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Please – Don’t Race As A “Bandit” Runner!

Crossing FinishThis past weekend, I went out and supported my younger brother in his first ever marathon race, the 2013 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon.  That's him in the picture crossing the finish line.  He did awesome!  He rocked that run!  He’d trained and planned for this run for a long time and it was really great to be able to watch him complete such a milestone.  I was proud!

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Recipe: Avocado & Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato SaladWe recently stopped by to visit some friends on the mainland.  They're always happy to see us (really, they are) and Shannon really goes out of her way to feed me dairy and gluten free meals.  Here is one of the salads she made for us and it was so yummy I had to share.  I always recommend eating foods that are seasonal as well as local and organic.  Tomatoes are plentiful right now - so enjoy!  Thank you Shannon for another awesome meal!

Now, for everyone's eating pleasure, here's the recipe.

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Recipe – Black Bean Sweet Potato Curried Chili

Black Bean Curried ChiliAre you looking for something that's warming, sustaining, comforting, spicy and healing?  If so, then this chili recipe is just what you need.  It's nutrient dense, plant-based, comfort food.  It's also very easy to put together and, like most chili, tastes even better after a few days.  Make it a day or two ahead and then reheat when you're ready to serve.

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Recipe – Easy Blackberry Jam

Easy Blackberry JamThis may be the easiest jam recipe ever!

In fact, the hardest (and longest) part of the whole process is picking the blackberries.  The jam has very few ingredients.  That means that it's vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicous!

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Female Belly Fat: Stress, Menopause & Other Causes

Woman Measuring StomachDisclaimer:  Following this paragraph, the rest of this blog posting is a reproduction of an article that I found on another "health related" website (www.metaboliceffect.com).  It's written by Dr. Jade Teta, one of the co-founders and developers of the website and co-author of the "The Metabolic Effect Diet" book.   Although I wouldn't say that I agree completely with everything that he suggests, I thought it had some interesting points and was worth sharing with everyone that's actively trying to lose some of their own "belly fat".

Now, here's the article:

If you're a female that stores fat primarily in your belly, an apple instead of a pear, then this blog is for you.  And, if you're not the type that likes all the science, then skip to the bottom and just read the “Action steps” section.

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