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Thank you Athleta! (and Protein Packed Fig Bite Recipe)

Thank you Athleta! (and Protein Packed Fig Bite Recipe)

This morning I joined Athleta in Shadyside for their annual Friends and Family Event!  It was so much fun.  The day started with a fantastic tabata class and then progressed to healthy treats from yours truly and magnificent shopping deals. With the gorgeous weather it’s hard to believe fall is on the way.  But it is, and you can feel it in the air and in the way people are starting to get out more and enjoy every last bit…

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A Nutritionist’s Tip for Quick, Easy, and Healthy!

A Nutritionist’s Tip for Quick, Easy, and Healthy!

I hear it a lot- “But I don’t know how to cook!”  or “I don’t have any time to cook!” or “I don’t know what to do in the kitchen!”  …. I’ve heard them all.  And they are all valid concerns, but it’s all perspective.  Cooking is easy.  And cooking well?  It’s even easier! All you need is a little flexibility and an open mind.  You’ll find you can create amazing “masterpieces” in mere minutes.  Impress your family, amaze your…

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Lemon Mint Quinoa with Chickpeas and Cucumber

Lemon Mint Quinoa with Chickpeas and Cucumber

It’s been a fantastic and HOT day in the city today, but Growing the Seed was thrilled to be a part of celebrating our Pittsburgh city employees at their health fair.  Athleta brought us out to serve up some delicious food and offer nutrition tidbits to the health fair attendees, and we had a blast doing it! For those of you who stopped by, thank you!  I loved meeting you all and sharing this food with you.  This is my…

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September Line Up…

September Line Up…

Want to catch up with Growing the Seed this month?  With so many opportunities, you won’t want to miss out on these fantastic classes and events! September 5th – Find us with Athleta at the Health Fair for Pittsburgh City Employees September 5th – Meet the Nutritionist!  for Doterra of Greensburg group September 15th – We will be at the Athleta Shadyside location for a Friends and Family Event from 10am to Noon September 23rd – Eat to Excel: Nutrition…

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Hatch Green Chiles Season…

Hatch Green Chiles Season…

This is it friends!  This is what I wait for allllll year! Growing up in Texas, the daughter of two New Mexico parents, this is home to me.  True nostalgia.  I remember actually NOT enjoying them as a kid, because honestly, what kid would?  But as I grew older and expanded my palate, I really started to grow a huge appreciation for these. I lived in Austin, Texas for a number of years.  Every September they host an annual Hatch…

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What the energetics of food are all about…

What the energetics of food are all about…

  Recently you may have seen my workshops on the Energetics of Foods, and you are probably wondering what exactly that means.  Did you know that all things have energy?  You probably did, but did you stop to consider how that pertains to food?  Probably not.  I certainly didn’t for a long time. All living things on earth carry with it a certain, individual energy.  This energy is based on the sum total of the experiences it endures.  Think about…

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The Energetics of Food: DIGESTION Workshop

The Energetics of Food: DIGESTION Workshop

Hi all, this is another fantastic workshop coming up!  It’s so nice, we are teaching it twice! Lisa Grazan and I will be offering this class at two locations on two different dates in August.  It’s a wonderfully informative class that will be sure to teach you more about your health and wellbeing with regards to how we digest. After all, digestion is key to our health!  Check these out and be sure to register ahead, class size is limited!…

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Quality Nutrition Workshop August 9th, 2018

Quality Nutrition Workshop August 9th, 2018

Food is much more than calories.  Food is energy, food is fuel, and if we allow, food is   medicine.  Sifting through diet fads and ever changing health recommendations can be overwhelming and downright confusing.  Join Meredith Hartlage, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at W & J,  in a discussion of how to choose foods that fit your personal needs and focus on quality, not quantity, nutrition.   Participants will learn: How to feed and nourish the…

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The Energetics of Food Workshop

The Energetics of Food Workshop

What a wonderful workshop!  We had a great time and explored the different tastes of summer.  Lisa Grazan, local Naturopath, taught us the beginning concepts of the energy behind food.  Food is so much more than calories, protein, carbs, and fat.  It’s more than energy to fuel us, it is energy that melds with our own.  You are what you eat, indeed! Thanks to Indigo Yoga Loft for hosting us and to the fabulous group of women who attended. And…

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Summer Fresh

Summer Fresh

You all know how much I look forward to summer fresh meals and the amazing farmer’s market season!  And while I AM a nutritionist, not everything I cook is elaborate or complex.  Far from it!  I like to share what meals look like in my home so that you all can see the many forms nutrition can take.  I love a fancy recipe as much as the next person, but what I really value is simplicity. We all live busy…

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