How to do the Daniel Fast Successfully

Happy Daniel Fast 2016, you all! Now, can you say that with me? Happy Daniel Fast! (or should we say fasting?)  Either way, let's start a trend of greeting each other this way this year: #happydanielfasting! If you have not been initiated into the Daniel Fast know-how, you are probably thinking: "What in the world is the Daniel Fast?" Let me 'splain it to you and tell … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Get Rid of Nasty BO? Try This Deodorant!

Everyone sweats! You sweat, I sweat, your momma sweats, and even your little ol' sweet granny sweats.  In spite of the great American dream of designing sweatless armpits, sweating is human. Sweating is normal. But bad BO is not! I am a trainer by trade, so, sweating is a part of my job description. It's actually a badge of honor in my industry. However, I would sweat … [Read more...]

Should Christians be Vegan?

When I started my vegan journey to improve my failing health, veganism was not yet popular. Celebrities were not wearing it proudly, doctors were not recommending it, and only occasional bloggers were talking about the health/food connection. There were books written on the topic, but back then they were not well publicized. Vegan was not yet hip. When it came to faith … [Read more...]

5 Daniel Fast Dessert Recipes

Whether you are fasting or not*, I know how it sounds--who would think of eating desserts while fasting? Sounds pretty unrealistic and spoiled; yet, I am going to share 5 delicious Daniel Fast friendly dessert recipes that will not undermine what you are doing during the fast.  All of them are made with whole food plant based ingredients only.  None contain processed sugar … [Read more...]

15 Delicious Daniel Fast Recipes

Whether you are following the Daniel Fast or enjoy eating healthy plant based, whole food meals, these 15 Delicious Daniel Fast Recipes will please your palate.  They are easy to make, scrumptious, store well and won't rob you of your time. If this is your first time doing the Daniel Fast, make sure to read this post: Everything You Need to Know About the Daniel … [Read more...]

Moringa Protein & Energy Bar | All about Moringa

Right before moving from Ohio, I got an email from a sweet online acquaintance of mine, Karen. She told me about a plant I have never heard of before--moringa, and about all of the health and nutrition benefits that come packed in it.  I am always up for learning something new, so, I spent a little time reading about it.  While I do not believe in any magic plants (all … [Read more...]

12 Daniel Fast Recipes

Whether you are following the Daniel Fast in the month of January  or simply love to eat healthy vegan, plant  based, whole foods meals I have a power-packed list of 12 delicious easy vegan recipes for you today.  They are easy to make, delicious, store well and will take only a few minutes out of your schedule, so you can spend the rest of your time concentrating your … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Eat Potatoes | 12 Potato Recipes

I love receiving questions from Vegalicious readers and, even moreso, I love answering them. Each week I receive tens of emails with questions on various topics; one from this week stood out to me, since the topic of the question is often vilified without a good reason. Elena, how often do you eat potatoes? It seems like a lot of soups on this site list potatoes as an … [Read more...]

Cruciferous Vegetables | A Superfoods Group

Lately cruciferous vegetables have become the subject of many studies and have proven to be the superfoods group like no other. Cruciferous vegetable group integrates a wide range of nutrients that is broader than any other single food group subdivision.  The nutrient content of this group will blow your mind. Cruciferous Vegetables | The Superfoods Group There is no … [Read more...]

Pretty in Pink | Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Last week I received a gift card to Smoothie King (SK) from my chiropractor for referring someone. I have never been to a SK before, so, I thought, why not! Hubby and I stopped by one on Sunday. As I was looking at their offerings I saw a lot of fruit smoothie options, although all of them had some kind of nasty protein powder added. No worries, I was going to have them … [Read more...]