I made us dinner.
It's got everything I love most in the summer:
Also? It takes 20 minutes, top to bottom, to make. So you can spend more time playing outside, and less time in the kitchen.
What if I told you that for breakfast you could have your cake and eat it too? Because that's what I'm telling you, right now. Friends, meet Morning Glow Muffins.
Friends. Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite ingredient: hempeh. Also called hempfu, if you want to laugh. It's like tempeh, or tofu, but lucky for us it's made from hemp (and it's totally soy free) which means it's right up my alley.
Three times a year I have the opportunity to meet amazing women from all over the world through my wellness cleanse programs. They come to the table looking to create change. Looking for weight loss. Looking for freedom from cravings. Looking for better sleep and clearer skin and effortless digestion. Looking for healthier habits and happier days.
One of the things I hear most is “Marielle, I’m exhausted.”
Time and again, women end up in my office or on my screen telling me about how they are tired.
How they barely have the energy to make it through the day.
How they definitely don’t have the energy to live the life they want to live.
How they are so stressed, they don’t even know where to begin.
You guys! This past Saturday morning I had the opportunity to hang out on TV and talk about my upcoming Resolution Wellness Cleanse! It was so exciting, and such an amazing experience. While I was there I made one of my new favorite cleanse recipes, and I shared an all-time cleanse favorite: Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie.
Whenever I want to set myself up for a successful and low-stress week, I meal prep. It makes life so much lovelier! However, meal prepping transitions from optional to necessary when I’m deep in recipe development for upcoming cleanses, events, blogs, etc--which is exactly where I am right now!
Gingered Pear Tarts
makes 4-5 mini tarts, or 1 large tart
2-3 pears, preferably ripe
a mix of 1 tbsp coconut sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger
Heavenly Chocolate Truffles
makes ~60 truffles
2 cups full-fat coconut milk from a can (I recommend Native Forest brand)
600g high-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped (62%-72% dark chocolate recommended)
4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Grand Marnier
First, we make our truffle base, called a ganache.
One of the most common reasons clients come to me for health coaching is to help them create a healthy weight. It’s one of my favorite projects to take on because what I love most about coaching is helping people make positive and powerful changes in their life, and weight management is a biggie.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is an absolutely vital step towards living a balanced and happy life.
But what I’ve found is that a healthy weight is not what most people think it is.
It's been nine months months since I've gone dark. In that time I’ve done a lot of healing and growing and finding. I’ve done a lot of living on that self-discovery/self-creation axis. I've been cooking again, eating cheese again, and writing again. I'm learning to be a plant mom. I'm starting to macrame. I'm getting better at turning off the lights when I leave the room.
8-12 small-medium beets (I like a combo of red and golden beets)
1 bunch lacinato kale, stems removed cut into ribbons
2 fat cloves of garlic, smashed--you can even leave the skin on
optional: basil, feta, chevre, ricotta, or chives
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see the sunrise.
I was up early to drive my boyfriend to the airport. He was flying off to climb a mountain. A big one. The biggest one in the continental United States.
Driving back, the sun was rising right in front of me. I was driving straight into the day, and I couldn't help but think about all the mountains we climb in our lives.
So if you read my last post you know that things have been in..uh..flux. A lot of flux. A lot of whoosh. A lot of growth. A lot of smoothies. A lot of love. I am so grateful.
Honestly? It's been pretty spectacular, in a bizarre sort of way. I feel like the wind is at my back. My creative drive is booming. My heart is bursting.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this email. It’s an explanation for my prolonged silence, and also something that I feel the need to share.
All of the beautiful people in my life (and there are sooooo many of them) have experienced some sort of heartbreak in their lives. Whether it is the loss of a partner or parent or child or dream.
Hey there wonderful!
I hope your holidays were merry, bright, and migraine free! Unfortunately, I know that was the case for everyone...
This weekend I heard from five (five!!!) different people that they had been struck by a nasty migraine over the holidays.
I’m so glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about you over the past few weeks. Settle in. Let's talk.
I need you to imagine, for a moment, that you have everything you want: Booming career, fulfilling relationships, shiny hair, rockin’ body, gorgeous family, lots of friends, financial abundance, and a generally flawless life. Does it fill you up? Does it feed the hunger that gnaws at the edges of your heart?
I wish I could cook for you. I would infuse every bite with the gratitude I have for you right now, as you take the time to read these words. I would fill your body with love, and grace, and reassurance.
Because as much as I love words, sometimes they fail me. When that happens, I cook. I cook with emotion, I cook with intuition, and I cook with soul.
Sometimes you have to drive straight into the storm.
We have to batten down the hatches, bolster ourselves, and prepare for big change, because our Point B—the place we want to go—is on the other side. There simply isn’t another option. This love letter is about those storms.
I come bearing love.
In particular, I come bearing love letter #1, the first installment of the Love Letter Project. This week, we are talking about where the magic happens, how happiness is born, and dirt. Yes, dirt.