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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Reason #97 why you can’t lose weight…because let’s face it, there are potentially quite a few things contributing to the fact that you can’t lose weight. It’s supposed to be easy, right? Burn more calories than you consume and you “should”, in theory, lose weight. But what if you don’t? Well, there’s a myriad of [...]

August 31, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Motivation 2

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Nothing makes me happier than delicious dessert food that I can eat and know I’m also doing something good for my body. And I have to brag for a second, because I didn’t actually make these, my wonderful husband did! The recipe had been laying [...]

August 28, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Vegan Spinach Mushroom Risotto (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Vegan Spinach Mushroom Risotto (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Oh and very delicious! Notes Recipe Yields: ~2-4 servings (depending on whether you’re using it as a main dish or a side dish) Prep Time: ~10 minutes Cook Time: ~30 minutes You could actually cook everything in one skillet if you would like Ingredients 2 cups Cremini [...]

August 23, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

What am I? A Food Identity Crisis Explained

What am I? A Food Identity Crisis Explained

So I totally have to echo Holly’s post. I really love her writing for Live Whole Be Free, we feed off of each other so well! No pun intended! People always ask me “what I am.” Am I Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Raw, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free? The answer is yes, no, all of those, none of [...]

August 10, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 5

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

I decided to change the way I eat about five months ago and incorporate a mostly plant-based diet. After watching the movie Forks Over Knives (as well as other influential books and movies), I was not only inspired, but also a little shocked to discover such a different point of view when it comes to [...]

August 9, 2012 Holly Alexander Lifestyle 2