Um, it is HOT out. So if the idea of firing up the oven or stove is out of the question for you, here's a nice recipe to indulge in.
2 medium sized, ripe…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on June 26, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
A great quote from a book I just read, "Women Food And God" by Geneen Roth:
“It's never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale. We are unrepeatable beings of light and space and water who need these physical vehicles to get around. When we start defining ourselves by that which can be measured or weighed, something deep within us rebels.
We don't want to EAT hot fudge sundaes…
Added by Marlena Torres on June 20, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Today I’m sharing with you a wonderful new marinara recipe. Unlike my original marinara and my smoky marinara, this recipe is raw. It is really delicious over vegetable pasta (this is the typical way that most raw foodies will use marinara), but it’s also awesome as a salad dressing, or a dipping sauce.…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on June 10, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
Months ago I posted about how I was doing things a bit differently diet-wise. I wrote about how much I was enjoying fruits and small amounts of whole grains, eating throughout the day rather than juicing until dinner, basically doing and eating things that I never did for years prior to pregnancy.
Just to reiterate what I wrote in that post, I believed that approach…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on May 29, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments
My teens rolled into my twenties with a case of ennui. I remember when I was in middle school and a teacher marked that I was “indifferent” on my report card.
My mom was so angry. “You are NOT indifferent.”
I was, and it got worse.
But 20 was the age I first tried meditating. I felt something inside me light up. A new path emerged for me.
After spending a semester off from college in Jersey, I re enrolled at Millersville as an English major. I didn’t…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on May 15, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
I started a fitness blog because I felt like I really needed to get my ass into shape post-baby, and in general. Since I got into juicing and raw foods I haven't really been so into fitness. Mostly because at first weight loss and high energy levels were effortless with all the juicing and raw food, as was looking good. I didn't really wear make up anymore, either, for the first time in my life.
After the initial cleansing phase when you start juicing/raw fooding, your body tends to…Continue
I think it's so funny how I posted how many push ups, squats, minutes I spent on the elliptical, and how many miles I ran in my last post, and this post is so different.
My biggest hurdle with getting back into shape post-pregnancy (even though I honestly wasn't in the best shape when I got pregnant) has been my daughter. Yes, after we have the baby we actually have to take care of them. ;)
The truth is, my daughter and I have a routine that works pretty well. But she changes…Continue
I can’t stop thinking about the tragedy in Bangladesh and I am disturbed by the circumstances that contributed to the deaths of hundreds, and injuries to thousands of mostly young women workers who were making clothing for American and European clothing companies in dangerous conditions with no health or safety standards, and with no benefits.
These people should not have been working in a building that was unsafe, but were forced by the factory owners who threatened non-payment of…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on May 1, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
It's May 1st and in TWO WEEKS I will be THIRTY. Wow.
It's not that big of a deal (obviously it kind of is, I think I wrote about this in a previous fitness post lol), but it is a new decade and I think a fresh start. Part of the reason why I'm working out and taking it seriously is because these past couple of years have really made me appreciate my body much more than ever before, and it's also shown me that if I don't move it and push it regularly, things will stagnate, and that's…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on May 1, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
I started running!
I haven't gone running in two days, and I won't be going today (yesterday and today I am using an elliptical machine, Friday I took an off day because my back felt awful for some reason), but I ran three mornings in a row, pushing Alessandra is a jogging stoller. It felt AMAZING. I forgot how good it feels to run, so long as it's not uphill.
Tuesday and Wednesday I ran on a nearby high school track. I like this because the impact doesn't feel nearly as…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on April 18, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments
Added by Marlena Torres on April 18, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments
Grapefruit And Fennel Refresher
2 big grapefruit
1 small fennel bulb
Run through a juicer. I like this when it’s about 3 parts grapefruit, 1 part fennel. If there is too much fennel, it’s not nearly as good! I also have added stevia to this juice when there wasn’t enough sweetness in my…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on April 10, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
OK, first things first. The following recipe is for the best juice, ever. I’m just going to start the post off with it as I think this may have to be my breakfast for all of eternity, fasting or not fasting. I’m so excited about it.
Thank you to the brilliant Jen Colombo for sharing this in the comment section of last week’s post.
Grapefruit And Fennel…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on April 3, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments
The title of this post offers a BIG promise, I know. Believe me.
As much as I love juices, I love my meals, too. Trading a meal for liquid is something that, while incredibly beneficial for me (I sometimes think I feel better on a juice fast than I do while eating!), is not something that comes easily.
So when I fast I have to consume the most incredible liquids. …Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on March 28, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Today our beautiful daughter, Alessandra, turns 1. It's hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly. While the first 4 months were the most difficult, exhausting, and frustrating of my life, the year as a whole flew.
I always describe new motherhood as a constant back and forth of the…
It may seem like I write about food and nutrition just to show you how delicious healthy food is. I think I've made it pretty clear that you can veganize old favorites pretty easily, or sub goat cheese for cow cheese in pretty much everything.
But that's not really why I write.
I write because I really want to feel amazing in my own skin, and I want you to feel amazing in your skin, too. I'm learning, and I want to share what I learn with you. I think we all deserve to feel…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on March 15, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments
I wrote the below post for my Health Through Indulgence blog (www.marlenatorres.com). It got such an overwhelming response between comments below the post, facebook comments and emails, I just had to share it here in case anyone on MDN has ever found themselves in a "diet prison". If you like this post you can subscribe to my newsletter to get a weekly email from me. It's complete with my latest Health Through Indulgence postings AND MDN…Continue
Added by Marlena Torres on January 29, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments