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The Unhealthy Pursuit of Perfection

It’s a gorgeous September day out here in the Ottawa Valley. I’m currently house sitting for my parents, passing the time (and maintaining sanity no thanks to a shitty internet connection) in their tin roofed gazebo. Nestled away here in the forest, surrounded by the peacefulness of the trees and chatter of the wildlife that inhabit it, […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Protein Donuts

FINALLY my vegan brethren, I dost proclaim that VEGAN PRONUT VICTORY IS MINE!!!!!! Yes, my fellow plantians, I have conquered my arduous quest to create a vegan protein doughnut that is both rich and fudgey in taste and texture yet low in sugar and calories and does not crumble within mine calloused vegan bodybuilder hands. Behold, my […]

Morning Matcha Protein Smoothie

Morning Matcha Protein Smoothie

I know what you’re all thinking… NOT ANOTHER #$%i GREEN SMOOTHIE POST! But hear me out! As vegans, do you ever feel like you’re always pushing smoothies onto everyone you know and/or harping on them to eat more fruits and veggies? “Digestive issues?  You need more fiber – go vegan, bro.”  Bad skin?  Your skin will […]

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Depressed in the Summer? Eat More Blueberries!

Rockabilly Eddie Cochran wasn’t kidding. “Summertime Blues” is very much a real issue for many peeps despite the warm weather, sun shining and thriving flora all around us. That being said, when Eddie proclaimed “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues” back in 1958, he obviously didn’t know about the mood-boosting benefits of blueberries.  And helloooo!  Added […]

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The Lowly Vegetarian – Happy Birthday, Coach Shorkey!

Mama and Papa Shorkey welcomed their fourth (and final) addition to the Shorkey troupe on July 15, 19-eighty-    …COUGH COUGH, CHOKE, CHOKE, ahem ahem. I already had two brothers so the news of a baby sister was pretty awesome. I envisioned a little playmate (and slave) for all my girly games.  I didn’t think about […]

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Diet-Friendly & High-Protein Vegan Mayo

Doesn’t this bowl of creamy white goodness look tasty? 😉 Well, what if I told you that it’s fat-free, carb-free, high-protein AND tastes just like the “real thing?” Like many vegans, I’ll never forget how excited I was to discover Vegenaise and have a vegan mayo option.  From that day forward, my veggie sandwiches and […]

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Broccoli to Kill a Salty Craving With

I actually posted this recipe on my instagram way back when but never made an official “blog post” for it ’cause I figured it was just too damn easy and looked so damn meh…. Which it totally is and does haha. But I keep finding myself whippin’ up this savory, diet-friendly broccoli recipe and every time […]

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Kid-Pleasing (and Diet-Friendly) Peanut Butter Bars

I LOVE making healthy treats and vegan meals for my loved ones.  As a vegan bodybuilder chick, I tend to eat pretty bland & boring foods when I’m just cookin’ for myself.  So whenever someone comes over to my bachelorette pad, I like to make something special.  Still healthy–and always vegan of course–but something that […]

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Ella Magers’ Cajun Chickpea Fritters

I like to think I’m pretty active in the online vegan fitness community.  I’m by no means a regular contributor to the vegan facebook groups nor will you ever find me posting “Flex Friday” selfies on the regular.  But I do belong to most online vegan fitness groups and I definitely feel like I know […]

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A Client’s “Progress Update” in Picture Form

Sometimes I feel like I never stop working.  When I’m not writing client plans, there’s always a blog post to write, emails to answer or new recipes to test.  And it can be super overwhelming at times!  But as someone once told me “an entrepreneur works 100 hours a week to avoid working 40 for […]

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