The Best At-Home Leg Workout

Curtsy Lunge

If you’ve ever woken up with sore legs (hmm… not me, certainly not in the past 3 weeks… ha!), you realise just how significant these lovely limbs are.  The older I get, the more I’m struck by how often people lose their independence because of their inability to care for themselves physically, and this is too often a result of loss of strength.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  No, it happens little by little, that insidious weakness that gradually creeps in.  Then one day you sprain your wrist and all of a sudden you can’t get out of your chair anymore……

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Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Pecan Pie

I find it a bit ironic, don’t you, that I’m sharing this rich, decadent pecan pie with you immediately after announcing that I’m training for a bikini competition.  I also find it ironic… or maybe masochistic is a better word… that I began this program immediately prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I didn’t really think about the timing…

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Bex in the weight room

What I Didn’t Eat Wednesday… and Why

I knew when my camera battery died & I couldn’t shoot the vegan banana bread for today’s post, that I was supposed to share something else instead.  Some things are just meant to be… Have you ever had something on your bucket list for so long that it’s hard to explain why it’s there?  Or…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Sometimes you stumble upon a beautiful thing… sometimes you make it happen… and sometimes, it’s a combination of the two. Yesterday I held a workshop with my dear friend Ana.  It started out to be a seminar with the basic idea of “how to maintain your health while running your small business at the same time,” and…

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Autumn Salad with Orange Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

Autumn Salad with Roasted Pumpkin & Orange Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

Just because it’s November doesn’t mean you can’t eat salad… but when I look back at my recipe posts and see that I haven’t given you a salad recipe since June… JUNE!!!… I berate myself.  This might lead you to believe I only eat salad in American summer.  ‘Tis not true, friends!  I eat some sort of…

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Creamy Chana Masala

Creamy Chana Masala

After returning from KL earlier in the week, I couldn’t get Indian food off my mind.  I think I told you in my last post that I didn’t get enough… so I just had to make my own when I came back! I’ve been making this chana masala almost every week for awhile now, and…

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KLCC Suria

The Best of KL

Theda and I have just returned from a 5-day jaunt to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the place we called home before moving to Manila.  Although we only lived there for 3 years, going back to visit reminded us of what makes this fascinating city so uniquely attractive, and what makes us miss it still…