Loved this healthy holiday party video!

Dope Super Healthy Cauliflower Mash Video Recipe

Check out our Vimeo channel, where we just posted the latest edition of Hot & Healthy, a column/recipe we do for The Big Green.  Hot & Healthy includes a monthly recipe video for the Sex & Health section where we share a healthy (usually vegan) and somewhat simple recipe. In November we made mac & cheese, of the vegan and gluten-free variety.  Since vegan and gluten-free are typically never associated with either mac or cheese, we thought it would be interesting to make a cheese-less, pasta-less version with spaghetti squash and homemade cashew cheese.  I swear it tasted better than it sounds! However, it did have a rather extensive ingredient list and we made it while we were famished, almost killing each other in the process. We swore next month would be easier and have fewer ingredients.

So in December, we cut our recipe list in half and made this extremely simple holiday breakfast bake. It was a busy time of year for everyone and we were busy with finals/holiday preparation, so this recipe was perfect! My family even made a version of it for Christmas morning brunch.

Then, for January, I discovered (and am now obsessed with) celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, and we made an even simpler recipe, her Raw Cauliflower ‘Mashed Potatoes.’  We adapted it from her recipe, and it is my favorite thing we’ve ever created! I could literally eat it for every meal, every day (and we’ve made it so many times I almost have).  I was never a huge fan of regularly mashed potatoes, usually passing them by in the holiday buffet lines, but I would fill my plate with this recipe and go back for seconds. It is completely raw, can be made in minutes, and even has the stamp of approval from nutritionist and author Kimberly Snyder (who I love and will do a post on soon, her book is amazing!).