Posts Tagged "personal trainer"

Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Green Poutine

Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Green Poutine

Vegan or avoiding dairy and dying to indulge just like everybody else? Well, on one of those days when you just feel like getting a little bad or consuming something a bit heavier, you can head over to Fresh and grab the Green Poutine. The french fries are just french fries, no healthy twist. So, again, it’s not a HEALTH food, it’s an indulgence suited for an infrequent visit, not your daily lunch. But we all need those indulgences. Slightly more angelic are the steamed greens (chard etc.), roasted mushroom gravy and even the fresh “cheese” sauce which develops its orange colour from carrot and sweet potato. The chef has mastered this...

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Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Phytosalad and Trail Mix Power Shake

Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Phytosalad and Trail Mix Power Shake

THE PHYTOSALAD. This is one of my favourites of the new additions to the menu at Fresh. This salad blew my mind the first time I tried it – what a delicious combo of flavours. First of all, the edible flowers are of course a lovely touch. But combine those microgreens and sprouts with the soba noodles, tofu steaks (I also like it with the marinated tofu cubes) in the tahini-esque 3-6-9 dressing and you end up shovelling this awesome contrast in your mouth like it’s some bad-for-you comfort food. But it’s not. It’s fresh, delicious and green. Add to that base the sweet greens peas, crispy onions, toasted nuts, fresh mint, nappa cabbage and...

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The Burnout and Your Health

The Burnout and Your Health

Of course I’ve touched on this before. It’s a frequent and relevant circumstance for city dwellers, entrepreneurs, and hard workers in general. I may not seem like a very go-with-the-flow kind of girl, but the truth is I very much can be. The trouble comes when the flow features that which is too much, too fast and all at once. All of a sudden, you’re riding a wave that’s surpassing important details, and certainly riding right over restoration (let’s use sleep, for an example). The result can be chronic guilt, exhaustion and malaise. I can’t stress the importance of taking some time to put your wellness on the front burner, to...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Essence of Life is one of my favourite health food stores in the city. It is inexpensive, the staff are helpful, and it has everything I am looking for when it’s time to stock up on groceries, supplements, beauty products… you name it. Yesterday I had the perfect snowy Sunday afternoon simply taking my time perusing through the tight yet super-stocked aisles, putting a basket together of both things on my list, and things that jogged my inspiration while there. Moonbeam coffee in hand. Head over to Kensington market and check out this little gem of a shop. You won’t be disappointed! Plus, it has wonderful health-inspired stocking stuffers....

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Jess’ Favourite (Health) Things, Dec 2

Jess’ Favourite (Health) Things, Dec 2

FRESH! Yes, this vegetarian restaurant is across the street and thus lends itself to very frequent visits. ┬áBut, one big reason I love Fresh so much is because I’ve worked with its recipe creator, and can vouch for the ingredients it uses in my favourite dishes. ┬áThere are no nasty fillers in the food – it is a list on clean, top notch ingredients. I can recommend it to my clients whole-heartedly. Fresh is delicious, satiating, and has a dish for every palate. My top faves are: *The Beach Bowl *The Grounding Greens Bowl *Mega Life Salad *California Salad *Ace of Kales Salad *Electrolyte Green Smoothie   Fresh has a location on Crawford at Queen,...

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