Crescent Pose (or high lunge variation) is another foundational posture found in yoga sequences. As a result of teaching and studying my own self practice, I notice that sometimes the most “simple” and primary postures are the ones that we overlook and disregard. (Because headstand is so much more fun than a high lunge!) However [...]
This Vegan Tiramisu is a healthy, vegan version of the classic Italian dessert. This recipe has a lot of steps, but it’s worth all the time spent, especially if you have someone(s) special you would like to impress or a fancy vegan dinner party to attend. It’s best on the first few days; after awhile [...]
In cooking classes and in life, gluten-free recipes have been appearing more and more often. And they should, especially when they look like this….
Due to customer requests and increasing awareness, I’ve been working on adding some gluten-free recipes to my cooking class menus. This allows for a lot of experimentation and teaches me new [...]click to read more! →
Kelp noodles are a wonderfully fun raw food that can replace regular pasta or be used as a delicious textural addition to your salads, soups and stir-fries. I’ve used them previously in cooking classes, but it was not until my coworker made a huge kale salad with marinated kelp noodles that I really got interested [...]click to read more! →
We’re super happy to have Leslie Schipper join our team here at Vibrant Wellness Journal. She will be writing weekly columns focused on foundational yoga poses and will offer up other insights into yoga practice too. Not only is Leslie a talented yogi (that’s her in the photos) and gifted teacher here in Honolulu, she’s [...]click to read more! →
Have you heard of açaí berry? It’s an amazing Amazonian superfood, cultivated by the indigenous people of Brazil and enjoyed throughout the rainforest as an important staple food. But some intrepid surfers from California have been working for twenty years to bring this awesome fruit to cities across the [...]click to read more! →
Have you heard the good news!? Dietary fat is not only tasty and satiating, but also plays a profound role in the structure and function of the human body and many consider it to be the most important macronutrient found in food! The oft-vilified saturated fats that we love to hate may actually provide more [...]click to read more! →
Get ready for raw chocolate amazingness.
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are just as delicious as they sound– but much, much easier than you might think. They feature three levels of chocolate, but in combination with wholesome coconut flour, bananas and dates, they make for a super healthy treat that’s not at all guilt-inducing [...]click to read more! →
This simple Broccoli Frittata is one of my new favorite recipes. It features a good amount of veggies surrounded by heaps of wholesome tofu protein. It’s so good that even though I nibbled on the test batches all day for cooking class, it was still the main part of my dinner when I got home [...]click to read more! →
I’ve been making this simple baked bean recipe for years. It’s perfect for potlucks, barbeques, and for quick weeknight dinners. Bonus: it makes awesome leftovers that you could serve with grains or as a burrito. The original recipe is from my Grandma (for real!) and fuses sweet, salty and smokey flavors for a perfect homestyle [...]click to read more! →
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