Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Easy Spanish Tapas #vegan

The kids and I enjoyed these quick and easy tapas today:

Olives, roasted red peppers, altramuces (salted yellow beans), salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, artichoke and a light vinaigrette dressing, potato crisps, and whole grain bread with olive oil. If you want to get a bit fancier, and have  some nice ripe tomatoes on hand, pan con tomate (bread rubbed with garlic and tomato) would also be a nice addition. 

The potato crisps were perhaps a bit of an indulgence, but I think that a small amount of natural chips (read ingredients: potatoes, oil, salt) adds a nice crunch to the spread and I believe the enjoyment factor outweighs the deep fry.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Play time!

Hello lovelies! 

I made it a big part of my mission this summer to get out and PLAY more! I just wanted to share this short video I put together of me playing with my new hula hoop! I'm normally rather video camera shy, so this is a win on more levels than one :) Do you want to see more of this? Let me know what you think!


Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Cleanse 2014

Did you know that you could be carrying around up to 10 pounds of toxic waste in your body, which may be slowing down your ability to lose weight?

This toxicity may be causing other unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Low energy
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Skin conditions such as acne
  • Insomnia
  • Eczema
  • Excess weight
  • Food Allergies
  • :( :( :(

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With this program you will:
  • Uncover hidden food sensitivities that are making you feeling ‘blah’
  • Learn what foods fuel your body
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  • Release stubborn weight + reduce cravings
  • Say good bye to sugar cravings
  • Reduce the inflammation that leads to weight gain

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  • Summer Cleanse Guide
  • Recipe Guide with 89 Recipes!

11 Smoothies
10 Juices
6 Raw Delicious Dips
5 Dressings
12 Meals in the Raw
5 Cooked Meals
4 Raw Soups
6 Warm Soups
10 Snacks
8 Desserts
8 Transitional Recipes PLUS 4 Desserts
  • Shopping List
  • Summer Detox Food Diary 
  • 11 Day Blank Meal Planner
  • Summer Cleanse Handouts:
Journal & Vision Board Yourself to the Body You Deserve
Low Glycemic Handout
Find Your Carbohydrate Tolerance
  • Daily Email Support
  • Private Facebook Group with Daily Community Support
  • *NEW* 2 Laser Coaching Sessions to Get You (and Keep You) on Track!

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"At first I was very skeptical about the breakfast menu, but I quickly discovered that the recipes suited me very well. I loved the morning lemon water and smoothies and my husband and I enjoyed the rest of the recipes, too - so much that we have continued to make some of them after the cleanse! The best part of the summer cleanse was feeling lighter, healthier and being able to fit into my "skinny jeans" again."  -Mari-Ann

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Review Review

This is an update to my original post about
Read the original post here.

I left several more comments on the Facebook page asking about the order that I never received, and they were again deleted. As of February 19, 2014 Baroness has changed their page settings, so that people can no longer post to their page, respond to their posts, or send them messages.

Today I received a message from another customer who reported having the same experience:

Hi, I read your message on Baroness Facebook profile. I placed an order on 5th February. I have already received the email about the shipment of my order but I haven't received it. I'm very worried about that. I definitely think this firm is a fake. I have already written to them but no answers I noticed that lots of comments about orders are deleted by them. I hope not to have lost my money Just wanted you to know that you are not the everyone, I'm still waiting for my goods Kind regards, (name removed for privacy) from Italy

And another:

"My post got deleted as well and no one replys to emails. I spent $80 on a product I never received in November."

If you have placed an order from and have not received your order, please leave a comment below! Also, share your experience on the following review sites:

The customer service number for (the company Baroness uses to process payments) is +44 203 514 5562. They are also not very good about responding to emails, so I recommend calling them.

Please share your stories!  The more we post about this scam company, the more we can help other people avoid being ripped off! 

This is the Facebook profile of the owner? manager? of Baroness:

Monday, February 17, 2014 review --- BEWARE of buying from this store Review

Beware of doing business with this merchant!

 On January 22, 2014, I placed an order at and as of February 17 have not received my order. I received the order confirmation and my card was charged January 23. The order status is still marked as "processing".

 I sent several emails through their website contact form, as well as in reply to the order confirmation. They have not responded to any of these emails.

 I sent them a message on their Facebook page, which was also ignored.

I posted a status on their Facebook page. Another person had also left a status on the Baroness page with a similar issue. Both of those comments have since been deleted.

 I left a comment on one of their recent posts, and my comment was also deleted. Their phone number goes straight to voice mail (in Bulgarian).