Eats | Spiced Leek and Turnip Soup

This seasonal soup is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness. A warming and tasty addition to any Fall lunch or dinner! While potatoes are typically paired with leek in soup, I prefer turnips – being a lower glycemic (less starch/sugars) root vegetable. Instead of processed Bouillon cubes/packaged veggie stock, I used umami-rich white miso paste to season the soup – which also provides probiotic benefits. To make the most of your time in the kitchen, I suggest prepping a big batch of soup, which…

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Product | Not Easy Edition

It’s still dark. The shades are only half drawn, but there’s nothing more than the light from dim street lamps peaking in. It’s early. And it’s with reluctance that you pull that left sock on. Then the right. Then slowly, each shoe opening wide from the tongue to the toe. From the bottom eyelet to the top, one pair of laces at a time, you pull them taut. And as you lace up your runners,…

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Product | Janji x Ciele: The Global Running Community at the Heart of What We Do

This collaboration story starts in Boston. Our brand started showing up on people we knew – people with whom we were working, people who embodied our community. And on many of those same people, we saw Janji – a brand born from a love for running, yet living a mission to connect the community and do something bigger. The idea that there was another brand out there coming from a similar place as we was…

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Eats | Protein/Energy Bars (nut-free)

Pitted dates soaked in water, dry toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat groats, cinnamon, sea salt, alcohol-free vanilla. These sweet/salty, chewy/crunchy (nut-free) seed bars are a delicious and nutritious whole food, plant-based snack. Offering a full spectrum of amino acids/protein, unprocessed energy/carbs from the dates, plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A healthier option compared to the packaged store-bought bars, made with processed sugars, refined oils, and preservatives. These DIY bars are made from…

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Film | Running Wild

If you ran into Cody Callon in the backcountry you might mistake him as an animal that belongs in the wild. Cody talks about a state of mind that is only achieved when running long distances on the trail. Perhaps this is the same state of mind that hunters would rely on when endurance hunting for survival thousands of years ago. When Cody runs he removes himself from the noise and constant performance reminders. He…
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Eats| Grilled Vegetables with Herb Sauce

Eats| Grilled Vegetables with Herb Sauce This is one of my weekly staple meals, and a recipe idea I typically suggest to my clients – as they transition towards a whole food, plant-based diet. Making a big platter of roasted vegetables and sauce to enjoy throughout the work-week, is one of the ways I encourage people to make healthily eating more efficient. Washing and chopping vegetables takes time and energy, so you may as well do it in bulk! This allows you…

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Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans

Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans Fava beans aka Broad beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, B Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All podded beans and vegetables can be grilled! bringing out their natural sugars/ sweetness, and giving them extra flavor from the high-heat cooking process. I used a grill pan at home to prepare these, as I don’t have a BBQ, but you can certainly use a proper grill instead. Next time you’re…

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Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple

Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple This fresh and satisfying complete-meal salad makes a great picnic dish, or healthy addition to your summer BBQ! Celebrating one of my fave leafy greens, Swiss Chard! using both the leaves and delicious stems – which are often unnecessarily thrown out. The slightly bitter, sweet, earthy and tender leaves make for a tasty and nutritious salad base, as an alternative to your usual suspects (kale/romaine/arugula). Combining the bitter chard and radicchio,…

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People | Micah Risk.

People | Micah Risk. Micah Risk, who are you? Well that is a loaded question. This is how I describe myself on Instagram: Mom, idealist, vegan, Janji corps. It’s concise, but a pretty accurate portrayal of who I am. To dive deeper, I’m an athlete and I’ve been running A LOT lately (you might know me from Runner’s World covers Oct 2014 and Dec 2013). I’m also the co-founder of a software company, Lighter, that…

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People | UltraChef

People | UltraChef I had the pleasure of interviewing Aussie Patrick Bowring, a fierce ultra marathon runner and chef – who goes by the name Ultra Chef. Based on the beautiful Mornington peninsular of Victoria, this positive cat who balances work, running, and a healthy family life with his wife Jo Twentyman, and two daughters Violet (age 4) and Poppy (age 2). The man’s a triple threat doing three extreme sports at once, running, cooking, and parenting. Patrick is all about giving back…

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Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners

Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners Meeting on their high school cross-country team Aidan Yardley-Jones, Akshay Grover, Marc-André Blouin & Matthieu Blouin have been running together ever since. After completing many competitions, varsity level cross-country events and a childhood cancer fundraiser run from Montreal to Toronto they have now set their sites on a new challenge. In a few days they will be running from their hometown of Montreal, QC to Washington, DC raising money to…

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Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars

Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars These delicious and nutritious bars are packed with plant-based protein, good fats, and whole-food carbs – an ideal pre or post-workout snack. Designed for the plant-based athletes I work with, this recipe offers concentrated energy from the fiber-rich dried fruits, and protein from the nuts and seeds. This combination of macronutrients provides a boost of energy without spiking your blood sugar level, and allows for steady energy release. Unlike store-bought packaged bars, these have zero…

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People | Nina Sieh

People | Nina Sieh Nina Sieh is unassuming, lean and quiet, she speaks softly but smiles often. Her long black hair gleams while it whips around her shoulders as she looks at me and looks at the ground. Looks away. Looks back at me. Looks back at the ground. Nina is a little fidgety, especially when talking about herself. Having known her for a couple years I was well aware that she doesn’t like talking…

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People | Mango Peeler

People | Mango Peeler Fresh off The Speed Project, we chat with Artist Athlete Mango Peeler (also know as Jepoy Garcia) and reflect on creativity, training logs and what it was like to run the relay race through the desert. ——————— “You would come in full throttle and then your adrenaline stops and you’re cramping up, it was such a small space so having to stretch was impossible. And with eating, everyone’s stomach was f*cked…

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Eats | Asian Glazed Roasted Carrots

I adore roasted carrots. This simple, delicious and nutritious dish is incredibly versatile, as you can use whatever spices, herbs or marinade you enjoy, along with any garnishes (fresh herbs, toasted nuts/seeds) you prefer. Here I went with Asian-inspired flavours, combining ingredients that offered a balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and savoury tastes, enhanced with aromatic garlic and ginger. This recipe makes a great side dish, or can be enjoyed as a snack with edamame…

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Eats | Swiss Chard Wraps

Swiss chard leaves or collard greens make a delicious and nutritious alternative to tortillas or rice paper wraps. This recipe demonstrates one of the many dishes you can make using greens, the most nutritious family of vegetables! Ingredients: – Cauliflower, pulsed into small pieces using a food processor (S-blade) – Turmeric, 2 teaspoons – Red onion, chopped into wedges – Bell Peppers, cut in half and seeded – Swiss Chard, sliced into thin ribbons –…

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Eats | Toasted Almond Chocolate & Orange Bars.

This delicious and nutritious vegan dessert is made from whole food ingredients, with no added refined sugars or fats. To make this recipe an everyday snack, simply minus the chocolate, adding citrus zest to the date paste layer instead. Enjoying a sweet treat on occasion, is part of a healthy and balanced diet/lifestyle (moderation is key!), and by making your own from scratch, using un-processed, wholesome foods, you can feel good both psychologically and physiologically…

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